Colombia’s Fondo Paez: Finding Harmony on War-Torn Land

Colombia’s Fondo Paez: Finding Harmony on War-Torn Land

October 20, 2014 1:33 pm

The department (state) of Cauca, Colombia, is home to one of Colombia’s largest native American populations, the Paez people, and it also happens to be […]

Announcing the 2015 Micro Roaster of the Year: Portola Coffee Lab

Announcing the 2015 Micro Roaster of the Year: Portola Coffee Lab

October 17, 2014 8:02 am

Portola Coffee Lab Established: 2011 Location: Costa Mesa, California Employees: 28 Leadership: Jeff Duggan, Christa Duggan, co-owners Retail locations: One; three more in the works […]

Two Years After Sandy Nearly Took Everything, Brewklyn Grind Opens Flagship Shop

Two Years After Sandy Nearly Took Everything, Brewklyn Grind Opens Flagship Shop

October 9, 2014 11:43 am

Brooklyn-based roaster Brewklyn Grind has opened its flagship retail bar at 557 Myrtle Ave., putting an emphatic punctuation mark on a survival story. Founded by […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Secret to the World’s Best Gelato Is, Of Course, Great Coffee

The Secret to the World’s Best Gelato Is, Of Course, Great Coffee

September 25, 2014 7:39 am

In food applications, it’s always refreshing to see coffee treated as the vibrant, dynamic ingredient that it is, rather than a kind of dark, roasty afterthought. […]