Announcing the 2015 Micro Roaster of the Year: Portola Coffee Lab

Announcing the 2015 Micro Roaster of the Year: Portola Coffee Lab

October 17, 2014 8:02 am

Portola Coffee Lab Established: 2011 Location: Costa Mesa, California Employees: 28 Leadership: Jeff Duggan, Christa Duggan, co-owners Retail locations: One; three more in the works […]

Announcing the 2015 Macro Roaster of the Year: Reunion Island Coffee Roasters

Announcing the 2015 Macro Roaster of the Year: Reunion Island Coffee Roasters

October 17, 2014 8:00 am

Reunion Island Coffee Roasters Established: 1995 Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada Employees: 50 Leadership: Peter Pesce, owner; Adam Pesce, director of coffee Retail locations: Zero Roasters […]

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 […]

Inside La Colombe’s Bar/Distillery/Restaurant Flagship in Fishtown

Inside La Colombe’s Bar/Distillery/Restaurant Flagship in Fishtown

October 13, 2014 11:47 am

La Colombe has officially opened its sprawling coffee bar/restaurant/rum distillery/bakery inside an 11,000-square-foot warehouse space in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood. In a recent interview regarding La Colombe’s plans […]

Two Years After Sandy Nearly Took Everything, Brewklyn Grind Opens Flagship Shop

Two Years After Sandy Nearly Took Everything, Brewklyn Grind Opens Flagship Shop

October 9, 2014 11:43 am

Brooklyn-based roaster Brewklyn Grind has opened its flagship retail bar at 557 Myrtle Ave., putting an emphatic punctuation mark on a survival story. Founded by […]

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 […]

Say Hello to Mission Cold Brew, Columbus’ Hot New Cold Tap Bike

Say Hello to Mission Cold Brew, Columbus’ Hot New Cold Tap Bike

October 6, 2014 12:58 am

The team at Mission Coffee Co. has always hung its hat on the idea of craftsmanship, from brewing coffees to building and outfitting much of […]

Meet Mission Arabica: Micro Roasting With Big Hopes for Coffee in Laos

Meet Mission Arabica: Micro Roasting With Big Hopes for Coffee in Laos

October 2, 2014 6:48 am

Sometimes, the coffee makes the mission. Other times the mission makes the coffee. The latter is the case with Mission Arabica, a collaboration between three […]

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, […]

Pittsburgh Has a Really Fun Specialty Coffee Week Lined Up. Do You?

Pittsburgh Has a Really Fun Specialty Coffee Week Lined Up. Do You?

September 29, 2014 12:43 am

Kudos to you Pittsburgh, Pa., which this Oct. 13-19 will join the remarkably small group of U.S. cities to try its hand at a “Specialty Coffee […]