Coffee Supreme x I Love Ugly Launch An Apron That’s Anything But

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Recently in these pages we've shed a lot of pixels talking about the ongoing, highly fascinating crossover happening between the coffee and culinary worlds. But another avenue of interaction between speciality coffee and the outside world remains largely unexplored: the merging of coffee and contemporary fashion. We know of a few examples out of … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: A Second Shop For Modern Coffee In Oakland

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As the heat rolls on in the Northern Hemisphere, so too does our annual summer compendium of the latest and greatest in new coffee spaces around the world, in a little feature series we like to call the Build Outs of Summer. So far we've profiled a monster movie Airstream trailer in Minneapolis, a high-end donut complex in Asheville, NC, a … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Dispatch Coffee In Montreal

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Those who know coffee in Montreal—and maybe Brooklyn—have had the Dispatch Coffee truck on their radar for the last couple of years. Founding barista Chrissy Durcak has led the Dispatchmobile, serving quality espresso and treats through Montreal, tapping noted roasters like Phil and Sebastian of Calgary and Brooklyn mini-roaster Parlor … [Read more...]

The World’s Best Cooks (And Sprudge) Will Be At MAD Symposium In Copenhagen

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In just one week, the leaders of the progressive food world will descend on the city of Copenhagen for the fourth installment of MAD Symposium, hosted by the MAD Food group, "a community of chefs, cooks and farmers with an appetite for knowledge." This year's event is co-curated by Alex Atala, of the award-winning D.O.M. restaurant in São Paolo. … [Read more...]

Starbucks Makes Barista History, Bans The Dreaded Clopen Shift


The New York Times reports that Starbucks Coffee will change its scheduling policies, effectively putting an end to the "clopen shift" for their partners forever. This means no more 10PM closing shifts followed by a 4AM opening shift, a familiar scenario for baristas and service employees colloquially known here in the United States as a "clopen" … [Read more...]

Builds Outs Of Summer: A Newly Expanded Buddy Brew Coffee in Tampa, Florida

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The unexpected winner of our 2014 edition of Build Outs of Summer is the great American state of Florida, which has been featured twice so far in write-ups on Bold Bean Coffee and Brew Five Points, both located in Jacksonville. Often maligned, frequently the butt of jokes, Florida is a crazy mish-mash of cultures and traditions and theme parks that … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Odradek’s Bar In Brooklyn, New York

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It's new American breakfast, it's British brunch, it's German vegan. It's in Midwood! It's Odradek's Bar! Our build outs of summer series continues with high-end coffee and slushies, soon arriving in Midwood, Brooklyn. Midwood—or Flatbush, as this larger section of Brooklyn that overlaps it may be called—might not be the first spot on your … [Read more...]

Recipe: This Refreshing Summer Drink Pairs Iced Coffee With Aguas Frescas


Compañía de Café is a forward-thinking new cafe concept in Los Angeles with LA coffee veteran Percy Ramirez helming the coffee program. Ramirez is bringing all sorts of fascinating new ideas to the endeavour, which you can read about in-depth in our interview here. Some of his best ideas have to do with the inventive iced coffee drinks on the … [Read more...]

The Shocking Secret Behind Lay’s Cappuccino-Flavored Potato Chips


Here's a secret that might shock you! Andrea "Otter" Otte of Wormhole Coffee in Chicago is responsible for the beautiful pour found on every bag of Lay's Cappuccino Flavor Potato Snack. Wormhole Coffee revealed the news in a Facebook post late yesterday. The snack has become a viral sensation on Instagram and Twitter, eliciting universal … [Read more...]

5 Coffee Commercials That Prove Lauren Bacall Is The Classiest Spokesperson Ever


The Golden Era Hollywood star Lauren Bacall passed away this week at the age of 89. Her career spanned seven decades with defining roles like Vivian Rutledge in The Big Sleep, working alongside legends like Humphrey Bogart, James Stewart, and Henry Fonda. Thanks to the powers of the Internet, we're able to commemorate her lesser known work as … [Read more...]

The Coffee Uncut Podcast Returns With A Look At The TED Conference


Whoa, it’s time for Episode 12 of Coffee Uncut, an original podcast series hosted by Alexandra Littlejohn. In this latest installment, Alex talks all things TED coffee with Nik Virrey and Brandon Paul Weaver (Slate Coffee, Matte & Gloss), as well as Alex Negranza (An Evening With LLC). Store it on your phone, listen to it on the go, and … [Read more...]

You Gotta Check Out This Coffee Packaging From Denmark


Danish designer Christian Forman Ankjaer of Think Better recently collaborated with coffee roaster Mikkel Selmer of La Cabra Coffee Roasters in Aarhus, Denmark. Together, they came up with truly exceptional coffee branding and packaging. You gotta see it. The 250 gram boxes have the company's name, the coffee's country, farm/factory … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Copper Door Coffee Roasters In Denver, Colorado

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As our Build Outs of Summer series rolls on, we turn our attentions to Denver, Colorado's Copper Door Coffee Roasters. The brand's been in business for the last 7 years, roasting wholesale, but a recent change of ownership now puts the business squarely in the hands of Hannah Ulbrich. She claims Copper Door is "Denver's only 100% woman-owned coffee … [Read more...]

MadCap Coffee Launches Second Year Of Its Varietal Series


Our friends and partners at MadCap Coffee, along with El Salvador producer and Cup of Excellence winner Gloria Rodriguez Fontan, have teamed up for the second year of the "Varietal Series". The series is an opportunity to try eight different varieties grown on a single farm, packaged in handsome collectible tins, perfect for re-use throughout the … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Cape Cod Coffee Roasters In Mashpee, Massachusetts

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Cape Cod Coffee Roasters has been serving the Cape community coffee for 44 years, and founder Demos Young's family has been roasting coffee down the Cape since 1914. Two years ago, sisters Molly and Cate MacGregor, who themselves grew up on Cape Cod, moved back and purchased Cape Cod Coffee Roasters from Young. They've been growing and modernizing … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Roasting And Rolling With Modcup Coffee In Jersey City

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French bread trucks are so hot right now, and you better believe they're heating up in Jersey City. Modcup Coffee Roasters is taking its roasting expertise on the road and into a vintage 1972 Citroën H van in this very special entry in our Build Outs Of Summer series. "The truck features two lever pull espresso machines, one designated for … [Read more...]