July 28, 2022

What is the definition of a micro coffee roaster?

Around the world, the specialty coffee market only continues to become more prominent. This has led to an increasing number of micro roasters selling high-quality...

June 28, 2022

What is a latte & why is it so popular?

In coffee shops around the world, the latte is arguably the most popular milk-based coffee beverage. According to 2020 data from Project Café USA, the...

June 1, 2022

What is a flat white & where did it come from?

Across the world, milk-based coffee beverages are popular with an overwhelming number of consumers. In 2018, research from the BBC found that lattes and cappuccinos...

May 23, 2022

Exploring the relationship between oils in coffee and cholesterol

Despite the wealth of scientific research documenting the many health benefits of coffee over the past several decades, claims have emerged in recent years about...

May 9, 2022

Career progression for specialty coffee baristas

For many baristas, a passion for high-quality coffee is one of the main reasons they work in the specialty coffee industry. But alongside this enthusiasm,...

March 7, 2022

What is flash brew coffee?

Today, when most people talk about cold coffee, cold brew or iced coffee generally come to mind first. But as far back as the 1960s,...

March 3, 2022

Opening & managing multiple coffee shops effectively

For coffee shop owners, the natural next step after launching a single successful coffee shop is to open more and more locations. If done correctly,...

February 16, 2022

What does “barista-grade” mean?

As specialty coffee continues to become more popular, consumer demands are naturally evolving. People want more from each cup of coffee they drink. As part...

January 5, 2022

Understanding the history of latte art

Latte art is one of the most recognisable symbols of coffee culture. Research from Foresight Factory shows that the number of “photogenic” coffee posts on...

December 15, 2021

How are artisan bread and specialty coffee linked?

There’s no denying that today’s consumers are becoming increasingly informed about the products they purchase – we see this every day in specialty coffee. The...

November 1, 2021

Exploring specialty coffee culture in Prague

Prague may not be the first city people think of when coffee is mentioned, but the Czech Republic’s capital has seen a few developments in...