Square Unveils ‘Arrival Prediction’ Order App at Blue Bottle Coffee

Square Unveils ‘Arrival Prediction’ Order App at Blue Bottle Coffee

October 9, 2014 9:40 am

Partnering with Blue Bottle Coffee and a small handful of other shops in New York and San Francisco, Square has officially rolled out its new […]

Drink Trendspotting: The Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cone Demitasse

Drink Trendspotting: The Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cone Demitasse

September 17, 2014 10:21 am

Especially given the full-tilt affogato menu craze, it’s hard to imagine this hasn’t been thought of before: espresso served in a demitasse-sized chocolate-dipped ice cream […]

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 […]

What is a Coffee Ambassador? Thoughts from Temple’s Eton Tsuno

What is a Coffee Ambassador? Thoughts from Temple’s Eton Tsuno

September 3, 2014 3:06 pm

by Eton Tsuno of Temple Coffee This origin trip was different from most. Instead of a backpack, hiking boots, and rain jacket, I packed blazers, […]

San Diego’s WestBean to Open First Brick-and-Mortar Shop Downtown

San Diego’s WestBean to Open First Brick-and-Mortar Shop Downtown

August 19, 2014 11:17 am

San Diego’s WestBean Coffee Roasters is planning to open its first brick-and-mortar shop this October, in a high-traffic downtown spot on Broadway between 2nd and […]

Korean Chain with Plans to Battle Starbucks Fined $1.88 Million for Abuse of Power

Korean Chain with Plans to Battle Starbucks Fined $1.88 Million for Abuse of Power

August 4, 2014 11:46 am

Caffe Bene, the South Korean coffee chain with plans to take on Starbucks and Dunkin’ head on in the U.S. market, has been fined $1.88 […]

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 […]

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.) […]

Handsome Coffee Co-Founder Michael Phillips Introspective as the Brand’s Sun Sets

Handsome Coffee Co-Founder Michael Phillips Introspective as the Brand’s Sun Sets

July 14, 2014 2:02 pm

Handsome Coffee Roasters in Los Angeles is officially transitioning into a Blue Bottle Coffee location this week, marking the end of the brand created by […]

Hilo Coffee Mill Up For Grabs on Hawaii’s Big Island for Nearly $1.5 Million

Hilo Coffee Mill Up For Grabs on Hawaii’s Big Island for Nearly $1.5 Million

June 19, 2014 10:58 am

Business partners who have spent more than a decade developing a 23-acre (9.5 hectares) property in Mountain View on the island of Hawaii into a […]