How Counter Culture and BKON Are Brewing Up an ‘Innovation Leap’

How Counter Culture and BKON Are Brewing Up an ‘Innovation Leap’

September 29, 2014 1:00 am

BKON, maker of the negative-pressure brewer that blew up (metaphorically) at the SCAA Event this past Spring, has developed a strategic partnership with Durham, N.C.-based […]

Pittsburgh Has a Really Fun Specialty Coffee Week Lined Up. Do You?

Pittsburgh Has a Really Fun Specialty Coffee Week Lined Up. Do You?

September 29, 2014 12:43 am

Kudos to you Pittsburgh, Pa., which this Oct. 13-19 will join the remarkably small group of U.S. cities to try its hand at a “Specialty Coffee […]

La Colombe Secures $28.5 Million Investment, Plans Coastal Expansion

La Colombe Secures $28.5 Million Investment, Plans Coastal Expansion

September 9, 2014 5:25 pm

Philadelphia-based roaster and retailer La Colombe has signed a deal for approximately $28.5 million worth of private investments, with plans to open upwards of 100 […]

Roaster/Retailer Cafe Kubal Keeps Growing in Syracuse

Roaster/Retailer Cafe Kubal Keeps Growing in Syracuse

September 9, 2014 12:30 pm

Syracuse, N.Y.-based roastery Cafe Kubal has announced plans to open a fifth retail location this fall in a new mixed-use residential/commercial building with an Art […]

German Music Group Threatens a Whole Bunch of U.S. Coffee Roasters

German Music Group Threatens a Whole Bunch of U.S. Coffee Roasters

August 26, 2014 8:37 am

A German music group has launched what appears to be a senseless legal attack on dozens of U.S. coffee companies, as part of a larger […]

Coffee Celebrity Sightings: La Colombe’s Todd Carmichael on Location in Paris

Coffee Celebrity Sightings: La Colombe’s Todd Carmichael on Location in Paris

August 21, 2014 10:50 am

Ooh, you fancy, Todd Carmichael. The co-founder of Philadelphia-based La Colombe, Carmichael was recently spotted in Paris on location for a filming of the Travel […]

My Summer Vacation: A Coffee Journal by Michael Sheridan

My Summer Vacation: A Coffee Journal by Michael Sheridan

August 20, 2014 8:46 am

Some people go to a lake in the Northwoods; others pack up the minivan and head to a Disney resort; others yet gaze upon Mount Rushmore, […]

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 […]

Mike Hill of Metal Shredders Tombs Launches Savage Gold Coffee

Mike Hill of Metal Shredders Tombs Launches Savage Gold Coffee

July 24, 2014 3:48 pm

Mike Hill likes his coffee the same way he likes his metal: black. With a new album release and a North American fall tour on the […]

D.C. Roastery Vigilante Coffee Opens First Public Outpost in Hyatsville

D.C. Roastery Vigilante Coffee Opens First Public Outpost in Hyatsville

July 18, 2014 2:59 pm

After two years of building wholesale accounts and putting in time at farmers markets, flea markets and pop ups, Washington D.C.’s Vigilante Coffee is opening […]