Category: California/Pacific

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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Lexington’s A Cup of Common Wealth Earns Mostra Coffee’s Small Business Award

In partnership with Roast, Mostra Coffee has announced the winner of its small business grant: A Cup of Common Wealth in Lexington, Kentucky. San Diego-based Mostra Coffee, Roast’s 2020...

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Now Roasting, Sip & Sonder Builds Community Through Coffee in Inglewood

A two-woman team of attorneys is now arguing on behalf of community, Black culture and fresh, high-quality coffee in Inglewood, California, through their coffee business, Sip & Sonder. After...

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With a Scooter Bar Setup, Cafablanca Caters to the Cause

A new mobile coffee company with progressive aims and a donation-heavy business model called Cafablanca is rolling around Southern California, providing pick-me-ups to protesters and nonprofit workers while giving...

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Verve Coffee Opens Roastery and Two New Bars In Japan

Santa Cruz, California-based Verve Coffee Roasters has plunged deeper into Japan’s vibrant specialty coffee market, opening a two-story cafe in Tokyo and a roastery cafe in the coastal prefecture...

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Homespun Dane Coffee Roasters Opens First Cafe in La Mesa, CA

With an affinity for one of the biggest dog breeds on earth, the owners of Dane Coffee Roasters have been building a loyal following for their small San Diego coffee…

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Farmer-Owned Pachamama Coffee Opens Shop in Davis, California

The farmer-owned coffee cooperative Pachamama Coffee has opened a third retail cafe, returning to its roots in Davis, California. The Sacramento-based roasting and retail company originally launched operations in...

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What it Takes to be Crowned Craft Coffee Roaster of the Year: A Retrospective of Past Award Winners

(Editor’s note: The following comes from an article by Lon LaFlamme that appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of Roast Magazine. Click here to read the full article.) Simply...

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