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 […]

Inside Crop to Cup’s Brooklyn Showroom, a New Kind of Importer/Retailer Model

Inside Crop to Cup’s Brooklyn Showroom, a New Kind of Importer/Retailer Model

December 15, 2014 1:41 pm

There’s a relatively new coffee spot in Gowanus, Brooklyn, that has many of the trappings associated with today’s high-end retail shop, including grinders, brewers, lounge […]

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 […]

Meet Katie, The Jets Cheerleader Who Can School You In New York Coffee

Meet Katie, The Jets Cheerleader Who Can School You In New York Coffee

December 9, 2014 2:48 pm

Say what you will about the institution of NFL cheerleading, the job itself is physically and emotionally demanding, and as several recent lawsuits suggest, it pays […]

From Colombia to Williamsburg, Devoción Purports New Levels of Crop-to-Cup Freshness

From Colombia to Williamsburg, Devoción Purports New Levels of Crop-to-Cup Freshness

November 28, 2014 12:24 pm

Innovation in the high-end food world, and by extension the coffee world, typically follows a kind of linear progression. That is to say, the newest “it” […]

Blue Bottle Publicly Defending Some Cuts to Part-Timer Benefits

Blue Bottle Publicly Defending Some Cuts to Part-Timer Benefits

November 26, 2014 12:38 pm

Blue Bottle Coffee is publicly defending its decision to cut health insurance benefits to some of its existing part-time employees as part of a company-wide […]

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 […]

Psychedlic Explorations Result in Stumtptown Coffee, Dolcezza Gelato Partnership

Psychedlic Explorations Result in Stumtptown Coffee, Dolcezza Gelato Partnership

November 4, 2014 12:17 pm

Portland-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters is planning to open a Washington D.C. satellite training lab inside the factory headquarters of one of the company’s wholesale clients, Dolcezza Gelato & […]