Roaster/Retailer Cafe Kubal Keeps Growing in Syracuse

Roaster/Retailer Cafe Kubal Keeps Growing in Syracuse

September 9, 2014 12:30 pm

Syracuse, N.Y.-based roastery Cafe Kubal has announced plans to open a fifth retail location this fall in a new mixed-use residential/commercial building with an Art […]

Meet The Chain Collaborative: Organizing Relationships Between Industry and Origin

Meet The Chain Collaborative: Organizing Relationships Between Industry and Origin

September 1, 2014 9:15 am

Despite what may be the best intentions of both parties, a natural gap in communication often exists between U.S. coffee companies and nonprofits, NGOs and […]

My Summer Vacation: A Coffee Journal by Michael Sheridan

My Summer Vacation: A Coffee Journal by Michael Sheridan

August 20, 2014 8:46 am

Some people go to a lake in the Northwoods; others pack up the minivan and head to a Disney resort; others yet gaze upon Mount Rushmore, […]

New Roaster/Retailer Elm Coffee Coming to Seattle’s Pioneer Square

New Roaster/Retailer Elm Coffee Coming to Seattle’s Pioneer Square

August 13, 2014 9:10 am

Elm Coffee, a new roastery featuring alums of Joe Coffee in New York and Stumptown Coffee Roasters, has announced plans to move into a fully renovated space […]

Korean Chain with Plans to Battle Starbucks Fined $1.88 Million for Abuse of Power

Korean Chain with Plans to Battle Starbucks Fined $1.88 Million for Abuse of Power

August 4, 2014 11:46 am

Caffe Bene, the South Korean coffee chain with plans to take on Starbucks and Dunkin’ head on in the U.S. market, has been fined $1.88 […]

We Bet You Can’t Stop Playing with this Yelp Trends Generator

We Bet You Can’t Stop Playing with this Yelp Trends Generator

July 30, 2014 11:53 am

It would be hard to argue that this is a legitimately useful tool in specialty coffee trend-spotting, but this wacky new trend reporter from Yelp is […]

Katie Carguilo to Help Lead Counter Culture Coffee’s Westward Charge

Katie Carguilo to Help Lead Counter Culture Coffee’s Westward Charge

July 8, 2014 12:11 pm

Of Counter Culture Coffee‘s eight existing regional training centers, the Chicago outpost its Westernmost. That’s about to change big time, as the company is moving […]

Village Voice Employees Walk Out, Demand Better Coffee

Village Voice Employees Walk Out, Demand Better Coffee

July 3, 2014 2:36 pm

Unionized employees of the 60-year-old alternative weekly The Village Voice staged a walkout Monday seeking better pay and benefits — including the most essential benefit of […]

Deer Busts Through Front Door of New York Coffee Shop (video)

Deer Busts Through Front Door of New York Coffee Shop (video)

June 4, 2014 10:26 am

A young deer running at full tilt through downtown Kingston in Upstate New York ended his urban adventure by busting through the glass door of […]

Square Enters Lending Game with ‘Easy-to-Understand’ Square Capital

Square Enters Lending Game with ‘Easy-to-Understand’ Square Capital

May 28, 2014 4:25 pm

San Francisco-based Square today launched Square Capital, a small business loan program that they say gives retailers like coffee shops access to funds in “a […]