The city’s small size means fewer resources and staff, but scrappy business owners are managing to tread water with federal programs and crowdfunding.
Highwire Coffee Roasters
Back in the ’80s, this Highwire Coffee Roasters co-founder was a BMX star
Rich Avella went from trick-riding BMX bikes to co-founding one of the most successful specialty coffee chains in the East Bay.
Watch: Baristas craft cappuccinos at Highwire Coffee in Berkeley
In this edition of our short-video series, Handmade East Bay, Melati Citrawireja documents Highwire baristas Reath Ros and John Herr at work.
Donna Kellogg, local musician and adventurer on ‘such a good path’
Donna Kellogg. Illustration by Claudia Escobar/KQED By Sarah Hotchkiss / KQED Donna Kellogg could brighten a room just by walking into it. The 32-year-old Oakland resident worked for Highwire Coffee Roasters at both the company’s San Pablo Avenue and Flowerland nursery locations in Berkeley and Albany. Prior to that, she was a longtime employee at Berkeley’s […]
The Butcher’s Son, People’s Café, more
Berkeley’s first vegan butcher shop, The Butcher’s Son, is slated to open Feb. 22. These details, and much more, in this week’s Bites.
Firebrand Artisan Breads joins Uptown’s buzzy Hive
The bakery is the last major tenant to join the Hive for 2015. Come along with NOSH as we take a tour of the entire development.
With café, market spot it’s Red Bay Coffee’s moment
The socially conscious coffee company is off and running after a successful crowdfunding campaign; it also takes over Blue Bottle’s coveted farmers market spot in Berkeley.
Red Bay and Highwire vie for farmers market spot
With Blue Bottle no longer selling at farmers markets, two upstart East Bay coffee companies are in the running for the slot.