What is Coffee News?

Coffee News is the World’s largest restaurant publication that features the week’s  funniest and most unusual news stories, jokes, trivia, amazing facts, and more. Created in 1988 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the paper has expanded into 10 Countries around the World. Look for your copy at select Restaurants, Coffee Shops and places where people wait. While your reading your Coffee News, don’t forget to look for the Coffee News Guy!

Capital Marketing publishes Coffee News throughout Northern Alberta and Southern Saskatchewan. With over 45 editions, and approximately 60 towns and cities that we deliver too, you’ll be sure to find a Coffee News in your community. Click here for more advertising information.





The History of Coffee News


The history of Coffee News history begins with Jean Daum. The idea came to Jean while sitting in a restaurant waiting for her meal. With nothing to read but the back of a sugar packet, the idea struck her! What a great opportunity to provide light reading material for patrons of restaurants, while helping community businesses market themselves where it matters most, locally.

Jean’s background in advertising helped her design a restaurant publication that’s fun and entertaining. After many months of research, Jean packed Coffee News® with uplifting and humorous stories, facts, trivia, horoscopes, local event listings and most importantly, local small and medium-sized business advertising. After all, Jean’s passion to help her community was as important to the Coffee News® formula as its 17 different psychological and super-learning techniques that boost readership and ad effectiveness.


Print advertising history of Coffee News

Jean Daum- Founder

Who is this Coffee News Guy?

He doesn’t have a name—he’s just the Coffee News Guy—but you know him. His cheerful, waving self is in the front of the crowd at the top of every edition of every Coffee News, no matter the city, country, or language. He looks good in tan. He’s usually hidden somewhere else in the paper, and if you find him, you might win a prize pack from your local publisher. The cartoon version of the Coffee News Guy represents what Coffee News always has been about: he’s cheerful, he’s friendly, he’s funny.

He offers a break from a busy lifestyle and negative news, giving readers the brief distraction of interesting tidbits, quotes, jokes, and uplifting predictions about their own lives. The Coffee News Guy knows all this. That’s why he’s smiling and waving. Welcome to the family. Enjoy.