The U.S. Aeropress Championship Lets Down its Hair In Seattle

The U.S. Aeropress Championship Lets Down its Hair In Seattle

April 23, 2014 8:55 am

Now in its third year as a real thing in this country, the United States Aeropress Championship is coming to Stumptown’s Seattle roastery at 1115 […]

Radio Coffee & Beer Hoping to Make Waves in ‘New South Austin’

Radio Coffee & Beer Hoping to Make Waves in ‘New South Austin’

April 17, 2014 12:41 pm

An Texas musician with roots in Seattle coffee is hoping to be like the Willie Nelson of the South Austin coffee world. “We want all […]

These Stunning Coffee Maps of Brooklyn, San Francisco and Cambridge Are Just the Beginning

These Stunning Coffee Maps of Brooklyn, San Francisco and Cambridge Are Just the Beginning

April 10, 2014 1:53 pm

Some of the brightest minds at MIT are using Google technology to create extraordinarily beautiful, and even useful, maps of independent coffee shops for cities […]

Historic Seattle Shop Cafe Allegro Launching In-House Roasting Operation

Historic Seattle Shop Cafe Allegro Launching In-House Roasting Operation

March 27, 2014 12:49 pm

Few American cafes carry the kind of historic weight as that of Seattle’s Cafe Allegro. The cafe, which hangs a banner announcing its place as […]

Peet’s and Pandora Partnership Plan Plays to Patrons’ Musical Palates

Peet’s and Pandora Partnership Plan Plays to Patrons’ Musical Palates

March 25, 2014 11:32 am

Peet’s Coffee & Tea and the music streaming service Pandora are teaming up for a Peet’s-branded radio station that will be played at all its […]

Baristas at this Washington Coffee Stand Are Packing Serious Heat

Baristas at this Washington Coffee Stand Are Packing Serious Heat

March 19, 2014 1:48 pm

After three robberies in a month, the owner of a drive-through coffee stand in Spokane, Wash., is encouraging employees to carry guns on their hips. […]

At Consumers’ Requests, Starbucks Finally Adds Tipping System to iPhone App

At Consumers’ Requests, Starbucks Finally Adds Tipping System to iPhone App

March 13, 2014 11:29 am

With untold bajillions of sales on a daily basis, Starbucks has arguably become the world’s biggest beta testing lab for quick-service POS operations. (more: Starbucks Baristas […]

Here Are Your 2014 Big Western Barista and Brewers Cup Champions

Here Are Your 2014 Big Western Barista and Brewers Cup Champions

February 24, 2014 10:18 am

The third and final U.S. regional barista and Brewer’s Cup championships, The Big Western took place this past weekend at Lot 13 in Los Angeles. […]

Men to Go Shirtless with ‘Cute, Classy Underwear’ at New Spokane Stand

Men to Go Shirtless with ‘Cute, Classy Underwear’ at New Spokane Stand

February 12, 2014 10:14 am

While the “bikini barista” (a.k.a. sexpresso, bareista, etc.) trend grew out of Seattle, Spokane is now testing the limits. It is already home to the […]

The Hottest Hot Bars and Most Powerful People in Coffee Right Now

The Hottest Hot Bars and Most Powerful People in Coffee Right Now

January 30, 2014 11:20 am

Two reputable foodie news sources have published annual lists of piping hot bars and super powerful people in the coffee industry: The Eater Coffee Heat […]