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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

MTY Food Group Buys Van Houtte Cafes from Keurig Canada

MTY Food Group Buys Van Houtte Cafes from Keurig Canada

November 7, 2014 4:34 pm

Canadian quick-service franchisors MTY Food Group has purchased the assets of the Van Houtte Cafe-Bistros franchise network from Keurig Green Mountain’s Canadian division for an undisclosed […]

Canada’s Second Cup Unveils Aggressive Three-Year Growth Plan

Canada’s Second Cup Unveils Aggressive Three-Year Growth Plan

November 4, 2014 2:29 pm

Canadian coffee chain Second Cup has unveiled the details of a three-year strategic plan, including raising an additional $5 million of growth capital. The plan […]

By Way of Australia and England, Rave Coffee is Roasting in the Canadian Rockies

By Way of Australia and England, Rave Coffee is Roasting in the Canadian Rockies

November 4, 2014 10:44 am

The Rocky Mountain town of Canmore, about 45 minutes West of Calgary in Alberta, might seem an unlikely place to find a manual brew bar […]

New Starbucks Delivery Service is ‘E-Commerce on Steroids,’ says CEO Schultz

New Starbucks Delivery Service is ‘E-Commerce on Steroids,’ says CEO Schultz

October 31, 2014 11:39 am

In conjunction with its in-development order-ahead mobile app, Starbucks plans to offer delivery service in the coming year. “Imagine the ability to create a standing […]

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 […]