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The Wheelhouse, Downtown Los Angeles
Tami and Chase Spenst wanted to build a one-stop shop for the everyday bicycle rider. After finding a space in the heart of Los Angeles' creative community, they designed a warm and approachable indoor/outdoor space (with a service center and coffee...
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Specialty Coffee Association of America's New Coffee Flavor Taster's Wheel
20 years ago, the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) introduced a coffee taste flavor wheel that would provide a standardized language for everyone from farmers to baristas and even those curious about what they were sipping. It was...
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Anthology Coffee, Detroit
While in Detroit for this week's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), we took a break from previewing Ford GT supercars and Buick's Avista concept coupe to get our dose of caffeine: a few bags of single-origin, freshly roasted Anthology...
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Electric Kettle
If you hadn't noticed, MUJI's US online store has been down for the past few months while undergoing a complete overhaul, meaning the only way to get your dose of quality, affordable Japanese design was to go brick-and-mortar. It's finally up and running...
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IFNi Coffee Candy
We came across IFNi Roasting Co's coffee candy in Tokyo. The roastery and wholesale coffee sellers (who also have grand plans to develop their own, original coffee equipment) have a small café in Shizuoka where they are based. Made in collaboration...
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Timbuk2 + Blue Bottle’s Sabbatical Travel Kit
If the recent buyouts of Intelligentsia and Stumptown are any indication, the growing popularity of craft coffee shows no signs of slowing down. While single origin pour-overs are now commonplace in many coffeeshops, sometimes when you’re off the...
DESIGN
Starbucks' Vice President of Design + Content Jeffrey Fields Reveals Their Red Cup Design
While coffee preferences vary and CH often prefers to consume local, indie coffee brands, Starbucks plays a critical role in global coffee adoption—and they aim to do so responsibly. Moreover, they're one of only a handful of brands whose iconography...
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Duo Coffee Steeper
Kickstarted into reality, SF-based Fellow Products' debut offering combines the best of two techniques—French press and manual pour-over—for a bold cup of coffee—without the sludge. Foolproof to use (and clean), with two removable stainless steel filters...
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Verve Coffee's New West Hollywood Space
In Santa Cruz, beach-goers, surfers and mountain bikers frequent Verve Coffee Roasters' popular cafes. Verve’s mission to source relationship-based direct trade coffees, paired with friendly and approachable customer service, has made them...
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Discussing Coffee with Marco Lavazza at the US Open
It's been a big year for Lavazza. Not only is it their 120th anniversary, they've also partnered with the Italian Pavillon at the World Exposition Milan 2015 and expanded their tennis partnerships to include a sponsorship of the US Open. We sat...
CULTURE
Caffeinated Podcasts with Cat & Cloud
The world of specialty coffee can be more than just a little intimidating—with curiosity getting permanently trampled by someone's exclusive attitude or technical lingo. Armed with the mission of making their craft more democratic and engaging...
CULTURE
Yoko Ono + illy Art Collection at MoMA
On Sunday 21 June 2015, a global gathering will take place at NYC's Museum of Modern Art. This event, "Yoko Ono Morning Peace 2015," will take place at sunrise and carry over into early morning. There, attendees will do more than celebrate the...
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Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break
Sweden consistently ranks near the top in coffee consumption per capita and that's largely thanks to (along with long hours of darkness in the winter) the fika: a once or twice-daily coffee break with a snack that's something of a cultural institution...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth Philadelphia: Food + Drink
by Mark Likosky Philadelphia seems to get a bad rap from many people who visit the city for work and get stuck in Center City with no idea where to go for lunch. The reality is Philly—as one of the largest cities in the US—is brimming with great places...
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Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co
One morning in Santa Monica, CA coffee-lover Jordan Karcher happened upon a dog adoption event. With no initial preparation or planning, he walked home that same day with a malnourished dalmatian Molly. Inspired by the positive impact Molly has had...
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Word of Mouth: Koreatown, Los Angeles
With the largest Korean population outside of South Korea, LA's sprawling Koreatown neighborhood offers an almost overwhelming number of food, beverage and shopping options at every turn. Traditionally home to many Korean families and a large Latino...
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MiiR Vacuum Insulated Howler
Forget lugging cans of your favorite craft beer on your next adventure. The 32 oz Howler from Seattle-based MiiR not only keeps your precious suds fresh and cold for up to 24 hours, it can also keep liquids hot for up to 12 hours. Now the two unofficial...
TECH
The Robotic Future of Pour-Over Coffee: Poursteady
The crowded premium coffee shop: on the one hand, it's a lively communal living room where conservations mingle and the energy is palpable—all walks-of-life coming together in the common search for next level java. On the other hand (and often where...
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Sucabaruca Coffee Set
Designed by Luca Nichetto in collaboration with Lera Moiseeva, Sucabaruca is a ceramic pour-over coffee set created for Canadian design shop Mjölk. The series of conical shapes includes a hand-engraved pot (or decanter) at the base, a large cone as...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Addis Ababa
by Jenny Miller Addis Ababa is a capital on the up-and-up. As the gateway to the rest of Ethiopia and its beguiling landscape, Addis is a city of almost constant sunshine and, in recent years, construction dust. Countless hotels, a light rail system...
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Jetboil's Limited Edition Titanium French Press
Whether in the city or out in the fresh, crisp mountain air, a hot cup of coffee will work wonders. In the past, we've championed Snow Peak's titanium french press, though its 24-ounce size isn't ideal for groups. The recently released Jetboil Javastein...
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Tribe Coffee + BMW Motorrad South Africa
by Chérmelle D. Edwards The connection between coffee and motorcycles is a natural fit; adrenaline rushes aside, both cultures attract deeply devoted fans that enjoy conversing about machines, nuances and destinations. The latest place in Cape Town...
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Mercy Supply + MadCap Coffee Kit
No strangers to hitting the trail, Grand Rapids, Michigan-based bag and leather goods makers Mercy Supply knows no morning is complete without a proper cup of Joe, even when out of the workshop. Linking up with local coffee-roasting experts MadCap...
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Biochemist to Barista: The New Scoops
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Nearly three years ago, biochemist Jack Benchakul switched professions and became a barista. Applying science to the craft of specialty coffee, he’s popped up in in at least 10 Los Angeles locations since then. Under the...
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