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 […]

Alton Brown Wants You to Help Build His 2015 Coffee Roadmap

Alton Brown Wants You to Help Build His 2015 Coffee Roadmap

December 10, 2014 11:31 am

Where Alton Brown goes, people follow. It’s not charisma alone. He’s built his celebrity and influence — including numerous New York Times best-selling books, foodie road […]

Meet Katie, The Jets Cheerleader Who Can School You In New York Coffee

Meet Katie, The Jets Cheerleader Who Can School You In New York Coffee

December 9, 2014 2:48 pm

Say what you will about the institution of NFL cheerleading, the job itself is physically and emotionally demanding, and as several recent lawsuits suggest, it pays […]

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 […]

Opinion: Starbucks’ Upmarket Model and the Big Business of Little Bars

Opinion: Starbucks’ Upmarket Model and the Big Business of Little Bars

December 5, 2014 5:04 pm

Way back in 2011, shortly after news broke investment firm TSG Consumer Partners had made a “major” but undisclosed investment in Portland’s Stumptown Coffee Roasters, […]

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 […]