Caffe Ibis Founder Randy Wirth Dies Following Crash with Alleged Drunk Driver

Caffe Ibis Founder Randy Wirth Dies Following Crash with Alleged Drunk Driver

April 15, 2014 9:46 am

Randy Wirth, who founded Logan, Utah-based Caffe Ibis with his wife Sally Sears in 1976, has died from injuries suffered during a vehicle crash last […]

A Discovery Channel: Looking Back At CoffeeCon Chicago 2014

A Discovery Channel: Looking Back At CoffeeCon Chicago 2014

April 14, 2014 10:45 am

Talking to visitors at the consumer show CoffeeCon this past weekend at the Zhou B Art Center on Chicago’s near South side, I heard countless […]

Denver’s Huckleberry Roasters Opens Bar Inside Old Shipping Crates

Denver’s Huckleberry Roasters Opens Bar Inside Old Shipping Crates

April 11, 2014 11:02 am

A mere four months after opening its flagship shop and roastery and bar on Pecos St., Denver’s Huckleberry Roasters has opened its second retail shop, […]

Madcap Planning New Grand Rapids Roastery, Office HQ and Retail Bar

Madcap Planning New Grand Rapids Roastery, Office HQ and Retail Bar

April 10, 2014 11:34 am

Madcap Coffee is seeking approval from its home city Grand Rapids, Mich., to convert a former 8,000-square-foot dry cleaning and gas station building into a […]

Consumer-Focused CoffeeCon Coming to Chicago, More Cities to Follow

Consumer-Focused CoffeeCon Coming to Chicago, More Cities to Follow

April 9, 2014 2:50 pm

CoffeeCon, a consumer-focused daylong trade show now in its third year, is coming to Chicago this Saturday, April 12. Show director and coffee industry veteran Kevin […]

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 […]

Cafe Grumpy to Open Inside Grand Central Station

Cafe Grumpy to Open Inside Grand Central Station

April 7, 2014 11:45 am

Greenpoint-based roaster and retailer Cafe Grumpy, which already has five neighborhood outposts in New York, is taking over a space in the East terminal of […]

Unauthorized Soft Launch Ends in Hard Feelings Among Some Top Specialty Brands

Unauthorized Soft Launch Ends in Hard Feelings Among Some Top Specialty Brands

April 4, 2014 2:19 pm

The owner of third-party reseller of whole bean coffee Kettled.com is admitting to selling coffees and using copyrighted marketing material from some of the country’s […]

Inside Chicago’s French-Workshop-Inspired Plein Air Cafe

Inside Chicago’s French-Workshop-Inspired Plein Air Cafe

April 4, 2014 12:25 pm

There is a whole lot of design muscle behind Chicago’s newest French-workshop-inspired cafe and eatery, Hyde Park’s Plein Air Cafe. The lovely white-washed space inside […]