26 Roasters From 15 States Announced as Good Food Awards Finalists

26 Roasters From 15 States Announced as Good Food Awards Finalists

October 22, 2014 4:30 pm

The Good Food Awards, now in its 5th year as a leading awards program that places equal emphasis on quality and responsible food sourcing, recently […]

This One-Woman Coffee Venture Could Give a Child a Home

This One-Woman Coffee Venture Could Give a Child a Home

October 22, 2014 3:56 pm

Coffee companies are often built around a strong mission, but rarely is the mission this singular and personal. Marlee Benefield last month introduced a micro roastery […]

Do the Copyright Thing: Your Use of Origin Images to Sell Coffee May Be Unlawful

Do the Copyright Thing: Your Use of Origin Images to Sell Coffee May Be Unlawful

October 21, 2014 3:32 pm

You’ve seen it countless times on bags, coffee shop walls and on coffee company websites: The image of a farmer picking ripe coffee cherries, designed to […]

U.S. Importer/Roasters Lead Effort to Save Antigua’s Finca El Valle

U.S. Importer/Roasters Lead Effort to Save Antigua’s Finca El Valle

October 21, 2014 12:18 pm

Three U.S. coffee companies are kickstarting an effort to raise $20,000 for Finca El Valle, an 85-acre farm in Antigua, Guatemala, that has struggled to […]

Colombia’s Fondo Paez: Finding Harmony on War-Torn Land

Colombia’s Fondo Paez: Finding Harmony on War-Torn Land

October 20, 2014 1:33 pm

The department (state) of Cauca, Colombia, is home to one of Colombia’s largest native American populations, the Paez people, and it also happens to be […]

Announcing the 2015 Micro Roaster of the Year: Portola Coffee Lab

Announcing the 2015 Micro Roaster of the Year: Portola Coffee Lab

October 17, 2014 8:02 am

Portola Coffee Lab Established: 2011 Location: Costa Mesa, California Employees: 28 Leadership: Jeff Duggan, Christa Duggan, co-owners Retail locations: One; three more in the works […]

Announcing the 2015 Macro Roaster of the Year: Reunion Island Coffee Roasters

Announcing the 2015 Macro Roaster of the Year: Reunion Island Coffee Roasters

October 17, 2014 8:00 am

Reunion Island Coffee Roasters Established: 1995 Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada Employees: 50 Leadership: Peter Pesce, owner; Adam Pesce, director of coffee Retail locations: Zero Roasters […]

Ten Competitors, Four Days and One Russian Roasting Champion

Ten Competitors, Four Days and One Russian Roasting Champion

October 15, 2014 1:01 pm

Take 10 of the best roasters in all of Russia, give them some exciting green coffees, sample equipment and production equipment, and see where they […]

Inside La Colombe’s Bar/Distillery/Restaurant Flagship in Fishtown

Inside La Colombe’s Bar/Distillery/Restaurant Flagship in Fishtown

October 13, 2014 11:47 am

La Colombe has officially opened its sprawling coffee bar/restaurant/rum distillery/bakery inside an 11,000-square-foot warehouse space in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood. In a recent interview regarding La Colombe’s plans […]

Two Years After Sandy Nearly Took Everything, Brewklyn Grind Opens Flagship Shop

Two Years After Sandy Nearly Took Everything, Brewklyn Grind Opens Flagship Shop

October 9, 2014 11:43 am

Brooklyn-based roaster Brewklyn Grind has opened its flagship retail bar at 557 Myrtle Ave., putting an emphatic punctuation mark on a survival story. Founded by […]