Part of a Balanced Breakfast
Highlights and Show Notes
Highlight from the report: “JAB Holding Company subsidiary JAB Beech Inc. has announced the acquisition of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. for approximately $1.35 billion, an approximately 25 percent premium over the company’s closing share price on May 6. …Within the past four years, JAB or JAB Beech Inc. have acquired majority stakes in other major coffee brands including Peet’s Coffee & Tea (2012), Caribou Coffee (2012), Jacobs Douwe Egberts (2014) and Espresso House (2015). Under JAB’s ownership, Peet’s has since acquired the specialty coffee brands Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Intelligentsia Coffee.”
We find it interesting that, on the site, the menu puts hot beverages ahead of food, and bagels, cookies and danishes ahead of doughnuts.
Turns out, Krispy Kreme puts the doughnuts at the top of the site’s menu, and the glazed doughnuts is a registered product, with a picture and everything (Dunkin’ doesn’t have pictures of specific doughnuts on their menu).
This is a fun video review of the Pepsi Throwback product and a comparison with the regular beverage. (Like the JunkFoodTasterDotCom YouTube channel in general.)
Joe originally learned of the Bodum Bistro grinder from the great site Tools & Toys. This grinder is terrific for the starting coffee enthusiast’s kitchen, for for the advanced enthusiast that isn’t interested in experimenting with many coffee makers.
This is the grinder that Joe just upgraded to. It’s larger than the Bodum Bistro, offers 40 degrees of coarse-to-fine grind settings, and a plastic reservoir.
Eric is no stranger to this grinder. While it’s more elegant with the metal finishes, and the dial offers more precision in every grind, the end resulting grounds aren’t all that different from the Encore’s. However, if you want more sophistication and professional grade in your kitchen, go with the Virtuoso. It excels at elegance.