World-Class Graders Gather at Intelligentsia HQ for Colombia Sensory Trial

World-Class Graders Gather at Intelligentsia HQ for Colombia Sensory Trial

October 8, 2014 7:00 am

A week ago, some of the biggest names in coffee sourcing gathered at the Intelligentsia Coffee headquarters in Chicago to begin a quality analysis process that […]

Commonwealth Coffee Roasters in Denver: So Much More Than Just A Pretty Bag

Commonwealth Coffee Roasters in Denver: So Much More Than Just A Pretty Bag

October 7, 2014 6:59 am

With a friendship that began in the Texas coffee, Jason Farrar and Ryan Fisher packed their respective bags and moved to Denver in 2013 with a simple […]

Say Hello to Mission Cold Brew, Columbus’ Hot New Cold Tap Bike

Say Hello to Mission Cold Brew, Columbus’ Hot New Cold Tap Bike

October 6, 2014 12:58 am

The team at Mission Coffee Co. has always hung its hat on the idea of craftsmanship, from brewing coffees to building and outfitting much of […]

Design Details: From Clunky Case to Pour-Over Bar at Quills Coffee

Design Details: From Clunky Case to Pour-Over Bar at Quills Coffee

October 3, 2014 6:50 am

After building out multiple retail locations over seven years, the team at Louisville’s Quills Coffee has learned a thing or two about functional design. That […]

Meet Mission Arabica: Micro Roasting With Big Hopes for Coffee in Laos

Meet Mission Arabica: Micro Roasting With Big Hopes for Coffee in Laos

October 2, 2014 6:48 am

Sometimes, the coffee makes the mission. Other times the mission makes the coffee. The latter is the case with Mission Arabica, a collaboration between three […]

Perc Coffee Roasters: On A Rocket Ship Since 2010

Perc Coffee Roasters: On A Rocket Ship Since 2010

October 1, 2014 7:26 am

“We’ve been on a rocket ship since 2010,” Philip Brown says of his four-year-old company, Perc Coffee, which began as a one-man micro roastery and […]

Espresso Elevado Fueling its Part of Southeast Michigan’s Economic Recovery

Espresso Elevado Fueling its Part of Southeast Michigan’s Economic Recovery

October 1, 2014 6:47 am

Let’s take a quick trip down bad memory lane. By late 2010, the U.S. economy was still reeling from the Great Recession of 2007-8, with unemployment […]

Package Design Case Study: Transcend Coffee in Edmonton

Package Design Case Study: Transcend Coffee in Edmonton

September 30, 2014 6:44 am

With a roastery, two brick-and-mortar cafes and a permanent place inside the downtown Mother’s Farmers Market, Transcend Coffee already had a strong presence in Edmonton, […]

How Counter Culture and BKON Are Brewing Up an ‘Innovation Leap’

How Counter Culture and BKON Are Brewing Up an ‘Innovation Leap’

September 29, 2014 1:00 am

BKON, maker of the negative-pressure brewer that blew up (metaphorically) at the SCAA Event this past Spring, has developed a strategic partnership with Durham, N.C.-based […]

Pittsburgh Has a Really Fun Specialty Coffee Week Lined Up. Do You?

Pittsburgh Has a Really Fun Specialty Coffee Week Lined Up. Do You?

September 29, 2014 12:43 am

Kudos to you Pittsburgh, Pa., which this Oct. 13-19 will join the remarkably small group of U.S. cities to try its hand at a “Specialty Coffee […]