Tuesday, August 26, 2003
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
Beleaguered Beans

"What's next? Is there going to be a salmon tax to pay for literacy programs?"

-- Robert Nelson, president and chief executive officer of the National Coffee Association, in response to a proposed local Seattle "espresso tax" that would tack 10 cents onto the price of "any beverage prepared for immediate consumption containing half an ounce or more of espresso regardless of caffeine content, whether served hot or cold" to benefit school and day-care programs.