Category: Michigan

World’s Youngest Q Grader Launches Youth-Supportive Joven Coffee

The world’s youngest licensed Q Grader, Francesca “Frankie” Volkema, today officially launched her own youth-farmer-focused coffee brand, Joven Coffee. Proving that youth is not always wasted on the young,...

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Italian Inspiration Fills Milwaukee Caffe in Detroit

Though its name and location both recall a heavy industrial past, Milwaukee Caffe in a former automotive manufacturing neighborhood in Detroit is all about executing the finer details of...

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Yellow Light Coffee and Donuts Hits the Gas in Detroit

In Detroit, the COVID-19 response has put up a red light for small businesses everywhere, but it didn’t stop the opening of the Motor City’s newest coffee operation, Yellow...

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Roaster Populace Coffee Launches Small Business Support Program

Michigan-based Populace Coffee has launched a private-label service through which half the proceeds from sales of whole-bean coffee will go to small businesses and companies struggling to stay afloat...

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New Order Coffee Opens Second Detroit-Area Bar with On-Demand Roasting

What’s new is new again this season in Royal Oak, Michigan, as New Order Coffee has opened its second Detroit-area retail coffee shop, featuring on-demand roasting, fancy marshmallows and...

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A Roasting Operation Sprouts at Live Oak Coffee in Midland, Michigan

An in-house roasting program has come to life at Midland, Michigan-based Live Oak Coffee. The company is transitioning its offerings away from beans roasted by fellow Midlanders at Creation...

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In West Michigan, Aldea Coffee Grows Along with Income for Coffee Farmers

In the lakeside enclave of Muskegon, Michigan, progressive coffee company Aldea Coffee opened its second brick-and-mortar location last month. Through its 10-year-old nonprofit sister organization Aldea Development, the roasting...

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Littlefoot Coffee Roasters Takes Big Step with Michigan Roastery Opening

Native Michiganders Rosie Quasarano and Alex Burbo built upon more than a decade of coffee industry experience when founding their own wholesale coffee company, Littlefoot Coffee Roasters, in Chicago...

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Rancilio Rolling Through the Midwest with Ramp Up Tour

Espresso equipment maker Rancilio North America has nearly wrapped up its Ramp Up Tour, designed to engage coffee professionals throughout the Midwest. After a number of sold out events...

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