May 3, 2008 |
Coffee drinkers who grab a cup of coffee at the local Wawa will have to shell out 6 cents more starting Monday. "We posted signs in stores this week as a courtesy. So many customers are in a hurry and have exact change ready," said Wawa spokeswoman Lori Bruce. So a cup of coffee at Wawa's 568 convenience stores in five states will cost $1.15 for 12 ounces, $1.25 for 16 ounces, $1.35 for 20 ounces and $1.45 for 24 ounces. Wawa, based in Delaware County, says it sells 195 million cups of coffee annually.
March 15, 1992 |
Strapped to a steel cross, black rosary beads piled on his chest, his arms outstretched and draped with intravenous tubes, serial killer Steven Brian Pennell was executed yesterday by lethal injection. Pennell, 34, had no last words. His chest heaved once as deadly drugs coursed through his veins and two clergymen held his shoulders. The 10-minute procedure inside a windowless, brown trailer on the grounds of the sprawling Delaware Correctional Center was the first execution in Delaware since 1946 and the first in the three-state region in 29 years.
September 2, 1994 |
Several windows and doors at the Buck Hill Inn have been smashed in by vandals, and the openings have been crudely covered with plywood. The once magnificent gardens and terraces are overgrown with weeds. Inside are eerie tableaux from happier times, when the Buck Hill Inn was one of the premier resorts in the Poconos. Firewood is still stacked beside the fireplace in the Green Leaf Library and has been since October 1990, when the inn's owners unceremoniously evicted guests and closed the doors.
July 26, 1998 |
It's a humid Wednesday night in July, and at least 50 young people are lined up outside a jam-packed bar called the Gingerbread Man, waiting to get inside for half-price drinks. The artist formerly known as Prince blares from the sound system inside. A young male voice from the crowd booms toward the two bulked-up bouncers at the door: "Let us in! This is how riots get started!" It is just a joke, but no one laughs. Two weeks ago, Beaver Avenue, around the corner, made history as the site of the worst riot in Pennsylvania State University history.
June 11, 1996 |
This is what it has come to. Coffee-flavored sodas. Soda-flavored coffees. Caffeine-spiked water. Chocolate-covered coffee beans. That's what happens when an entire generation bails out on the National Drink. You have to be wily indeed to woo them back. Somewhere in the '80s, plain, ordinary coffee lost out to soft drinks and water among the young. "Back in 1962," reports Robert Nelson, president of the National Coffee Association, "75 percent of American adults drank coffee.
May 6, 1992 |
In households where leftover coffee gets poured down the drain because it acquires a bitter taste from sitting on the heat too long, the Full Circle Coffee Ring is a welcome new gadget. A small, doughnut-shaped disc made of silicon rubber, the little device is simply glued (it has its own adhesive) to the bottom of a drip-style coffee carafe. There, it traps the hot air between the pot and the heat disc, so the coffee heats more evenly. Used in the food-service industry for two years, it's now being sold for home use at Lechter's housewares, Waldbaum's and A&P. Each flexible little ring costs $1.98 and will last about six months (until the adhesive starts to wear out)
August 18, 2004 |
Elizabeth Callaghan is a lawyer and sociologist who teaches at Ithaca College You go to a McDonald's drive-through, get a cup of coffee, and park the car. You place the cup between your legs to steady it so you can add cream and sugar, and in the process, spill the contents. You suffer third-degree burns requiring a seven-day hospital stay and painful skin grafts. A doctor later says they are the worst injuries he's ever seen from a liquid burn. The medical bills amount to a staggering $20,000.
September 16, 1989 |
If you like it "black as hell, strong as death and sweet as love," chances are 50-50 that you are a coffee drinker as defined in the Turkish proverb. Half of all Americans over the age of 10 love their java. Some can't get truly awake in the morning without a steaming cup of the black stuff. And then it's off to work - for a coffee break. We average a little over three cups a day, but the stimulation from the caffeine in coffee is not supposed to last beyond the first cup. The United States buys a quarter of all coffee exports.
December 17, 1986 |
Dear Polly: Where is the best place to store coffee? Room temperature, refrigerator or freezer? - Alan Dear Alan: Freezer is best, although I store small quantities (a pound or less) in the refrigerator if they will be used up fairly quickly. Roasted coffee beans go stale at room temperature very quickly. For the freshest coffee, you should buy whole roasted coffee beans from a store that turns over a great deal of coffee quickly and, preferably, roasts its own beans as needed.
May 4, 1999 |
You don't have to be Juan Valdez to figure out that the specialty-coffee business is as sweet as a double-foam cappuccino dusted with cinnamon sugar. Starbucks dot the urban landscape like coffee beans ripening in the sun, and gas-station convenience stores hawk ready-made lattes right next to the Maxwell House. But to get a real idea of just how hot things have gotten for the folks who serve up $5.4 billion a year in espresso, latte, cappuccino and the rest, you had to be at the Convention Center last weekend.