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 […]

Steady Growth Leads to Cafe Grumpy’s ‘Grand’ Opening

Steady Growth Leads to Cafe Grumpy’s ‘Grand’ Opening

May 16, 2014 11:39 am

New York’s Cafe Grumpy has officially opened inside the Lexington Passage at the Grand Central Station. Much has been made of the symbolic significance of […]

Square Ditches Wallet App in the Increasingly Competitive Mobile Loyalty Segment

Square Ditches Wallet App in the Increasingly Competitive Mobile Loyalty Segment

May 13, 2014 1:07 pm

Payment system Square has ditched its Wallet app and introduced a new pay-ahead app called Order, a move some technology experts say a sign of a technology […]

Brooklyn Roasting Helping Pilot To-Go Cup Sharing Program

Brooklyn Roasting Helping Pilot To-Go Cup Sharing Program

April 23, 2014 8:12 am

Brooklyn Roasting Company is helping to pilot test a new reusable to-go cup program that aims to reduce paper and plastic waste throughout New York. The […]

Big Names, New Gear and Nyeri Updates at Counter Culture’s Revamped ‘Pro Dev’ Series

Big Names, New Gear and Nyeri Updates at Counter Culture’s Revamped ‘Pro Dev’ Series

April 16, 2014 5:22 pm

Counter Culture Coffee is introducing its revamped “Pro Dev” workshop and lecture series at each of its regional training centers, including fancy guests, brand new […]