Swiss Company Feels Real Bad for Putting Hitler on Its Coffee Creamers

Swiss Company Feels Real Bad for Putting Hitler on Its Coffee Creamers

October 22, 2014 2:35 pm

Migros, Switzerland’s largest grocery and cafe retail chain, is apologizing after consumers discovered images of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini on their coffee creamer packages. […]

Do the Copyright Thing: Your Use of Origin Images to Sell Coffee May Be Unlawful

Do the Copyright Thing: Your Use of Origin Images to Sell Coffee May Be Unlawful

October 21, 2014 3:32 pm

You’ve seen it countless times on bags, coffee shop walls and on coffee company websites: The image of a farmer picking ripe coffee cherries, designed to […]

Certifiers Shutting Out Producers Using Caged Civets for Kopi Luwak

Certifiers Shutting Out Producers Using Caged Civets for Kopi Luwak

October 14, 2014 1:50 pm

Multiple leading certification agencies have stepped up their standards to explicitly eliminate coffees produced from the used of caged civets (a.k.a. kopi luwak coffee). Amsterdam-based […]

Commonwealth Coffee Roasters in Denver: So Much More Than Just A Pretty Bag

Commonwealth Coffee Roasters in Denver: So Much More Than Just A Pretty Bag

October 7, 2014 6:59 am

With a friendship that began in the Texas coffee, Jason Farrar and Ryan Fisher packed their respective bags and moved to Denver in 2013 with a simple […]

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 […]