Businessman Part of Green Coffee Craze Reaches $9 Million FTC Settlement

Businessman Part of Green Coffee Craze Reaches $9 Million FTC Settlement

January 27, 2015 11:57 am

Lindsay Duncan, a Texas businessman who capitalized on the green coffee weight loss fad, has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, agreeing that […]

B Corp Could Be Coffee’s Next Big Certification Movement, and Here’s Why

B Corp Could Be Coffee’s Next Big Certification Movement, and Here’s Why

January 21, 2015 7:10 am

By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog First things first: I know I am late to the B Corp party. I first heard about B Corp […]

This Man is Not George Clooney and He is Not Drinking Nespresso

This Man is Not George Clooney and He is Not Drinking Nespresso

January 20, 2015 2:54 pm

An Israeli court has ruled that Tel Aviv-based roastery and single-serve seller Espresso Club can continue to air television ads featuring a guy from New […]

A Branded Bulletproof Coffee Shop is Coming to Santa Monica

A Branded Bulletproof Coffee Shop is Coming to Santa Monica

January 15, 2015 10:53 am

Dave Asprey, the man behind the incessant “bulletproof coffee” craze, is planning to open a Bulletproof-branded coffee shop in Santa Monica, Calif., by the end […]

Coffee Purveyor Promotes Blind Taste Test with a 50 Percent Failure Rate

Coffee Purveyor Promotes Blind Taste Test with a 50 Percent Failure Rate

January 9, 2015 11:37 am

It is a cup-half-full or cup-half-empty proposition. Cumberland Farms, a gas station and convenience store chain with a strong presence in New England, has an […]

Lavazza Unveils U.S. Headquarters and Showroom in Lower Manhattan

Lavazza Unveils U.S. Headquarters and Showroom in Lower Manhattan

January 6, 2015 11:35 am

Italian coffee giant Lavazza has opened its 15,000-square-foot U.S. headquarters and showroom, occupying the entire 27th floor of the historic skyscraper at 120 Wall Street […]

Socially Enterprising Peace Coffee Files as Public Benefit Corporation

Socially Enterprising Peace Coffee Files as Public Benefit Corporation

January 5, 2015 8:09 am

Minneapolis-based roaster and retailer Peace Coffee joined a short list of Minnesota companies filing as a public benefit corporation on the first available day under a […]

Kiss Frontman Paul Stanley’s Long-Lost Folgers Commercial is Truly Bizarre

Kiss Frontman Paul Stanley’s Long-Lost Folgers Commercial is Truly Bizarre

December 22, 2014 11:07 am

Breaking on the internet today is a long-lost Folger’s commercial featuring Kiss frontmant Paul Stanley (a.k.a Starchild). YouTube user imakissfan unearthed the commercial yesterday, saying it […]

Starbucks Continues Upscale Surge with Splashy China Flagship in Chengdu

Starbucks Continues Upscale Surge with Splashy China Flagship in Chengdu

December 18, 2014 11:18 am

Following the recent openings of retail flagship concepts in Seattle and Bogota, Starbucks has unveiled its China flagship store in Chengdu, capital city of the Sichuan […]

Opinion: Starbucks’ Upmarket Model and the Big Business of Little Bars

Opinion: Starbucks’ Upmarket Model and the Big Business of Little Bars

December 5, 2014 5:04 pm

Way back in 2011, shortly after news broke investment firm TSG Consumer Partners had made a “major” but undisclosed investment in Portland’s Stumptown Coffee Roasters, […]