Erna Knutsen to Retire with an Incredible Legacy in Specialty Coffee

Erna Knutsen to Retire with an Incredible Legacy in Specialty Coffee

April 21, 2014 2:05 pm

Erna Knutsen, known for coining the phrase “specialty coffee” four decades ago, is retiring as operations begin to wind down at Knutson Coffees Ltd. Knutsen […]

Big Names, New Gear and Nyeri Updates at Counter Culture’s Revamped ‘Pro Dev’ Series

Big Names, New Gear and Nyeri Updates at Counter Culture’s Revamped ‘Pro Dev’ Series

April 16, 2014 5:22 pm

Counter Culture Coffee is introducing its revamped “Pro Dev” workshop and lecture series at each of its regional training centers, including fancy guests, brand new […]

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 […]

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 […]

64 Baristas and 150 Lattes at the Inaugural Tokyo Latte Art Championship by Coffee Fest

64 Baristas and 150 Lattes at the Inaugural Tokyo Latte Art Championship by Coffee Fest

April 9, 2014 11:28 am

On April 4, 2014, the final morning of the three-day Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship Open, a subdued buzz filled the event space at […]

The UK Barista Championships at the London Coffee Festival (photo gallery)

The UK Barista Championships at the London Coffee Festival (photo gallery)

April 8, 2014 11:34 am

With competition season in full swing, the 2014 UK Barista Championship came and went this past weekend at the newly lifestyle-focused London Coffee Festival. Here […]

Renowned Salvadoran Producer Aida Batlle Recognized as Super Good

Renowned Salvadoran Producer Aida Batlle Recognized as Super Good

April 3, 2014 1:08 pm

Fifth-generation Salvadoran producer Aida Batlle has been named in the fourth annual 2014 Good 100 list of worldwide leaders in “global citizenship,” shedding some light […]

This Week in Kickstarter: Craighton Berman’s Manual Coffeemaker (MCM)

This Week in Kickstarter: Craighton Berman’s Manual Coffeemaker (MCM)

April 1, 2014 10:38 am

A Chicago-based designer, artist and creative director is about halfway through his nearly $100,000 Kickstarter goal to begin production of the Manual Coffeemaker (a.k.a. MCM), […]

Some of Specialty’s Brightest Minds to Gather at the Coffee Summit in NYC

Some of Specialty’s Brightest Minds to Gather at the Coffee Summit in NYC

March 31, 2014 10:51 am

Monday, April 7, Edible Manhattan and espresso machine manufacturer Breville are teaming up to present The Coffee Summit, a day-long program of panel discussions and […]

Coffee Professional Leads Relief Effort in Oso Mudslide Aftermath

Coffee Professional Leads Relief Effort in Oso Mudslide Aftermath

March 28, 2014 3:29 pm

A coffee professional in Snohomish County, Wash., is using his gifts as a latte artist to help raise awareness and cash to help victims of […]