Meet Tiny Warrior Coffee: Throwing Serious Flavor Punches in The Mission

Meet Tiny Warrior Coffee: Throwing Serious Flavor Punches in The Mission

January 28, 2015 1:54 pm

Heath Kessler and Glenn Scott Matthews, the business partners behind one of San Francisco’s newest coffee spots, Tiny Warrior Coffee, maintain that the name is […]

Santa Barbara’s The French Press Has Plans for Nearly 2,000-Square-Foot Goleta Space

Santa Barbara’s The French Press Has Plans for Nearly 2,000-Square-Foot Goleta Space

January 21, 2015 2:35 pm

Five-year-old Santa Barba high-end retailer The French Press has signed a lease for a nearly 2,000-square-foot space in Goleta. Radius Commercial Real Estate & Investments, […]

A Branded Bulletproof Coffee Shop is Coming to Santa Monica

A Branded Bulletproof Coffee Shop is Coming to Santa Monica

January 15, 2015 10:53 am

Dave Asprey, the man behind the incessant “bulletproof coffee” craze, is planning to open a Bulletproof-branded coffee shop in Santa Monica, Calif., by the end […]

Coffee Chaff Roast Duck? Check Out this Amazing Coffee Menu in Hawaii

Coffee Chaff Roast Duck? Check Out this Amazing Coffee Menu in Hawaii

January 14, 2015 11:41 am

Daylight Mind, the roastery, coffee school and upscale beachside restaurant in the Kona region of Hawaii, has created a wildly ambitious coffee menu, incorporating every […]

Now Brewing in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset: Snowbird Coffee

Now Brewing in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset: Snowbird Coffee

January 4, 2015 10:19 am

The origin story of Snowbird Coffee, which opened in late 2014 in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset neighborhood, is remarkably brief. Friends Eugene Kim and Dave […]

Bay Area Food Craft Institute Launches Five-Week Course Touring Top Roasteries

Bay Area Food Craft Institute Launches Five-Week Course Touring Top Roasteries

December 30, 2014 12:11 pm

Oakland-based Food Craft Institute is launching a five-week program designed for entrepreneurs interested in developing their own craft coffee roasting and/or retail businesses. FCI regularly […]

2014 Year in Review: Retail and Barista News

2014 Year in Review: Retail and Barista News

December 26, 2014 8:10 am

If anything, 2014 has proven that the North American retail market has opportunities for¬†growth in all directions. As big chains plowed forward with obsessive retail […]

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 […]