Category: California/Pacific

Red Bay Coffee Opens Big Beautiful Flagship Cafe at Oakland HQ

Two years after relocating its headquarters into a three-story, 11,000-square-foot former bank building on a busy corner in Oakland, California, Red Bay Coffee Roasters this month celebrated the opening...

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Bluestone Lane Plans to Open 15 More Coffee Shops in 2021

New York-based specialty coffee chain Bluestone Lane has announced plans to open 15 additional locations in 2021, including its first stores in Texas. The move would bring the chain’s...

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Stoble Coffee Roasters Opens Inspired Roastery Cafe and Co-Working Space in Chico

Drawing upon inspiration on design and service from numerous other California coffee companies, Stoble Coffee Roasters has opened a multi-level coffee mecca in Chico. A four-year buildout on a...

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Pledging 25% of Profits to Social Justice, BLQK Coffee Launches in LA

A new BIPOC-owned specialty coffee company with a strong social impact commitment called BLQK Coffee has emerged in Los Angeles, focusing on coffees sourced from African countries packaged in...

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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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