Perc Coffee Roasters: On A Rocket Ship Since 2010

Perc Coffee Roasters: On A Rocket Ship Since 2010

October 1, 2014 7:26 am

“We’ve been on a rocket ship since 2010,” Philip Brown says of his four-year-old company, Perc Coffee, which began as a one-man micro roastery and […]

Espresso Elevado Fueling its Part of Southeast Michigan’s Economic Recovery

Espresso Elevado Fueling its Part of Southeast Michigan’s Economic Recovery

October 1, 2014 6:47 am

Let’s take a quick trip down bad memory lane. By late 2010, the U.S. economy was still reeling from the Great Recession of 2007-8, with unemployment […]

Now Roasting with French Fry Oil: Truth Coffee In Cape Town

Now Roasting with French Fry Oil: Truth Coffee In Cape Town

September 23, 2014 1:32 pm

One of the world’s most audacious coffee bars and roasteries, the eco-Steampunk-inspired Truth Coffee in Cape Town, South Africa, says it is now roasting completely […]

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 […]