November 2, 2022

Do specialty coffee shops play a role in gentrification?

Although there are many reasons to celebrate and support the specialty coffee industry, it has received some criticism in recent years – most notably for...

October 4, 2022

What is Sidra coffee?

Over the past few years, there has been a growing trend of using rare coffee species and arabica varieties in World Coffee Championship (WCC) routines....

June 2, 2022

Introducing extract chilling in coffee

In his 2021 World Barista Championship (WBC) routine, three-time Australian Barista Champion Hugh Kelly introduced to the world stage a concept known as “extract chilling”. ...

March 22, 2022

How can coffee professionals train for the Cup Tasters Championships?

The World Coffee Championships are widely considered to showcase excellence in the coffee industry, including recognising the skills of numerous coffee professions. One of these...