How Counter Culture and BKON Are Brewing Up an ‘Innovation Leap’

How Counter Culture and BKON Are Brewing Up an ‘Innovation Leap’

September 29, 2014 1:00 am

BKON, maker of the negative-pressure brewer that blew up (metaphorically) at the SCAA Event this past Spring, has developed a strategic partnership with Durham, N.C.-based […]

Polo Ralph Lauren Unveils the Ralph Coffee Brand at New York Flagship

Polo Ralph Lauren Unveils the Ralph Coffee Brand at New York Flagship

September 24, 2014 9:48 am

Ralph Lauren has created its own brand of coffee, Ralph’s Coffee, highlighted by a swanky coffee shop on the second floor of its new flagship New […]

Meet Astoria Coffee, Bringing Under-Represented Coffees to New York

Meet Astoria Coffee, Bringing Under-Represented Coffees to New York

September 10, 2014 7:57 am

What began as a kind of coffee delivery and general specialty ambassadorship service has blossomed into a full-fledged brick-and-mortar shop in the heart of Astoria, […]

La Colombe Secures $28.5 Million Investment, Plans Coastal Expansion

La Colombe Secures $28.5 Million Investment, Plans Coastal Expansion

September 9, 2014 5:25 pm

Philadelphia-based roaster and retailer La Colombe has signed a deal for approximately $28.5 million worth of private investments, with plans to open upwards of 100 […]

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 […]