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Stir It Up! Marley Beverage Company Introduces New Jamaican Ice Coffee

September 19th, 2013 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Bob Marley’s music and message of peace, love and unity inspires generations. With those same core values in mind, his family created Marley Beverage Company, makers of a wide range of healthy, natural drinks.

Today, Marley Beverage Company announced the launch of Marley’s One Dropa premium ready-to-drink iced coffee made with Jamaican Coffee. Marley’s One Drop is available in three flavors – Original Coffee, Mocha and Vanilla Light. The suggested retail price for one 11 oz. can is $1.99.

“Jamaican coffee is considered by many to be the world’s finest,” said Rohan Marley, coffee expert, businessman and son of reggae legend Bob Marley. “Our father was a farmer and an entrepreneur as well as a musician, and we’re pleased to deliver the fine taste of Jamaican coffee and our family’s heritage to people everywhere through Marley’s One Drop.”

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Warm, Cozy & Perfect Coffee for the Changing Weather

October 17th, 2011 - By Alexis Garrett Stodghill
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Starbucks Cafe Verona

Caffè Verona®

Although many lament summer’s end, not all fall days are dreary. The beauty of fall includes the crisp light of the sky shining in cloudless skies. Starbucks® Caffé Verona® is the perfect blend to enjoy on these days as the beaming sun makes autumn leaves look like gold. Its slightly sweet flavor stirs romantic feelings in the heart that match the sun’s vibes. These taste sensations make Caffé Verona® a perfect complement for chocolate and wonderful to share with those you love. Gather around the kitchen table or brunch buffet with Caffé Verona® elevating everyone’s mood, soothing the body and soul.

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Your Daily Cup of Coffee Could Help Create Jobs

October 3rd, 2011 - By TheEditor
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By Charlotte Young

Want to help your neighbor get a job, why don’t you take a trip to your nearest Starbucks? In one of the latest efforts to help with job creation, the coffee lover has a chance to help out by donating $5 in addition to the daily purchase of a cup of coffee. According to the Associate Press, Starbucks will begin collecting donations in an innovative collaboration that could result in real progress.

Starbucks is partnering with the non-profit Opportunity Finance Network to create the “Jobs for USA” program. The non-profit group works with almost 200 community development financial organizations to help provide small business and community development loans.

The donation drive will begin on Nov.1 and the large Seattle-based coffee chain assures that all donations will go directly towards loans for companies and organizations. In exchange for the donation, customers will receive a red, white and blue wristband that reads “Indivisible.”

Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz, says he feels personally responsible in helping to stimulate economic growth. This latest venture is only one of his many efforts to assist in US job creation. Not only is Starbucks hiring 200 people a day, Shultz also sent over 200,000 of his employees a memo in August imploring them to contribute to the economy in any way that they can.

He has also requested his CEO colleagues to end their contributions to political campaigns until political leaders can devise a long-term economic plan. In addition, Shultz has started the website, hosted a national telephone forum and bought full page ads in two of the nation’s largest newspapers.

While Starbucks has not estimated how much money it hopes to raise through the program, AP reports that millions of people frequent one of the nearly 7,000 Starbucks stores in the US daily.  Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zani believes that not only is the idea worth the effort, in theory it should have impact.

The Starbucks Foundation will provide $5 million to get the “Jobs for USA” program up and running. Loans from Opportunity Finance Network have assisted organizations from charter schools to grocery stores, all based on their potential to create jobs. Since its creation 27 years ago up to 2009, Opportunity Finance Network has produced almost 300,000 jobs.

Backyard Beauty: At Home Remedies For Your Beauty Regimen

July 11th, 2011 - By Erica Renee
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We all have beauty products we use to enhance or maintain our beauty. Some of us are more product junkies than others; but we’re all guilty of spending hundreds to thousands of dollars a year on facial creams, spot removers, and let’s not even get started on the numerous hair products on our bathroom shelves. The upkeep of beauty can be a downfall to our purses; but before opting for products or any cosmetic procedures, create your own beauty remedies from products found in your own home. It’s cheaper and sometimes more beneficial.

Check out these 5 ‘backyard beauty remedies’, that can be created from natural products in your kitchen.

Raising Coffee in Ethiopia, With Help From Harlem

July 27th, 2010 - By TheEditor
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(NYT) — From a 542-square-foot office above a bustling intersection in Harlem, the Rev. Nicholas S. Richards is building what he hopes will be a 7,000-mile bridge to the eastern highlands of Ethiopia.  It is a bridge more than 200 years in the making.

In that modest two-room office off East 125th Street, the Abyssinian Fund, the only nongovernmental organization in Ethiopia formed by an African-American church, theAbyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, finally has a home.

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5 Ways To Spice Up Coffee And Drink To Your Health

June 23rd, 2010 - By Elaine G. Flores
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If you love a cup of coffee, you can finally stop feeling guilty, Madames. Coffee has been getting a lot of attention lately for a variety of purported health benefits. From possibly improving heart health to lowering oral cancer and uterine cancer risks, there’s new evidence to suggest that drinking coffee is drinking to your health. If you want to step up your coffee game, think beyond the basic cup of Joe. Here are some ways to sip a more elegant brew.

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