The new headquarters of Counter Culture Coffee in Durham, North Carolina.
An event at Counter Culture Coffee with Gilbert Gatali of KZ Noir in Rwanda.
Lemuel Butler, a Customer Support Representative at Counter Culture Coffee in Durham, North Carolina, has won the 2016 United States Barista Championship. Butler is the most decorated barista champion in United States history, having won an astonishing five regional events in the South East division, but this is his first-ever USBC win, and his first […]
Bloom, an event in Los Angeles, California.
2016 Uppers & Downers beer and coffee festival in Chicago.
We have reached our final chapter in Sprudge’s Festival of Guides for 2015. And being the last installment, we wanted to make sure we had something for the last minute shopper. Sure you’re lazy and absent-minded, but that doesn’t mean you don’t care. Our final list is all about the quick and easy but awesome […]
Be merry, bright, and delicious this holiday season with our curated selection of holiday blends from some of the best brands in specialty coffee. Some are newcomers, others are longtime staff favorites—but every one of them will make a fine gift for this year’s celebrations, whether you’re wrapping it up under the tree or brewing up something […]
We talk with barista champion Lem Butler of Counter Culture Coffee while visiting coffee farms in Colombia.
We explore natural coffee with coffee buyer Tim Hill.
You drink spices, coffee, and Mount Gay Rum.
Behind the design of Line Drawing, a limited edition blend from Counter Culture Coffee.
Once upon a time Counter Culture Coffee was strictly an East Coast affair. For most of the 20 years the company has been in existence, their focus has been aimed at building out their network from a headquarters in North Carolina to training centers in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Charleston, Washington DC, Asheville, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. […]
The 2015 World Barista Championship is popping off in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. Exhibit Hall 4F is filled to the gills with eager baristas, beleaguered organizers, anxious well-wishers, stern security guards, and delicious complimentary cups of coffee. All the free coffee. Perhaps the best multi-roaster coffee bar in the world is operating right […]
It was a busy Saturday night, just before St. Patrick’s Day, when MmmHmm Coffee owner Jon French drove away from Hilliard’s, a popular brewery in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. The place was filled with about 500 people playing beer pong, which you might expect; French’s brand new specialty coffee bar is physically located inside the raucous […]
Three years ago, those looking for a cup of specialty coffee in San Francisco’s Financial District were presented with few, even no options. Though the area from Market Street to North Beach, from The Embarcadero to Union Square, was brimming over with Starbucks, Peet’s, Coffee Bean and Tea Leafs, and Specialty’s, the presence of San […]