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, […]

Groundwork Coffee Secures Multi-Year Deal with the Los Angeles Convention Center

Groundwork Coffee Secures Multi-Year Deal with the Los Angeles Convention Center

April 18, 2014 8:45 am

Los Angeles-based Groundwork Coffee Company has inked a multi-year deal with the Los Angeles Convention Center to supply coffee for all the venue’s retail kiosks […]

Radio Coffee & Beer Hoping to Make Waves in ‘New South Austin’

Radio Coffee & Beer Hoping to Make Waves in ‘New South Austin’

April 17, 2014 12:41 pm

An Texas musician with roots in Seattle coffee is hoping to be like the Willie Nelson of the South Austin coffee world. “We want all […]

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 […]

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 […]

Blue Bottle Acquiring L.A.’s Handsome Coffee and Subscription Service Tonx

Blue Bottle Acquiring L.A.’s Handsome Coffee and Subscription Service Tonx

April 7, 2014 1:02 pm

Blue Bottle Coffee, which recently secured its second major cash infusion in as many years, is buying Handsome Coffee’s flagship Los Angeles roastery and bar, as […]

Economy and Humanity: The Roaster’s Role in Water Resource Management

Economy and Humanity: The Roaster’s Role in Water Resource Management

March 20, 2014 9:50 am

(editor’s note: Yesterday, Michael Sheridan wrote a post for the CRS Coffeelands Blog called “Water, Water Everywhere,” in which he reviewed several stories from the past week […]

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 […]

Nespresso to To Tim Wendelboe: Our Quality Matches Yours

Nespresso to To Tim Wendelboe: Our Quality Matches Yours

March 17, 2014 1:56 pm

Nestle-owned pod coffee giant Nespresso is firing back at influential Norwegian roaster Tim Wendelboe, arguing that its pre-ground coffee capsules match the quality of Wendelboe’s […]

Rogers Family Files Antitrust and Unfair Competition Lawsuit Against Keurig Green Mountain

Rogers Family Files Antitrust and Unfair Competition Lawsuit Against Keurig Green Mountain

March 17, 2014 11:39 am

Lincoln, Calif.-based Rogers Family Coffee Company has filed a lawsuit against Keurig Green Mountain Inc. alleging violations of federal and California antitrust and unfair competition laws […]