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Peet’s to Acquire Intelligentsia

Peet’s Coffee & Tea is set to acquire a majority stake in Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters Following the recent news about the longtime Bay-area coffee roaster, Peet’s, buying a majority share of Portland, Ore.-based roaster, Stumptown Coffee, the company has continued its consolidation of premier third-wave roasters, this time by buying … Read more →


The Golden Bean North America Debuts in Portland

Established as Australia’s most important roaster competition, the Compak Golden Bean is putting down roots in North America, and will debut the festivities and competition next week in Portland, Oregon. We couldn’t be more excited about Australia’s respected and popular roasted coffee competition the Golden Bean’s arrival stateside: The uniquely formatted event … Read more →

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Hello HoneyCo!

About this time last year, we were putting the finishing touches on our April+May issue, which was our 9th anniversary issue and would be the one we would distribute thousands of copies of at the big SCAA show in Seattle. It was one of our most fun and popular covers … Read more →

Cupping Tony's Coffee at La Marzocco.

Roaster’s Showcase with Tony’s Coffee

Editor’s note: Our friend David Yake of Tony’s Coffee originally wrote this post for the Bellingham, Wash., website. But he gave me permission to report it here, with some photos. Thanks, David! On November 1, we were lucky enough to take over La Marzocco’s coffee lab in Old Ballard for our Roaster’s … Read more →


Roasting With Solar Power

I had a total blast getting to know and hanging out with the crew from Single Origin Roasters out of Sydney, Australia, when we were in Melbourne for the World Barista Championship in May. They’re a lively, fun-loving, quality-focused group—their coffee is bitchen, too! Emma Cohen of Single Origin emailed me the … Read more →


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 →

What’s Really Up with Stumptown

Now for a quick break from WBC coverage. Yes, even here in Colombia people have been abuzz since a thinly sourced story broke earlier this week that Duane Sorenson, owner of Stumptown Coffee, sold out to some big corporation. Though Matt Lounsbury quicky denied the report to local a Portland … Read more →

Roasters Guild Retreat Underway

I rode up to Skamania Lodge yesterday to drop in on the 10th Annual Roasters Guild Retreat. As always, there were numerous activities underway. A weekend-long competition pitted randomly assigned teams against each other in the “You Guatta Love It” challenge. In the contest, teams are to develop a blend … Read more →

Peet’s Buys Diedrich

Some interesting news out in the last couple of days that Peet’s, the coffee roaster and retailer out of Emeryville, Calif., has bought Irvine, Calif.-based, Diedrich Coffee. Here’s the story from the L.A. Times. The deal is reportedly worth around $213 million. The acquisition will help Peet’s expand its wholesale … Read more →

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