Marketing Coffee Varieties and Preliminary Feedback from the Colombia Sensory Trial

Marketing Coffee Varieties and Preliminary Feedback from the Colombia Sensory Trial

November 24, 2014 10:19 am

By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog In this recent article in The Coffee Review, Ken Davids explores the idea of “the variety play,” which he […]

Meet Chickenswitch, an Action Sports Coffee Brand with Eyes on New York

Meet Chickenswitch, an Action Sports Coffee Brand with Eyes on New York

November 20, 2014 2:08 pm

  A pair of young entrepreneurs currently calling Ohio home have launched a new coffee company, Chickenswitch, that has a decidedly sporty-lifestyle ethos. Working with a […]

L.A.’s Brand-Focused Pancake Epidemic Opens Numerous Seoul Shops Serving Stumptown

L.A.’s Brand-Focused Pancake Epidemic Opens Numerous Seoul Shops Serving Stumptown

November 20, 2014 11:56 am

The Pancake Epidemic, a division of the self-described “experiential marketing firm” Street Virus, based in Los Angeles, has been real busy in Seoul, opening up multiple […]

Mondelez Backing Up Sustainability Talk with Third-Party Auditing Partnership

Mondelez Backing Up Sustainability Talk with Third-Party Auditing Partnership

November 19, 2014 1:31 pm

Mondelez International, the world’s second largest coffee company in terms of sales revenue, is for the first time entering into a third-party auditing partnership for its existing […]

Starbucks Makes Big Play in the Amenities Game with Wireless Charging Rollout

Starbucks Makes Big Play in the Amenities Game with Wireless Charging Rollout

November 19, 2014 8:27 am

In what could prove to be a bellwether event for coffee retail amenities delivery, Starbucks has unveiled the wireless smartphone-charging system Powermat at some 200 […]

La Marzocco Banking on High-End Home Brewing Growth with New Home Division

La Marzocco Banking on High-End Home Brewing Growth with New Home Division

November 18, 2014 4:58 pm

Espresso machine manufacturer La Marzocco has launched La Marzocco Home, a new business unit based in the company’s Seattle offices that sells direct to consumers. […]

Creating Differentiation Through Quality Awards in Mantiqueira de Minas, Brazil

Creating Differentiation Through Quality Awards in Mantiqueira de Minas, Brazil

November 18, 2014 12:07 pm

Growers and sellers in a region of Brazil’s Minas Gerais are organizing to promote the quality of their coffees, last week holding the first annual Mantiqueira […]

How Much is a Dilworth Worth? Coffee Trademark Lawsuit Filed in Charlotte

How Much is a Dilworth Worth? Coffee Trademark Lawsuit Filed in Charlotte

November 18, 2014 10:18 am

The owner of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Dilworth Coffee brand has filed suit against a Charlotte shop that opened earlier this year under the name Dilworth […]

Latest Subscription Service Bean Box Flips the Script with Seattle-Only Focus

Latest Subscription Service Bean Box Flips the Script with Seattle-Only Focus

November 17, 2014 8:03 am

As the coffee subscription segment evolves — either by “curators” or by individual roasteries dressing up their online shopping options — we’re seeing an increasing amount […]

Pachamama Coffee Hopes to Go Fully Vertical with New CoffeeCSA Roaster

Pachamama Coffee Hopes to Go Fully Vertical with New CoffeeCSA Roaster

November 14, 2014 7:49 am

Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, a farmer-owned, farmer-governed cooperative with a U.S. base in Sacramento, is hoping to further integrate its operations vertically by adding a 15k […]