Devoción’s Cascara Bar Makes Use of the Coffee Fruit

From four pourable beverages to ice cream and a float, the offerings deviate from coffee shop mainstays

Opening on 18 September, Colombian coffee shop Devoción‘s new Cascara Bar—an inherently different offering than their existing coffee shops—will put the fruit (rather than the bean) front and center. Instead of dismissing it as a byproduct of the process of extracting the virgin, green seed (which is eventually roasted, ground and brewed to produce coffee), the brand emphasizes cascara’s natural flavors—ranging from sweet and molasses-like …

Word of Mouth: Fishtown, Philadelphia

From bookstores to pizza, natural wines and boutique hotels, there's plenty happening in this neighborhood

Philadelphia‘s Fishtown crosses many radars when visiting Pennsylvania’s largest city. From landmark venue Johnny Brenda’s to La Colombe, the neighborhood (named for its early fishermen settlers) has associated with live music, culinary delights and creative communities for some time. And, while the dive bars and music venues are essentials, there’s a plenty hidden in plain sight. From book stores to boutique hotels, here are some …

Coffee Manufactory’s Transparent and Fair Business Model

Seeking the perfect supply chain starts with promoting small farms

The total contribution of the coffee industry to the US economy is around $225 billion per year—a statistic that stems from a 2015 tallying. Worldwide, the effects of its popularity permeate even the most remote locales. Unfortunately, however, many hubs for coffee bean production are systematically cut out of the earnings. Others act as middlemen in a lengthy supply chain and their employees are oftentimes …