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Counter Culture Reveals Stunning New York Training Space

Wow wow wow. Seriously, I couldn’t stop muttering wow to myself as I scrolled through the photos I was sent of Counter Culture Coffee’s new training center on New York City’s Broome Street. If you’re in the New York area today or Saturday, I highly recommend you take advantage of … Read more →

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Former USBC Champ Puts Her Popular Café Up for Sale

Coffee folks in the Pacific Northwest drive their cars from Portland to Olympia to Seattle on a fairly regular basis; ours is one of the most colorful, quality-focused coffee regions around, and we like to stay in touch with all of it. I’ve made a habit of stopping at Lava … 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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Catching Up with Coava Coffee Roasters

I have such fond memories of that sunny, fun-filled week in Portland in 2012 when the Specialty Coffee Association of America hosted its annual conference here, which resulted in the most popular SCAA of all time. Beginning a few days before the show, and lasting long after, baristas and cafe … Read more →

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Welcome Colectivo Coffee—Not Alterra Anymore

We’re excited to pass on some news that our friends in Milwaukee, Wisconsin shared this morning: Hello to all our Friends and Neighbors- We want to share some big news with you – we are changing our name to COLECTIVO (co-lec-TEE-vo) COFFEE! Our company is the same; all your favorite … Read more →

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Office Coffee Doesn’t Have to Suck

Back before I was writing about coffee, I was a staff writer for The Oregonian newspaper in downtown Portland. Three times a day—seriously, three times a day—my co-worker pals and I would leave the office, walk four blocks to our favorite cafe, buy coffee, and amble back at our leisure. … Read more →

TMF’s brew bar will feature Aero Press, Chemex, Hario Pour Overs and French Press offerings.
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Taylor Maid Farms Opens New Bay Area Digs!

Happy opening day to our friends at Taylor Maid Farms in Sebastopol, California. For those of you not familiar with that area of Northern California, it’s some of the most beautiful land I’ve ever seen, hitched right alongside the famous Napa Valley. The doors to Taylor Maid Farms’ Organic Coffee … Read more →

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