April 21, 2021

“A drive for better quality”: How is supermarket coffee changing?

Millions of people around the world buy coffee in supermarkets every single day, whether it’s instant, pre ground, whole bean, or capsule. Despite this, among...

March 18, 2021

Exploring the environmental impact of coffee roasting

There are over 2,000 coffee roasting businesses in the US alone. Many of them are conscious of the growing consumer focus on sustainability, both in...

March 17, 2021

Micro lots & Monsoon Malabar: India’s future as a coffee origin

India is home to more than a billion people, 22 languages, and some of the world’s most culturally and ethnically diverse cities. It occupies the...

March 3, 2021

“Unlike anything I had ever tasted before”: What is Wush Wush coffee?

Originally found in Ethiopia, Wush Wush is a low-yield, rare variety that has become popular in specialty coffee over the past few years. Compared to...

February 22, 2021

Choosing a roaster for your coffee shop

Coffee shops roast their own beans for a number of reasons. Some might be keen to diversify and pick up an additional income stream; others...

February 19, 2021

How do you know when you need to upgrade your coffee roasting space?

Realising that you need to move to a larger roasting space is a good problem to have. It shows that your business is doing well,...

February 11, 2021

Sourcing, training, quality control & more: What does a Head of Coffee do?

As the coffee sector evolves, so do the responsibilities of the people who work in it. A job role that often meets many of these...

December 9, 2020

A Guide To Coffee Roaster Sizes

Whether you’re setting up a new roastery or upgrading your equipment, finding the right roaster can be daunting. As well as considering the space and...

November 27, 2020

Eight Common Mistakes That Home Coffee Roasters Should Avoid

Those who roast coffee at home know that it can go from a simple hobby to an all-encompassing obsession in a matter of weeks. There...

November 25, 2020

Tips For Scaling A Coffee Chain

Most of the world’s best-known café chains started off as a single neighbourhood coffee shop. While some café owners set out to simply serve good...

November 10, 2020

How Have Roasters Adapted During Covid-19?

The full long-term effects of Covid-19 on the coffee industry will not be known for some time. However, as time goes on, we see more...

October 5, 2020

Using The Right Ventilation System For Your Roaster

Setting up a roastery or bringing in a new and unfamiliar piece of equipment can be daunting. There are so many details to consider and...

October 1, 2020

Exploring Some Of The Factors That Influence Café Design

A customer’s perception of a café starts to form in the second that they walk through its door. It can take moments for them to...

September 30, 2020

Roasting For Filter And Espresso At Home

When we buy a bag of roasted specialty coffee, often we see the words “light”, “medium”, and “dark” used to describe the roast profile. However,...

September 8, 2020

How Have Hand Grinders Evolved?

Ask any experienced coffee brewer about essential equipment for home brewing and sooner or later, they’ll tell you to invest in a grinder.  As many...

August 11, 2020

Guest Coffee: A Breakdown

Most specialty coffee shops offer a house blend that delivers a reliable flavour day after day. Typically, this will be a balanced, versatile coffee that...