Blue Bottle to Begin Selling Pre-Ground Coffee Following Perfect Acquisition

Blue Bottle to Begin Selling Pre-Ground Coffee Following Perfect Acquisition

February 27, 2015 9:51 am

Blue Bottle Coffee will begin selling packaged, pre-ground coffee following the acquisition of Bay Area-based Perfect Coffee, founded by longtime tech executive Neil Day in 2013. […]

Artis ‘Live Roast Experience’ Opening in Bangkok, Three U.S. Stores to Follow

Artis ‘Live Roast Experience’ Opening in Bangkok, Three U.S. Stores to Follow

February 25, 2015 3:10 pm

Artis Coffee, the Berkeley, Calif.-based brand that skewed the traditional roaster/retailer model with its “live roast experience,” is about to open up in Bangkok, with several more […]

Young Miami Roastery Relentless Representing Four Generations in Nicaraguan Coffee

Young Miami Roastery Relentless Representing Four Generations in Nicaraguan Coffee

February 24, 2015 5:02 pm

Vertical integration is an increasingly popular strategy among U.S. coffee companies, but rarely is it accomplished so naturally as in the case of one of South […]

Highwire Coffee Roasters Buying Berkeley’s Beloved Local 123

Highwire Coffee Roasters Buying Berkeley’s Beloved Local 123

February 24, 2015 11:12 am

Oakland’s Highwire Coffee Roasters is buying beloved 6-year-old Berkeley retailer Local 123, where it will open its second retail shop, as well as Local 123’s […]

Inside Roast Magazine: Roast Profile Development, Kenyan Quality and Flavor Communication

Inside Roast Magazine: Roast Profile Development, Kenyan Quality and Flavor Communication

February 19, 2015 11:25 am

The March/April 2015 issue of Roast Magazine is now shipping. If you’re not yet a Roast subscriber, become one here. Below are previews of three of […]

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 […]

Coming to Columbus: Mission Coffee Co.’s Roastery and Education Lab

Coming to Columbus: Mission Coffee Co.’s Roastery and Education Lab

February 17, 2015 10:46 am

Mission Coffee Co., which has helped drive Columbus, Ohio, coffee culture since opening a Short North shop in 2012, plans to open a coffee education and […]

Sustainable Harvest To Test How Bag Type in Warehousing Affects Quality

Sustainable Harvest To Test How Bag Type in Warehousing Affects Quality

February 17, 2015 9:12 am

Green coffee importer Sustainable Harvest has launched an innovative research project examining how bag type during green coffee warehousing may affect cup quality. The experiment […]

Brash Coffee Planning New Atlanta Outpost for Salvadoran Coffee

Brash Coffee Planning New Atlanta Outpost for Salvadoran Coffee

February 16, 2015 5:42 pm

Brash Coffee, the roaster/retail brand created by Matt Ludwikowski, has announced plans to open a shop in Atlanta’s Westside Provisions District. Ludwikowski, a former Octane Coffee […]

Verve Coffee Roasters Planning at Least Four More Los Angeles Shops

Verve Coffee Roasters Planning at Least Four More Los Angeles Shops

February 11, 2015 4:23 pm

Following the recent opening of its first Los Angeles bar, and fourth total, Santa Cruz-based Verve Coffee Roasters has plans to open at least four more […]