This Coffee Shop Has No Employees and Customers are Overpaying

This Coffee Shop Has No Employees and Customers are Overpaying

June 24, 2014 11:56 am

Could this work in Hillsboro? Jamestown? Even Fargo? Is this totally sixth wave? David and Kimberly Brekke opened The Vault Coffee Shop & Bakery in […]

Anodyne Among the Small Minority Investing in Real-Time Coffee Apps

Anodyne Among the Small Minority Investing in Real-Time Coffee Apps

June 18, 2014 11:51 am

Milwaukee’s Anodyne Coffee Roasting last week launched a new app designed to build loyalty, keep customers informed of current coffee offerings and serve as a kind […]

Hops in Coffee is Happening and It’s Going to Be Pretty Intense

Hops in Coffee is Happening and It’s Going to Be Pretty Intense

June 11, 2014 11:18 am

The craft beer world has been embracing coffee as an ingredient for years. While once relegated to stouts, coffee has since made its way into any number […]

Bowling Green Couple Takes Second Crack at Kickstarter for Flatlands Coffee

Bowling Green Couple Takes Second Crack at Kickstarter for Flatlands Coffee

May 24, 2014 5:20 pm

An Ohio couple is hoping to build out what they say is Bowling Green area’s first craft-focused multi-roaster cafe, Flatlands Coffee. For funding, former barista […]

Retail Design Notes: The Streetscape Coffee Shop Parklet

Retail Design Notes: The Streetscape Coffee Shop Parklet

April 29, 2014 12:25 pm

Not sure what to do with that awkward public space in front of your shop? Maybe it’s time for a parklet. The parklet concept is not […]

A Look Back at A Really Big SCAA 2014 in Seattle (Plus Photo Gallery)

A Look Back at A Really Big SCAA 2014 in Seattle (Plus Photo Gallery)

April 28, 2014 1:08 pm

We’re still waiting to hear the final tally of guests to this year’s Specialty Coffee Association of America show at the Washington State Convention Center, […]

Madcap Planning New Grand Rapids Roastery, Office HQ and Retail Bar

Madcap Planning New Grand Rapids Roastery, Office HQ and Retail Bar

April 10, 2014 11:34 am

Madcap Coffee is seeking approval from its home city Grand Rapids, Mich., to convert a former 8,000-square-foot dry cleaning and gas station building into a […]

With D.C. Flagship, Peet’s Announces Plans for 43 More Stores in D.C. and Chicago

With D.C. Flagship, Peet’s Announces Plans for 43 More Stores in D.C. and Chicago

April 8, 2014 1:29 pm

Emeryville, Calif.-based Peet’s Coffee & Tea yesterday unveiled its flagship store near the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., where it plans to […]

Inside Chicago’s French-Workshop-Inspired Plein Air Cafe

Inside Chicago’s French-Workshop-Inspired Plein Air Cafe

April 4, 2014 12:25 pm

There is a whole lot of design muscle behind Chicago’s newest French-workshop-inspired cafe and eatery, Hyde Park’s Plein Air Cafe. The lovely white-washed space inside […]

This Week in Kickstarter: Craighton Berman’s Manual Coffeemaker (MCM)

This Week in Kickstarter: Craighton Berman’s Manual Coffeemaker (MCM)

April 1, 2014 10:38 am

A Chicago-based designer, artist and creative director is about halfway through his nearly $100,000 Kickstarter goal to begin production of the Manual Coffeemaker (a.k.a. MCM), […]