Florida’s Kahwa Coffee Says It’s Coming to 130 Publix Grocery Cafes This Year

Photos courtesy of Kahwa Coffee. Twelve-year-old Florida-based coffee roasting company and retailer Kahwa Coffee has landed a deal with the regional supermarket chain Publix, with a target of 130 in-store cafe openings by the end of this year throughout the Southeast, according to an announcement from Kahwa. The Publix cafes featuring Kahwa coffees will be strategically placed near the entrance of each participating Publix, offering retail display space and a drinks menu that includes a new blend created specifically for the [...]

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Barista Guild of America Packs Up Camp for Lower-Cost Event Called Access

The Barista Guild of America (BGA) is preparing to host the first Access, a new two-day event being billed as the annual membership gathering for the BGA community and coffee professionals, which will be held Sept. 19-20 at Brazos Hall in Austin, Texas. An evolution of the BGA’s long-running Barista Camp program, Access was unveiled by the BGA Executive Council at the Specialty Coffee Expo this April. Registration for Access is now open and the schedule has been released, with a program featuring workshops, a panel [...]

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The 2Pour Splits An Aeropress Brew Into Two

The 2Pour brewer for Aeropress. All photos courtesy of 2Pour. For many coffee lovers, including devotees of the Aeropress brewer, the elixir is a social one, best enjoyed with company. And while it has always been possible to share coffee brewed on an Aeropress, the brewer is fundamentally designed for single cup applications. A new device called the 2Pour, which has just passed the threshold of its Kickstarter funding round, addresses this by providing a platform for pressing down on an [...]

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The Extraction is Free of Straws, Dairy and Beetles

Intelligentsia Coffee Facebook photo. Just days after the Green Siren trumpeted its protracted dismissal of plastic straws — or, environmentally speaking, the plastic straw man, as it were — Intelligentsia Coffee wants the world to know it’s swinging that way, too. In an email to Daily Coffee News, the company said: Intelligentsia will remove straws from their 10 coffeebar locations in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City starting Sunday, July 15. Members of Intelligentsia’s employee volunteer committee saw the [...]

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Brewed Behavior and Probat Burns Announce Roaster Training Partnership

Probat Burns training lab in Vernon Hills, Illinois. Photo courtesy of Probat Burns. Full-service coffee consultancy Brewed Behavior and commercial coffee equipment manufacturer Probat Burns have announced a partnership to provide roaster education and training at Brewed Behavior’s lab in Kansas City, Missouri, and at Probat’s lab in Vernon Hills, Illinois. Probat’s appointment of Brewed Behavior as its “official U.S. partner” follows years of collaboration between the two companies to “elevate roasting skills and standards for the specialty coffee industry,” according to a joint announcement this week. [...]

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Automated ‘Specialty’ Vendor Briggo Opening in Austin’s Airport

Briggo is opening near Gate 8 at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Tuesday, July 17. Images courtesy of Briggo. Austin, Texas-based automated coffee provider Briggo is making its most public debut to date, opening next week near Gate 8 of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The company — which currently has six of its kiosks, called “Coffee Hauses,” primarily on corporate campuses for companies such as Dell and 3M in the Austin market — is describing the Austin airport installation as the [...]

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Coffee for Beauty?

Coffee for Beauty?

Are you a fan of coffee? If so, you might be delighted to know it can help with your beauty as well. The texture of finely ground coffee beans is perfect to be used for exfoliating and moisturizing your skin. Take a look at these different ways you can use coffee for beauty. Make Your Own Coffee Scrub Coffee is the perfect consistency to use as a scrub for your skin once it has been ground up. You want to use [...]

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Bluestone Lane Plans to Grow to 60 Stores with $19.5 Million Minority Investment

A Bluestone Lane coffee shop in Westchester, New York. Facebook photo New York-based coffee company and self-described “Australian lifestyle and hospitality brand” Bluestone Lane has announced it has closed on a major funding round, with plans to grow from its current count of 30 stores to 60 stores in 10 cities over the next two years. According to a Bloomberg report, the large minority investment is valued at $19.5 million, and Bluestone announced today that it was led by RSE Ventures, the [...]

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Inside Roast Magazine’s July/August 2018 Issue (Now Shipping)

Roast magazine July | August 2018 issue. Cover photo by Mark Shimahara. The July/August 2018 issue of Roast magazine has arrived with feature articles on the tension between coca and coffee farming in Colombia, the universal truths of coffee sourcing, and a comparative look at packing materials for green coffee shipping. In “From a Dark Shadow Cast: The Long Road from Coca to Coffee in Colombia,” Karl Wienhold of Direct Origin Trading explores the struggles Colombian farmers have endured and the [...]

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The First Straw: Single-Use Straw Bans a Small Step for Coffee Sellers

Starbucks’ new strawless lid, which is replacing all single-use straws by 2020. Starbucks announced today that it is eliminating single-use plastic straws from all its 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020. (Why not tomorrow?) The move follows a ban on plastic straws and utensils in Starbucks’ home city of Seattle that took effect July 1, and it carries a $250 fine for any restaurants caught using single-use plastic. Starbucks — which is replacing straws with a proprietary, recyclable alternative plastic lid that looks [...]

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