Wendelboe-Designed Wilfa Precision Brewer Hits the U.S. Market

Wendelboe-Designed Wilfa Precision Brewer Hits the U.S. Market

September 17, 2014 8:02 am

Wilfa Svart Presisjon, the automatic home brewer designed in part by Tim Wendelboe, is now available commercially in the United States as the Wilfa Precision […]

Seattle’s Pier Coffee Owner Sells Minority Share, Plans Operational Expansion

Seattle’s Pier Coffee Owner Sells Minority Share, Plans Operational Expansion

September 12, 2014 7:04 am

Citing increased demand and product growth, Erin Williamson has sold a minority share interest of her cold brew coffee company, Pier Coffee, which now becomes […]

Dr.Oz-Approved Green Coffee Weight Loss Pioneer Fined $3.5 Million for Bogus Study

Dr.Oz-Approved Green Coffee Weight Loss Pioneer Fined $3.5 Million for Bogus Study

September 11, 2014 7:12 am

The company that helped fuel the green coffee extract for weight loss movement has been hit with a $3.5 million fine by the Federal Trade […]

La Colombe Secures $28.5 Million Investment, Plans Coastal Expansion

La Colombe Secures $28.5 Million Investment, Plans Coastal Expansion

September 9, 2014 5:25 pm

Philadelphia-based roaster and retailer La Colombe has signed a deal for approximately $28.5 million worth of private investments, with plans to open upwards of 100 […]

Starbucks Unveils ‘Don’t-Call-it-Third-Wave’ Concept, Plans Seattle Roastery Opening

Starbucks Unveils ‘Don’t-Call-it-Third-Wave’ Concept, Plans Seattle Roastery Opening

September 5, 2014 12:13 pm

Using a barrage of adjectives like super-premium, unique, reserve and small-lot, Starbucks has just announced details regarding its new “premium coffee experience” store concept, as […]

Fraudulent Fillers in Coffee Revisited: The Coffee Fights Back

Fraudulent Fillers in Coffee Revisited: The Coffee Fights Back

August 26, 2014 8:41 am

Earlier this month, we reported on release by the American Chemical Society leading up to the group’s annual conference that suggested widespread use of filler ingredients […]

Big Central Barista Championship Returning to Minneapolis in November

Big Central Barista Championship Returning to Minneapolis in November

August 21, 2014 11:56 am

  The Specialty Coffee Association of America has just announced that the Big Central Regional Coffee Competition will be returning to Minneapolis for a second […]

Producers to Blame for Fraudulent Fillers in Ground Coffees, Researchers Say

Producers to Blame for Fraudulent Fillers in Ground Coffees, Researchers Say

August 12, 2014 11:51 am

Diminishing production in key growing regions like Brazil is causing some producers to use fillers like corn, soy, wood, twigs and even chunks of earth, according […]

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 […]

Farmers to Cup: A New Kind of Cupping Program at the University of Hawaii

Farmers to Cup: A New Kind of Cupping Program at the University of Hawaii

August 8, 2014 8:37 am

As we recently reported, there is a lot going on in Hawaii on the farm level. Part of the reason for this is that Hawaii, […]