"I love the java jive," wrote Milton Drake in the popular 1940 song called "Java Jive." Some five decades later, the country is humming his tune again to the beat of $1.5 billion in specialty coffee sales. That figure is expected to grow to $3 billion by 1999, according to the Specialty Coffee Association of America -- and supermarkets are leading the chorus. "Supermarkets will continue as the leading distribution channel for specialty coffees, selling 1.2 million bags, approximately ...

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