October 11, 2022
An Inclusive Coffee Industry: Five Questions with Michelle Johnson
Michelle Johnson worked as a coffee journalist, educator, and training manager before becoming the first Black woman to compete in the U.S. Barista Championship in 2020, nearly 20 years after the first barista champion was crowned.
May 4, 2022
Starbucks Workers Fight to Unionize in Pacific Northwest
“Starbucks has done an incredible job at using scare tactics and making people afraid of retaliation,” says one worker leading the effort at her store.
April 4, 2022
Additional ‘Meaningful’ Settlements Reached in Lawsuit Over ‘Kona Coffee’ Name
(HONOLULU) — Hawaii coffee growers have reached additional settlements with major retailers over the misuse of the “Kona coffee” name. […]
December 13, 2021
Shave Ice Is the Latest Hawaiian-Style Icon Defining the State’s ‘Brand’
(HONOLULU) — A line forms on the sidewalk outside the small walkup window to Kell’s Koffee on a hot summer […]
April 16, 2021
NYC Has A New Oasis for Coffee and Dog Lovers
(NEW YORK) — Located on Vernon Boulevard, Château le Woof is New York City’s first pet market and cafe. Owner Natassa […]