November 13, 2017

What You Need to Know About Colombian Coffee Variety Cenicafé 1

The choice of coffee variety affects a coffee’s flavour, growing conditions, roast profile, and more – which makes the release of a new Colombian variety,...

November 10, 2017

Learn How to Roast Coffee With These Resources

Are you looking for ways to improve your coffee roasting? Troubleshoot problems? Learn more about those magical green beans? True mastery relies on practising, experimenting,...

November 7, 2017

How 2016 World Barista Champion Berg Wu Won His Title

We’re just days away from having a 2017 World Barista Champion – but what does it take to win one of coffee’s most prestigious competitions?...

October 26, 2017

A Roaster’s Guide to The Coffee-Producing Regions of Colombia

Few places are more well-known for their coffee than Colombia, the land of Juan Valdez. However, not all Colombian beans are the same. This is...

October 13, 2017

A Green Bean Buyer’s Guide to Guatemala’s Coffee

Guatemalan coffees are classics, known and loved by many consumers across the globe. They’re a common feature on any roastery or importer’s menu – but...

October 11, 2017

How to roast natural & honey processed coffee

Natural and honey processed coffees offer sweet profiles and fuller bodies, but don’t try to roast them like a wet processed lot. You’ll either burn...

September 21, 2017

How to Control Charge Temperature: A Coffee Roasting Guide

Don’t underestimate the power of knowing how to control charge temperature. If you want to really control your roast, highlighting the coffee’s best features for...

August 28, 2017

Green Coffee Buying: 5 Tips for Bidding in Online Auctions

Specialty coffee auctions allow you to discover the best coffees in a market, forge mutually beneficial relationships with producers, and buy green coffee beans with...

August 18, 2017

How to Improve Quality When Drying Washed Coffees

Washed/wet-processed coffees are known for their brilliant cleanness. They allow the flavours of the coffee to shine, whether it’s sparkling acidity or a rich, creamy...

August 15, 2017

RoR: A Guide to Understanding Your Roast’s Rate of Rise

Scroll through enough articles on coffee, and you’ll come across a mysterious term called RoR (Rate of Rise) complete with multi-line graphs that are frustratingly...

August 14, 2017

Hard Questions Asked at 1st World Coffee Producers Forum

World Coffee Producers Forum (WCPF) 2017 was a historical moment in the coffee industry. For the first time, a world coffee conference was focused on...

August 3, 2017

Green Coffee: How Wet Processing Is Becoming More Eco-Friendly

Just like any other industry, coffee production has an environmental cost. With wet processing, it comes in the form of water pollution and waste byproducts...

July 27, 2017

How to roast different coffee origins

Producing countries have different climates, soil types, altitudes, and more – and all that leads to very different coffees. The beans will react differently to...

July 7, 2017

Should Your Café Offer Table Service or Counter Service?

Service can’t be an afterthought in third wave coffee shops. You’re serving high-quality products to a small group of consumers, which means you want to...

June 29, 2017

A Sustainable Coffee Industry Needs Crop Diversification

“How can we make the coffee industry more sustainable?” As coffee prices decrease in real terms, and the next generation of coffee producers choose more...

June 22, 2017

How to Reduce Your Coffee Shop Line & Increase Profits

As third wave café owners, our main goal is to serve delicious specialty coffee to people while also making a profit. To do this, we...