Australian Roaster Veneziano Sells Controlling Stake, Plans Intercontinental Growth

Australian Roaster Veneziano Sells Controlling Stake, Plans Intercontinental Growth

September 16, 2014 11:03 am

Minor DKL, an Australian franchise food group, has acquired a controlling stake in Melbourne-based Veneziano Coffee Roasters that will allow for intercontinental expansion, the roaster/retailer says. The […]

After 17 Years of Note-Taking, Cuvee Coffee Opens Stunning First Bar in Austin

After 17 Years of Note-Taking, Cuvee Coffee Opens Stunning First Bar in Austin

September 11, 2014 7:26 am

After years of building Cuvee Coffee into a leading Texas specialty coffee roastery, founder Mike McKim was experiencing what he describes as “kind of a career […]

Meet Astoria Coffee, Bringing Under-Represented Coffees to New York

Meet Astoria Coffee, Bringing Under-Represented Coffees to New York

September 10, 2014 7:57 am

What began as a kind of coffee delivery and general specialty ambassadorship service has blossomed into a full-fledged brick-and-mortar shop in the heart of Astoria, […]

La Colombe Secures $28.5 Million Investment, Plans Coastal Expansion

La Colombe Secures $28.5 Million Investment, Plans Coastal Expansion

September 9, 2014 5:25 pm

Philadelphia-based roaster and retailer La Colombe has signed a deal for approximately $28.5 million worth of private investments, with plans to open upwards of 100 […]

Roaster/Retailer Cafe Kubal Keeps Growing in Syracuse

Roaster/Retailer Cafe Kubal Keeps Growing in Syracuse

September 9, 2014 12:30 pm

Syracuse, N.Y.-based roastery Cafe Kubal has announced plans to open a fifth retail location this fall in a new mixed-use residential/commercial building with an Art […]

The Pattern of Coffee and People at Houndstooth Dallas

The Pattern of Coffee and People at Houndstooth Dallas

September 9, 2014 8:16 am

The Pattern of Coffee and People This is written on the wall of all three of Houndstooth Coffee‘s retail locations, the newest which recently opened […]

Blossom One, Fuglen and Lexus Intersect Over Coffee In Tokyo

Blossom One, Fuglen and Lexus Intersect Over Coffee In Tokyo

September 9, 2014 7:41 am

At an unlikely intersection of culture, engineering and design, carmaker Lexus’ Japan branch has been getting very serious about coffee. It begins with the space, […]

Inside Velo Coffee Roasters: Growing Specialty Coffee in Chattanooga

Inside Velo Coffee Roasters: Growing Specialty Coffee in Chattanooga

September 8, 2014 12:14 pm

Why is specialty coffee exciting right now? It’s not just that there are people doing some really creative and innovative things in medium- and smaller-sized markets […]

Starbucks Unveils ‘Don’t-Call-it-Third-Wave’ Concept, Plans Seattle Roastery Opening

Starbucks Unveils ‘Don’t-Call-it-Third-Wave’ Concept, Plans Seattle Roastery Opening

September 5, 2014 12:13 pm

Using a barrage of adjectives like super-premium, unique, reserve and small-lot, Starbucks has just announced details regarding its new “premium coffee experience” store concept, as […]

Espresso Voyeurism: Naked Extraction in a Bottomless Portafilter

Espresso Voyeurism: Naked Extraction in a Bottomless Portafilter

September 3, 2014 4:15 pm

Gábor Laczkó is an obsessive tinkerer of existing coffee coffee equipment. We first encountered Laczkó, who runs the Hungarian roastery Kávékalmár, when he sent us […]