Game Of Sprones: There’s A Starbucks In Winterfell

A Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Detroit

A Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Detroit

What is left to say about Detroit? By now, you’ll have heard the boom and bust stories, the tales of failure and recovery. It’s old (and frankly rather boring) news—let’s just agree that Detroit is back. Instead, let’s talk about how cool Detroit is. It has famous sons and daughters,…
In Portland, Reducing Waste And Increasing Accessibility At Nossa Familia

In Portland, Reducing Waste And Increasing Accessibility At Nossa Familia

Photo by Cortney White. While many of late have framed disability inclusion and waste reduction as diametrically opposed, Portland’s Nossa Familia, a local institution since 2004, is using its newest space to showcase a unique and beautiful combination of the two. Nossa Familia, which means “our family” in Portuguese, designed…
Coffee Design: Counter Culture Coffee In Durham, North Carolina

Coffee Design: Counter Culture Coffee In Durham, North Carolina

Few coffee packages give us the feeling of a sugar cereal box. When we got our hands on Counter Culture Coffee’s quarterly limited-release Field Trip, we poured over the illustrations, trivia, and whimsy like a child (or adult-child) eating Cookie Crisp before school (or after midnight). We spoke with the…
Kazuhiro Nagasawa: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Kazuhiro Nagasawa: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Kazuhiro Nagasawa (Photo courtesy Kazuhiro Nagasawa) Welcome to the Sprudge Twenty interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series! Read more about the Sprudge Twenty and see all of our interviews here. Nominated by Mami Sakamoto Kazuhiro Nagasawa is an entrepreneur and coffee professional based in Morioka City, some 300 miles from the…
Kansas City’s Thou Mayest Acquires Quay Coffee

Kansas City’s Thou Mayest Acquires Quay Coffee

Is it “key” or “kway”? As of Monday, April 29th, it’s pronounced “Thou Mayest.” According to Startland News, two Kansas City coffee companies are joining forces with the just-announced acquisition of Quay Coffee by Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters. The acquisition is part of an aggressive growth strategy by Thou Mayest.…
Barista Bards: A Dungeons & Dragons League For The Indianapolis Coffee Community

Barista Bards: A Dungeons & Dragons League For The Indianapolis Coffee Community

Dusk settles onto the city and the light starts to fade. Several baristas slip one by one past a “Closed” sign and into Commissary Barber and Barista, arranging themselves at a corner table. Soon the surface of the table is littered with books, pens, paper, coffee cups, and dice. “Everybody…