San Diego’s WestBean to Open First Brick-and-Mortar Shop Downtown

San Diego’s WestBean to Open First Brick-and-Mortar Shop Downtown

August 19, 2014 11:17 am

San Diego’s WestBean Coffee Roasters is planning to open its first brick-and-mortar shop this October, in a high-traffic downtown spot on Broadway between 2nd and […]

Coming to Columbus: A New Bar and Roasting HQ for Brioso Coffee

Coming to Columbus: A New Bar and Roasting HQ for Brioso Coffee

August 15, 2014 8:25 am

Cafe Brioso, a roastery and cafe that has become a downtown Columbus, Ohio, staple over the past 13 years, is hoping to dramatically increase its production […]

Investors Not Shy As Coffee Subscription Segment Matures

Investors Not Shy As Coffee Subscription Segment Matures

August 13, 2014 10:24 am

With each new high-dollar round of venture funding, it is increasingly apparent that specialty coffee subscription services cannot be ignored by roasters with more traditional […]

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 […]

Consumer Group Fair World Project Rates the Buying Practices of 19 U.S. Roasters

Consumer Group Fair World Project Rates the Buying Practices of 19 U.S. Roasters

August 5, 2014 9:06 am

The Fair World Project has released an analysis of the trading and transparency practices of some of America’s leading roasters, with some surprising and potentially […]

The New Pornographers Really Love Coffee, Collaborate with Intelligentsia

The New Pornographers Really Love Coffee, Collaborate with Intelligentsia

August 1, 2014 3:04 pm

When you’re up until 3 a.m. every day and then sleep in a strange hotel room or in the back of a bus en route […]

Branding Case Study: Steampunk To-Go and Mood-Reflecting Cups at Gawatt

Branding Case Study: Steampunk To-Go and Mood-Reflecting Cups at Gawatt

July 30, 2014 1:13 pm

Here is an example showing that even the smallest independent operations can benefit from big, cohesive branding ideas. Gawatt, a single independent takeout coffee shop […]

A Single Coffee and a Single Chocolate Meet In a Bar

A Single Coffee and a Single Chocolate Meet In a Bar

July 29, 2014 3:29 pm

From labor and supply sustainability issues to alchemy and presentation, trends in specialty coffee tend to be repeated in the world of gourmet chocolate, and vice versa. For […]

This Insane 1,400-Mile Bike Tour is Good for Coffee

This Insane 1,400-Mile Bike Tour is Good for Coffee

July 28, 2014 11:02 am

If you see three Englishmen next month biking southward along the West Coast, buy them a coffee and maybe even give them some cash. Steven […]

Mike Hill of Metal Shredders Tombs Launches Savage Gold Coffee

Mike Hill of Metal Shredders Tombs Launches Savage Gold Coffee

July 24, 2014 3:48 pm

Mike Hill likes his coffee the same way he likes his metal: black. With a new album release and a North American fall tour on the […]