321 Coffee of Raleigh, NC champions accessibility in the coffee industry by employing over 50 adults with IDD at their coffee shops.
SANTA ROSA, California – June 14, 2023 – Loring Smart Roast, Inc. welcomes experienced business leader Abbie Walther as the company’s new President. Chief Executive Officer Ed Barr had this to say of Walther: “Abbie’s experience will be central to guiding Loring Smart Roast forward through several product developments and new technology innovations currently being […]
Influencing the flavor profile of coffee during the roasting process involves much more than simply tossing the beans in a machine and hitting a button. Below, we take a dive into all the factors that go into influencing the flavor of each individual coffee.
“It was a matter of seeing what our community wanted, what they enjoyed, to how far we could push that perception of coffee,” John says.
“It’s a fun thing to reimagine how you get to where you want to go,” he says. “It was very challenging and stressful at the beginning, especially when you’re trying to start a new business, but we grew and have grown to love it.”
SANTA ROSA, California – April 3, 2023 – This week, seasoned sales professional Scott Burchell will step into the role of Director of Sales & Marketing at Loring Smart Roast. Burchell offers decades of experience in sales and brand management with a history in the manufacturing sector. Burchell is known for his management at Butte […]
Reflecting on the Specialty Coffee Industry’s Covid Response It’s trade show season! This won’t be Loring’s first time back in the ring since the Before Times (we attended SCA Boston and WOC Milan in 2022), but 2023 feels different, somehow. The Covid-19 pandemic did a number on hundreds of businesses within the specialty coffee industry […]
Sahra Nguyen firmly believes that robusta is the future of coffee. Her Vietnamese coffee company, Nguyen Coffee Supply, has championed the robusta bean and educated American consumers about why they should pay more for a bean that’s been historically misunderstood and criticized. Sahra has worked hard to start a conversation about robusta and the misconceptions […]
Cafe ZunZun started with humble beginnings selling coffee at the local farmers market in Cypress, Texas. The owners, Pascale and Joel knew they wanted to bring the slow-food lifestyle of their unique French and Cuban culture to their fast-paced American community. Their intention was to run an organic, sustainable, and environmentally friendly business and offer […]
COVID had quite the impact on the cafes and roasterys in Melbourne, Australia. The longest shutdowns in the world were in Melbourne, and their central business district is still not completely open to full capacity. Rumble Coffee owners, Joe and Matt, have had to shift their coffee company in order to adapt to the pandemic […]