It’s a Post-Xmas Supersonic Gathering in Berkeley with Tim Wendelboe

It’s a Post-Xmas Supersonic Gathering in Berkeley with Tim Wendelboe

December 19, 2014 12:32 pm

In 2011, Colombian coffee farmer and organizer Elias Roa met Oslo, Norway-based roaster and former World Barista Champion Tim Wendelboe with news that he’s just purchased […]

Arcade Fire Frontman Win Butler and La Colombe Partner for Haitian RaRa Coffee

Arcade Fire Frontman Win Butler and La Colombe Partner for Haitian RaRa Coffee

December 12, 2014 10:53 am

Beginning with the parents of Arcade Fire founding member Régine Chassagne, who emigrated from Haiti during the dictatorship of François Duvalier, Arcade Fire has had […]

Coffee Review Presents Its Top Coffees of 2014

Coffee Review Presents Its Top Coffees of 2014

December 11, 2014 1:53 pm

Coffee Review, which has been reviewing coffees on a 100-point scale since 1997, has released its second annual list of top roasted coffees. The Coffee […]

Opinion: Starbucks’ Upmarket Model and the Big Business of Little Bars

Opinion: Starbucks’ Upmarket Model and the Big Business of Little Bars

December 5, 2014 5:04 pm

Way back in 2011, shortly after news broke investment firm TSG Consumer Partners had made a “major” but undisclosed investment in Portland’s Stumptown Coffee Roasters, […]

Inside Starbucks’ New Reserve Line HQ, A Shrine to Company and Coffee

Inside Starbucks’ New Reserve Line HQ, A Shrine to Company and Coffee

December 5, 2014 10:43 am

Starbucks has unveiled its massive Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, occupying a sprawling 15,000 square foot former automotive showroom after two years in the making. This is arguably […]

Canadian Chain Second Cup Unveils its High-End Market Concept in Toronto

Canadian Chain Second Cup Unveils its High-End Market Concept in Toronto

December 4, 2014 3:20 pm

Canadian roaster and retail chain Second Cup has followed through on recent promises to refresh its brand and introduce a “coffee-centric” approach to consumers with […]

Now Roasting in Madison: Kin-Kin from Johnson Public House

Now Roasting in Madison: Kin-Kin from Johnson Public House

December 2, 2014 3:55 pm

When Johnson Public House set up shop four years ago in a largely residential neighborhood of Madison, Wis., filled with graduate students and 20-something-year-old creative […]

From Colombia to Williamsburg, Devoción Purports New Levels of Crop-to-Cup Freshness

From Colombia to Williamsburg, Devoción Purports New Levels of Crop-to-Cup Freshness

November 28, 2014 12:24 pm

Innovation in the high-end food world, and by extension the coffee world, typically follows a kind of linear progression. That is to say, the newest “it” […]

Marketing Coffee Varieties and Preliminary Feedback from the Colombia Sensory Trial

Marketing Coffee Varieties and Preliminary Feedback from the Colombia Sensory Trial

November 24, 2014 10:19 am

By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog In this recent article in The Coffee Review, Ken Davids explores the idea of “the variety play,” which he […]

Meet Chickenswitch, an Action Sports Coffee Brand with Eyes on New York

Meet Chickenswitch, an Action Sports Coffee Brand with Eyes on New York

November 20, 2014 2:08 pm

  A pair of young entrepreneurs currently calling Ohio home have launched a new coffee company, Chickenswitch, that has a decidedly sporty-lifestyle ethos. Working with a […]