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 […]

New Starbucks Delivery Service is ‘E-Commerce on Steroids,’ says CEO Schultz

New Starbucks Delivery Service is ‘E-Commerce on Steroids,’ says CEO Schultz

October 31, 2014 11:39 am

In conjunction with its in-development order-ahead mobile app, Starbucks plans to offer delivery service in the coming year. “Imagine the ability to create a standing […]

Caffè Umbria Brings Old World Italian Aesthetic to Ballard Outpost

Caffè Umbria Brings Old World Italian Aesthetic to Ballard Outpost

October 27, 2014 2:48 pm

12-year-old Seattle roastery Caffè Umbria has opened its Ballard location, in a neighborhood the company says reflects its own embrace of traditional European and modern […]

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 […]