Category: Oakland

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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As Coronavirus Curtails Retail, Roasters Get Creative with Online Sales

A cup of hot coffee is not as easy to come by as it was, say, last week. In response to the fast-spreading coronavirus, governors in 17 states, as of…

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Prominent Bay Area Indies Are Joining Starbucks-Backed Reusable Cup Program

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Vivic Adds a Bit of Vim and Vigor to the Canned Cold Brew Aisle

With the proliferation of canned and bottled cold brew drinks from small specialty players to beverage behemoths like Coca-Cola and Nestlé, standing out on a crowded market shelf becomes...

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With Micro-Kitchen Supply Deal, Mr. Espresso Updates Facebook Relationship Status

Long-running Bay Area specialty coffee roasting and equipment company Mr. Espresso has announced an exclusive supplier partnership with Facebook at the corporate giant’s sprawling Menlo Park campus. Beginning in...

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‘Working Towards Transparency’ This Week at The Crown in Oakland

It’s not a great sign for specialty coffee roasters — or consumers, for that matter — when importing businesses are issuing warnings like this: Without a dramatic restructuring of...

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Aeropress Rolls Out Cold Brew and Go Kit, Plus a New U.S. Champ

It’s go time in Aeropressland, both figuratively and literally. Towa Ikawa of Honolulu, Hawaii-based Kona Coffee Purveyors has emerged as the 2019 United States Aeropress Champion from the lively...

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DCN Design Showcase: The Crown in Oakland

The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room Website: www.royalcoffee.com/the-crown Location: Oakland, California (map link) Date Open: March, 2019 Architect of Record: Norman Sanchez Architecture Inc. (Alameda, California)...

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Bay Area CoRoasters Holding Fundraiser for Women Coffee Producers in Honduras

In celebration of International Coffee Day, Bay Area CoRoasters, is hosting a fundraising party to support women coffee producers in Honduras with microcredit loans. The event will be held at...

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