Category: California/Pacific

‘All In This Together’ at the New Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen in Los Angeles

Inspirational messages such as “We’re All In This Together” and “What A Time To Be Alive” painted throughout the second location of the Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen in Los...

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Augie’s Coffee Closes Shops Amid COVID-19, Though Some Workers Cry Foul

The quality-focused Southern California roasting company Augie’s Coffee has announced it is indefinitely closing all five of its retail cafes, citing concerns related to the worsening pandemic and recent...

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San Francisco’s Noe Valley Coffee Spins Laundromat into Noe Cafe

In the San Francisco neighborhood of Noe Valley, a longstanding laundromat with a quaint coffee bar up front has entered a new cycle. The jumbo-size washers and dryers within...

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Trade Launches Come Together Coffee Program to Benefit Local Roasters’ Charities

Peet’s-backed online coffee subscription seller Trade has launched a charitable program called Come Together Coffee, through which profits will be diverted to community-minded nonprofits throughout the United States this...

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COVID-19 Has Dramatically Reshaped Coffee Retail, According to New SCA/Square Report

Major shifts in specialty coffee retail have taken place during the course of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the United States, including exponential upticks in curbside and pickup orders,...

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Stereoscope Coffee Adds Depth to Orange County with Second Shop

Even through masks and plexiglass barriers, customers at Stereoscope Coffee Co.‘s second retail shop in Newport Beach, California, are treated to a deep sensory excursion. Not only is there...

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Tracking Roasted Specialty Coffee Retail Prices and Other Changes During Covid-19

Since 2014, the Specialty Coffee Retail Price Index (SCRPI) has tracked online retail prices charged by a representative group of United States and Canadian specialty coffee roasters. SCRPI reports...

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A Sightglass to Behold: The SF Company Opens Expansive LA Flagship, Offers Provisions

Sightglass owners Jerad and Justin Morrison’s hard work with a talented new staff in opening an expansive and attractive roastery and restaurant location in Los Angeles has at last...

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Despite the Swirling Winds, Voyager Craft Coffee Opens Third Bay Area Shop

Santa Clara, California-based Voyager Craft Coffee has boldly ventured forward  this month, opening of its third retail location. While the new shop is currently limited to walk-up business due...

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Coffee Businesses Turning Into Small Grocers as Shopping Behaviors Shift

Even in the best of times, the “half coffee shop, half specialty grocery market” concept never really found widespread adoption in the United States and Canada. Yet as the...

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