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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Blue Bottle Publicly Defending Some Cuts to Part-Timer Benefits

Blue Bottle Publicly Defending Some Cuts to Part-Timer Benefits

November 26, 2014 12:38 pm

Blue Bottle Coffee is publicly defending its decision to cut health insurance benefits to some of its existing part-time employees as part of a company-wide […]

How the FDA’s Revised Menu Labeling Rule May Affect Coffee Shops

How the FDA’s Revised Menu Labeling Rule May Affect Coffee Shops

November 25, 2014 3:15 pm

The FDA today released an updated rule on its menu nutrition labeling requirements, one that has much broader implications than initially expected. The labeling requirements, including calorie counts, were initiated […]

Hey, How are Things Looking? The SCAA Wants to Know

Hey, How are Things Looking? The SCAA Wants to Know

November 12, 2014 1:46 pm

The SCAA last week announced the launch of a new Retail Sentiment Index (RSI) survey, which will be used to create a gauge for optimism in […]

California Woman Arrested After Allegedly Bogus Hot Coffee Lawsuit

California Woman Arrested After Allegedly Bogus Hot Coffee Lawsuit

November 11, 2014 10:17 am

A California woman has been arrested and faces 21 felony counts after she allegedly submitted counterfeit photos of someone else’s burned hand and counterfeit documentation […]

Inside Bird Rock Coffee Roasters’ Big New Bar in Little Italy, San Diego

Inside Bird Rock Coffee Roasters’ Big New Bar in Little Italy, San Diego

November 5, 2014 11:53 am

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has soft-opened its coffee bar inside shiny new mixed-use building on Kettner Blvd., in the northern section of San Diego’s Little […]