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 […]

Chicago’s Dark Matter Goes Elemental with New Lake View Bar Osmium

Chicago’s Dark Matter Goes Elemental with New Lake View Bar Osmium

July 25, 2014 11:07 am

Chicago’s Dark Matter Coffee, which has been building a steady following since growing out of The Star Lounge in Ukranian Village in 2008, has opened […]

Milwaukee Roasteries Anodyne and Stone Creek Ink High-Profile Retail Deals

Milwaukee Roasteries Anodyne and Stone Creek Ink High-Profile Retail Deals

July 22, 2014 11:42 am

Two growing Milwaukee roasteries have in recent days announced plans to move into two of the city’s most high-profile destinations. The Milwaukee Public Market yesterday […]

Inside Intelligentsia’s New ‘Contemporary Nordic’ Wicker Park Bar

Inside Intelligentsia’s New ‘Contemporary Nordic’ Wicker Park Bar

July 16, 2014 9:43 am

Intelligentsia Coffee is publicly opening its new Wicker Park coffee bar tonight at 7 p.m., with an official opening at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow, July 17. […]

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, […]