October 5, 2022

Exploring the evolution of Jamaica’s coffee industry

The Caribbean has a rich history of coffee production. In fact, some of the earliest commercial coffee farms were established in Jamaica and Haiti in...

September 15, 2022

Exploring the impact of long-term sustainable coffee sourcing

Over the past several years, global coffee consumption has been increasing. In the International Coffee Organisation’s February 2022 report, the organisation estimated a global deficit...

August 15, 2022

Certifications and direct trade in the coffee industry

In recent years, direct trade has become increasingly prominent in specialty coffee. The idea is simple: by reducing the number of intermediaries in the supply...

July 25, 2022

Which material should your grinder burrs be made from?

It’s widely known in the coffee sector that if you want to make great espresso, you need more than just a high-end espresso machine –...

May 25, 2022

What’s the difference between plastic and metal coffee pods?

Around the world, coffee pod consumption continues to grow at pace. By 2025, the global market is expected to be worth over US $29 billion....

May 2, 2022

Exploring the compostable coffee capsule market

By 2027, the global coffee capsule market is predicted to be worth more thannUS $51 billion. However, this staggering growth has also led to vast...

April 26, 2022

Are reusable coffee pods a viable option?

Around the world, the number of coffee capsule machines in homes and offices has surged over the past couple of decades – with no signs...

April 21, 2022

Exploring the history of coffee cake

When searching the term “coffee cake”, Google pulls up around 2.4 billion results. But the top search results may differ depending on your location. Around...

April 12, 2022

Exploring Sicilian coffee production

In the summer of 2021, the first-ever domestically-grown coffee was produced in Sicily. The 30kg cherry harvest was grown by Arturo Morettino and his son...

April 4, 2022

How long does green coffee stay fresh for?

How green coffee is stored is key to cup quality. Good storage maintains the cup profile of a coffee, while poor storage can detract from...

March 16, 2022

Should you microwave coffee?

Temperature is one of the most widely discussed topics in coffee, particularly when we talk about green bean storage, roast profile, and brewing. As a...

January 3, 2022

What is the pistachio latte?

As its name might suggest, the pistachio latte is simple: a milk-based beverage flavoured with pistachio. The pistachio flavour typically comes in the form of...

October 20, 2021

What is Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee?

Jamaica Blue Mountain (JBM) coffee has been around for a long time. In fact, Jamaica’s coffee farms can actually be traced back with one coffee...

November 6, 2015

Korean Coffee Culture 101 – History & Timeline

Korean coffee culture is young. It’s not just specialty that’s new; coffee itself has only become popular with ordinary people in the last fifty years...

October 22, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About Coffee Blends – Part 2

In Part 1, we stole a glimpse at why blends matter and how they’ve come to dominate the market. But how do these beauties come...

October 6, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About Coffee Blends – Part 1

Let’s talk coffee blends, shall we? A few weeks ago, Perfect Daily Grind shed light on the edginess of single origin coffee, but now it’s...