Happy 2016. In the spirit of kicking off the new year on the right foot you should probably have a cup of coffee. It's supposed to be full of health benefits — so beneficial, in fact, that scientists are extracting derivatives from its chemical makeup for use in baked goods. And it might be getting even better as one scientist has enhanced coffee beans with the antioxidants found in red wine. (Yes, yes, tea good for you too.)
In related news, Starbucks released a new espresso beverage for the new year called the Latte Macchiato. How does it differ from a latte or a macchiato? Read on to find out. Meanwhile, experts are warning that a coffee bean crisis could be coming.
In other news, the minimum wage — which affects a large portion of the hospitality industry — is going up in a handful of states this month; Axl Rose professes his love for Taco Bell; and Chick-fil-A's New York City location suffered an embarrassing DOH disaster over the holiday weekend, and it's still closed.