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, […]

Coffee Review Presents Its Top Coffees of 2014

Coffee Review Presents Its Top Coffees of 2014

December 11, 2014 1:53 pm

Coffee Review, which has been reviewing coffees on a 100-point scale since 1997, has released its second annual list of top roasted coffees. The Coffee […]

Opinion: Starbucks’ Upmarket Model and the Big Business of Little Bars

Opinion: Starbucks’ Upmarket Model and the Big Business of Little Bars

December 5, 2014 5:04 pm

Way back in 2011, shortly after news broke investment firm TSG Consumer Partners had made a “major” but undisclosed investment in Portland’s Stumptown Coffee Roasters, […]

Inside Starbucks’ New Reserve Line HQ, A Shrine to Company and Coffee

Inside Starbucks’ New Reserve Line HQ, A Shrine to Company and Coffee

December 5, 2014 10:43 am

Starbucks has unveiled its massive Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, occupying a sprawling 15,000 square foot former automotive showroom after two years in the making. This is arguably […]

L.A.’s Brand-Focused Pancake Epidemic Opens Numerous Seoul Shops Serving Stumptown

L.A.’s Brand-Focused Pancake Epidemic Opens Numerous Seoul Shops Serving Stumptown

November 20, 2014 11:56 am

The Pancake Epidemic, a division of the self-described “experiential marketing firm” Street Virus, based in Los Angeles, has been real busy in Seoul, opening up multiple […]

Latest Subscription Service Bean Box Flips the Script with Seattle-Only Focus

Latest Subscription Service Bean Box Flips the Script with Seattle-Only Focus

November 17, 2014 8:03 am

As the coffee subscription segment evolves — either by “curators” or by individual roasteries dressing up their online shopping options — we’re seeing an increasing amount […]