Category: California/Pacific

Conversations on Racism and Resiliency with California Coffee Shop Owners of Color

Daniel Olivares can recall being a young man living in Los Angeles when he visited a newly opened location of a high-end San Francisco-based specialty coffee chain in his...

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LA Roasting Startup Be Bright Wants Coffee to Be Easy

A common refrain among some of the most successful barista trainers and retail managers is that coffee service should fundamentally be unpretentious and approachable, no matter how complex and...

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Estas Manos Lends a Hand for New Mexico State University Coffee

Offering a little dash of team spirit in these days of isolation and canceled athletic events, New Mexico State University and Estas Manos Coffee Roasters have partnered to launch...

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Coastal Coffee Collective Sets Sail in Santa Barbara

Former Sightglass Coffee lead roaster Dennis Medina and food and beverage industry designer Carrie Nelson have launched a coffee company along California’s Central Coast called Coastal Coffee Collective, with...

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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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25 Coffee Roasters Named Finalists for 2021 Good Food Awards

The Good Food Foundation has announced that 25 United States coffee roasters have been named finalists for the 2021 Good Food Awards. The awards program, now in its 11th...

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Please Take the DCN/joe coffee Survey on Coffee Shop Operations

There is no sugar-coating this: Times are tough for many food-and-drink retailers in the United States right now, and they’re likely to get even tougher as the ongoing COVID-19...

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