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Ordering up a venti coffee and some forced race conversation at Starbucks

Published March 24, 2015

I went to Starbucks the other day to see if they would ask me about race - testing out the company's much reported and quickly cancelled new program where baristas are supposed to strike up conversations about race with customers - and ended up mortifying my 9-year-old kid.

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Is the Starbucks CEO coming to Milwaukee?

Published March 19, 2015

According to an employee of the Starbucks at 17980 W. Bluemound Road, CEO Howard Schultz is scheduled to visit the store and hold a meeting for employees only at the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 790 N. Van Buren St., on Wednesday, April 1.

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Shift switch: Coffee roaster at Valentine

Published Jan. 15, 2015

Like baking or winemaking, roasting coffee is both science and art. A ham-fisted roaster can easily mess up the science and destroy the coffee. But learning how to not ruin good beans is not enough to create amazing coffee. The art dances around the edges; that is where a real artist - using time and heat and other factors - can create sublime roasts that result in a stellar cup of java. This I learned when I recently spent a day with the good folks at Valentine Coffee Roasters, 5918 W. Vliet St.

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New Richard's Cafe stacks up

Published Nov. 2, 2014

After almost 30 years of working in the service industry, Richard Kerhin opened his own place, Richard's Cafe, in early October. Recently, OnMilwaukee.com swung by for coffee and a sandwich.

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McCafe: Made to Order?

I am a huge fan of specialty coffees. I'm such a fanatic that I even worked as a barista at a coffee shop in England while studying abroad. Now that I have a grown-up job, my morning ritual includes stopping by a Starbucks, Alterra or other local coffee shop for an iced coffee, mocha or some sort...


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