Seattle’s Caffe Vita Planning New Roastery and Cafe in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Seattle’s Caffe Vita Planning New Roastery and Cafe in Bushwick, Brooklyn

December 22, 2014 12:04 pm

One of the stalwarts of contemporary coffee sourcing, roasting and retailing, Seattle’s Caffe Vita is planning to open a new roastery and cafe in Bushwick, […]

Mystery Solved: See Who Is Supplying Coffee to the White House

Mystery Solved: See Who Is Supplying Coffee to the White House

December 12, 2014 12:40 pm

Earlier this year, Boston Globe reporter Matt Viser asserted that the coffee supplier for the White House had become something of a state secret. With little […]

Arcade Fire Frontman Win Butler and La Colombe Partner for Haitian RaRa Coffee

Arcade Fire Frontman Win Butler and La Colombe Partner for Haitian RaRa Coffee

December 12, 2014 10:53 am

Beginning with the parents of Arcade Fire founding member Régine Chassagne, who emigrated from Haiti during the dictatorship of François Duvalier, Arcade Fire has had […]

Coffee Review Presents Its Top Coffees of 2014

Coffee Review Presents Its Top Coffees of 2014

December 11, 2014 1:53 pm

Coffee Review, which has been reviewing coffees on a 100-point scale since 1997, has released its second annual list of top roasted coffees. The Coffee […]

Opinion: Starbucks’ Upmarket Model and the Big Business of Little Bars

Opinion: Starbucks’ Upmarket Model and the Big Business of Little Bars

December 5, 2014 5:04 pm

Way back in 2011, shortly after news broke investment firm TSG Consumer Partners had made a “major” but undisclosed investment in Portland’s Stumptown Coffee Roasters, […]

Inside Starbucks’ New Reserve Line HQ, A Shrine to Company and Coffee

Inside Starbucks’ New Reserve Line HQ, A Shrine to Company and Coffee

December 5, 2014 10:43 am

Starbucks has unveiled its massive Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, occupying a sprawling 15,000 square foot former automotive showroom after two years in the making. This is arguably […]

Canadian Chain Second Cup Unveils its High-End Market Concept in Toronto

Canadian Chain Second Cup Unveils its High-End Market Concept in Toronto

December 4, 2014 3:20 pm

Canadian roaster and retail chain Second Cup has followed through on recent promises to refresh its brand and introduce a “coffee-centric” approach to consumers with […]

Blue Bottle Publicly Defending Some Cuts to Part-Timer Benefits

Blue Bottle Publicly Defending Some Cuts to Part-Timer Benefits

November 26, 2014 12:38 pm

Blue Bottle Coffee is publicly defending its decision to cut health insurance benefits to some of its existing part-time employees as part of a company-wide […]

Massimo Zanetti Opens 58,000-Square-Foot Vietnam Roasting Plant

Massimo Zanetti Opens 58,000-Square-Foot Vietnam Roasting Plant

November 26, 2014 12:06 pm

Banking on long-term growth in the Asian market throughout its brand spectrum, Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group has cut the ribbon on a multimillion dollar roasting […]

L.A.’s Brand-Focused Pancake Epidemic Opens Numerous Seoul Shops Serving Stumptown

L.A.’s Brand-Focused Pancake Epidemic Opens Numerous Seoul Shops Serving Stumptown

November 20, 2014 11:56 am

The Pancake Epidemic, a division of the self-described “experiential marketing firm” Street Virus, based in Los Angeles, has been real busy in Seoul, opening up multiple […]