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Now that Starbucks owns the The Coffee Equipment Company, the makers of the much-hyped Clover, nobody wants the $10,000 brewing machine. Groundwork in the Higgins Building downtown was very proud of its Clover when it opened last year, but now it's proudly announcing that it no longer has the Clover. Who needs gimmicks when it's all about the beans, see. And once again: Starbucks jumps on the bandwagon, boutique coffeehouses jump off.
· Starbucks Buys Clover, LA Mill and Intelligentsia Respond [~ELA~]
· Times Covers the Clover at Groundwork [blogdowntown]
· No More Clover at Groundwork [Metblogs LA]