Q&A with Seattle Icon David Schomer as Espresso Vivace Plans Roastery Move

Q&A with Seattle Icon David Schomer as Espresso Vivace Plans Roastery Move

April 24, 2015 1:11 pm

Aside from a first year roasting in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, Espresso Vivace been roasting in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood for 23 years. The Vivace “Roasteria” debuted […]

Sightglass Planning ‘Immersive and Distinct’ Retail Experience Inside Renovated SFMOMA

Sightglass Planning ‘Immersive and Distinct’ Retail Experience Inside Renovated SFMOMA

April 22, 2015 1:14 pm

When the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) reopens in the Spring of 2016 after a $610 million renovation project, it will be home […]

Blue Bottle and Acclaimed SF Bakery Tartine Joining Forces

Blue Bottle and Acclaimed SF Bakery Tartine Joining Forces

April 20, 2015 12:47 pm

Blue Bottle Coffee is absorbing yet another craft-focused company with a strong existing brand, beloved San Francisco bakery Tartine. The company announced the partnership today, and Oliver […]

This Retail Price Index for High-End Roasted Coffee is Incredibly Interesting

This Retail Price Index for High-End Roasted Coffee is Incredibly Interesting

April 16, 2015 4:20 pm

A team at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School has been putting together a retail price index for largely directly traded, single-origin roasted coffees in the […]

SCAA, Roast Magazine and Pacific Bag Team Up for 2015 Roaster Research

SCAA, Roast Magazine and Pacific Bag Team Up for 2015 Roaster Research

April 14, 2015 1:44 pm

Roast Magazine often receives highly specific inquiries from existing or potential coffee business owners. Inquiries like, “How many commercial roasteries opened in the U.S. last year?” or, […]

SoCal’s Klatch Coffee Triples Capacity with New Roasting and Training HQ

SoCal’s Klatch Coffee Triples Capacity with New Roasting and Training HQ

March 31, 2015 10:40 am

Venerable SoCal roaster/retailer and 2009 Roast Magazine micro roaster of the year Klatch Coffee has opened its new roastery, showroom, training center and headquarters, moving the company from […]

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 […]