Coffee brewers are focused on premium products

“To brew each cup by order takes more people, better trained people,” says Michael Phillips, director of training at Blue Bottle Coffee, which has shops in New York, California and Japan and offers several slow brewing methods. “It’s a significantly higher burden for the business.”

Starbucks, which established the taste for specialty coffee, is grappling with line speed. Slow lines turn off customers, and it now offers new technologies to help speed things along. read more –