Starbucks Continues Upscale Surge with Splashy China Flagship in Chengdu

Starbucks Continues Upscale Surge with Splashy China Flagship in Chengdu

December 18, 2014 11:18 am

Following the recent openings of retail flagship concepts in Seattle and Bogota, Starbucks has unveiled its China flagship store in Chengdu, capital city of the Sichuan […]

Citing Growth Elsewhere, Peet’s Bugs Out of Key Rust Belt Markets

Citing Growth Elsewhere, Peet’s Bugs Out of Key Rust Belt Markets

December 17, 2014 11:22 am

Peet’s Coffee & Tea has pulled the plug on all its remaining Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania stores, many of which had been open a year […]

Inside Crop to Cup’s Brooklyn Showroom, a New Kind of Importer/Retailer Model

Inside Crop to Cup’s Brooklyn Showroom, a New Kind of Importer/Retailer Model

December 15, 2014 1:41 pm

There’s a relatively new coffee spot in Gowanus, Brooklyn, that has many of the trappings associated with today’s high-end retail shop, including grinders, brewers, lounge […]

Avocado Toast is Out, and Other 2015 Coffee Retail Trends from Baum + Whiteman

Avocado Toast is Out, and Other 2015 Coffee Retail Trends from Baum + Whiteman

December 11, 2014 12:07 pm

Avocado toast, kale and Sriracha are all on the way out, while oysters, root vegetables and hummus are trending upward. This according to the entertaining annual […]

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Doubles Capacity with New Roasting Headquarters

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Doubles Capacity with New Roasting Headquarters

December 10, 2014 3:36 pm

San Diego’s Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has officially launched operations at its new roastery in the Morena neighborhood, with plans to build it out into […]

Coming to South Florida: 3,800-Square-Foot Warsaw Coffee

Coming to South Florida: 3,800-Square-Foot Warsaw Coffee

December 9, 2014 9:55 am

Just last month, the owners of Argyle Coffee Roasters, a new micro roastery in Fort Lauderdale, were telling us about the relative dearth of high-end coffee […]

Design Details: Market Lane’s Elegant, Glowing Bar Inside an Awkward Corner Space

Design Details: Market Lane’s Elegant, Glowing Bar Inside an Awkward Corner Space

December 8, 2014 11:17 am

  Venerable Melbourne-based roaster and retailer Market Lane Coffee has operated a brick-and-mortar cafe just outside the sprawling Queen Victoria Market since 2009, but that […]

Inside Starbucks’ New Reserve Line HQ, A Shrine to Company and Coffee

Inside Starbucks’ New Reserve Line HQ, A Shrine to Company and Coffee

December 5, 2014 10:43 am

Starbucks has unveiled its massive Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, occupying a sprawling 15,000 square foot former automotive showroom after two years in the making. This is arguably […]

Canadian Chain Second Cup Unveils its High-End Market Concept in Toronto

Canadian Chain Second Cup Unveils its High-End Market Concept in Toronto

December 4, 2014 3:20 pm

Canadian roaster and retail chain Second Cup has followed through on recent promises to refresh its brand and introduce a “coffee-centric” approach to consumers with […]

Design Details: From Dumpsters to Wilderness Chic at L.A.’s Cafecito Organico

Design Details: From Dumpsters to Wilderness Chic at L.A.’s Cafecito Organico

December 3, 2014 11:23 am

We need to do something with that awkward outdoor space It’s a thought often uttered by coffee retailers, especially those who rely on high customer […]