November 15, 2019

A Guide to Peru’s Coffee-Producing Regional Profiles

Peru is rich in diversity. From the Amazon jungle to golden beaches, from the soaring Andes mountain range to one of South America’s largest lakes,...

September 11, 2019

How to make cold brew with an AeroPress in two minutes

The AeroPress is a coffee icon, thanks to its versatility and ease of use. It’s hard to brew a bad cup of coffee with it...

August 21, 2019

How Long Should It Take You to Train Your Baristas?

The list of things you need to train your baristas on is long. There’s pulling espresso shots, steaming silky-smooth milk, pouring symmetrical latte art, preparing...

June 11, 2019

Insights From World of Coffee 2019, Berlin

World of Coffee is Europe’s largest coffee trade show and it takes place in a different city every year. 2019 saw Berlin play host to...

April 26, 2019

Roasted Coffee Packaging: The Different Bags You Can Choose From

Don’t overlook the importance of your roasted coffee bags. Your choice of packaging will affect the coffee’s freshness, your own efficiency in operations, how your...

April 17, 2019

How to Ensure Consistency in Coffee Fermentation & Processing

Bread, wine, cheese, yogurt, chocolate, coffee: what do all of these delicious items have in common? Fermentation. In coffee, fermentation is crucial. It doesn’t just...

March 22, 2019

Roasters, Should You Expand Into Equipment Sales?

There’s more than one way to expand your roastery and increase your profits. The traditional option may be to simply sell more coffee, perhaps with...

January 7, 2019

How To Make Barista Quality Espresso at Home

So, you love sipping on a delicious espresso, latte, or flat white at your favorite coffee shop, but wish you could have that a barista...

December 4, 2018

The Coffee Pros Debate: What Is a Great Coffee?

Think of the best coffee you’ve ever had: what was it? A Gesha/Geisha? An experimentally processed micro lot? Your favourite blend at your regular coffee...

November 19, 2018

Why Formal Coffee Training & Courses Are an Investment

There are many ways to learn more about coffee: you can watch YouTube tutorials; read books and online coffee resources; experiment with brew methods; find...

November 2, 2018

How to Clean & Maintain Your Espresso Machine

You can’t serve good coffee if your espresso machine is dirty or in need of repair. Cleaning and maintaining your equipment should be one of...

August 31, 2018

Discovering The History of The Espresso Machine at MUMAC, Italy

Is there anything more recognizably Italian than an espresso? Last month, I boarded a plane with one mission in mind: to learn more about the...

July 25, 2018

How Can Long-Term Relationships Increase Sustainability at Origin?

“We need to think that the coffee ecosystem is composed of 20 million farmers,” Michele Cannone tells me. As Head of Global Marketing Foodservice at...

June 21, 2018

What Café Owners & Baristas Need to Know About Water Quality

Great coffee beans: check. Great equipment: check. Great recipe: check. So why doesn’t your brewed coffee taste great? It could be the water. Water makes...

June 15, 2018

How Grind Size Can Help You Brew Better-Tasting Coffee

So, you want your coffee to taste even more delicious, sweet, and balanced. You want that incredible aroma and lingering aftertaste. And you want this...

April 12, 2018

How to Limit Water Temperature Variation for Better Coffee

Water: it makes up 94–98% of your cup of coffee. But it’s not just the biggest ingredient in your beverage. Water temperature (along with its...