1. Energy Kick | Viroqua, Wisconsin
Firsts might seem rare, but they still exist. Kickapoo Coffee has just achieved one for specialty coffee in America. “It’s the first coffee company powered solely by solar energy, except for its gas-powered Probat G30 roaster.”
2. Cho-Bang | Philadelphia
In just this morning, La Colombe Coffee Roasters aligns with “Hamdi Ulukaya, renowned food entrepreneur and founder, CEO, and Chairman of Chobani LLC, America’s #1 Greek Yogurt brand.” In addition to Ulukaya serving as Chairman and CEO of Chobani, might one imagine that he might hint to staying co-founders Todd Carmichael and JP Ibert that an epic yogurt come on to the menu – to pair with its reserve of roasted coffees.
3. Golden Gate Park | San Francisco
Its still summer and its still summer music festival season. San Francisco’s Outside Lands – a yearly summer music and arts festival – took place over the weekend and as music was part of the lineup so was coffee: Blue Bottle Coffee Co., Sightglass, and Spin City Coffee Co. featuring Blue Bottle in Noe Valley. Below, is a link of one of the weekend’s favored performances. Here’s to more good music and more good coffee.