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 […]

Indie Food Reseller Mouth Unveils Reputable Roaster Roster for Coffee Program

Indie Food Reseller Mouth Unveils Reputable Roaster Roster for Coffee Program

April 21, 2014 12:55 pm

Mouth, an online reseller of indie food products like jerkies, pickled stuff and candy bars from smaller sellers throughout the United States, has launched a […]

Counter Culture Buyers Ionescu and Hill on a ‘Coalescing’ Direct-Trade Philosophy

Counter Culture Buyers Ionescu and Hill on a ‘Coalescing’ Direct-Trade Philosophy

April 18, 2014 10:37 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Last week, I told the market here that if it wants meticulous selection, conservation of heirloom cultivars and improved cup quality, […]

Big Names, New Gear and Nyeri Updates at Counter Culture’s Revamped ‘Pro Dev’ Series

Big Names, New Gear and Nyeri Updates at Counter Culture’s Revamped ‘Pro Dev’ Series

April 16, 2014 5:22 pm

Counter Culture Coffee is introducing its revamped “Pro Dev” workshop and lecture series at each of its regional training centers, including fancy guests, brand new […]

A Discovery Channel: Looking Back At CoffeeCon Chicago 2014

A Discovery Channel: Looking Back At CoffeeCon Chicago 2014

April 14, 2014 10:45 am

Talking to visitors at the consumer show CoffeeCon this past weekend at the Zhou B Art Center on Chicago’s near South side, I heard countless […]

Madcap Planning New Grand Rapids Roastery, Office HQ and Retail Bar

Madcap Planning New Grand Rapids Roastery, Office HQ and Retail Bar

April 10, 2014 11:34 am

Madcap Coffee is seeking approval from its home city Grand Rapids, Mich., to convert a former 8,000-square-foot dry cleaning and gas station building into a […]

Consumer-Focused CoffeeCon Coming to Chicago, More Cities to Follow

Consumer-Focused CoffeeCon Coming to Chicago, More Cities to Follow

April 9, 2014 2:50 pm

CoffeeCon, a consumer-focused daylong trade show now in its third year, is coming to Chicago this Saturday, April 12. Show director and coffee industry veteran Kevin […]

Inside Chicago’s French-Workshop-Inspired Plein Air Cafe

Inside Chicago’s French-Workshop-Inspired Plein Air Cafe

April 4, 2014 12:25 pm

There is a whole lot of design muscle behind Chicago’s newest French-workshop-inspired cafe and eatery, Hyde Park’s Plein Air Cafe. The lovely white-washed space inside […]

This Week in Kickstarter: Craighton Berman’s Manual Coffeemaker (MCM)

This Week in Kickstarter: Craighton Berman’s Manual Coffeemaker (MCM)

April 1, 2014 10:38 am

A Chicago-based designer, artist and creative director is about halfway through his nearly $100,000 Kickstarter goal to begin production of the Manual Coffeemaker (a.k.a. MCM), […]

“Connected by Coffee” Documentary to Make Screen Debut April 2

“Connected by Coffee” Documentary to Make Screen Debut April 2

March 27, 2014 10:59 am

“Connected by Coffee,” a new film that documents the human relationships between coffee farmers, buyers, roasters and consumers, is set to premier in Indianapolis on […]