Category: seattle

Coffee Has Been Mercilessly Dragged Around in US/EU Aerospace Trade War

Over the past year, coffee has become embroiled in a 16-year-old dispute over airline subsidies between the United States and several large European Union countries. This week, at long...

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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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Green Coffee Trader Sucafina Unveils Sucafina Specialty, Unifying Numerous Brands

Geneva, Switzerland-based global green coffee trader Sucafina has brought its various coffee merchant brands under one new unified brand, Sucafina Specialty. Previously, the Sucafina group encompassed 32Cup Specialty Coffee,...

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A New Lease on Life for Iconic Seattle Coffee Brand Caffè Vita

Beginning Jan. 1, Seattle restaurateur Deming Maclise officially took ownership of Seattle’s Caffè Vita, marking a period of rebirth for the iconic coffee company. Maclise’s takeover follows one of...

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Coffee Meets Hygge at Danish-Inspired Café Hagen in Seattle

In Seattle, a city filled with specialty coffee comforts, a new shop called Café Hagen in the Cascade neighborhood is upping the coziness quotient with a big splash of...

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Olympia Coffee Roasting Goes Bigger in Seattle with Columbia City Cafe

The heralded Washington roasting and retail company Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. has opened its second Seattle cafe inside a bright corner building in the Columbia City neighborhood. Inside a...

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Longtime Espresso Pro Michael Teahan on Pre-Infusion, the Problem with SO, and Much More

[Author’s note: Back in September 2018, I spent a good hour and a half on the phone with Michael Teahan. The interview was incredibly fascinating, but after transcribing, it...

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Seattle Espresso Pathfinder Synesso Acquired by Middleby Corporation

Elgin, Illinois-based foodservice equipment company Middleby Corporation has announced its acquisition of the pioneering espresso machine manufacturer Synesso. The companies have not announced the financial terms of the...

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Seattle-Area Coffee Chain Must Void Barista Non-Compete Agreements

Seattle-area coffee chain Mercurys Coffee has agreed to void hundreds of non-compete agreements that staff members, including hourly baristas, were required to sign for employment. A recent King County...

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