Tom Cruise insisted on quality coffee service for the cast and crew of "Mission Impossible 5" while they were shooting in Vienna. So who did he call for help? Joey Wechselberger of the Vienna School of Coffee, of course!

The Stars Love Great Coffee

Our far-reaching coffee friends shared stories of treating Hollywood’s hottest stars to some great coffee recently: Caffe Luxxe—which has three Southern California locations in Santa Monica and Brentwood—catered coffee at for 20th Century Fox at the 66th Emmy Awards, held on August 25.  In Los Angeles, Caffe Luxxe owners, Mark Wain and Gary … Read more →

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Coffee Joulies: An Engineered Solution to Cooling Coffee

We love how many brainiacs there are in the specialty-coffee community who have ideas others might think are wild and crazy, but who forge ahead with confidence that they can make their dreams a reality. The two Daves who invented Coffee Joulies are some of those brains. Dave Petrillo and Dave … Read more →


Unique NYC Coffee Job Opportunity: Pret A Manger

This coffee job might be perfect for you I hear from talented baristas looking for a new job almost as often as I get wind of coffee jobs available—and it makes sense. The specialty-coffee community is dynamic and evolving, with more and more skilled baristas in the field all the … Read more →


I Believe In Velo Coffee Roasters

I watch every coffee-related Kickstarter video anyone sends me; I read them all because I’m so curious about your hopes and dreams. Truth: I’m not always on board. If they’re not well thought out, if you haven’t effectively communicated why achieving your goal would make the world a better place, even … Read more →

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Supersonic Coffee & Its Pioneer Program: Road Trip Movie!

When the team from Northern California-based  Supersonic Coffee debuted the company during the Specialty Coffee Association of America show in 2014, we were hardly the only ones who sat up and took notice. Supersonic’s crew is impressive to say the least: Björg Brend Laird, chief organizer of the Nordic Barista Cup since … Read more →


Metric Coffee Is Making Waves in Chicago

I’m always excited to hear about new companies, or companies that are doing really interesting things (sound like you? Shoot me an email and tell me about it! So I sat up and took note when Xavier Alexander sent me a package of coffees and some information about the … Read more →

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Meet Copper Horse Coffee Roasters

Jesse Harriott’s new project Copper Horse Coffee Roasters to campaign on Kickstarter The friendly face of Jesse Harriott has become a welcome fixture at American coffee trade shows over the years. Jesse volunteers wherever he can. and has became completely instrumental in the growth of Coffee Fest’s America’s Best Coffeehouse … Read more →


Handsome Goes Blue Bottle: How It’s All Shaking Down

In one of the biggest pieces of coffee industry news this year, Blue Bottle Coffee acquired Handsome Coffee Roasters as well as Tonx on April 7. All companies involved are beloved in the specialty-coffee community, and we know a lot of people have been eager to know how the changes are … Read more →

Patrick says that the Paramount building is the perfect place for his new coffeehouse: "The huge windows allow sunlight to stream in and reflect of the original terrazzo floors. Fourteen-foot ceilings make the space open and inviting, not to mention the 50 plus seats waiting to be filled."

Palace Coffee Aims to Expand Via Kickstarter

We’re big fans of Patrick Burns and his Canyon, Texas, outfit Palace Coffee. Patrick is a total go-getter. He organized and developed a latte art throw down series for his local coffee community, and worked with Dalla Corte’s Skip Finley and Sevan Istanboulian to get the inaugural U.S. Latte Art … Read more →

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