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 […]

Caffe Ibis Founder Randy Wirth Dies Following Crash with Alleged Drunk Driver

Caffe Ibis Founder Randy Wirth Dies Following Crash with Alleged Drunk Driver

April 15, 2014 9:46 am

Randy Wirth, who founded Logan, Utah-based Caffe Ibis with his wife Sally Sears in 1976, has died from injuries suffered during a vehicle crash last […]

Startup Revelator Coffee Reveals Aggressive Plans for Southern Growth

Startup Revelator Coffee Reveals Aggressive Plans for Southern Growth

March 31, 2014 12:48 pm

A New Orleans-based coffee startup with some hefty investment backing is planning to debut four coffee shops this Spring, with as many as a dozen […]

Coming Soon to ATL: The Beerspresso Machine

Coming Soon to ATL: The Beerspresso Machine

March 19, 2014 10:00 am

As its name suggests, Atlanta’s forthcoming Taproom Coffee will have an equal focus on beer and coffee. In one of the coolest examples of coffee […]

Sambalatte Readies Biggest Facility To Date on the Vegas Strip

Sambalatte Readies Biggest Facility To Date on the Vegas Strip

March 13, 2014 3:04 pm

In chain-dominated Las Vegas, independent roasteries and retailers have traditionally been few and far between. Four-year-old Sambalatte is helping change that, with the upcoming opening of […]

Talking Coffee and the Global Water Supply with Mariposa’s Amyie Kao

Talking Coffee and the Global Water Supply with Mariposa’s Amyie Kao

March 12, 2014 3:34 pm

As consumers grow increasingly aware of coffee’s inherently global footprint, the local-ness of today’s micro roasters and indie cafes is a paradoxical concept — and […]

Octane Coffee to Fuel Buckhead’s Atlanta Tech Village this Spring

Octane Coffee to Fuel Buckhead’s Atlanta Tech Village this Spring

February 28, 2014 11:18 am

Atlanta roastery and retailer Octane Coffee is planning to open a new retail outpost this Spring in Buckhead’s Atlanta Tech Village (ATV), a 100,000-plus-square-foot business incubator […]