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Neighbors Help Crack 3-Year-Long Coffee Cup Caper
Driver Tossed Coffee Cups
on Their Lawn for 3 Years

Driver Tossed Coffee Cups on Their Lawn for 3 Years

Police in Lake View, NY, have charged a 76-year-old who apparently held a grudge

(Newser) - The first one must have seemed like a minor annoyance. Somebody tossed an empty coffee cup from McDonald's on the lawn of Edward and Cheryl Patton of Lake View, NY. But as the Buffalo News explains, the minor nuisance became an almost daily occurrence over the next three years....

Starbucks Just Made a Change It Hopes You Don't Notice

Company is testing greener coffee cup with biodegradable liner

(Newser) - Starbucks' paper coffee cups aren't as easy to recycle as you may think. That's because it's challenging to separate the outer paper part from the thin plastic liner used on the inside to keep any hot beverage from seeping through. The chain hopes to change all of...

In Some Cafes, To-Go Cups Are To Go

Coffeehouses experimenting with BYO cup policies, rental cups, glass jars

(Newser) - A new cafe culture is brewing in the San Francisco area, reports the AP , where a growing number of coffee houses are banishing paper to-go cups and replacing them with everything from glass jars to rental mugs and BYO cup policies. What started as a small trend among neighborhood cafes...

A Confession About That Game of Thrones Coffee Cup

Emilia Clarke says Varys actor Conleth Hill admitted cup was his

(Newser) - Don't blame Emilia Clarke for that rogue coffee cup that had to edited out of a final-season episode of Game of Thrones. "It was Conleth's coffee cup," the actress announced Wednesday on The Tonight Show , referring to actor Conleth Hill, who played eunuch Varys in the...

British Coffee Drinkers May Be Hit With a 'Latte Levy'

Tax on disposable cups would be aimed at fighting waste

(Newser) - A trip to Starbucks could get slightly more expensive for British coffee drinkers. The Christian Science Monitor reports some lawmakers in Britain are recommending a 34-cent "latte levy" on disposable cups." Fewer than 1% of disposable coffee cups in Britain are recycled for a variety of reasons, including...

Dunkin' Donuts Enters the Holiday Coffee Cup Battle

'Dunkin Donuts isn't run by a bunch of anti-Christmas terrorists'

(Newser) - Another combatant has entered the "War on Christmas (Cups)," as Dunkin' Donuts unveiled its own holiday-themed coffee cup Tuesday, USA Today reports. The New York Post notes that Dunkin' Donuts' new cup—unlike the controversy-stirring Starbucks cup —is replete with Christmas cheer, featuring red and green wreaths...

KFC to Unveil Edible Coffee Cups in UK

No word yet on whether they're coming to US

(Newser) - UK customers who buy a cup of coffee at Kentucky Fried Chicken soon won't have to throw their cups away—they'll just eat them. The chain will be testing an edible cup in stores sometime this year, reports the Telegraph . As USA Today explains, the Scoff-ee Cup will...

Starbucks to Sell Reusable Cups for $1

Move starts tomorrow to cut down on paper waste

(Newser) - Starbucks will start selling $1 reusable plastic cups tomorrow to help cut down on paper throw-aways, reports USA Today . Customers who partake will get a 10-cent discount on coffee, meaning the plastic cup pays for itself after nine refills. Stores will offer a boiled-water rinse before refilling. Starbucks is rolling...

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