KitchenAid Bringing the Pour Over Concept to the Masses

KitchenAid Bringing the Pour Over Concept to the Masses

August 20, 2014 8:13 am

If it hasn’t already, the phrase “pour over” seems poised to enter the mainstream lexicon. KitchenAid, arguably the most well-known home kitchen appliance brand, is preparing […]

Direct Trade Fast Food Coffee? Chick-Fil-A Announces Deal with Thrive

Direct Trade Fast Food Coffee? Chick-Fil-A Announces Deal with Thrive

August 12, 2014 10:46 am

The fast food coffee wars escalated this morning when Chick-fil-A announced it is partnering with Thrive Farmers Coffee to offer what the chicken empire is […]

Korean Chain with Plans to Battle Starbucks Fined $1.88 Million for Abuse of Power

Korean Chain with Plans to Battle Starbucks Fined $1.88 Million for Abuse of Power

August 4, 2014 11:46 am

Caffe Bene, the South Korean coffee chain with plans to take on Starbucks and Dunkin’ head on in the U.S. market, has been fined $1.88 […]

Peet’s Acquires Mighty Leaf Tea, Opens and Closes Midwest Stores

Peet’s Acquires Mighty Leaf Tea, Opens and Closes Midwest Stores

August 4, 2014 10:20 am

Peet’s Coffee & Tea has acquired Mighty Leaf Tea in partnership with the private investment firm Next World Group for an undisclosed amount. Mighty Leaf, […]

Rob Stephen to Help Lead Olam’s Specialty Business Outside the U.S.

Rob Stephen to Help Lead Olam’s Specialty Business Outside the U.S.

July 30, 2014 10:43 am

A past president of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, Rob Stephen is taking on a new role at Olam Specialty Coffee, where he will […]

Pod Giant Nestle Nespresso Turns to College Students for Sustainability Advice

Pod Giant Nestle Nespresso Turns to College Students for Sustainability Advice

July 10, 2014 1:09 pm

For the second year running, Nestlé Nespresso has looked to the academic business world for ideas to fold into the Swiss mega-roaster and pod-maker’s sustainability plans. Sustainability […]

Ecom Rebrands Houston Subsidiary Maximus As Atlantic Coffee Solutions

Ecom Rebrands Houston Subsidiary Maximus As Atlantic Coffee Solutions

July 8, 2014 11:47 am

Houston-based Maximus Coffee Group, a subsidiary of the world’s second largest coffee trader Ecom Agroindustrial Corp., has been rebranded as Atlantic Coffee Solutions. As part […]

Thin Months Revisited: Food Scarcity in Green Mountain’s Supply Chain from 2007 to 2013

Thin Months Revisited: Food Scarcity in Green Mountain’s Supply Chain from 2007 to 2013

July 2, 2014 4:47 pm

Make no mistake, food scarcity among smallholders and hired farmworkers alike remains a serious issue throughout the coffeelands. Look no further than these recent headlines: Food Gaps […]

Nuova Simonelli Holds Ceremony for New 32,000-Square-Foot Headquarters

Nuova Simonelli Holds Ceremony for New 32,000-Square-Foot Headquarters

June 30, 2014 11:42 am

Coffee machine manufacturer Nuova Simonelli invited more than 100 coffee professionals from throughout the world last week to officially break ground on a new 32,000-square-foot […]

Get Half Naked, Grab Some Friends and Drink Coffee Wine (It’s a Real Thing)

Get Half Naked, Grab Some Friends and Drink Coffee Wine (It’s a Real Thing)

June 26, 2014 4:30 pm

There are reasons some flavor combinations have never been brought to market. Nonetheless,  Miami-based Friends Fun Wine — the makers of the 6% ABV “Fun Wine […]