Blue Bottle and Acclaimed SF Bakery Tartine Joining Forces

Blue Bottle and Acclaimed SF Bakery Tartine Joining Forces

April 20, 2015 12:47 pm

Blue Bottle Coffee is absorbing yet another craft-focused company with a strong existing brand, beloved San Francisco bakery Tartine. The company announced the partnership today, and Oliver […]

The Best of the Best of Coffee’s B Corps

The Best of the Best of Coffee’s B Corps

April 16, 2015 12:56 pm

Two coffee companies have made the relatively short annual list of companies from throughout the world identified by public benefit company certifier B Corporation as being […]

Some Posers in London ‘Straight Up Jacked’ Black Tap Coffee’s Logo

Some Posers in London ‘Straight Up Jacked’ Black Tap Coffee’s Logo

April 8, 2015 12:02 pm

The name and brand marks of popular Charleston, S.C., coffee shop and roastery, Black Tap Coffee, are being used without permission by at least one […]

Drink Innovation at Downtown L.A.’s Newest Coffee Bar, Frequency

Drink Innovation at Downtown L.A.’s Newest Coffee Bar, Frequency

April 3, 2015 12:45 pm

Some seriously creative coffee-based concoctions are now happening daily inside Gelateria Uli, where L.A.-based Compelling & Rich owner and roastmaster Kian Abedini has opened a concept called Frequency Coffee. Abedini […]

SoCal’s Klatch Coffee Triples Capacity with New Roasting and Training HQ

SoCal’s Klatch Coffee Triples Capacity with New Roasting and Training HQ

March 31, 2015 10:40 am

Venerable SoCal roaster/retailer and 2009 Roast Magazine micro roaster of the year Klatch Coffee has opened its new roastery, showroom, training center and headquarters, moving the company from […]

What Is Craft Coffee?

What Is Craft Coffee?

March 25, 2015 3:39 pm

Terminology integrity issues abound in the coffee world. Consider generic, hollow quality differentiators like “premium” or “gourmet.” Or the fuzziness associated with “direct trade.” Or […]

Richmond Roastery Blanchard’s Coffee Celebrates 10 Years with Rebranding

Richmond Roastery Blanchard’s Coffee Celebrates 10 Years with Rebranding

March 23, 2015 2:00 pm

For its 10-year anniversary, Richmond, Va.-based Blanchard’s Coffee Roasting Co. has unveiled a complete rebranding, as well as a quality-focused consolidation of its roasted coffee […]

Buffalo’s Public Espresso Opens in Historic Hotel, Plans 3,500-s.f. Flagship

Buffalo’s Public Espresso Opens in Historic Hotel, Plans 3,500-s.f. Flagship

March 23, 2015 12:03 pm

Buffalo, New York’s Public Espresso + Coffee is greatly adding to its public presence. The small-batch roastery, founded by partners Sam Scarcello, Matt Rayburg and […]

It’s a Family Affair at New Portland-Based Coffee Consultancy Catalyst

It’s a Family Affair at New Portland-Based Coffee Consultancy Catalyst

March 10, 2015 8:03 am

Although a variation of the term is used in her new business name, Catalyst Coffee Consulting, Emily McIntyre is not altogether comfortable with the label […]

App Alert: Conversational Reviews from Multiple Search Angles with Hot Coffee App

App Alert: Conversational Reviews from Multiple Search Angles with Hot Coffee App

March 4, 2015 12:53 pm

To the increasingly crowded coffee app landscape comes Hot Coffee App, a web-app creation from business partners Dalton Kane and Nick Stevens. In a nutshell, the review-based web-app […]