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, […]

Denver’s Huckleberry Roasters Opens Bar Inside Old Shipping Crates

Denver’s Huckleberry Roasters Opens Bar Inside Old Shipping Crates

April 11, 2014 11:02 am

A mere four months after opening its flagship shop and roastery and bar on Pecos St., Denver’s Huckleberry Roasters has opened its second retail shop, […]

Madcap Planning New Grand Rapids Roastery, Office HQ and Retail Bar

Madcap Planning New Grand Rapids Roastery, Office HQ and Retail Bar

April 10, 2014 11:34 am

Madcap Coffee is seeking approval from its home city Grand Rapids, Mich., to convert a former 8,000-square-foot dry cleaning and gas station building into a […]

When Quality Falls Short: Exploring Risk in the High-End Specialty Trade

When Quality Falls Short: Exploring Risk in the High-End Specialty Trade

April 9, 2014 1:26 pm

The Wall Street Journal yesterday published a must-read story for anyone interested in the future of direct-trade relationships for premium coffees among growers, importers and […]

Unauthorized Soft Launch Ends in Hard Feelings Among Some Top Specialty Brands

Unauthorized Soft Launch Ends in Hard Feelings Among Some Top Specialty Brands

April 4, 2014 2:19 pm

The owner of third-party reseller of whole bean coffee Kettled.com is admitting to selling coffees and using copyrighted marketing material from some of the country’s […]

The Risk-Filled Ride Begins for Vancouver’s Timbertrain Coffee Roasters

The Risk-Filled Ride Begins for Vancouver’s Timbertrain Coffee Roasters

April 1, 2014 12:22 pm

Three young Vancouver entrepreneurs with a shared childhood fascination with trains have opened the doors to Vancouver’s Timbertrain Coffee Roasters in the historic Gastown neighborhood. […]

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 […]

Some of Specialty’s Brightest Minds to Gather at the Coffee Summit in NYC

Some of Specialty’s Brightest Minds to Gather at the Coffee Summit in NYC

March 31, 2014 10:51 am

Monday, April 7, Edible Manhattan and espresso machine manufacturer Breville are teaming up to present The Coffee Summit, a day-long program of panel discussions and […]

Historic Seattle Shop Cafe Allegro Launching In-House Roasting Operation

Historic Seattle Shop Cafe Allegro Launching In-House Roasting Operation

March 27, 2014 12:49 pm

Few American cafes carry the kind of historic weight as that of Seattle’s Cafe Allegro. The cafe, which hangs a banner announcing its place as […]

Ann Arbor’s Mighty Good Coffee Adding Two Retail Outposts

Ann Arbor’s Mighty Good Coffee Adding Two Retail Outposts

March 26, 2014 10:42 am

Mighty Good Coffee Roasting, which has been building a solid reputation since opening on Main St. in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 2006, is planning to […]