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Hugh Jackman’s “Laughing Man Worldwide” Coffee Gives 100% of Profits to Charity

Hugh Jackman is a 50% owner in a business that sales coffee, tea and chocolate, for which he receives absolutely no profit. It all goes to charity. How cool is that?

The company is called Laughing Man Worldwide. All of the income goes to charity. Jackman was inspired to start the company while he was doing charity work in Ethiopia for World Vision.

“I met a man who changed the way I looked at the world. As Dukale and I planted coffee trees together, I began to see the potential for one man’s hard work to transform an entire community … While working with Dukale that day, I was so inspired by what I learned from him and his community. I made Dukale a promise to do my bit to help. Laughing Man Worldwide is the fulfillment of that promise.” Jackman said.

Jackman is very into giving to charity. Earlier this year he raised 1.8 million at the Broadway Run himself for the Broadway Cares charity.

National Coffee Day Deals!

Its almost here, National Coffee Day 2012!! National Coffee Day will be on Saturday, September 29. Many companies are offering deals and freebies on that day, some are even honoring National Coffee Day a little earlier!! Yea!!!

Caribou Coffee is debuting Amy’s Blend coffee in their stores nation wide on National Coffee Day by offering a free small cup of Amy’s Blend to customers. They will be selling larger sizes at a discounted price if a small doesn’t tickle your fancy. You will pay .50 cents for a medium and $1 for a large cup. They will be officially releasing Amy’s Blend sometime in October.

McDonalds and Einstein Bros. Bagels are is not satisfied with giving coffee just one day so they are having a National Coffee Week!

At McDonalds you can get a free small coffee everyday starting on September 23rd on the East Coast. If you don’t live on the east coast, you should still check your local McDonanlds because word has it that some franchise owners who are not on the east coast are opting in on the celebration and offering freebies too, some throughout the week and some just on National Coffee Day.

Einstein Bros. Bagels are celebrating coffee all week long with discounted coffee drinks. They are offering 50% off specialty coffee drinks of the day throughout the week. Each day brings a new discounted drink. Hold on, they are not done! On National Coffee Day, pumpkin-flavored lattes will be the drink and its buy one get on free! There are 2 things I love in life, a true BOGO (buy one get one free) sale and anything pumpkin in the fall. I’m a happy camper!

Tim Hortons has a BOGO coffee deal too. “Like” Tim Hortons on Facebook and you’ll be able to print out a coupon to get a free cup of coffee when you buy a cup on National Coffee Day.

7-Eleven is creating their own brand of fun by designating the day before National Coffee Day, Friday, September 28th, as CofFREE Day. On CofFree day participating stores will give you a free large cup of hot coffee, tea, latte or cappuccino between 6am and 10am while supplies last!

Krispy Kreme is giving away free 12 oz cups of coffee on National Coffee Day and you will also get a chance to enter to win a free coffee for a year!

Kangaroo Express, a convenience store chain located in 13 Southern states, will be selling its Bean Street brand of coffee for a penny on National Coffee Day.

If I find more deals I’ll let you know. In the meantime, if you know of one I haven’t mentioned, please let me know in the comments!

IKEA Recall: Forsta Coffee / Tea Makers

IKEA has announced a recall of one of their Forsta coffeefor/tea makers in an effort to avoid possible injuries from breaking glass.  They fear people will be burned or cut on the glass if the pot were to break.  They are concerned about the pressure from the metal pot holder against the coffee maker. 

Around 94,000 pots have been sold in the US and approximately 34,000 in Canada.

Coffee/tea makers included in this recall have supplier number 20325 and ‘IKEA’ and ‘Made in China’ is printed on the bottom of the metal holder.

IKEA stores are recalling these products with full refund and they have urged the users to return the machines to an IKEA store. The coffee/tea maker is a press pot comprising a handmade clear glass pot, metal holder and black plastic top and handle.

The firm has also issued its toll-free number (888) 966-4532 for any further assistance in this issue.

Tea Set Recalled by International Coffee & Tea and US Consumer Product Safety Commission

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a voluntary recall of approximately 1600 Tea Sets sold by  International Coffee & Tea, LLC, dba The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, of Los Angeles, Calif.  They were also sold in their stores in  California, Arizona and Nevada.  They were sold online at www.coffeebean.com.  The sales took place from from March 2010 through August 2010.

This recall involves the Tea for One “Flourish” design tea pot set, which includes a stackable teapot and cup. The teapot and cup are white ceramic with matching metallic foil decorations on each. The tea cup is marked “Dishwasher and microwave safe” and “Made in China” on the bottom, in English and French.

The tea sets pose a risk of fire when placed in the microwave because of sparks from the metallic decorations. Only one incident has been reported of the product sparking in the microwave and no injuries have been reported.

Coffee May Decrease Risk of Neck and Head Cancers

A new study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention has shown that coffee drinkers have another reason to celebrate!  Coffee may decrease the risk of neck and head cancers.

In this study, scientists looked at the results of nine previous cancer/caffeine studies (using coffee and tea) to come up with their findings.  Results show that those who drink a lot of joe have a lower rate of head and neck cancer.  In each of the pooled studies the participants with cancer were compared to healthy persons in the general populations and hospitalized persons who did not have cancer.  Overall the rate of cancer was 12% lower in people who drank coffee as compared to their no-joe counterparts.  This number comes after taking into account certain other factors such as cigarette smoking.

The more you drink, the better!  The study found that those who consumed more than four cups a day had their risk of cancer reduced by more than a third.

For cancer of the voice box, or larynx, coffee didn’t seem to play a role; nor did tea or decaffeinated coffee for any type of head and neck cancer.

The data does not conclusively prove that coffee itself protects against cancer. There could be other factors associated with coffee drinking that explain the lower cancer risk, or cancer sufferers might have decreased their coffee intake for some reason.  “Besides caffeine, coffee contains more than a thousand chemicals,” the researchers reported in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, adding that the compounds cafestol and kahweol may be protective against carcinogens that would normally damage our genes.

The odds of getting this type of cancer are slim.   In the U.S., only about 1 in 10,000 develops the disease every year.

SOURCE: http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/ Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, June 22, 2010

Miley Cyrus Grabs a Cup of Joe

Miley Grabs A Cup of Joe

Miley Grabs A Cup of Joe

Everyone loves coffee.  Its our “go juice”.  Celebrities are no different.  They use it to get through their busy schedules just like everyone else. 

Miley Cyrus was spotted in Tolucka Lake,Cali getting a cup of steaming hot coffee from the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Monday afternoon. 

Cyrus recently released a new song, “Can’t Be Tamed”.

Study Says Coffee NOT Linked To Colon Cancer

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute published the findings of a study on coffee and colon cancer online on May 7, 2010.  The result was good news.  Coffee is NOT linked to colon cancer so go ahead and drink up.

“Cutting down or removing sugar-sweetened beverages from the diet was viewed as a major target for preventing major cancers,” noted Dr. Barry Popkin of the University of North Carolina, who was not involved in the study.

Harvard researchers  used data from several previous studies and followed some 700,000 people for up to 20 years after they had reported their dietary habits.  Fewer than one in a hundred developed colon cancer, and neither coffee nor soft drinks influenced that rate appreciably.

“Drinking coffee, even more than six cups a day, was not associated with risk of colon cancer,” said Dr. Xuehong Zhang of the Harvard School of Public Health, who worked on the study. The findings, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, square with earlier research for coffee.

For the heaviest tea drinkers, who drank at least four cups a day, the risk of developing colon cancer rose by 28 percent, on average. However, that link could be due to chance, or factors that the researchers didn’t measure –whether or not people put sugar and milk in their tea, or had pastries with it, for example.

 

“The relationship between tea and colon cancer is unclear for the time being,” said Zhang.

Starbucks Introduces TRINTA

Americans love their coffee.  It seems we can’t get enough of the stuff.  Well, Starbucks is going to try to fill our unfillable thirst and addiction to java.

Starbucks introduced us to the 24 ounce Venti, but apparently that was not enough.  They are now introducing us to the Trinta, which will bring us a full 31 ounces off caffeinated (or decaffeinated if you are so inclined) goodness fit to fill anyone’s habit, at least for the morning.The catch, your only going to be able to get the Trinta size in iced coffee drinks and teas.  Also, since it is still in the test market stage, you will only be able to get the new size in Tampa and Phoenix. 

Hopefully the Trinta will do well in the test markets and get adopted nationwide.  Apparently the folks in Phoenix like it because Starbucks reports it’s doing well in approximately 280 stores in the area.  Its great because you get 30% more caffeine without paying for extra shots, which I think should be mandatory in the morning and early afternoon, for me at least.

Time will tell how Starbucks will fair next to its biggest competitor as of late, McDonald’s, who sales a 32 ounce coffee for $1.  I do not know the price point on the Starbucks brew, but I highly doubt it is economically competitive with McDonald’s, but the quality of the Starbucks brand and its minion of loyal followers are likely to get over the price point in a hurry.  One things for sure, we at coffeesage.com intend to give it a try.  The more the better!  Bring it on Starbucks, and bring it nationwide!

Coffee and Tea May Reduce Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

We all worry about our weight and the diseases that can come about due to obesity.  We have all heard that coffee can help with weight loss.  Now a new study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, says that it has now been found that a cup or more of coffee or tea a day, whether caffeinated or decaf, can help to ward off Type 2 Diabetes.

The study is a meta-analysis of 457,922 people in 18 studies published between 1966 and 2009 that looked at the link between drinking coffee and diabetes risk.  The analysts concluded that every extra cup of coffee consumed in one day was correlated with a 7% decrease in the excess risk of diabetes. Even better results were found for bigger coffee and tea consumers–drinking three to four cups a day was associated with about a 25% reduced diabetes risk compared with those who drank between none and two cups day.   People who drank more than three to four cups of decaf a day had about a one-third lower risk than those who didn’t drink any. And tea drinkers who consumed more than three to four cups a day had about a one-fifth lower diabetes risk than non-tea drinkers.  Magnesium, lignans and chlorogenic acids may contribute to the results since caffeine is not, by itself, necessary to see results.

So, whether you are a tea lover or a coffee lover, whether you like it strong or prefer decaf, have a cut and toast to your health.  Fight your risk of type 2 Diabetes one cup at a time!

Coffee and Tea Keep You Alert and Healthy

Many of us feel sluggish in the morning, be  it in a boardroom or in a classroom, we find ourselves tuning out, nodding off and generally not paying attention to what’s going on around us.  There is a solution.  Drinking tea and coffee with your breakfast will help to keep you alert, active, and healthy.

Coffee has also been found to help prevent Type 2 Diabetes.  Tea has not been found to have the same effect.  The Iowa Women’s Health Study showed that women who drink four or more cups of coffee a day are 20% less likely to develop diabetes than non-coffee drinkers. 

Coffee also has an effect on Parkinson’s Disease.  Coffee drinkers are 80% less chance of being diagnosed with the disease than non-drinkers.  They also have a 25% less chance of developing colon cancer, and 80% less chance of developing cirrhosis of the liver and a 50% less chance of developing gallstones. 

Drink up and live well!

To read more about coffee and its benefits, please see http://www.retrieverweekly.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=4701&format=html

Kona, Not Hawaii’s Only Brew

Hawaii is best known for Kona coffee, but the state is about to put another brew on the map. Tea.

The federal Department of Agriculture has been encouraging Hawaii’s commercial gowers to cultivate high quality tea crops for the past decade.

Tea Hawaii,, a company that cultivates two high quality black and oolong teas, has been shipping their teas to Samovar Tea Lounge in San Fransisco. However, you do not need to go to California or Hawaii to try Tea Hawaii tea. Samovar Tea Lounge will be adding these teas to their website on August 7th for delivery right to your door.

Mauna Kea is another one of Hawaii’s up and coming tea companies. They carry oolong and green teas. Hilo Coffee Mill has great oolong tea as well.

If you are interested in finding more out about Hawaii’s best teas, please visit the following sites:

www.samovartea.com

www.maunakeatea.com

hilocoffeemill.com