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The stats are out how much Starbucks make when you order an extra “pump” of this or an extra “pump” of that! The Mike & Carla Morning Show talked about how much the huge coffee chain rakes in every time some one orders something extra in their cup…and we’re talking BILLIONS!

That’s right, every time you give your order and add an extra pump of say, caramel, you can actually hear the “cha-ching” from the register at Starbucks racking up the big bucks! So next time you drive through and give your order just keep that in mind!

According to the article published by Eat This, Not That, even executives at the coffee goliath are a little surprised, “Cold has certainly surprised us all at Starbucks,” interim CEO Howard Shultz said on a recent call.

Oh, by the way, when it comes to “cold” drinks like Ice Coffees, they account for about 75% of the profits for the coffee giant! That’s amazing when you actually think people go there for the coffee right? Nope! Ice tea, ice coffee…all the “cold” drinks on the menu finally paying dividends!

What we also found out is that younger people are the ones ordering the extra “pumps” to their drink and that when you try to order a simple cold brew, this might blow you away,  on the Starbucks site or app, they offer up to 14 syrups, six sauces, eight toppings, three drizzles, and six foams to add to your drink!

Listen, if we thought it would add up to billions of more dollars, we would add just as many to our menu as well…can’t fault them for trying! And if it’s working, then why change it…but the coffee mega-outlet is cashing in on the extra “pump”! This and other stories all included in this edition of “A Few Things We Think You Should Know”!

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20 Best Coffee Shops In Las Vegas

I think it’s safe to say that coffee is often a saving grace. And Las Vegas coffee shops have definitely helped us recover after a night out.

It’s truly the perfect beverage that’s available in multiple mediums. Hot, iced, sweet, bitter, frothy or blended; coffee can quench any type of caffeine craving.

Coffee is also a ritual for many of us, often signifying as the gong that starts our day. When we smell the brewing beans and hear the bubbling noise of the carburetor, memories are often pulled from the back of our minds about cornerstone moments in our lives.

Along with the memories and conversations that are associated with the amazing beverage, coffee is also a symbol in many cultures. Whether it’s the brewing method or the type of beans being used, coffee — like most things — vary across the world.

There are four types of coffee beans: Arabica, Robusta, Liberica, and Excelsa. And according to CoffeeAffection.com, Arabica and Robusta are the most common and popular type of beans.

Arabica is known for having a smooth and complex flavor with a distinct lack of bitterness. Robusta, often associated with Vietnamese coffee, has a stronger and bolder flavor with a higher hint of bitterness laced within the coffee’s profile.

The other and less common coffee beans, Liberica and Excelsa, have different flavor notes and are grown in Africa and Asia.

According to CoffeeAffection, Liberica beans “has a controversial and polarizing reputation for wild inconsistency. Those who’ve tried this rare variety either love it or hate it.”

Some have described the flavor as nutty, woody and “burnt,” with a backbite.

Excelsa beans have qualities that are a mixture of light and dark roast traits. These beans have tart and fruity flavors with a lighter aroma. Yet, these beans still have a depth of flavor.

There’s also a science to the coffee brewing process that emphasizes and brings out certain flavors of the beans, which you can read more about here.

To celebrate our love of coffee, here are some of the best shops in Vegas.