September 18, 2019

Discover The History of The Coffee Roaster

Transforming green beans into the aromatic coffee we love depends on one vital piece of equipment – the coffee roaster.  But how much do you...

December 1, 2017

Coffee Grind Size & How It Affects Consistency & Flavor

Coffee grind size is no small matter. Controlling this variable allows you to improve the taste of your coffee, ensure repeatability, experiment with recipes, and...

October 23, 2017

Choosing The Best Milk Jug for Steaming & Latte Art

Milk steaming and latte art are two essential skills for any barista. Neither are easy to master, especially when you first start, but I’ve got...

September 7, 2017

Specialty Tea: An Introduction to Tea Cupping

Drinking specialty tea is an adventure in flavors, origins, aromas, and more. And there’s no better way to appreciate the complexities of a high-quality tea...

August 16, 2017

What Is Agitation & How Does It Make My Filter Coffee Better?

Filter coffee is great, isn’t it? The calming drip of the brew, the elegance of the pour-over process, and the coffee itself – a smooth...

August 2, 2017

Putting Customers’ Wants First – Without Serving Bad Coffee

Third wave baristas are passionate people. And generally speaking, we’re passionate about one thing: coffee. But what happens when a customer doesn’t share the same...

July 11, 2017

What’s The Difference Between Espresso And Filter Coffee?

Coffee’s not just coffee any more. Specialty shops have completely changed the way we view and taste our cup of Joe. We’ve discovered a myriad...

June 5, 2015

Extraction Wars – Espresso vs Ristretto

Espressos, lattes, flat whites, Americanos, long blacks… Just when you think you know and understand the differences between all these drinks, you hear someone ahead...