October 7, 2019

Practical Tips to Improve Efficiency on Your Coffee Farm

Coffee farming involves keeping track of a lot of different factors. It requires that you know your own land, crops, and resources well. When your...

September 13, 2019

How to Create a Coffee Shop Food Menu That Minimises Waste

Specialty coffee may be at the heart of your café, but a good coffee shop also has a food menu that encourages customers to stay...

September 5, 2019

How Much Should You Pay Your Baristas?

Baristas are an essential part of the success or failure of your coffee shop, and their wages likely make up a large part of your...

August 27, 2019

Creating a Safe & Healthy Coffee Roastery

Roasting coffee takes skill and dedication. It can also be a physically demanding job that involves standing for long hours and handling hot beans and...

August 20, 2019

What Do Producers Value in Green Coffee Bean Buyers?

The coffee industry is made up of many individual relationships that depend on mutual trust and good communication. To better understand what producers value in...

August 2, 2019

How Much & Why Do You Tip Your Barista?

Depending on where you are and where you’re from, tipping can be something that you don’t think twice about or a slightly awkward and confusing...

July 9, 2019

What You Need to Brew Great Coffee On The Go

How do you get a good quality coffee when travelling? If you’re in a city, you may be able to stop by a specialty coffee...

June 7, 2019

NCA Wins Appeal: California Recognises Coffee Isn’t Cancerous

Last year, the State of California ruled that coffee should be labelled with a cancer warning. But in part thanks to the efforts of the...

April 10, 2019

Producer & Roaster Forum: The Mayorga Scholarship

Many coffee producers are limited from accessing education and industry events by lack of funds or logistics. Because we believe that great coffee begins at...

January 28, 2019

How to Motivate Your Baristas & Keep Them Engaged

Does your coffee shop have a great team of baristas? Sometimes you hire skilled and enthusiastic employees only to then see their performance slip. It...

January 15, 2019

Which Is The Best Non-Dairy Milk For Specialty Coffee?

There are many reasons to choose non-dairy milks and almost as many types to pick from. But which non-dairy milk is best for specialty coffee?...

January 4, 2019

Melitta, Chemex, & More: A History of Pour Over Coffee

Step into any specialty coffee shop and you’ll probably see at least one pour over coffee device. The V60 and Chemex have been around for...

December 12, 2018

Fine & Commercial Chocolate: Do You Know The Difference?

Is there a difference between fine chocolate and its commercial counterpart? Of course there is. You can probably taste it when you sample a smooth...

November 30, 2018

What Is a Flat White & How Is It Different From a Latte?

Flat whites have been on specialty coffee shop menus around the world for a while. But do you really know what one is? And what...

November 22, 2018

Coffee Extraction & How It Helps Create The Perfect Cup

Are you looking to improve your cup of coffee? It might be easier than you think. By understanding coffee extraction, you can better control the...

November 15, 2018

Sustainability in Coffee: What Are The Main Issues?

Sustainability has become a buzz word in recent years, but the long-term economic, environmental, and social health of the coffee industry are vital considerations. Reduced...