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 […]

Starbucks Unveils ‘Don’t-Call-it-Third-Wave’ Concept, Plans Seattle Roastery Opening

Starbucks Unveils ‘Don’t-Call-it-Third-Wave’ Concept, Plans Seattle Roastery Opening

September 5, 2014 12:13 pm

Using a barrage of adjectives like super-premium, unique, reserve and small-lot, Starbucks has just announced details regarding its new “premium coffee experience” store concept, as […]

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, […]

New Roaster/Retailer Elm Coffee Coming to Seattle’s Pioneer Square

New Roaster/Retailer Elm Coffee Coming to Seattle’s Pioneer Square

August 13, 2014 9:10 am

Elm Coffee, a new roastery featuring alums of Joe Coffee in New York and Stumptown Coffee Roasters, has announced plans to move into a fully renovated space […]

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 […]

Owner of Aptly Named Criminal Coffee Sentenced for Conspiracy and Fraud

Owner of Aptly Named Criminal Coffee Sentenced for Conspiracy and Fraud

June 20, 2014 11:05 am

Cory Eglash, the former owner of a San Juan Island, Wash., coffee shop called Criminal Coffee, has been sentenced to prison after after collecting more than $42,000 […]

Starbucks to Pay Baristas’ Tuitions, But There Are Strings Attached

Starbucks to Pay Baristas’ Tuitions, But There Are Strings Attached

June 17, 2014 1:25 pm

In one of the company’s biggest press barrages to date, Starbucks yesterday announced a partnership plan with Arizona State University that will reimburse college students […]

Say Hello to Handlebar, Seattle’s Newest Bike-Based Popup

Say Hello to Handlebar, Seattle’s Newest Bike-Based Popup

June 10, 2014 10:08 am

Coffee and bikes: They go together like a horse and carriage. In the case of Seattle’s newest mobile bar, Handlebar Coffee, the horses are co-founders David […]

Product Buzz: Cannabis Coffee is Coming

Product Buzz: Cannabis Coffee is Coming

June 3, 2014 10:14 am

A Washington state man is hoping to capitalize on two of the state’s most beloved retail products: coffee and weed. Adam Stiles of Longview is […]

Washington Retailer The Woods Introduces Roasting Operation

Washington Retailer The Woods Introduces Roasting Operation

May 30, 2014 11:16 am

Bellingham, Wash.-based The Woods Coffee today announced that all of its 14 Whatcom County retail locations will for the first time be selling house-roasted coffees. […]