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RoasterTools Launches Guide for Scaling Roasting Businesses

Coffee roaster software and business solutions provider RoasterTools launched a free guide designed for coffee roasters interested in growing and scaling their business. RoasterTools recently launched a guide for ensuring a profitable holiday season.

Bosch Unveils Superautomatic Espresso Machine Line at CES

Home appliance maker Bosch this week unveiled a new line of superautomatic espresso machines at the CES expo in Las Vegas. The 800 Series machine line won an innovation award at the consumer technology trade show.

Execs from Bimbo, T-Mobile and YouTube Join Starbucks Board

Starbucks named three new members of its board of directors. The board now includes: Daniel Servitje, CEO and Chairman of Grupo Bimbo; Neal Mohan, CEO of YouTube; and Mike Sievert, CEO, President, and Director at T-Mobile US.

Starbucks Plans to Open More than 600 New Stores in India

Tata Starbucks, the joint venture between Starbucks and Tata Consumer Products, announced plans this week to operate 1,000 stores throughout India. The company currently has just shy of 400 stores, and plans to maintain a pace of one new store every three days.

Blank Street Coffee Focuses on Subscriptions

Fast-growing New York-born chain Blank Street Coffee has recently turned its focused to subscriptions, attracting some 5,000 customers to a new subscription plan with thousands more on a waiting list, as reported by CNBC.

Dutch Bros Names Two New Executives

U.S. coffee chain Dutch Bros has named two key executive hires: Former Nike and Starbucks executive Sumitro Ghosh is joining the company as president of operations; and Jess Elmquist, formerly of Life Time Inc., is joining Dutch Bros as as chief people officer.

Nguyen Coffee Drinks Rolling Out in Sprouts Stores Nationwide

Brooklyn, New York-based Nguyen Coffee Supply announced this week that all three of its Vietnamese coffee-based ready-to-drink (RTD) products will be included in a nationwide rollout in Sprouts Farmers Market stores, including 400 stores in 23 U.S. states.

Philly’s Ultimo Coffee Workers File to Remove Union Representation

Workers at Ultimo Coffee in Philadelphia have filed paperwork to de-certify union representation from Workers United, the umbrella union group behind the Starbucks unionization push.

Philz Coffee HQ Leaves San Francisco

San Francisco-born coffee roaster and retailer Philz Coffee has relocated its corporate headquarters from San Francisco to Oakland. The coffee chain’s original coffee shop location in San Francisco closed last year.

Australian Open and Luckin Coffee Ink Sponsorship Deal

The Australian Open and China-born coffee chain Luckin Coffee have signed a multi-year sponsorship deal. Luckin currently has more than 13,000 stores in China and is currently expanding into Singapore.

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Consumer Group Sues Starbucks Over ‘Ethical Sourcing’ Claims

A prominent United States consumer advocacy organization today filed a lawsuit against Starbucks Coffee Company alleging deceptive claims regarding ethical coffee sourcing… read more

Ethiopia Launches $20.8 Million Coffee Land Use Program (FOLUR)

In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Government of Ethiopia has officially embarked on a long-term program to combat deforestation and integrate sustainability in the coffee sector… read more

The Sun Rises for East View Coffee in Kenosha, Wisconsin

A new day is dawning for specialty coffee along the western shore of Lake Michigan, where East View Coffee is offering tastings and other educational opportunities in Kenosha, Wisconsin… read more

Oro Chocolate & Coffee is a Gold Mine of Flavor In Chicago

The owner of a Nicaraguan farm and ecotourism business has carved a sweet path back into his home city of Chicago with the opening of Oro Chocolate & Coffeeread more

Sierra Coffee Group Connects New Jersey to Copán, Honduras

A direct line connecting the coffee lands of Honduras to Lyndhurst, New Jersey, was recently drawn with the opening of the Sierra Coffee Groupread more

24 US Roasters Named Finalists for 2024 Good Food Awards

Now in its 14th year of celebrating the makers of specialty food and drink products in the United States, the Good Food Foundation has announced the list of finalists for the 2024 Good Food Awardsread more

The Barista League is Coming to These 12 Cities in 2024

Coffee competition series The Barista League has released its 2024 season schedule, including 12 competitions on four continents… read more