Cuvée Coffee Plans Aug. 11 Opening for First Full-Fledged Austin Bar

Cuvée Coffee Plans Aug. 11 Opening for First Full-Fledged Austin Bar

August 6, 2014 8:32 am

Prominent Texas Hill Country roaster Cuvée Coffee is putting the final touches on its first full-fledged brick-and-mortar shop, which is expected to open at 2000 E. 6th […]

Kaldi’s to Help Develop Wholesale Roasting Operation for Nashville’s Frothy Monkey

Kaldi’s to Help Develop Wholesale Roasting Operation for Nashville’s Frothy Monkey

August 6, 2014 8:21 am

Nashville’s Frothy Monkey, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and the opening of its fourth retail bar, is launching a coffee roasting operation in partnership with […]

Korean Chain with Plans to Battle Starbucks Fined $1.88 Million for Abuse of Power

Korean Chain with Plans to Battle Starbucks Fined $1.88 Million for Abuse of Power

August 4, 2014 11:46 am

Caffe Bene, the South Korean coffee chain with plans to take on Starbucks and Dunkin’ head on in the U.S. market, has been fined $1.88 […]

Branding Case Study: Steampunk To-Go and Mood-Reflecting Cups at Gawatt

Branding Case Study: Steampunk To-Go and Mood-Reflecting Cups at Gawatt

July 30, 2014 1:13 pm

Here is an example showing that even the smallest independent operations can benefit from big, cohesive branding ideas. Gawatt, a single independent takeout coffee shop […]

We Bet You Can’t Stop Playing with this Yelp Trends Generator

We Bet You Can’t Stop Playing with this Yelp Trends Generator

July 30, 2014 11:53 am

It would be hard to argue that this is a legitimately useful tool in specialty coffee trend-spotting, but this wacky new trend reporter from Yelp is […]

Chicago’s Dark Matter Goes Elemental with New Lake View Bar Osmium

Chicago’s Dark Matter Goes Elemental with New Lake View Bar Osmium

July 25, 2014 11:07 am

Chicago’s Dark Matter Coffee, which has been building a steady following since growing out of The Star Lounge in Ukranian Village in 2008, has opened […]

Barista Nation in Denver: Schedule Plus Tips on How to Behave

Barista Nation in Denver: Schedule Plus Tips on How to Behave

July 23, 2014 12:00 pm

Specialty coffee has been exploding in Denver over the past couple years, making the Mile-High City a perfect locale for this weekend’s start-up-themed Barista Nation, the […]

Milwaukee Roasteries Anodyne and Stone Creek Ink High-Profile Retail Deals

Milwaukee Roasteries Anodyne and Stone Creek Ink High-Profile Retail Deals

July 22, 2014 11:42 am

Two growing Milwaukee roasteries have in recent days announced plans to move into two of the city’s most high-profile destinations. The Milwaukee Public Market yesterday […]

D.C. Roastery Vigilante Coffee Opens First Public Outpost in Hyatsville

D.C. Roastery Vigilante Coffee Opens First Public Outpost in Hyatsville

July 18, 2014 2:59 pm

After two years of building wholesale accounts and putting in time at farmers markets, flea markets and pop ups, Washington D.C.’s Vigilante Coffee is opening […]

This Pop-Up Put People in a Signal-Blocking Steel Cage and Served Great Coffee

This Pop-Up Put People in a Signal-Blocking Steel Cage and Served Great Coffee

July 18, 2014 11:31 am

Here’s a new coffee shop design feature: A large metal cage that repels wireless signals. A Faraday cage, a mesh cage of conductive material that blocks […]