Q&A with Seattle Icon David Schomer as Espresso Vivace Plans Roastery Move

Q&A with Seattle Icon David Schomer as Espresso Vivace Plans Roastery Move

April 24, 2015 1:11 pm

Aside from a first year roasting in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, Espresso Vivace been roasting in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood for 23 years. The Vivace “Roasteria” debuted […]

The Best of the Best of Coffee’s B Corps

The Best of the Best of Coffee’s B Corps

April 16, 2015 12:56 pm

Two coffee companies have made the relatively short annual list of companies from throughout the world identified by public benefit company certifier B Corporation as being […]

SCAA, Roast Magazine and Pacific Bag Team Up for 2015 Roaster Research

SCAA, Roast Magazine and Pacific Bag Team Up for 2015 Roaster Research

April 14, 2015 1:44 pm

Roast Magazine often receives highly specific inquiries from existing or potential coffee business owners. Inquiries like, “How many commercial roasteries opened in the U.S. last year?” or, […]

From Problem to Opportunity in Coffee-Reliant Burundi (Video)

From Problem to Opportunity in Coffee-Reliant Burundi (Video)

March 6, 2015 10:32 am

Burundi is one of the poorest coffee-producing countries in the world, and this is by no means coincidental to a lack of development in the coffee […]

Starbucks Unveils Reserve Line Subscription with Upcharge for Freshness

Starbucks Unveils Reserve Line Subscription with Upcharge for Freshness

February 17, 2015 12:35 pm

Starbucks today unveiled its new subscription service for its Reserve line coffees, with an oddly configured pricing model that reflects freshness based on predetermined roast dates. The […]

Vandals Strike SE Portland Roastery Cellar Door Coffee

Vandals Strike SE Portland Roastery Cellar Door Coffee

January 24, 2015 2:35 pm

Seven-year-old SE Portland roaster Cellar Door Coffee was vandalized prior to opening on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 22. According to a FOX12 Oregon report, […]

Multinational Tea Company Ito En to Acquire Distant Lands Coffee for $82 Million

Multinational Tea Company Ito En to Acquire Distant Lands Coffee for $82 Million

January 19, 2015 9:17 am

  Japan-based Ito En has begun filing to acquire U.S.-based roaster and importer Distant Lands Coffee Company in a deal worth a reported $82 million. Distant Lands […]

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, […]

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 […]

Seattle’s Caffe Vita Planning New Roastery and Cafe in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Seattle’s Caffe Vita Planning New Roastery and Cafe in Bushwick, Brooklyn

December 22, 2014 12:04 pm

One of the stalwarts of contemporary coffee sourcing, roasting and retailing, Seattle’s Caffe Vita is planning to open a new roastery and cafe in Bushwick, […]