Portland is known world wide as a coffee lover's paradise. Home to some of the planet's finest roasters, this Pacific Northwestern enclave boasts over forty roasteries for a relatively small population of only 600,000 people. We had the pleasure of visiting with Heart Roasters, Coava Coffee, Ristretto Roasters & Barista PDX.
In an old shipping warehouse overlooking New York Harbor, Steve Miersch is quietly revolutionizing the coffee industry. He’s the founder of Pulley Collective, a communal roastery thats enabling coffee entrepreneurs to compete with the big boys in a variety of innovative ways. Click through the learn more!
Toby's Estate, a mainstay in the Australian speciality coffee community, has recently opened it's flagship American cafe in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The combination of a welcoming, beautifully designed space and a fantastically friendly staff has seen the cafe quickly become a fixture in the bourgeoning New York coffee scene. We sit down with Allie Caran, head of Toby's coffee education program to chat about coffee, glass-blowing and Aussies in America.
Walking into Four Barrel Coffee in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission district is a bit like watching the narrative unfold in a Coen Brothers film; a meticulously composed set, a cast of charismatic characters, that perfect soundtrack serving as a soft backdrop against which the rhythm is set. Welcome to Jeremy Tooker's Four Barrel Coffee.
There are few better places to be in the world than San Francisco in the fall. While the rest of the country is settling into their sweaters and wooly socks, we're easing into a gorgeous Indian Summer. In celebration, we hosted our first Campfire Coffee event at the Ocean Beach bonfire pits. Coffee and donuts for all!
Ever wonder what it takes to be a top shelf barista in a coffee mecca like San Francisco? Well, just trust us when we say that being a barista in this town is not a game for novices... Having just spent a full day working through Intro Barista Training at Four Barrel Coffee Co., our heads are swimming with numbers, our fingers scalded from mishandling equipment, and we've got the shakes all over from tasting our many mishaps and concoctions.
As the general manager of Ninth Street Espresso in New York, Trey Wrage’s (yes, pronounced “rage”) cool and intellectual demeanor completely undermines his surname. He oversees some of the coolest coffeeshops in NYC, with locations in Chelsea market, the Lombardi hotel in midtown as well as – you guessed it – Ninth St. (in Alphabet City)
Managing Joe’s Pro Shop in NYC is not your average cafe gig, and Brendan Mullally oversees it all like a pro - trainings, classes, multiple roaster offerings and some tricked out hardware. The five year Joe veteran sat down to discuss philosophy degrees, the benefits of consumer education and the looming $10 cup of coffee.