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 […]

Blue Bottle to Begin Selling Pre-Ground Coffee Following Perfect Acquisition

Blue Bottle to Begin Selling Pre-Ground Coffee Following Perfect Acquisition

February 27, 2015 9:51 am

Blue Bottle Coffee will begin selling packaged, pre-ground coffee following the acquisition of Bay Area-based Perfect Coffee, founded by longtime tech executive Neil Day in 2013. […]

Artis ‘Live Roast Experience’ Opening in Bangkok, Three U.S. Stores to Follow

Artis ‘Live Roast Experience’ Opening in Bangkok, Three U.S. Stores to Follow

February 25, 2015 3:10 pm

Artis Coffee, the Berkeley, Calif.-based brand that skewed the traditional roaster/retailer model with its “live roast experience,” is about to open up in Bangkok, with several more […]

Young Miami Roastery Relentless Representing Four Generations in Nicaraguan Coffee

Young Miami Roastery Relentless Representing Four Generations in Nicaraguan Coffee

February 24, 2015 5:02 pm

Vertical integration is an increasingly popular strategy among U.S. coffee companies, but rarely is it accomplished so naturally as in the case of one of South […]

ME Swing and Pueblo a Pueblo: A Case Study in Charitable Collaboration

ME Swing and Pueblo a Pueblo: A Case Study in Charitable Collaboration

February 16, 2015 1:29 pm

Donate X amount per X sold for X cause. It’s a simple enough formula, even an intuitive one in the case of giving back to […]