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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

“I Degassed About Three Minutes Ago:” Conan O’Brien Visits Intelligentsia L.A.

“I Degassed About Three Minutes Ago:” Conan O’Brien Visits Intelligentsia L.A.

November 19, 2014 9:35 am

Last night’s episode of Conan included a field trip to Intelligentsia’s West Coast headquarters in Los Angeles. As would be expected, Conan O’Brien provided most of […]

Opinion: Coffee’s Biggest Crossroads May Be In These Two Headlines

Opinion: Coffee’s Biggest Crossroads May Be In These Two Headlines

August 27, 2014 1:36 pm

There are several reasons I tend to shy away from writing about mainstream coffee reportage — not least among them, it seems kind of rude. […]

German Music Group Threatens a Whole Bunch of U.S. Coffee Roasters

German Music Group Threatens a Whole Bunch of U.S. Coffee Roasters

August 26, 2014 8:37 am

A German music group has launched what appears to be a senseless legal attack on dozens of U.S. coffee companies, as part of a larger […]

A Tale of Water Disasters, Michael Cera and the Randomness of Barista Life

A Tale of Water Disasters, Michael Cera and the Randomness of Barista Life

August 11, 2014 7:58 am

You’re having a rough few days on the job. Nothing is working as it should, forces beyond your control are conspiring against you, you’re tired, covered […]

Consumer Group Fair World Project Rates the Buying Practices of 19 U.S. Roasters

Consumer Group Fair World Project Rates the Buying Practices of 19 U.S. Roasters

August 5, 2014 9:06 am

The Fair World Project has released an analysis of the trading and transparency practices of some of America’s leading roasters, with some surprising and potentially […]

The New Pornographers Really Love Coffee, Collaborate with Intelligentsia

The New Pornographers Really Love Coffee, Collaborate with Intelligentsia

August 1, 2014 3:04 pm

When you’re up until 3 a.m. every day and then sleep in a strange hotel room or in the back of a bus en route […]

Inside Intelligentsia’s New ‘Contemporary Nordic’ Wicker Park Bar

Inside Intelligentsia’s New ‘Contemporary Nordic’ Wicker Park Bar

July 16, 2014 9:43 am

Intelligentsia Coffee is publicly opening its new Wicker Park coffee bar tonight at 7 p.m., with an official opening at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow, July 17. […]