Understanding the Cost Crisis

For all we love about coffee, there is a growing awareness of an age-old undercurrent: a deceptive riptide that many are calling the “Cost Crisis,” whose forces are being felt more acutely during this…
by Michael Ryan | December 11, 2019

Oceana Coffee’s Cup of Kindness

Learn about Florida-based roasters Oceana Coffee’s Cup of Kindness program, which donates funds to a local charity every quarter.
by Fresh Cup Staff | November 27, 2019

K&F Coffee Roasters Announces New Ownership

After 36 years as owner, K&F Coffee Roasters’ Don Dominguez passes the torch to Rudy Zarfas.
by Fresh Cup Staff | November 20, 2019

Workshopping For a Purpose

Minneapolis-based Mill City Roasters is hosting a series of two-hour workshops in its upcoming tour, “Profiling for Purpose.” The event kicks off at its headquarters on Saturday, November 2, travels to Boulder, Colorado, on…
by Fresh Cup Staff | October 30, 2019

Fanning the Flame

Co-roasting spaces open the door for new roasters around the globe
by Luke Daugherty and Anastasia Prikhodko | September 25, 2019

Glitter Cat Bootcamp Announces 2020 Cohort

Glitter Cat has revealed its participants in this year’s Bootcamp, which will train coffee professionals from around the country to compete in the 2020 U.S. Coffee Championships.
by Fresh Cup Staff | September 18, 2019

Golden Bean North America 2019 Awards

The 2019 Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference wrapped up last weekend in Nashville, Tennessee, after four days filled with cupping, camaraderie, and lots and lots of coffee.
by Fresh Cup Staff | September 18, 2019

Do You Know? Sam Schaefer

At the 2019 U.S. Barista Championship semifinal, Sam Schaefer announced his intended new project, Mockingbird Coffee, a roastery and tasting room set to launch in Ann Arbor this fall. But last month, in an…
by Fionn Pooler | September 10, 2019

Intelligentsia Opens First Location in Texas

Austin, Texas, is now on the roster of cities playing host to Intelligentsia Coffee. The brand’s new outpost brings exceptional seasonal coffees to Austin, all of which are directly sourced from Intelligentsia’s longtime partners…
by Fresh Cup Staff | August 28, 2019

Integrating an Ideology

Across the country, many independent coffee and tea shops have embraced sustainability as part of their intrinsic brand. It’s a way of signaling to buyers, partners, and customers that they’re motivated by more than…
by Robin Roenker | August 21, 2019