Austin’s Creature Coffee Gets Creative with In-House RoastingDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Photo by @hannah_edelman courtesy of Creature Coffee.

Creature Coffee has recreated itself, evolving from a Texas-focused multiroaster subscription company with one brick-and-mortar retail bar into a wholesale and online specialty coffee roasting company.

“Over the years we have loved trying out coffees from all our friends, and we learned a lot,” Michael Craig, CEO of Creature Coffee, told Daily Coffee News. “Buying high-end specialty coffee can sometimes feel a little ‘samesie’ or even intense, so we wanted to be bright, bold, and fun, and most importantly, approachable.”

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Photo by @hannah_edelman courtesy of Creature Coffee.

Creature worked with Miami, Florida-based graphic

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Why I Dislike the Word ‘Origin’ in CoffeeDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Like “origin stories,” photos “of origin” shown in traditional consumer markets tend to romanticize coffee farming and production, rather than recognizing it as real work undertaken by real people.

There are plenty of words in specialty coffee that are so overused, or used so variably, that they ultimately seem to signify very little.

The word “specialty” itself comes to mind; “quality” is arguably still subjective; and then there’s “sustainability,” which can mean entirely different things to different people or organizations. Even the word “fresh” is contestable.

While there may still be some redeemable virtues for these cornerstone descriptors, I’d like

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Major Study Associates Coffee Consumption with Better Long-Term Heart HealthDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

New research suggests daily coffee drinking may be good for long-term heart health, with reduced incidence of stroke, cardiovascular disease and even all-cause mortality (death of any kind).

The findings were presented today at the annual European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress after a review of health data involving nearly half a million people in the UK Biobank with no signs of heart disease at the outset of the study period.

“To our knowledge, this is the largest study to systematically assess the cardiovascular effects of regular coffee consumption in a population without diagnosed heart disease,” said Judit Simon of

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Afficionado Coffee Opens First NYC Cafe, Launches Inventive Can LineDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Inside the new Afficionado Coffee Roasters cafe in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. All images courtesy of Afficionado Coffee Roasters.

After more than a dozen years of sourcing and roasting coffee for some of New York City’s finest restaurants, hotels and caterers, Afficionado Coffee Roasters has opened a retail location all its own, in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen.

The company is simultaneously rolling out an innovative line of canned coffee drinks using coffee beans and fruit (cascara), as well as other coffee plant ingredients such as pergamino (parchment), leaf and blossoms. The company is emphasizing these ingredients as “the five consumable parts

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Bungalow Coffee Co.Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Inside the new Bungalow Coffee shop in the Las Vegas Arts District. Photo by Yev Z Photography, courtesy of Bungalow Coffee Co.

A pair of newlywedded coffee lovers has opened a new home for coffee in the Las Vegas Arts District called Bungalow Coffee Co.

Shannon and Ryan Matson, whose over-the-top engagement involved a mural unveiling last year, officially opened the doors to the 2,500-square-foot shop earlier this summer in a space that was briefly lived in by South Carolina-based C3 Coffee Roasters.

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Photo by Bethany Paige, courtesy of Bungalow Coffee Co.

Inside, the Matsons are offering what they

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New York Coffee Festival Postponed to 2022 as Pandemic SurgesDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

File photo, courtesy of New York Coffee Festival.

The 2021 New York Coffee Festival has been postponed yet again due to to public health concerns.

In a message today, the festival organizer Allegra Events announced that the show has been pushed back to Oct. 7-9, 2022, making this the second year the show has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 show was scheduled to take place Oct. 8-10.

The New York Coffee Festival is one of at least seven consumer/industry hybrid events under the “Coffee Festival” banner produced

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