Coffee. It could be argued that it's the world's favorite drink. Whether you're a caffeine addict looking for a quick fix or a bean aficionado who grinds your own for a perfect blend - a morning cup of joe is a daily habit for many of us. We'll examine the ins and outs of coffee in search of "the perfect cup" - from different roasts, blends and types of beans to the "pour over" method that's gaining traction to latte art and the real meaning of labels like "fair trade" and "organic." We check in on the local coffee scene here and ask - does Charlotte really have a coffee culture? Sit back with your favorite mug and join us for a conversation with Chef Peter Reinhart, coffee roaster David Haddock from Boquete Mountain Coffee and James Yoder, the owner of Not Just Coffee, when Charlotte Talks.

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Many of us need our caffeine fix to get going in the morning.  You may have noticed more and more products advertised as having caffeine.  Gum, waffles, and even hot sauce to name just a few.  That got us thinking:  can you overdose on caffeine? And, is this abundance of caffeine causing any problems? We called toxicologist Anna Dulaney at the Carolinas Poison Center in Charlotte to find out.

S&D To Add 200 Jobs In Concord

Nov 19, 2012
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If you’re a coffee drinker, there’s a good chance you’ve had a cup of S&D Coffee and don’t know it. The Concord-based company supplies McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, Circle K, and Krispy Kreme, among others, with coffee, tea, and creamers. S&D has over 600 employees in the state and now plans to add another 200 to that count.