My Summer Vacation: A Coffee Journal by Michael Sheridan

My Summer Vacation: A Coffee Journal by Michael Sheridan

August 20, 2014 8:46 am

Some people go to a lake in the Northwoods; others pack up the minivan and head to a Disney resort; others yet gaze upon Mount Rushmore, […]

Korean Chain with Plans to Battle Starbucks Fined $1.88 Million for Abuse of Power

Korean Chain with Plans to Battle Starbucks Fined $1.88 Million for Abuse of Power

August 4, 2014 11:46 am

Caffe Bene, the South Korean coffee chain with plans to take on Starbucks and Dunkin’ head on in the U.S. market, has been fined $1.88 […]

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 […]

Drama Unfolds with the Opening of Williamsburg’s First Starbucks

Drama Unfolds with the Opening of Williamsburg’s First Starbucks

July 21, 2014 2:40 pm

As might be expected, there has been some pushback related to the opening of Williamsburg’s first Starbucks, which debuted at 6 a.m. today at the […]

D.C. Roastery Vigilante Coffee Opens First Public Outpost in Hyatsville

D.C. Roastery Vigilante Coffee Opens First Public Outpost in Hyatsville

July 18, 2014 2:59 pm

After two years of building wholesale accounts and putting in time at farmers markets, flea markets and pop ups, Washington D.C.’s Vigilante Coffee is opening […]

The Runaway American Dream of New Jersey’s Rook Coffee Roasters

The Runaway American Dream of New Jersey’s Rook Coffee Roasters

July 9, 2014 11:38 am

In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway American dream. At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide […]

Village Voice Employees Walk Out, Demand Better Coffee

Village Voice Employees Walk Out, Demand Better Coffee

July 3, 2014 2:36 pm

Unionized employees of the 60-year-old alternative weekly The Village Voice staged a walkout Monday seeking better pay and benefits — including the most essential benefit of […]

Deer Busts Through Front Door of New York Coffee Shop (video)

Deer Busts Through Front Door of New York Coffee Shop (video)

June 4, 2014 10:26 am

A young deer running at full tilt through downtown Kingston in Upstate New York ended his urban adventure by busting through the glass door of […]

Cursive Coffee’s Brick-and-Mortar Plans Part of a Growing Vermont Coffee Community

Cursive Coffee’s Brick-and-Mortar Plans Part of a Growing Vermont Coffee Community

May 22, 2014 1:00 pm

One of a tightly knit small group of high-end retailers helping to develop the coffee scene in Northern Vermont, Burlington-based Cursive Coffee is nearing the end […]

Steady Growth Leads to Cafe Grumpy’s ‘Grand’ Opening

Steady Growth Leads to Cafe Grumpy’s ‘Grand’ Opening

May 16, 2014 11:39 am

New York’s Cafe Grumpy has officially opened inside the Lexington Passage at the Grand Central Station. Much has been made of the symbolic significance of […]