The mother of a teenager who died from cardiac arrhythmia last year is blaming his death on Monster Beverage, alleging in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that his death was caused by habitually drinking the company’s energy drink.
Monster Beverage is suing San Francisco’s city attorney over demands that the company reduce the amount of caffeine in its energy drinks and stop marketing to minors.
Two local entrepreneurs are trying to revolutionize the coffee business, revving up a roaming espresso machine of sorts.
An increase in retail coffee prices could be brewing as the wholesale cost of coffee beans continues to rise.
The California Assembly has approved a bill to prohibit beer laced with caffeine, joining other states that have banned beverages that critics say are aimed at young drinkers and make it easy to drink too much.
The manufacturer of popular caffeinated alcohol drink Four Loko has said it will remove the caffeine from its products, pulling the blend off the market just as the Food and Drug Administration is poised to ban it.