Why your first cup of coffee might not be helping as much as you’d like
If you’re a coffee lover, you probably already know there are some pretty great health benefits, but we’re guessing your main reason for drinking it might be that fantastic caffeine high you get that helps you make it through the day.
Spurs unveil limited-edition ‘Coffee Gang’ collection with shirts, novelty items for fans
SAN ANTONIO – Fans can now be a part of the famed Spurs “Coffee Gang” started by longtime guard Patty Mills. The Spurs unveiled a limited-edition apparel collection in celebration of the team’s coffee connoisseurs. The collection launches Thursday at the Spurs Fan Shop inside the AT&T Center and online at SpursFanShop.com at 7:30 p.m.Full Screen 1 / 13 (Images of Spurs "Coffee Gang" Apparel Collection courtesy of Spurs.) Mills started the “Coffee Gang” along with former Spurs players Manu Ginobili, Boris Diaw and Tiago Splitter. Any remaining pieces after the launch will be sold at the Spurs Fan Shop location at La Cantera beginning Friday at 11 a.m.
3 faux latte recipes for kids who wish they could drink coffee like grown-ups
S’mores “latte” - Warm milk of choice (or chocolate milk for an iced drink), powdered hot cocoa mix (Rashawn suggests Hershey’s), chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, graham crackers, whipped cream and marshmallows. Mix the hot cocoa mix with the milk or skip that step and use cold chocolate milk. White chocolate rainbow/unicorn “latte” - Warm milk of choice, white chocolate hot chocolate mix, food coloring, whipped cream, caramels and rainbow sprinkles. Caramel mocha “cappuccino” - Warm milk of choice, powdered hot cocoa mix, caramel syrup, whipped cream and caramels. Mix the hot cocoa mix with the warm milk.
Need a pick-me-up? You can get free Dunkin’ coffee every Monday in February
FILE - This Jan. 22, 2018, file photo shows a Dunkin' Donuts logo on a shop in Mount Lebanon, Pa. The Massachusetts-based coffee and donuts empire is teaming with Post Consumer Brands to release two new breakfast cereals based on two of its most popular coffee drinks: Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Latte. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)Calling all Dunkin’ Donuts Perks rewards members — you can get a free medium coffee with any purchase, every Monday in February. According to the company’s announcement, customers can start each week with their go-to Dunkin’ brew, such as Original Blend or Dunkin’ Decaf, and even discover new classics like Dunkin’ Midnight. Joanna Bonder, director of loyalty marketing and strategy at Dunkin’, said the company looks forward to giving rewards members an extra pep in their step this February.
Support local: Mom opens coffee airstream during pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – Sydni Abed is a mom of two who loves and needs her coffee, so opening a new business for others who share her passion, seemed fitting, despite a pandemic. “I had both kids home and it was just something that I always loved,” Abed said. The airstream trailer is located at the Huebner Oaks Shopping Center, off I-10 and Huebner Rd. “We take orders and then bring them to your car and we have an outdoor seating area,” Abed said. Here are some of the customer favorites:• Vanilla Spice Latte• Toffee Nut Latte• Lavender Matcha Latte (hot or iced)They also serve up a “Turkish” coffee that only requires a few ounces to give you a java jolt to last for hours!
Got a case of the Mondays? Pabst Blue Ribbon rolls out ‘hard coffee, cold brew’ at select retailers
Pabst Blue Ribbon has something for everyone, but these new alcoholic beverages may just take the cake. ☕️(📹: @edgarallanskywalker) pic.twitter.com/eEnHELBp7N — Pabst Blue Ribbon (@PabstBlueRibbon) September 17, 2019It's #NationalCoffeeDay so it only made sense to let you guys know. Pabst Cold Brew is out in the world. (And maybe coming to your state real soon)PS - It's dairy-free 🎉 pic.twitter.com/QPA7H3iqfO — Pabst Blue Ribbon (@PabstBlueRibbon) September 29, 2020So, is it a coffee? We’ll let you decide, but here is what the company said:“This is the original Pabst Blue Ribbon Hard Iced Coffee with a dash of milk.
Why experts say drinking coffee from paper cups can lead to serious health conditions
But according to a new study on studyfinds.org, researchers say drinking coffee or other hot beverages from paper cups is dangerous to our bodies. Experts say in the 15 minutes it takes for coffee or tea to be consumed, the microplastic layer in a paper cup degrades. Researchers further experimented with several paper cups using different high temperatures. Researchers say disposable paper cups do not decompose in a landfill and cannot be recycled. Instead of using paper cups to enjoy your drinks, experts suggest using insulated or traditional coffee mugs.
You can grab free coffee at Corner Bakery every day through 2020
SAN ANTONIO – Calling all coffee lovers! If you’re looking to save a few bucks and indulge in a free cup of coffee, Corner Bakery’s got you covered for the rest of 2020. Corner Bakery is offering all customers a free coffee of any size from Nov. 16 through Dec. 31. There are no purchases or app downloads required for customers to redeem the free coffee, the restaurant says. RELATED: Starbucks holiday drinks are back with free red cups on Friday
New Southtown coffee spot to help asylum seekers
SAN ANTONIO – Diversity is brewing in San Antonio’s newest coffee spot in Southtown. The bakery and coffee trailer is run by the pastor of the church, Katie Best-Richmond, who said its to help families in San Antonio seeking asylum. The coffee shop is run by volunteers and asylum seekers themselves. Café Cotidiano in Southtown hopes to help families seeking asylum through coffee. “Whatever money we need to live and be active members of the community, that’s also what (asylum seekers) need,” Best-Richmond said.
Your first cup of coffee might not be helping as much as you think. Here’s why.
Here’s what you may not know: There are prime times during your day to drink coffee to get the best effects, and those times aren't necessarily first thing in the morning. If you’re drinking coffee during that timeframe, you’re drinking it at a time when you’re already naturally at your maximum level of alertness. Drinking coffee during your natural cortisol peak can cause you to develop a tolerance to caffeine. “In other words, the same cup of morning coffee will become less effective,” Miller said. Even if coffee is the first thing you want to taste in the morning, if you’re using it for a pick-me-up, it might behoove you to try waiting a little while.
Recipe: DIY PSL (pumpkin spice latte)
SAN ANTONIO Cant get enough pumpkin spice? You can make your own pumpkin spice latte at home - and its super easy! DIY PSL (pumpkin spice latte)Serves at least 2Ingredients:1 cup dairy-free milk1 cup brewed coffee cup coconut cream (sub with vanilla dairy free creamer, if preferred) cup maple syrup (dont use if your creamer is already sweetened) cup pumpkin puree, *not pumpkin pie filling1 teaspoons pumpkin pie spiceDash sea saltDairy-free whipped cream, optionalPumpkin caramel sauce, optionalDirections:Place all ingredients in a pot over medium low heat and whisk well. Top with whipped cream and pumpkin caramel. Source: Veggies Dont BiteRelated recipes:- Pumpkin streusel coffee cake- Pumpkin pecan trifle
Dunkin’ Donuts is offering free coffee and donuts on select days in August
SAN ANTONIO – Here’s something to be excited about in August - free coffee and doughnuts. Members of the Dunkin’ Donuts rewards program can start their week with free caffeine and end it on a sweet note with a free doughnut. For a limited time, Dunkin’ Donuts is offering members a free medium hot or iced coffee with the purchase of a food item on Aug. 3, 10 and 17. Free doughnut Fridays will include a free classic donut on Aug. 7, 14 and 21 with the purchase of any beverage. To participate in the free coffee and free doughnut rewards, Dunkin’ Donuts perks members can pay with an enrolled DD Card, scan their loyalty ID at checkout or order ahead with the Dunkin’ App, according to a press release from Dunkin’ Donuts officials.
Patty Mills love of coffee fuels Spurs bond, fundraiser to help domestic violence victims
One of San Antonios most well-known coffee connoisseurs and advocates for locally owned coffee shops is Spurs guard Patty Mills. Mills started the famed Spurs Coffee Gang as a way to bond with teammates on the road or at home. With the help of eight local coffee shops, Mills organized the Give Mama Coffee Campaign on Mothers Day. The campaign also helped bring business to San Antonio coffee shops hurt by the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/nRDNxxISRR San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) May 14, 2020Mills Give Mama Coffee Campaign raised nearly $104,000 for the shelter.
3 cold drinks you have to try this summer
SAN ANTONIO Popular Southtown java spot, Shotgun House Coffee Roasters, is rolling out a new summer sip after re-opening a few weeks ago. The Bloody Topo is Shotguns take on a michelada (sans alcohol) but it tastes just as amazing and serves as the perfect refresher as south Texas approaches those dreaded summer temps. (KSAT 12)Worcestershire sauce, freshly-squeezed lemon juice and chamoy are just a few ingredients included in their house-made michelada mix thats served with Topo Chico. Its gonna wake you right up, one of our most popular drinks weve had since day 1. Shotgun has 2 locations:Their Southtown shop is located at 1010 S. Flores St.Their west side shop, where they roast their signature coffee is on 1333 Buena Vista St.
As seen on SA Live - Thursday, June 25, 2020
Let us know on the SA Live Facebook and Twitter pages. You can grab healthy shakes that dont taste healthy at 1103 Nutrition in Cibolo. This time around, were checking out Shotgun Coffee House Roasters for summer coffee creations and a refreshing cocktail - no alcohol included. SA Live airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on KSAT 12. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, your smart TV or your smartphone.
Coffee drinkers are seeking out subscriptions and higher-end beans amid the pandemic
Increased at-home coffee consumption has translated into a relative boom for some smaller-scale coffee roasters. Consumers have taken their specialty coffee shop habits home with them by buying pricier beans and trading up to fancier Folgers. They've also been signing up in droves for coffee subscription services that send bags of artisan beans to their doorsteps. It's one part brute logistics stay-at-home orders squashed excursions and another part psychological, said Matthew Berk, chief executive officer of subscription coffee company Bean Box. From March 15 to May 16, premium bag sales increased 33% and super-premium sales jumped 81% from the same period last year.
2 new local businesses in one space | SA Live | KSAT 12
2 new local businesses in one space | SA Live | KSAT 12Published: June 20, 2020, 9:57 amHot new place opens up by the University of Texas San Antonio. The Study Space is a fun new place to hang. They have a full coffee bar, restaurant and full bar. Don't forget about Dario's Bakery that just opened up inside. Chef Dario serves up a delicious key lime pie for summer.
Starbucks offers free coffee to front-line COVID-19 responders through May 3
SAN ANTONIO – Starbucks is helping in the fight against the coronavirus by giving first responders a free coffee daily through May 3. The coffee retailer shared details on the company’s website saying front-line responders -- like police officers, firefighters, paramedics and health care workers -- “will receive a tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) at no charge.”Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson also announced Sunday that all retail employees will continue to receive pay for “the next 30 days whether or not their store is closed, or they are otherwise unable, or even uncomfortable, coming to work,” citing the company’s belief that “no partner should be asked to choose between work and their health.”Additionally, the Starbucks Foundation is donating $500,000 to Direct Relief and Operation Gratitude support first responders. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT:
Starbucks giving away free drinks at pop-up parties starting Friday
SAN ANTONIO – Starbucks is still in the gift-giving spirit: starting Friday, Pop-Up Parties at select locations will offer free drinks. More than 1,000 Pop-Up Parties are set to take place from 1-2 p.m. local time at select stores from now until Dec. 31, according to the coffee giant. Store locations will change daily, so check starbuckspopup.com first to see if a store in your city is offering the freebie. Coffee lovers can get a free tall handcrafted espresso beverages, hot or iced, during that time. You could win Starbucks for life in annual holiday contestYes, that even includes holiday favorites like peppermint mochas, iced toasted white chocolate mochas, lattes, macchiatos and more.
Is growing coffee in California the future for the crop?
Is growing coffee in California the future for the crop? Coffee is now being grown in a place many thought was not possible -- Santa Barbara, California. Farmers say wherever avocados grow, so too can coffee plants, making them optimistic about the crop’s future. Carter Evans reports.cbsnews.com