Blue Bottle Unveils New Subscription Model As Tonx Brand Dissolves

Blue Bottle Unveils New Subscription Model As Tonx Brand Dissolves

September 18, 2014 10:30 am

The Tonx to Blue Bottle migration was completed this morning, including a brand refresh for Blue Bottle home coffees and an expansion of subscription services to […]

After 17 Years of Note-Taking, Cuvee Coffee Opens Stunning First Bar in Austin

After 17 Years of Note-Taking, Cuvee Coffee Opens Stunning First Bar in Austin

September 11, 2014 7:26 am

After years of building Cuvee Coffee into a leading Texas specialty coffee roastery, founder Mike McKim was experiencing what he describes as “kind of a career […]

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 […]

Inside Velo Coffee Roasters: Growing Specialty Coffee in Chattanooga

Inside Velo Coffee Roasters: Growing Specialty Coffee in Chattanooga

September 8, 2014 12:14 pm

Why is specialty coffee exciting right now? It’s not just that there are people doing some really creative and innovative things in medium- and smaller-sized markets […]

Starbucks Unveils ‘Don’t-Call-it-Third-Wave’ Concept, Plans Seattle Roastery Opening

Starbucks Unveils ‘Don’t-Call-it-Third-Wave’ Concept, Plans Seattle Roastery Opening

September 5, 2014 12:13 pm

Using a barrage of adjectives like super-premium, unique, reserve and small-lot, Starbucks has just announced details regarding its new “premium coffee experience” store concept, as […]

Light on the Dark Art In Scott Rao’s “The Coffee Roaster’s Companion”

Light on the Dark Art In Scott Rao’s “The Coffee Roaster’s Companion”

September 2, 2014 12:15 pm

The preface to Scott Rao’s latest book, The Coffee Roaster’s Companion (self-published) immediately describes some of the historic deficiencies in roasting as a scientific pursuit: Coffee roasting has always […]

Coming Soon to San Antonio’s Southtown: White Elephant Coffee

Coming Soon to San Antonio’s Southtown: White Elephant Coffee

August 25, 2014 8:34 am

Forget the Alamo. One of the coolest places in all of Texas is Southtown, San Antonio, composed of a series of largely tourist-free and neighborhoods […]

Louisville’s Quills Coffee Heading North to Indianapolis

Louisville’s Quills Coffee Heading North to Indianapolis

August 25, 2014 7:51 am

Quills Coffee, which in seven years has helped define craft coffee in the Louisville area through its roastery and three cafes, is making the two-hour […]

San Diego’s WestBean to Open First Brick-and-Mortar Shop Downtown

San Diego’s WestBean to Open First Brick-and-Mortar Shop Downtown

August 19, 2014 11:17 am

San Diego’s WestBean Coffee Roasters is planning to open its first brick-and-mortar shop this October, in a high-traffic downtown spot on Broadway between 2nd and […]