Entries from December 2007 ↓

Want A Thriving Coffee Shop? Open Next To A Starbucks

Soon after declining Starbucks’s buyout offer, Hyman received the expected news that the company was opening up next to one of his stores. But instead of panicking, he decided to call his friend Jim Stewart, founder of the Seattle’s Best Coffee chain, to find out what really happens when a Starbucks opens nearby. “You’re going to love it,” Stewart reported. “They’ll do all of your marketing for you, and your sales will soar.”

The funny thing about Starbucks is it’s helped to create a coffee culture filled with a significant number of people who don’t actually like Starbucks—which means that, despite conventional wisdom, it’s actually a good thing to be a mom & pop coffee shop with a Starbucks nearby, writes Slate. Instead of stealing your business, you get the spillover from their store. “They’ll do all of your marketing for you, and your sales will soar.”

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Coffee Bean’s Peppermint Ice-Blended Coffee

This Christmas, Coffee Bean Malaysia has new drinks in store for you – Peppermint Ice-Blended Coffee and Ginger Ice-Blended Coffee.

Personally, I prefer Peppermint Ice-Blended over Ginger Ice-Blended. It tastes just so good, you can almost feel like it’s winter outside.

Coffee Bean's Peppermint Ice-Blended Coffee

Coffee Bean’s Ginger Ice-Blended Coffee

This Christmas, Coffee Bean Malaysia has new drinks in store for you – Ginger Ice-Blended Coffee and Peppermint Ice-Blended Coffee besides the Pecan Praline Ice-Blended and Pecan Praline Latte.

Coffee Bean's Ginger Ice-Blended Coffee

The Ginger Ice-Blended has a very strong aroma of ginger and once you take a sip, you can taste the ginger right away. If you don’t fancy gingers, better don’t even try it!