Cafés

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First Look at the New BARISTA by Billy Wilson

We sure have known Billy Wilson for a long time… I first met Billy at his very first barista competition back in 2002 at NASCORE. Eleven years later, he’s all grown up and has made his dreams come through with the success of his business, BARISTA: three beautiful Portland, Ore., … Read more →

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The Barista as John Henry

The alternate title for this post could be “Welcome our Robot Overlords” or perhaps, “Resistance is Futile.” The robots are coming after all, just like the steam-powered shovel came for John Henry. In the end it didn’t matter that John Henry could drive steel so well that he did in … Read more →

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Toby’s To Open Manhattan Café on Monday

Congratulations are in order to our friends at Toby’s Estate in New York (which we recently featured here on the blog for the totally cool Panama project they did with some staffers) who are set to open a new cafe on Monday in Manhattan! Here’s the skinny: “Located in the … Read more →

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Knapp Time: Madcap’s Ryan Knapp Talks Coffee Retailing at International Coffee Week

One the big topics of discussion and interest here in Brazil is the specialty coffee retailing experience in other places, specifically the US. Ryan Knapp from Madcap Coffee Roasters in Grand Rapids, Mich. was invited to speak about his company’s retailing experience and methods during one of the Café DNA … Read more →

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Baller Coffee at the Ball Game?

Take me out to the ball game Take me out to the fair Buy me some peanuts and a pour-over… OK, so my quick rewrite of the song doesn’t work too well… But you get the idea, right? This is pretty impressive: Bird Rock Coffee Roasters not only has a … Read more →

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Big Growth Spurt In Portland Cafe Scene

While the Barista Mag crew was at BARISTA on Alberta in Portland for a photo shoot yesterday, I chatted with owner Billy Wilson about the progress of his fourth cafe, due to open in October “if everything goes totally perfectly,” Billy said with a wry smile. Then we all talked … Read more →

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We Heart New Cafés: Meet Bluestone Lane in NYC

Barista Magazine loves cafes—it’s kind of what we’re all about. So when we hear about a new cafe opening, we’re stoked! We want to help that new cafe owner tell the world about their specialty coffee adventure! And Barista Magazine’s blog is the perfect place to do it: we have … Read more →

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Joe Roasts!

After 10 years of  operating as one of the most beloved coffee retailers in New York City (and recently, branching out into Pennsylvania), the family-owned Joe Coffee is now officially a roaster, as well. Beginning August 5, the company will also act as a wholesaler to select cafes, restaurants, and … Read more →

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