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Unpacking the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide

Unpacking the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide

The Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide released its latest and largest update just a few days before the end of 2019. The Guide itself is a continuously evolving compendium of financial......
Colorado’s Fitzroy Coffee Brews Fresh Mountain Roasts In a Converted Gondola

Colorado’s Fitzroy Coffee Brews Fresh Mountain Roasts In a Converted Gondola

There are surely some slippery slopes involved when someone ups their coffee interest from the occasional cup to thrice-daily triple shots of high-quality coffee. But where better to satiate that......
Caffeine and Coffee: How to Get More of a Good Thing

Caffeine and Coffee: How to Get More of a Good Thing

As roasters, when we talk about our coffees, we tend to consider factors such as the careful sourcing, meticulous roasting and regimented brewing that result in the best flavors. Yet......
The Kaleidoscopic Coffee Opulence of Felix Roasting Co. in Manhattan

The Kaleidoscopic Coffee Opulence of Felix Roasting Co. in Manhattan

If ever there was a foil to the stark design aesthetic that swept over so many New York City cafes through the 2010s, it is Felix Roasting Co., a relatively......
Quiz: Who Is Your Coffee Crush?

Quiz: Who Is Your Coffee Crush?

Love is in the air. Or is it pollen? Either way, we’re itchy eyed and rashy at the possibility that year this we’ll finally find our true love. Sure there have been others in the past that we thought could have turned into something; a random hookup with @coldbrew420 here...
Coffee Blends For You And Your Valentine

Coffee Blends For You And Your Valentine

If you think about it, what really is love if not a coffee blend? You take two (or three or more, love is love) unique coffees and mix them together into a new perfect whole, a new entity that had yet to exist into you and your other came together....
Single-Origin Coffees in Supermarkets

Single-Origin Coffees in Supermarkets

We track the specialty coffee industry obsessively, day in and day out, documenting its latest trends toward bespoke experiences (both at cafés and at home) and celebrating the farmers and roasters who are pushing the envelope of coffee experimentation and differentiation in unprecedented ways. But what options are available to coffee-lovers...
More Local Coffee Options Are Headed To An Airport Near You

More Local Coffee Options Are Headed To An Airport Near You

Everything in an airport is a lesser version of itself anywhere else in the world. The food tastes like a microwaved simulacra of that exact same dish from the exact same restaurant on the other side of the security checkpoints. The people are flustered, hurried, or some manner of irked,...
Vivic Adds a Bit of Vim and Vigor to the Canned Cold Brew Aisle

Vivic Adds a Bit of Vim and Vigor to the Canned Cold Brew Aisle

With the proliferation of canned and bottled cold brew drinks from small specialty players to beverage behemoths like Coca-Cola and Nestlé, standing out on a crowded market shelf becomes ever......
9Barista Ushers In a New Generation of Actual Stovetop Espresso

9Barista Ushers In a New Generation of Actual Stovetop Espresso

For generations, the classic Italian stovetop moka pot has often been referred to as an “espresso maker,” though traditional espresso aficionados tend to scoff at the designation. Building upon the......
Inside Hiroshi Sawada’s New Manhattan Coffee Bar

Inside Hiroshi Sawada’s New Manhattan Coffee Bar

Let’s say you’re a world-renowned latte artist and skateboard enthusiast. Why wouldn’t you want to extend your personal brand into dark, hip spaces in big cities around the world? It’s a no-brainer for Hiroshi Sawada, whose second eponymous cafe in New York City opened in 2019, a second partnership with...
Entering China’s Emerging Coffee Market

Entering China’s Emerging Coffee Market

China might be the fourth-largest country in the world and have the largest population on earth, but it has one of the world’s lowest coffee consumption rates, with citizens consuming an average of just one cup a year.  While this might not sound promising, coffee consumption rates in China are growing...
Equator, Sustainable Harvest and Daterra Team Up for B Corp Beans

Equator, Sustainable Harvest and Daterra Team Up for B Corp Beans

A trio of progressive specialty coffee companies are teaming up to offer what they’re describing as the first roasted coffee to follow a completely certified B Corp-certified supply chain. San......
Join This Webinar on Gender Equity in the Coffee Value Chain

Join This Webinar on Gender Equity in the Coffee Value Chain

“Gender rests at the heart of humanity and coffee is no different; beyond the overriding notion of equity, all along the value chain from farm to cup there are growth......
An ‘Opiated Pacific Coast Daydream’ at Klvn Coffee Lab in Pittsburgh

An ‘Opiated Pacific Coast Daydream’ at Klvn Coffee Lab in Pittsburgh

Five days after Klvn Coffee Lab Co-Owner Jeff Sloan returned from a surfing and coffee sourcing trip to Peru this past September, he and co-owner Will Humphrey moved the entire......
Coffee May Be Good For Bone Health, According to New Study

Coffee May Be Good For Bone Health, According to New Study

New research has found that coffee consumption may be a positive contributing factor to bone mineral density, a signifier of bone health. The Cleveland Clinic has put its marketing heft......
Blockchain & Coffee: Separating The Marketing From The Reality

Blockchain & Coffee: Separating The Marketing From The Reality

Blockchain. Bitcoin. Supply chains. These are some of the many buzzwords passing across people’s lips, often interspersed with the adjectives “revolutionary” and “game-changing”.  Frankly, it can all get very confusing. Are traders going to start paying coffee farmers via blockchain? Are we all going to know how much large companies pay...
Old Vienna with New Coffee at Porcelain Cafe in Queens, New York

Old Vienna with New Coffee at Porcelain Cafe in Queens, New York

One of New York’s newest coffee haunts and eateries, Porcelain combines a large dash of old-world Austria with just a splash of 2019 Hollywood in the Ridgewood neighborhood of Queens.......
With Toddy Backing, Coffee Science Foundation Launches Cold Brew Research

With Toddy Backing, Coffee Science Foundation Launches Cold Brew Research

One of the first major undertakings of the Coffee Science Foundation will involve research into cold brew, which by most market research accounts has been the fastest-growing beverage subcategory in......
Op Ed: Be Less Awful At The Coffee Counter Please

Op Ed: Be Less Awful At The Coffee Counter Please

Dear non-service industry workers, just a quick note to remind you that those in the service industry are in fact human just like you (unless they are Briggo), and as such, you should treat them in a manner that you would deem appropriate for how you would like to be...
Barista Stories: Markus Pyttel of sweet spot kaffee, Munich

Barista Stories: Markus Pyttel of sweet spot kaffee, Munich

Markus Pyttel is a 32 years old barista and cafe-owner living in Munich. After a decade spent working as a teacher and a chief editor, he decided to “stop being reasonable” and to open a new chapter of his life with sweet spot kaffee. As any business owner, he works...
In Queens, Evil Twin Brewing Finds Its Other Half With Evil Twin Coffee

In Queens, Evil Twin Brewing Finds Its Other Half With Evil Twin Coffee

If you had a capacious, sun-bathed, Scandinavian-chic space beer garden just, you know—sitting there empty all day long, what would you do with it? For Evil Twin Brewing founder Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, the answer was pretty obvious. Open up a coffee bar within the space, making the day-to-night transition seamless for those...
A Specialty Coffee Shop Tour of Melbourne

A Specialty Coffee Shop Tour of Melbourne

Melbourne has long been considered a global leader when it comes to specialty coffee, and its coffee shops and cafés are no different. Roasters have been improving their approach to the technical aspects of sourcing, preparing, and consuming coffee, and coffee shops have updated their offerings to meet local tastes,...
Anna Abatzoglou Returns to Alliance for Coffee Excellence as Manager

Anna Abatzoglou Returns to Alliance for Coffee Excellence as Manager

Cup of Excellence organizer the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) has announced the appointment of Anna Abatzoglou as marketing and membership manager. Abatzoglou’s will be a familiar presence to many......
Brioso Coffee Re-Stakes Its Claim in Columbus (OH) with Flagship Bar

Brioso Coffee Re-Stakes Its Claim in Columbus (OH) with Flagship Bar

After helping to establish the very concept of specialty coffee in Columbus, Ohio, over nearly two decades, Brioso Coffee has opened what it’s describing as its flagship coffee shop. The......