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 […]

Allegra Events to Debut ‘Coffee Masters’ Skills Competition at London Coffee Festival

Allegra Events to Debut ‘Coffee Masters’ Skills Competition at London Coffee Festival

July 29, 2014 10:04 am

London-based Allegra Events has created a new comprehensive skills competition format, called Coffee Masters, for the 2015 London Coffee Festival. The production company says the […]

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 […]

The 2015 U.S. Coffee Championships is Taking its Talents to Long Beach

The 2015 U.S. Coffee Championships is Taking its Talents to Long Beach

July 22, 2014 2:19 pm

The Specialty Coffee Association of America has announced that the U.S. Coffee Championships will be held February 19–22, 2015, at the recently renovated Long Beach (Calif.) […]

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 […]

Drama Unfolds with the Opening of Williamsburg’s First Starbucks

Drama Unfolds with the Opening of Williamsburg’s First Starbucks

July 21, 2014 2:40 pm

As might be expected, there has been some pushback related to the opening of Williamsburg’s first Starbucks, which debuted at 6 a.m. today at the […]

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 […]