Pleasant Hill Barista Turns 75

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — Turning 75 years old for some is a milestone. For Charlene Souza, it’s just another day to get to work. Shortly after retiring, Souza got anxious and started making coffee at Espresso 58 in Pleasant Hill. She’s been at it for 17 years and a birthday wasn’t an excuse to take … Continue reading »

Police Investigating Armed Robbery

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City police are looking for the man who robbed a coffee kiosk Sunday morning. Police say a tall male wearing a gray sweatshirt approached Pony Espresso on foot a little before 10 a.m. and demanded cash. The suspect was armed and had his eyes and face covered. After the robbery, … Continue reading »

Starbucks to Take Stand on Fiscal Cliff

(CNN) — Starbucks will publicly take a stand on the looming Fiscal Cliff. CEO Howard Schultz is asking workers at its 120 D.C. area stores to write “Come Together” on the coffee cups they serve on Thursday and Friday. He says it’s a way to “send our elected officials a respectful but potent message, urging … Continue reading »

Starbucks to Sell $450 Steel Gift Cards

(CNN) — Starbucks is offering its first super premium gift card.¬†USA Today reports the coffee giant is releasing the Starbucks Metal Card, which costs $450. It’s loaded with $400. Starbucks says it costs another $50 to make the card, which is made of steel instead of plastic. It will only make 5,000 of the cards, … Continue reading »

The Sustainable Table: Caffe Pacori

EUGENE, Ore. — Pop in a local restaurant that boasts local ingredients and chances are at least one of its drinks is also local. Caffe Pacori is showing up in more eateries and coffee stands. We took a trip out to the company’s west Eugene roasting facility, where the bags come from all over the … Continue reading »

Dutch Bros. “Dollar Day” Helps Charity

EUGENE, Ore. — Dutch Bros. Coffee is holding its “Dollar Day” promotion at all its Eugene coffee stands Wednesday. All 16 ounce drinks are just one dollar, and all proceeds from the day’s sales go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, which takes place in Eugene Friday, July 27. The promotion is available … Continue reading »

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