September 3, 2001
Her three children are strapped safely in the back of the sport utility vehicle, and Elise Reekie needs her morning latte for the drive to sports camp. But there's no time to get to the nearest gourmet coffee place, unbuckle the kids and strap them back in, so Reekie heads for the drive-through coffee kiosk in Edgewater for her large almond skim milk latte. "I need my special coffee; it's psychological," Reekie says. For other picky coffee drinkers pressed for time, Coffe No Delay has become a lifesaver.
June 23, 1995
Cinema Sundays at the Charles will resume this Sunday with a look at an amusing film by a well-known American independent. The screening, at 10:30 a.m., will be introduced by a Baltimore movie critic (who does not work for The Sun).The event marks the beginning of another three-film miniseries at the downtown art theater, with other showings set for July 9 and July 16.The series promises high-quality art house films weeks before their commercial release, although titles are never announced in advance.
March 31, 1993
Gone are the days when coffee was simply a black sludge inhaled in the morning to get out of the house on time. Right under our noses, coffee has changed from a "cuppa Joe" into a "decaf low-fat latte."Coffee drinks such as cappuccino and cafe mocha -- which combine deep, dark espresso with steamed milk, foam and flavorings -- are growing in popularity.The signs suggest that the coffee craze that's in full bloom on the West Coast has hit the rest of the country. Specialty or gourmet coffees are in fact cannibalizing the regular coffee market, says Bob Dechillo, a spokesman for the National Coffee Association, a coffee industry group.
August 8, 1993
If you've been craving the flavor of coffee grown on the slopes of the Mauna Loa volcano on the island of Hawaii but just can't raise the plane fare, you'll be happy to know you can now satisfy your palate without leaving the county.A quick trip to "Coffee Coffee," a specialty shop in Bel Air that opened July 11 and sells more than 50 kinds of gourmet coffee from all over the world, will have your taste buds singing.Mary Romeo's motto -- "Life is too short to drink bad coffee" -- prompted her to open the shop, Bel Air's first, located in the Festival at Bel Air on Route 24."
December 10, 1994
GM again cuts production forecastGeneral Motors Corp., citing slow product launches and soft sales of luxury cars, slashed another 30,000 vehicles from its fourth-quarter North American production forecast yesterday.The reduction, which was larger than many Wall Street $l observers had expected, prompted analysts to trim their earnings estimates for the giant automaker and predict more difficult times for GM.Since September, GM has cut more than 80,000 vehicles from its fourth-quarter forecast for North American production, reflecting continued problems with new model launches like those for the Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire.
August 12, 2007
It is a retail confrontation: McDonald's versus Starbucks, a real-life struggle pitting a fierce fast-food chain with 30,000-plus stores against a fierce gourmet coffee chain of more than 14,000 outlets. The world is their playing field. Some contend these two companies aren't direct competitors. But as they seek to increase profitability and expand worldwide, it is inevitable offerings and style will morph a bit. There are only so many ways to drink and eat quickly, short of intravenous feeding.