Buffalo’s Public Espresso Opens in Historic Hotel, Plans 3,500-s.f. Flagship

Buffalo’s Public Espresso Opens in Historic Hotel, Plans 3,500-s.f. Flagship

March 23, 2015 12:03 pm

Buffalo, New York’s Public Espresso + Coffee is greatly adding to its public presence. The small-batch roastery, founded by partners Sam Scarcello, Matt Rayburg and […]

Now Roasting in South Philadelphia’s Point Breeze: Other Animal

Now Roasting in South Philadelphia’s Point Breeze: Other Animal

March 20, 2015 1:59 pm

Diverging slightly from a career in restaurants and foodservice, Daniel Westiner has created his own small-batch commercial roasting operation, Other Animal Coffee Roasters, in South Philadelphia’s Point Breeze […]

Long Island City’s Coffeed Opens in Manhattan and Seoul, More Coming

Long Island City’s Coffeed Opens in Manhattan and Seoul, More Coming

March 4, 2015 10:22 am

Long Island City, Queens-based roastery Coffeed (emphasis on feed) has opened its first Manhattan cafe, inside a building owned by children’s charity The New York Foundling. Coffeed […]

ME Swing and Pueblo a Pueblo: A Case Study in Charitable Collaboration

ME Swing and Pueblo a Pueblo: A Case Study in Charitable Collaboration

February 16, 2015 1:29 pm

Donate X amount per X sold for X cause. It’s a simple enough formula, even an intuitive one in the case of giving back to […]

New Hampshire’s A&E Roastery Hoping to Break the Loyalty Pattern in Manchester

New Hampshire’s A&E Roastery Hoping to Break the Loyalty Pattern in Manchester

February 12, 2015 2:41 pm

Having called it home for two years in a previous life, I have a soft spot in my heart for Manchester, N.H., a city where the […]

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, […]

Blue Bottle to Relocate Williamsburg Roasting HQ to Renovated 1930s Warehouse

Blue Bottle to Relocate Williamsburg Roasting HQ to Renovated 1930s Warehouse

January 6, 2015 10:22 am

Blue Bottle Coffee is planning to move its New York roasting headquarters to the Lewis Steel Building in North Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Blue Bottle opened its Berry […]

‘Stairs of Fabulousness’ Lead to Locally Owned Cafe in Boston’s Brutalist City Hall

‘Stairs of Fabulousness’ Lead to Locally Owned Cafe in Boston’s Brutalist City Hall

January 5, 2015 10:27 am

Strolling through downtown Boston about eight years ago, I was confronted with this hideous monolith. I recall thinking, “This is an odd place for a prison.” […]

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 […]

Arcade Fire Frontman Win Butler and La Colombe Partner for Haitian RaRa Coffee

Arcade Fire Frontman Win Butler and La Colombe Partner for Haitian RaRa Coffee

December 12, 2014 10:53 am

Beginning with the parents of Arcade Fire founding member Régine Chassagne, who emigrated from Haiti during the dictatorship of François Duvalier, Arcade Fire has had […]