Package Design Case Study: Transcend Coffee in Edmonton

Package Design Case Study: Transcend Coffee in Edmonton

September 30, 2014 6:44 am

With a roastery, two brick-and-mortar cafes and a permanent place inside the downtown Mother’s Farmers Market, Transcend Coffee already had a strong presence in Edmonton, […]

Blue Bottle Unveils New Subscription Model As Tonx Brand Dissolves

Blue Bottle Unveils New Subscription Model As Tonx Brand Dissolves

September 18, 2014 10:30 am

The Tonx to Blue Bottle migration was completed this morning, including a brand refresh for Blue Bottle home coffees and an expansion of subscription services to […]

Counter Culture Giving Colorful Makeover to Bags, Roast Names

Counter Culture Giving Colorful Makeover to Bags, Roast Names

September 15, 2014 10:42 am

After nearly 20 years in business, Durham, N.C.-based Counter Culture Coffee is unveiling bright new new packaging for its 12-ounce retail bags, beginning Oct. 3. […]

Hate the Game, Not the Players: In Defense of ‘Cause Coffee’

Hate the Game, Not the Players: In Defense of ‘Cause Coffee’

September 4, 2014 1:05 pm

by Nora Burkey There has been plenty written lately, here and elsewhere, on the positive impact of coffee certifications. Conversely, much has been written about […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vega Coffee Piloting New-School Trade Model with Old-World Elements

Vega Coffee Piloting New-School Trade Model with Old-World Elements

July 21, 2014 12:15 pm

When Vega Coffee launches its pilot program following this Kickstarter campaign, few people in the coffee industry will be wearing as many hats as Noushin Ketabi […]

Not to Sound Alarmist, But Instant Coffee Is Taking Over the World

Not to Sound Alarmist, But Instant Coffee Is Taking Over the World

July 16, 2014 8:35 am

If you exist largely in specialty coffee circles, this may come as a bit of a shock: Half of the world prefers instant coffee over “fresh” coffee, […]

Stone Creek’s New Box Set Pitched as a ‘Case Study’ in Processing

Stone Creek’s New Box Set Pitched as a ‘Case Study’ in Processing

July 10, 2014 11:09 am

The race is on among roasters to to create unique tasting experiences in tight packages for the most curious of consumers. One popular tack is […]