A Discovery Channel: Looking Back At CoffeeCon Chicago 2014

A Discovery Channel: Looking Back At CoffeeCon Chicago 2014

April 14, 2014 10:45 am

Talking to visitors at the consumer show CoffeeCon this past weekend at the Zhou B Art Center on Chicago’s near South side, I heard countless […]

Unauthorized Soft Launch Ends in Hard Feelings Among Some Top Specialty Brands

Unauthorized Soft Launch Ends in Hard Feelings Among Some Top Specialty Brands

April 4, 2014 2:19 pm

The owner of third-party reseller of whole bean coffee Kettled.com is admitting to selling coffees and using copyrighted marketing material from some of the country’s […]

Peet’s and Razorfish Create Groundbreaking Model for E-Commerce

Peet’s and Razorfish Create Groundbreaking Model for E-Commerce

April 1, 2014 3:25 pm

Peet’s Coffee & Tea and and digital marketing and technology company Razorfish have entered into an agreement that could revolutionize e-commerce development through profit-sharing.┬áThe pay-for-performance […]

London Coffee Festival 2014 Broadens Scope to Include ‘Lifestyle Brands’

London Coffee Festival 2014 Broadens Scope to Include ‘Lifestyle Brands’

March 28, 2014 8:25 am

For coffee professionals, next week is is a good one to be in London. Organizers of the London Coffee Festival are predicting a record turnout […]

Brewklyn Grind Introduces Vibrant Packaging During Clinton Hill Build Out

Brewklyn Grind Introduces Vibrant Packaging During Clinton Hill Build Out

March 24, 2014 12:09 pm

Brewklyn Grind, a Red Hook, Brooklyn-based roastery, has unveiled some of the most splashy coffee packaging you will ever see. The packaging is the first […]

Toms Shoes Founder Blake Mycoskie Goes Big with New Coffee Venture

Toms Shoes Founder Blake Mycoskie Goes Big with New Coffee Venture

March 12, 2014 11:08 am

Blake Mycoskie, the celebrity entrepreneur behind the wildly popular Toms shoe company, yesterday unveiled ambitious plans to get into the coffee game.┬áMycoskie made the official […]

With Superbowl Wounds Still Fresh, Seattle Buys Coffee for Denver

With Superbowl Wounds Still Fresh, Seattle Buys Coffee for Denver

March 11, 2014 10:50 am

As a consumer, I would imagine it a strange surprise waking up Monday morning in Denver, heading to a local coffee shop and having it […]

Revisions Could Relax Rainforest Alliance Coffee Standards

Revisions Could Relax Rainforest Alliance Coffee Standards

March 10, 2014 11:07 am

The standards used for Rainforest Alliance certification are currently being revised to be more generic and less restrictive to smallholder farmers. The standards are maintained […]

Kaldi’s Announces Rebranding and Expansion Plans

Kaldi’s Announces Rebranding and Expansion Plans

March 4, 2014 11:44 am

While celebrating its 20th anniversary, St. Louis-based Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting is in the midst of a huge brand development and retail expansion. The company late […]

Multi-Roaster Subscription Service Launches with Three Canadian Micros

Multi-Roaster Subscription Service Launches with Three Canadian Micros

February 18, 2014 11:39 am

The curated coffee subscription service concept is still in its infancy, and questions abound: Can the market handle all of them? Will consumers really develop […]