Drama Unfolds with the Opening of Williamsburg’s First Starbucks

Drama Unfolds with the Opening of Williamsburg’s First Starbucks

July 21, 2014 2:40 pm

As might be expected, there has been some pushback related to the opening of Williamsburg’s first Starbucks, which debuted at 6 a.m. today at the […]

This Pop-Up Put People in a Signal-Blocking Steel Cage and Served Great Coffee

This Pop-Up Put People in a Signal-Blocking Steel Cage and Served Great Coffee

July 18, 2014 11:31 am

Here’s a new coffee shop design feature: A large metal cage that repels wireless signals. A Faraday cage, a mesh cage of conductive material that blocks […]

Lathe, Baby, Lathe: The Making of a Transparent Portafilter (Part 1)

Lathe, Baby, Lathe: The Making of a Transparent Portafilter (Part 1)

July 15, 2014 12:42 pm

Admittedly, we’ve lately been going a little crazy for transparent portafilters. But like their makers, we’re obsessed. Here, Amsterdam-based Tije, the maker of the latest […]

You’ll Probably Rush to Ebay for Vintage Hot Plates After Seeing this FrankenMoka

You’ll Probably Rush to Ebay for Vintage Hot Plates After Seeing this FrankenMoka

July 11, 2014 1:19 pm

Amsterdam-based Frans Goddijn is one of specialty coffee’s mad scientists. Most recently, he’s shared with us his camera work capturing transparent portafilters to monitor puck behavior […]

Who Is Drinking this Coffee? Help the Art World Solve this Enduring Mystery

Who Is Drinking this Coffee? Help the Art World Solve this Enduring Mystery

July 9, 2014 4:02 pm

The collective knowledge of art historians is immense, yet the subject this painting from one of the world’s most notable portrait artists, Robert Edge Pine, […]

Village Voice Employees Walk Out, Demand Better Coffee

Village Voice Employees Walk Out, Demand Better Coffee

July 3, 2014 2:36 pm

Unionized employees of the 60-year-old alternative weekly The Village Voice staged a walkout Monday seeking better pay and benefits — including the most essential benefit of […]

A Communion of Coffee and Beer Coming to Chicago

A Communion of Coffee and Beer Coming to Chicago

July 3, 2014 12:33 pm

Craft coffee and craft beer have been running in parallel courses for the good part of a decade, so it only makes sense that two […]

You Have to See this World-Traveling Photographer’s Coffee Cup Collection

You Have to See this World-Traveling Photographer’s Coffee Cup Collection

July 2, 2014 12:13 pm

Rarely do disposable objects look this good. A New York-based photographer and former New Zealander and flat-white-drinker, Henry Hargreaves has compiled a serious collection of […]

These Transparent Portafilter Videos Are Extractly What You Need Right Now

These Transparent Portafilter Videos Are Extractly What You Need Right Now

July 1, 2014 11:22 am

Is there any way we can have transparent portafilters in commercial applications? Traditional thinking says no, since the necessary adhesives and plastics would not withstand heavy […]

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 […]