Alex Hillsburg goes into some insightful details about the coffee industry and its financial repercussions.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
The eatery wanted to trademark the phrase “Best Coffee in America.” The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said no. Do you agree with Dunkin’ or is there better coffee to be had right here in Land O' Lakes?
Drive around Land O' Lakes and it is evident there are plenty of places to get a hot cup of Joe. But who has the best? Dunkin’ Donuts tried to stake the claim that its brew was the finest in America. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, however, just didn’t agree, according to The Boston Globe. “Anyone at all can claim that their coffee is the ‘Best Coffee in America,’ ” trademark attorney Zick Rubin is quoted by the Globe as saying. “No one takes such a claim literally, and no one company can monopolize the phrase.” Do you agree with Dunkin Donuts’ claim or do you think there’s better coffee to be had in Land O' Lakes? Tell us who has your favorite piping hot cup of Joe in the area by commenting below.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Walton's Ice Cream and Coffee opened its doors in November, and customers are raving—and coming back for seconds. And thirds.
Driving down Land O' Lakes Boulevard in the evening, you can't miss the flashing lights—they beckon you in, hungry or not. And the delectable aromas may make you want to stay forever. Walton's Ice Cream and Coffee, 6757 Land O' Lakes Blvd., recently opened in Wisteria Plaza, and some customers say they already are addicted. We came three times the first week we discovered it, Tracey Safont of Land O' Lakes said. "It just tastes so fresh, you can't get that at Publix." The Walton family moved to Land O' Lakes five years ago, owner Andy Walton said. But the area lacked something. And that something was 32 flavors of Hershey's ice cream. We took a long time to come up with the details, Walton said. But once the lease was signed on the shop, …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Some profits benefit missionary groups, ministries and nonprofits.
It’s kind of like “ 'Cheers,’ but without the beer.” That’s how customer Adam Smith describes A Cup of Organic, 1900 Oak Grove Blvd. The shop opened about six months ago as more than its owners originally intended. It was supposed to be an ecommerce company that would enable churches and other organizations to fundraise for their ministries by selling organic coffee purchased directly by A Cup of Organic from farmers in Comayagua, Honduras. It started out with two potential owners – Peter Davidson and Douglas Torres – and grew to five. The ownership team is rounded out by Juan Torres, Glenn Deller and JD Lane. Comayagua is the Torres’ hometown. One thing led to another and it was decided the ecommerce business should also have a physical …
Monday, February 14, 2011
Things you can do around town to make this holiday memorable for the whole family.
Valentine's Day is typically a couple's celebration, but since it falls on a Monday this year, finding a sitter on a school night might be out of the question. Here are four fun ways you can celebrate as a family around town:
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Want to know what's happening in town today?
Keeping up with everything going on in town isn't easy, but we're here to help. Here's a list of five things to know today, Feb. 8:
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Looking for ways to cut your expenses? Check out this week's savings.
Budgets are tight and we're all trying to find ways to save money. Whether you clip coupons or scout out two-for-one specials, chances are you are trying to find ways to stretch your money. To help you out, we've created this column, dedicated to giving you five great local deals each week that will help your family’s bottom line. Since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money. You are a big part of this column. Let us hear about the deals you've seen. Just add them to our comment box. Then come back each week and see what we've uncovered together. To kick this off right, we’ve done some scouring and found these great deals on breakfast, groceries, service and more: 1. A CUP OF ORGANIC Deal: Medium coffee and an …
Friday, January 28, 2011
Your ticket to entertainment, in and around town.
Celebrate the end of the work week with a warm cup of Joe and great music tonight in Lutz. A Cup of Organic, hosts its weekly "Friday Night Music and Coffe" event with two special musical guests. Enjoy a performance by Mike and Loretta Grifitt from 7 to 9 p.m. Followed by local musicians Gary and Jessica Knight, from 9 to 11 p.m. A Cup of Organic also features a full menu of coffee drinks, baked goods, sandwiches and more. Looking for More Things to Do? Check out our Events Calendar for a list of things to do in Land O‘ Lakes. Our Directory also offers a handy guide to restaurants.