Nespresso Says It Will Invest $554 Million In Sustainability Over Next Six Years

Nespresso Says It Will Invest $554 Million In Sustainability Over Next Six Years

August 28, 2014 9:05 am

Nespresso yesterday announced plans to invest 500 million Swiss francs ($554 million USD) in sustainability initiatives over the next six years. Nespresso owner Nestle stopped […]

Opinion: Coffee’s Biggest Crossroads May Be In These Two Headlines

Opinion: Coffee’s Biggest Crossroads May Be In These Two Headlines

August 27, 2014 1:36 pm

There are several reasons I tend to shy away from writing about mainstream coffee reportage — not least among them, it seems kind of rude. […]

Coffee Celebrity Sightings: La Colombe’s Todd Carmichael on Location in Paris

Coffee Celebrity Sightings: La Colombe’s Todd Carmichael on Location in Paris

August 21, 2014 10:50 am

Ooh, you fancy, Todd Carmichael. The co-founder of Philadelphia-based La Colombe, Carmichael was recently spotted in Paris on location for a filming of the Travel […]

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 […]