| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Cold drinks usually come in two types of cups at fast-food restaurants -- entirely plastic or paper coated with polyethylene. In Los Angeles, only cups that are 100% plastic can be recycled in the blue bin. Plastic-coated paper cups must......
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Keurig and other one-cup coffee makers often use cartridges that cannot be recycled, posing an environmental challenge....
| Mar 9, 2012
| 10:35 AM
Starbucks is expanding its empire to the single-cup coffee maker market.
The company announced March 8 that it would launch sales of an at-home premium single cup machine in the fall. The new Verismo will brew espresso, lattes and coffee.
| Feb 3, 2012
| 7:40 AM
Chicago Shopping is here to take the guesswork out of selecting certain items for you by laying out all of the details to help you decide which item is the better buy.
Making a stop at a coffeehouse every morning can really leave a dent in your pocket....
| Sep 20, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Starbucks this week launched its new Verismo single-cup machine for the coffee-buzzed public as a chain known for its cafes continues to expand into new business venues.
Now selling exclusively on Verismo.com, the high-pressure technology uses pods of...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 2:00 PM
Sometimes money seems so impersonal, but you still want to give.
It was with that simple idea that the Nonprofit Holiday Wish List was started.
For weeks, we have been asking area nonprofit organizations to send us their listings, naming tangible items...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 4:42 PM
When word spread last week that we had a method for people to make great-tasting, hot coffee when the power goes out, Cheapsters went pretty nuts.
On The Cheap Facebook fan Amy Heydt-Pudliner in Hellertown got so worked up, she called us "hunny" and...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Second in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles.
Over a breakfast plate at IHOP, Sandy Genis laughs easily, and is animated and talkative. She uses her hands to make a point, stress an idea, express...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Lynn Serfass in Schnecksville loves her coffee, and she enjoys the convenient single-serve option of her Keurig coffeemaker.
What she doesn't love is the high cost of those little, disposable K-Cups and thinking that every time she brews a cup of...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Former Mayor Sandy Genis was greeted like an old friend Wednesday afternoon as she toured Costa Mesa City Hall.
Genis, who served from 1988 to 1996 and won election again Tuesday, hugged city staffers and ducked into offices. Though provisional ballots...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Single-cup coffee makers may be the rage, but even some fans are uncomfortable with the cost and packaging waste that come with the disposable coffee pods (or K-Cups, in the parlance of Keurig). So when we heard of the new......