Day: December 14, 2011


Michael Young of Ombra: an accidental chef

Chef Michael Young of Ombra in Studio City, CA has been cooking for nearly 19 years, but he wasn’t always into cooking. With a diverse upbringing from his family owning sandwich shops in Brooklyn to playing college soccer in Boston and going to law school in California, Michael somehow ended up owning his own restaurant. […]


Coffee sales increase partially attributed to single serve coffee formats

According to “Coffee and Ready-to-Drink Coffee in the U.S.,” a just-released report from market research firm Packaged Facts, retail coffee sales reached $7.3 billion in 2011, increasing 17% in 2010. The study claims that the growth comes from four main factors that are driving up coffee prices: rising prices for “green” (raw) coffee beans, “premiumization” […]