Santa Barbara’s The French Press Has Plans for Nearly 2,000-Square-Foot Goleta Space

Santa Barbara’s The French Press Has Plans for Nearly 2,000-Square-Foot Goleta Space

January 21, 2015 2:35 pm

Five-year-old Santa Barba high-end retailer The French Press has signed a lease for a nearly 2,000-square-foot space in Goleta. Radius Commercial Real Estate & Investments, […]

Kopi Luwak vs. Geisha at Temple Coffee’s Most Controversial Cupping

Kopi Luwak vs. Geisha at Temple Coffee’s Most Controversial Cupping

January 19, 2015 10:46 am

On January 9, venerable Sacramento roaster/retailer Temple Coffee tweeted about a “controversial cupping.” One of our more interesting, and definitely most controversial public cupping will […]

Coffee Chaff Roast Duck? Check Out this Amazing Coffee Menu in Hawaii

Coffee Chaff Roast Duck? Check Out this Amazing Coffee Menu in Hawaii

January 14, 2015 11:41 am

Daylight Mind, the roastery, coffee school and upscale beachside restaurant in the Kona region of Hawaii, has created a wildly ambitious coffee menu, incorporating every […]

Ethiopia and Kenya Coffees Dominate 2015 Good Food Awards List

Ethiopia and Kenya Coffees Dominate 2015 Good Food Awards List

January 9, 2015 12:02 pm

The 5th Annual Good Food Awards Ceremony took place last night in San Francisco, honoring coffee roasters alongside craft producers in categories such as beer, cheese, spirits, […]

Now Brewing in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset: Snowbird Coffee

Now Brewing in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset: Snowbird Coffee

January 4, 2015 10:19 am

The origin story of Snowbird Coffee, which opened in late 2014 in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset neighborhood, is remarkably brief. Friends Eugene Kim and Dave […]

Bay Area Food Craft Institute Launches Five-Week Course Touring Top Roasteries

Bay Area Food Craft Institute Launches Five-Week Course Touring Top Roasteries

December 30, 2014 12:11 pm

Oakland-based Food Craft Institute is launching a five-week program designed for entrepreneurs interested in developing their own craft coffee roasting and/or retail businesses. FCI regularly […]

2014 Year in Review: Coffee Roasting

2014 Year in Review: Coffee Roasting

December 24, 2014 8:08 am

Refinement in roasting is an ongoing process, and on it went at very high levels throughout 2014. We’ve seen the creation of an influential new […]

It’s a Post-Xmas Supersonic Gathering in Berkeley with Tim Wendelboe

It’s a Post-Xmas Supersonic Gathering in Berkeley with Tim Wendelboe

December 19, 2014 12:32 pm

In 2011, Colombian coffee farmer and organizer Elias Roa met Oslo, Norway-based roaster and former World Barista Champion Tim Wendelboe with news that he’d just purchased […]

Oahu Coffee Properties Under Quarantine Restrictions for Borer Infestation

Oahu Coffee Properties Under Quarantine Restrictions for Borer Infestation

December 17, 2014 10:24 am

The Hawaii Board of Agriculture today placed coffees from two Oahu properties owned by Dole Foods under quarantine restrictions due to the recent detection of a coffee […]

Inside Crop to Cup’s Brooklyn Showroom, a New Kind of Importer/Retailer Model

Inside Crop to Cup’s Brooklyn Showroom, a New Kind of Importer/Retailer Model

December 15, 2014 1:41 pm

There’s a relatively new coffee spot in Gowanus, Brooklyn, that has many of the trappings associated with today’s high-end retail shop, including grinders, brewers, lounge […]