We’re All Coffee Geeks Here — Michael Craig of Creature Coffee Brings Specialty Coffee Directly to the People

Michael Craig of Creature Coffee in Austin, Texas, goes from borrowing coffee equipment to running a fleet of custom coffee bars, bringing specialty coffee from office buildings to wedding receptions.
by Lydia Stolper | November 17, 2023

Five Places, Five Fall Drinks

From cozy chai to spiced lattes, five coffee shop owners share some of the biggest hits on their fall menu.
by Haley Greene | October 18, 2023

When Coffee Becomes Art

Coffee does more than keep artists awake—coffee itself has been immortalized in art, serving as the subject of paintings, sculptures, and roadside attractions.
by Valorie Clark | October 11, 2023

A Peek Into Denmark’s Specialty Coffee Evolution

Today, Denmark is internationally recognized for its innovative specialty coffee scene. Fifteen years ago, it was just getting started.
by Chloé Skye Weiser | September 29, 2023

What’s the Deal with Mushroom Coffee?

Many brands are launching new products pairing mushrooms and coffee. A look at science and history reveals what's driving this pairing.
by Leah Bowman | September 20, 2023

At Kobrick, Serving Coffee By Day and Cocktails By Night

Step into Kobrick Coffee Co., the cafe where the baristas double as mixologists, pouring coffee and cocktails all night long.
by Haley Greene | August 23, 2023

How Coffee Shops Are Breaking The Rules To Create Signature Drinks

Housemade syrups are par for the course at independent coffee shops: patrons are just as likely to see menu stalwarts like cappuccinos and mochas grace a menu alongside latte mashups flavored with syrups like…
by Amber Gibson | August 18, 2023

Taking Community Support to the Coffee Shop

Many coffee shops go beyond serving coffee to create a sense of community through fundraising and supporting causes that foster inclusivity.
by Haley Greene | July 26, 2023

What You Need to Know About Barista Certification Programs 

Barista certification programs promise to teach learners new skills and can help with career advancement. But do they fulfill that promise? 
by Valorie Clark | July 21, 2023

How A 1900’s Schoolhouse Became A Community-Focused Coffee Shop

Schoolhouse 7 Cafe takes a lesson from its former life as a one-room schoolhouse with decades of history.
by Mack Nigh | July 7, 2023