Meet Astoria Coffee, Bringing Under-Represented Coffees to New York

Meet Astoria Coffee, Bringing Under-Represented Coffees to New York

September 10, 2014 7:57 am

What began as a kind of coffee delivery and general specialty ambassadorship service has blossomed into a full-fledged brick-and-mortar shop in the heart of Astoria, […]

La Colombe Secures $28.5 Million Investment, Plans Coastal Expansion

La Colombe Secures $28.5 Million Investment, Plans Coastal Expansion

September 9, 2014 5:25 pm

Philadelphia-based roaster and retailer La Colombe has signed a deal for approximately $28.5 million worth of private investments, with plans to open upwards of 100 […]

Roaster/Retailer Cafe Kubal Keeps Growing in Syracuse

Roaster/Retailer Cafe Kubal Keeps Growing in Syracuse

September 9, 2014 12:30 pm

Syracuse, N.Y.-based roastery Cafe Kubal has announced plans to open a fifth retail location this fall in a new mixed-use residential/commercial building with an Art […]

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 […]