Category: Business Operations

Colorado Startup Robo Esso Offers a Franchise Model for Robotic Coffee

The latest player to enter the beepety boopety field of robotic baristas is Robo Esso, a Colorado startup offering a franchise model whose own robot barista cafe recently powered...

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Metric Coffee Partners in New Chicago Bakery Brite

Quality-focused Chicago coffee roaster Metric Coffee has partnered in a new baking venture called Brite, led by two prominent alums of the acclaimed kitchen at The Publican. Metric Coffee...

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Seeking US Expansion, Illy Sells Minority Stake to Rhône Capital

Family-owned Italian coffee giant Illycaffé (branded by the company as “illycafé”) has announced a minority sale of the company to global equity firm Rhône Capital as it moves towards...

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One Up One Down Coffee Sets Up Shop in Trenton, NJ

Outdoor lifestyle photographer, marketing professional and coffee roaster Vince Camiolo has brought one of his favorite subjects into sharper focus with the opening the One Up One Down Coffee...

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Wolf Hills Coffee Joins a Three-Business Pack in Southwest Virginia

The lush, green hills of Southwest Virginia are alive with howlin’ fresh coffee now that a local roasting company has taken up its flame in historic Abingdon. Known locally...

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From Mexico with Motorcycles, Midnight Animal Appears in San Diego

Something new is stirring in the shadows of an industrial building in National City, California, with something old growling at the heart of it. That thing is Midnight Animal,...

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Spokane’s Ladder Coffee Acquires Vessel Coffee, Climbs to Four Cafes

Ladder Coffee Roasters has effectively doubled its retail presence in Spokane, Washington, this fall with the acquisition of fellow Spokane-based specialty coffee company Vessel Coffee Roasters plus another long-planned...

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Less Noise Leads to Greater Coffee Enjoyment, Study Finds

New research suggests less noise leads to greater enjoyment of coffee, providing a potential lesson to coffee shop operators in how to manage their environments. Led by a team...

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Black Coffee, Lives and Literature at Fulton Street Books & Coffee in Tulsa

Offering a time-honored pairing of two of life’s most splendid stimulants, Onikah Asamoa-Caesar has opened Fulton Street Books & Coffee in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  After serving as a policy advisor...

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Breathe In Airship Coffee’s Cafe in an Arkansas Bike Preserve

For its second location about a mile west of downtown Bentonville, Arkansas, Airship Coffee Roasters has created a community hub accessible only by paved trails in the Coler Mountain...

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Peace Coffee Exiting Retail in Minneapolis, Wildflyer to Take Over Original Shop

The progressive Minneapolis coffee roasting company Peace Coffee has announced the decision to permanently discontinue its brick-and-mortar coffee shops. As it exits the retail sphere, Peace Coffee is assisting...

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Smalltown Coffee’s Big Dreams Come True with NW Indiana Opening

A big move by Smalltown Coffee is reaching completion in Northwest Indiana this week, with the grand opening of the coffee bar at the company’s flagship roastery in Crown...

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