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 […]

Package Design Case Study: Transcend Coffee in Edmonton

Package Design Case Study: Transcend Coffee in Edmonton

September 30, 2014 6:44 am

With a roastery, two brick-and-mortar cafes and a permanent place inside the downtown Mother’s Farmers Market, Transcend Coffee already had a strong presence in Edmonton, […]

Consumer Group Fair World Project Rates the Buying Practices of 19 U.S. Roasters

Consumer Group Fair World Project Rates the Buying Practices of 19 U.S. Roasters

August 5, 2014 9:06 am

The Fair World Project has released an analysis of the trading and transparency practices of some of America’s leading roasters, with some surprising and potentially […]

Package Design Case Study: Detour Coffee Roasters of Burlington, Ontario

Package Design Case Study: Detour Coffee Roasters of Burlington, Ontario

June 17, 2014 2:43 pm

With package redesigns, the consumer sees one thing, then they see a newer, better thing. Of course, the process is not so clear-cut for designers, […]

A Look at Some of the Best Coffee Packaging Designs of 2014

A Look at Some of the Best Coffee Packaging Designs of 2014

June 12, 2014 12:16 pm

The Dieline Awards program, celebrating achievement in consumer packaging, is considered to be a premier showcase in the global design community. It also happens to […]

Air Horn Abuse and Banana Torture: Inside Ben Put’s WBC Training Regimen

Air Horn Abuse and Banana Torture: Inside Ben Put’s WBC Training Regimen

June 10, 2014 1:04 pm

Just moments ago, 2014 Canadian Barista Champion Ben Put of Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters was named as one of the 12 finalists at the […]

Could You Be the Next Roaster of the Year?

Could You Be the Next Roaster of the Year?

June 9, 2014 11:42 am

Time flies when you’re roasting tons of coffee. Roast Magazine’s Roaster of the Year program is now in its 10th year, with each year surpassing […]

Parachute Coffee Arrives with Airdrops from Canadian Micros

Parachute Coffee Arrives with Airdrops from Canadian Micros

June 6, 2014 10:07 am

The latest in specialty coffee’s subscription game, Parachute Coffee recently launched with a focus on Canadian small-batch roasters. Sticking to the parachute theme and calling […]

A Look Back at A Really Big SCAA 2014 in Seattle (Plus Photo Gallery)

A Look Back at A Really Big SCAA 2014 in Seattle (Plus Photo Gallery)

April 28, 2014 1:08 pm

We’re still waiting to hear the final tally of guests to this year’s Specialty Coffee Association of America show at the Washington State Convention Center, […]

Erna Knutsen to Retire with an Incredible Legacy in Specialty Coffee

Erna Knutsen to Retire with an Incredible Legacy in Specialty Coffee

April 21, 2014 2:05 pm

Erna Knutsen, known for coining the phrase “specialty coffee” four decades ago, is retiring as operations begin to wind down at Knutson Coffees Ltd. Knutsen […]