Category: Northwest

In Greater Seattle, Roasterworks Unveils a Sea of Roasting Possibilities

Adding to the rapidly growing list of shared roasting businesses comes Roasterworks in Auburn, Washington. The full-service co-roasting and education business is the first of its kind in the...

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Camber Coffee Sends Coffee Drinkers to Summer School

As governments, universities and other institutions charged with delivering education flail around aimlessly in the summer winds, one company in the coffee world seems to have figured out one...

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In Tacoma, Campfire Coffee Welcomes All Into Its Great Indoors

Following a more than nine-month hike through steep construction and then COVID-19-related delays for inspections, Quincy and Whitni Henry are welcoming guests into their coffee refuge in Tacoma, Washington,...

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In Portland, Sandino Brothers Coffee Widens the Bridge to Nicaragua

Though its original location in southeast Portland, Oregon, remains closed due to COVID-19 restrictions and a new remodel, Sandino Brothers Coffee has moved forward with the opening of its...

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At the New Curate Coffee Collective Co-Roasting Center in Portland

Further cementing Portland, Oregon’s status as a specialty coffee mecca, the Curate Coffee Collective shared roasting facility has opened its doors in the Rose City, offering newcomers and growing...

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Despite Three US Closings, Stumptown Has Opened in Japan

While maintaining fierce brand loyalty and continuous strides in the creation of packaged coffee drinks, Portland, Oregon-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters has not been immune from the retail impacts of...

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For Some Coffee Sellers, Drive-Through Has Been a Critical Engine During COVID-19

In specialty coffee, there is often a stigma surrounding coffee drive-throughs, possibly for their fast-food approach, the reliance on single-use packaging or for their arrant defiance of specialty coffee’s...

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A Remarkable Assessment of Direct Trade from Stumptown and Caravela

In mid-February, Portland, Oregon-based Third Wave coffee pioneer Stumptown Coffee Roasters, along with specialty coffee trading company Caravela Coffee, released the results of an impact report on direct trade....

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Robotic Barista Providing Contact-Free Drinks at Portland’s In J Coffee

A small downtown Portland, Oregon, coffee shop owned by a roaster with outsized talent, In J Coffee has a new team member to help protect against the spread of COVID-19:…

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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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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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