Saint Frank Coffee at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
Working office coffee bars in Silicon Valley from a barista’s perspective.
Office coffee in San Francisco tech companies
Six new coffee apps from the 2016 SCAA Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.
New coffee products at the 2016 Specialty Coffee Association of America Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Sette, a new grinder from Baratza.
Cropster introduces new tech at this year’s SCAA Event in Atlanta, Georgia.
Visions Espresso in Seattle, Washington.
We are living in a Neo-Italian espresso preparation era. Espresso is being brewed meticulously by fastidious baristas around the world on top of the line equipment. Old world Italian methods like pre-ground espresso, full dosing chambers, 1:3 ratios, and 14 gram baskets are en vogue. What’s old is new again. Perfecting these practices with scales, better grinders, […]
Yesterday Sprudge.com broke the news that Blue Bottle Coffee has acquired Perfect Coffee, a Bay Area start-up dedicated to advancing coffee preserving and grinding technologies, and the creators of single-serve pre-ground coffee packets that, dare we say it, do not suck. You can read a “just the facts, ma’am” feature about this acquisition here. In the course […]
If coffee is a religion—the almighty bean its God, the crema-topped espresso its daily miracle, and the ever-proliferating specialty cafes of the world its churches, then Joyride Coffee Distributors is a merry band of missionaries, self-appointed with the task of spreading the good word to the heathens of office coffee culture. Started in 2011 in New York […]
It’s a familiar feeling: mid-morning, exploiting the first caffeine high of the day, at your Everest of efficiency. Yet before long comes a realization that the cup you filled before reaching your desk is empty. What to do? Abandon your station—risking all the in-transit distractions that come with refueling—or stay put, convincing yourself you can withstand the […]
What cafe owner hasn’t dreamed of a magical way to streamline and perfect the by-the-cup brewing process, in a way that ensures repeatability, diminishes strain on repetitive motion from the barista, and frees up skilled front-line staff to refine even more of their talents? We’re certain nearly every one of them has—but surely no one […]
Tonx, the Los Angeles-based subscription coffee service acquired by Blue Bottle Coffee last April, has been relaunched today as Blue Bottle At Home. “Tonx is now part of Blue Bottle,” the Tonx.org redirect banner reads. “Same cool stuff, bigger team, exciting new features.” Tonx has been doing the “coffee startup” thing since before it was cool, and […]
When it comes to events that draw interesting, creative people together, having an appropriately interesting, creative coffee service is increasingly de rigueur. Whether that’s global thinkers drinking coffee from a veritable army of top baristas at TED, or food and beverage luminaries sampling the pinnacles of Nordic coffee curation at MAD Symposium, or all manner of art-world folk enjoying Intelligentsia’s long-running […]
A Montreal App that’ll help you get your buzz on.