September 20, 2021

How can you ensure batch-to-batch consistency when roasting coffee?

Consistency in coffee roasting is something that’s often discussed when things go wrong, rather than right.  For customers buying roasted coffee, consistency is an expectation,...

September 13, 2021

Customer service, coffee education & management: What does a head barista do?

Much like it will for a Head of Coffee, a head barista’s job description will naturally vary from company to company. Each coffee shop is...

August 24, 2021

Enjoying great coffee while you’re travelling

Time and time again, people have said it can be difficult to get their hands on a good cup of coffee when they’re travelling. If...

August 18, 2021

Coffee roasting job roles: What does a head roaster do?

Joining a coffee roasting team and working your way up can take some time. Many join from elsewhere in the coffee sector; often, they are...

August 10, 2021

A guide to roasting robusta coffee

Arabica makes up some 60% of all coffee consumed around the other world. After that, canephora comprises almost all of the remaining 40%, as both...

August 3, 2021

Top tips for omni roasting coffee

For many specialty coffee consumers, there are two types of roasted coffee: filter roasts and espresso roasts.  In recent years, however, consumers have come to...

July 21, 2021

White coffee around the world

Around the world, people order “white coffees” every single day. But did you know that depending on where they are, the definition can actually change?...

July 19, 2021

What is carbon-negative coffee?

Traceability and sustainability are two terms that we often use when talking about how coffee is grown and sourced. More than ever, people want to...

July 7, 2021

How have home coffee roasters evolved?

There’s no denying that roasting coffee at home has become much more popular in recent years. It’s now easier than ever to source small bags...

June 28, 2021

Coffee grinder burrs: What should home consumers look for?

For home baristas, a coffee grinder is an important investment, and making an informed decision when you buy is important. The home grinder market has...

June 16, 2021

Why would coffee shops choose to roast their own beans?

While there are exceptions, the majority of coffee shops and cafés worldwide start off buying their beans wholesale from a roaster. Today, this is the...

June 10, 2021

Coffee roasting & experimental processing methods

Washed, natural, pulped natural, semi-washed, honey… coffee producers around the world process their beans in a number of different ways. In recent years, with the...

June 7, 2021

Exploring automation in coffee roasting

As technology in the coffee sector evolves, the range of equipment available to roasters increases with every passing day. New technology seeks to improve consistency,...

May 4, 2021

A guide to fluid bed coffee roasters

Today, drum roasters are the most popular machine for professional coffee roasters around the world. However, in the past few decades, some manufacturers have started...

April 28, 2021

Roasting high-scoring coffees: What should you consider?

As specialty coffee becomes more popular, consumers are becoming more and more aware of the quality in their cup. This means, among other things, looking...

April 26, 2021

“I want to help inform people”: What does it take to be a coffee influencer?

While the Cambridge Dictionary defines an influencer as “someone who affects or changes the way that other people behave”, the term has taken on new...