Bow Truss Coffee’s Windows Covered with Anti-Gentrification Signs in Chicago

Bow Truss Coffee’s Windows Covered with Anti-Gentrification Signs in Chicago

January 28, 2015 11:36 am

Unknown protesters twice last week posted hand-made signs on the windows of Chicago’s Bow Truss Coffee Roasters Pilsen neighborhood shop, with race-related and anti-gentrification messages. […]

New Brewing in Cincy: Collective Espresso’s Second Neighborhood Bar

New Brewing in Cincy: Collective Espresso’s Second Neighborhood Bar

January 22, 2015 8:00 am

After providing coffee-sacred ground in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine district for espresso and manual coffee drinkers for the past two years, the team behind Collective Espresso has […]

Fireside Slurping at Peace Coffee’s New Minneapolis Skyscraper Bar

Fireside Slurping at Peace Coffee’s New Minneapolis Skyscraper Bar

January 13, 2015 10:05 am

Minneapolis-based Peace Coffee has opened its third retail location, on the first floor of the city’s second tallest building, the Capella Tower. The skyscraper, which originally […]

Greater Cincy’s Carabello Coffee to Expand Roastery and Flagship Bar

Greater Cincy’s Carabello Coffee to Expand Roastery and Flagship Bar

January 7, 2015 10:07 am

Cincinnati-area roastery and retailer Carabello Coffee has secured more than $40,000 through Kickstarter, with plans to buy and renovate its existing headquarters building for expansion. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Now Roasting in Madison: Kin-Kin from Johnson Public House

Now Roasting in Madison: Kin-Kin from Johnson Public House

December 2, 2014 3:55 pm

When Johnson Public House set up shop four years ago in a largely residential neighborhood of Madison, Wis., filled with graduate students and 20-something-year-old creative […]

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 […]