L.A.’s Brand-Focused Pancake Epidemic Opens Numerous Seoul Shops Serving Stumptown

L.A.’s Brand-Focused Pancake Epidemic Opens Numerous Seoul Shops Serving Stumptown

November 20, 2014 11:56 am

The Pancake Epidemic, a division of the self-described “experiential marketing firm” Street Virus, based in Los Angeles, has been real busy in Seoul, opening up multiple […]

Starbucks Makes Big Play in the Amenities Game with Wireless Charging Rollout

Starbucks Makes Big Play in the Amenities Game with Wireless Charging Rollout

November 19, 2014 8:27 am

In what could prove to be a bellwether event for coffee retail amenities delivery, Starbucks has unveiled the wireless smartphone-charging system Powermat at some 200 […]

How Much is a Dilworth Worth? Coffee Trademark Lawsuit Filed in Charlotte

How Much is a Dilworth Worth? Coffee Trademark Lawsuit Filed in Charlotte

November 18, 2014 10:18 am

The owner of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Dilworth Coffee brand has filed suit against a Charlotte shop that opened earlier this year under the name Dilworth […]

Curious Developments in Japan: A KFC Cafe and Coffee Chips that ‘Taste Like Chaos’

Curious Developments in Japan: A KFC Cafe and Coffee Chips that ‘Taste Like Chaos’

November 13, 2014 10:07 am

KFC Japan is planning a new cafe concept — including woodgrain tables and individually brewed French press coffees — to debut later this month in Kobe. First […]

Hey, How are Things Looking? The SCAA Wants to Know

Hey, How are Things Looking? The SCAA Wants to Know

November 12, 2014 1:46 pm

The SCAA last week announced the launch of a new Retail Sentiment Index (RSI) survey, which will be used to create a gauge for optimism in […]

Cervical Cancer Kills in Coffee Communities, but U.S. Roasters Can Help

Cervical Cancer Kills in Coffee Communities, but U.S. Roasters Can Help

November 11, 2014 11:36 am

Grounds for Health is launching what has the potential to be the biggest fundraising campaign in the nonprofit’s 18-year history fighting preventable cervical cancer deaths […]

California Woman Arrested After Allegedly Bogus Hot Coffee Lawsuit

California Woman Arrested After Allegedly Bogus Hot Coffee Lawsuit

November 11, 2014 10:17 am

A California woman has been arrested and faces 21 felony counts after she allegedly submitted counterfeit photos of someone else’s burned hand and counterfeit documentation […]

From Lebron and the Browns to this Barista Calendar, Cleveland is Hot Right Now

From Lebron and the Browns to this Barista Calendar, Cleveland is Hot Right Now

November 10, 2014 11:56 am

Despite the impending winter, where each frosty gust blustering in from Lake Erie will weather the soul down to mere shell, things are going real good […]

Poursteady Uses Robotics Technology for a Commercial Pourover Bar

Poursteady Uses Robotics Technology for a Commercial Pourover Bar

November 9, 2014 2:22 pm

A group of New York-based engineers and product designers have turned a pet project for a commercial pourover machine into a full-blown business venture. The product […]

MTY Food Group Buys Van Houtte Cafes from Keurig Canada

MTY Food Group Buys Van Houtte Cafes from Keurig Canada

November 7, 2014 4:34 pm

Canadian quick-service franchisors MTY Food Group has purchased the assets of the Van Houtte Cafe-Bistros franchise network from Keurig Green Mountain’s Canadian division for an undisclosed […]