Category: Midwest

3-19 Coffee Effort Supports Guatemalan Growers Hit Hard by Pandemic

Food security and access to household necessities have been two of the most pressing and immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic among smallholder farmers and their communities all over...

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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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In Wisconsin, Kickapoo Coffee Rebrands as Wonderstate Coffee

The progressive Wisconsin-based company formerly known as Kickapoo Coffee has officially changed its name to Wonderstate Coffee, marking a major milestone in a long and lesson-filled road to a...

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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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Marcell Coffee Custom-Tailors Coffee Roasting in KC

From smack dab in the center of the United States, a new Kansas City roasting outfit by the name of Marcell Coffee is helping to forge deeper connections between...

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Cuento Coffee’s Quarantine Monster Opens Conversations About Mental Health

“It’s OK not to be OK.” That’s the message printed on the back of each new bag of Quarantine Monster coffee from the Kansas City-based small-batch roaster Cuento Coffee....

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Through a Heartbreaking Time in Minneapolis, a Glimmer of Peace (Coffee)

In no uncertain terms, property damage represents a minuscule price to pay in the grander fight towards justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling,...

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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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From Indiana, Specialty Roaster Botz Coffee Beguiles with Roast Profiles

The robots may be coming for coffee, although behind every ‘bot there’s at least one even better human. This is certainly the case with Botz Coffee, whose crudely lovable...

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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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