Blanchard’s Coffee Roasting Company in Richmond, Virginia.
Commonwealth Coffee in Denver, Colorado.
We visit the Västerås coffee roastery that’s doing it and brewing it.
It’s a rainy Sunday morning in the Yoga area of Tokyo. A few locals lazily dot the streets heading to and from the metro, and the majority of stores lining Oyama-Dori are, for the time being, closed. The avenues echo with the gentle rumbling of passing traffic and the pitter-patter of falling rain, among which […]
While a few years ago you could scoff at the quality of French coffee, that has come to change, and today, there’s a burgeoning specialty coffee movement that’s worthy of recognition. But when the outside world focuses on the French coffee scene, it’s easy to make it only about Paris. That’s not shocking. France is after […]
In the last ten years, the Bay Area has become a mecca for nascent coffee roasters looking to make their mark on the exploding specialty coffee scene. It can get crowded, and certainly competitive, with fresh faces like Supersonic, Andytown, and Hearth butting up against the existing stalwarts like Blue Bottle, Four Barrel, and Sightglass; […]
Way back in the 19th century, Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy boarded a boat from England headed for Australia to take up his assigned post as the tenth Governor of the colony of New South Wales. Word is that he was a spectacular peacekeeper, and had a hand in many positive developments during colonial times in Australia—consequently […]
Two long-time professionals with their own distinct visions for coffee are helping each other realize those visions in a small, bustling coffee bar and roastery in Northeast Seattle. Carlos Salmeron’s Ventoux Coffee takes up the front portion of the shared space; Matt Ehresman’s Hart Roasters fills in the back, where Ehresman roasts for Ventoux and a few wholesale clients. […]
Brooklyn’s a great place to establish your boutique business or maker-enterprise, but if you’ve ever thought about roasting high-quality coffee to Scandinavian standards of delicacy in your loft apartment, Sprudge has bad news for you. Lofted Coffee has beat you to it. Operating out of a just-shy-of-1000-square-foot loft in industrially zoned Bushwick, Lofted is either […]
Though curtains still hide the spacious interior of Blue Bottle Coffee Tokyo from curious passersby, the action inside the company’s soon-to-open flagship Japanese roastery cafe is like a kettle coming to boil. We looked in on the preparations for the cafe’s opening—at Kiyosumi-Shirakawa on Friday February 6th—to get an early glimpse of the coffee experience our friends and […]
The night of January 30th saw Sarutahiko Coffee open the doors to Atelier Sengawa, its new roastery cafe: a spacious, two-story affair located in the cozy neighborhood of Sengawa, the plans for which we first told you about back in December. The opening party was a warm gathering of friends and customers sharing coffee and celebrating new […]
You might say that Big House Beans is like other Bay Area roasting companies in the sense that it roasts, packages, and sells coffee beans sourced from a variety of locales the world over. Dig a little deeper though, and the similarities quickly stop. It’s located in Antioch, the far east of the East Bay, […]
It’s a busy Saturday morning at Sump Coffee in South St. Louis City. A line forms behind a single paper menu that masquerades as a subway map. A brief synopsis is provided, and the customer places an order. No payment is collected. Instead, a single page of paper tracks the order. A Hario v60 pour-over bar with […]
It was a busy 2014 for Coutume—the Parisian café and roastery opened their Tokyo café in April, they relocated their Paris roastery, and introduced a slow-bar at their Paris flagship cafe to educate and showcase brewing methods to the Parisian public. On top of all that, the 12th of December saw them surprise everyone with a […]
Let me tell you a story about serendipity and good coffee. As I quickly learned in Australia, while in the thriving metropolises of Melbourne and Sydney you can hardly throw a rock without hitting a good coffee shop, more rural places are a bit different. But far-flung, special cafes do exist, and that’s what makes the trek […]
Istanbul has been bursting with speciality coffee shops recently, and one of the places leading this charge is Petra Roasting co. in the Selenium apartment residence, just off Barbaros Bulvarı in Gayrettepe. Located inside the Muse Collective art gallery and shop, the space itself is just beautiful. While you enjoy your freshly roasted coffee, you can wander about […]