Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 29, 2016
September 29, 2016
It's International Coffee Day. There's free or cheap coffee at several locations:
--Dunkin' Donuts is celebrating its 66th birthday, and will be selling medium-sized cups of coffee for 66 cents.
--Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is offeringa free cup of coffee and a free glazed doughnut to mark the day. Chief marketing officer JACKIE WOODWARD says "We decided to sweeten the deal a bit for National Coffee Day, as we think coffee and doughnuts go better together."
--Participating Peet's Coffee café locations will offer a free medium drip coffee with the purchase of any fresh food item.
--Text the word FREECOFFEE to 64827 to receive a mobile coupon for a free cup of coffee from Cumberland Farms.
--Wawa stores have a free self-serve hot beverage up to 24 oz --limit one per customer.
--Sheetz customers who show their My Sheetz Card get a free small cold brew coffee.
--No deal at Starbucks but they will donate a coffee tree for every cup of brewed Mexico Chiapas cup of coffee in the U.S. or Mexico.It's going to support a drive to plant coffee trees devastated by a fungus called "coffee rust" that is destroying trees in Latin America.
Top-10 Coffee Chains in the World:
10. Au Bon Pain. Revenue: $0.37 million.Around 250 cafés in the USA and many other company-owned stores in its international locations including India and Thailand.
9. Peet's Coffee & Tea. Revenue: $0.44 million. The first one was opened in Berkeley in 1966.
8. Caribou Coffee Company. Revenue: $0.497 million. The second largest company-operated specialty coffeehouse in the USA with over 273 company owned stores.
7. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Revenue: $0.50 million. Known for its ice blended coffee and tea and hot coffee beverages. It's in 25 countries across North and South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. All its products are certified Kosher.
6. Dunkin Donuts. Revenue: $0.75 billion. Headquartered in Massachusetts, it serves over 3 million customers per day. Over 11,000 outlets in 33 countries.
5. Lavazza. Revenue: $1.34 billion. The market leader in Italian coffee industry with 47 percent market share. It's brands include include Top Class, Crema e Gusto, Super Crema, Grand'Espresso, coffee capsules A Modo Mio, Dek (decaffeinated), "Espresso Point" and BLUE.
4. Costa Coffee. Revenue: $1.48 billion. 2,861 Costa Coffee shops in 30 countries (1,755 in the UK). Winner of the best coffee chain in Europe for four years running.
3. Panera Bread. Revenue: $2.53 billion. HQ in St. Louis, Missouri, A cafe, it sells sandwiches, pasta, coffee tea and lemonade, espresso drinks, soups, fruit smoothies, salads etc.
2. Tim Hortons. Revenue: $3.16 billion. Based on Canada, it sells coffee and other bakery items. It also holds 62 percent of the Canadian coffee market.
1. Starbucks. Revenue: $17.1 billion. Headquartered in Seattle, with more than 20,000 stores across 64 countries and territories.
Chocolate, Caffeine, Alcohol:
Four times you should never, ever drink coffee.
1. When it's way too hot! Sucking down anything that's over 149-degrees can increase your risk of esophageal cancer, so let that mug sit on the counter for a few minutes before indulging.
2. If you're prone to anxiety. Registered dietician ALI MILLER says caffeine can release the stress hormone cortisol, triggers the "fight or flight response" and can exacerbate anxious feelings and sleep problems.
3. When you're seriously starved for sleep. Burning the midnight oil for days on-end? Sorry, but the caffeine buzz won't do much! New research shows that no amount of caffeinecan overcome the decline in cognitive performance when you get less than five-hours of sleep for three nights. Instead, treat your body to a 20-minute nap to improve alertness.
4. When you drink a cup at the crack of dawn. You get a natural energy boost first thing in the morning, so it's best to indulge between 10-a.m. and noon when cortisol levels start to dip. (Lee)
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