Sacramento’s The Trade Combines Coffee and Co-Working in Hybrid Model

Sacramento’s The Trade Combines Coffee and Co-Working in Hybrid Model

March 24, 2015 2:44 pm

At some point, we’re going to need a name for the modern coffee shop/office hybrid: the retail spaces designed for business incubation and meetings that […]

Richmond Roastery Blanchard’s Coffee Celebrates 10 Years with Rebranding

Richmond Roastery Blanchard’s Coffee Celebrates 10 Years with Rebranding

March 23, 2015 2:00 pm

For its 10-year anniversary, Richmond, Va.-based Blanchard’s Coffee Roasting Co. has unveiled a complete rebranding, as well as a quality-focused consolidation of its roasted coffee […]

The 2015 Roasters Choice Champion on Competition, Roasting and Losing a Mentor

The 2015 Roasters Choice Champion on Competition, Roasting and Losing a Mentor

March 19, 2015 11:11 am

The Roasters Choice competition takes place largely behind the metaphorical curtain, with coffees roasted in advance of the U.S. Coffee Championships weekend. As Brandon Despain of […]

One Roaster’s 66-Page Manifesto on Modulating the Flavor Profile of Coffee

One Roaster’s 66-Page Manifesto on Modulating the Flavor Profile of Coffee

March 13, 2015 7:33 am

Experienced roasters always seem to be toeing the line between, to borrow a phrase, the known knowns and the known unknowns. That toeing is reflected […]

Blue Bottle to Begin Selling Pre-Ground Coffee Following Perfect Acquisition

Blue Bottle to Begin Selling Pre-Ground Coffee Following Perfect Acquisition

February 27, 2015 9:51 am

Blue Bottle Coffee will begin selling packaged, pre-ground coffee following the acquisition of Bay Area-based Perfect Coffee, founded by longtime tech executive Neil Day in 2013. […]

Artis ‘Live Roast Experience’ Opening in Bangkok, Three U.S. Stores to Follow

Artis ‘Live Roast Experience’ Opening in Bangkok, Three U.S. Stores to Follow

February 25, 2015 3:10 pm

Artis Coffee, the Berkeley, Calif.-based brand that skewed the traditional roaster/retailer model with its “live roast experience,” is about to open up in Bangkok, with several more […]

Philz Coffee Secures Additional $15 Million Investment for Nationwide Expansion

Philz Coffee Secures Additional $15 Million Investment for Nationwide Expansion

February 18, 2015 4:11 pm

San Francisco-based Philz Coffee has secured $15 million in investments from sources including Jonah Hill and Snoop Dogg, with plans to expand its retail footprint nationwide. News site […]

Starbucks Unveils Reserve Line Subscription with Upcharge for Freshness

Starbucks Unveils Reserve Line Subscription with Upcharge for Freshness

February 17, 2015 12:35 pm

Starbucks today unveiled its new subscription service for its Reserve line coffees, with an oddly configured pricing model that reflects freshness based on predetermined roast dates. The […]

Verve Coffee Roasters Planning at Least Four More Los Angeles Shops

Verve Coffee Roasters Planning at Least Four More Los Angeles Shops

February 11, 2015 4:23 pm

Following the recent opening of its first Los Angeles bar, and fourth total, Santa Cruz-based Verve Coffee Roasters has plans to open at least four more […]

Crimson Cup Opens $1.1 Million Roasting and Distribution HQ in Columbus

Crimson Cup Opens $1.1 Million Roasting and Distribution HQ in Columbus

January 29, 2015 11:28 am

Ohio’s Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has opened a new $1.1 million, 20,000-square-foot roasting and distribution facility in Columbus, more than doubling the company’s production […]