Starbucks Backs Its Sustainability Goals With a $1B Bond offering
Seattle coffee retailer will use the funds to build green stores and to support coffee farmers around the world
Starbucks has completed its third and largest Sustainability Bond offering, raising $1 billion to propel its greener-retail and ethical coffee-sourcing initiatives. Among the uses for the bond proceeds is a $20 million equity investment in a lending group called responsAbility Investments Ag. The partnership with the lender is designed to further expand the impact of…
Made in Washington: Triple Shot
A photo gallery by Navid Baraty at Seattle Espresso Machine Corporation.
Seattle revolutionized the coffee business, so it makes sense that some of the sleekest espresso machines on the planet are hand built by the Seattle Espresso Machine Corporation. Its Slayer machines claim only about 1 percent of the commercial market, but any coffee aficionado with a taste for artful design knows the graceful arc of…
Drink: Et Tu, Java?
Microbrewing isn't just a beer thing.
In this coffee mecca, where you cant throw a bag of Pike Place Roast without hitting a Starbucks, weve moved well beyond the third wave. The growing trend among Seattles coffee cognoscenti is roasting in small batches. What does that mean for your morning cup? Lighter, brighter roasts that preserve more of the beans natural,…