March 13, 2023

Is there a difference between infused and flavoured specialty coffee?

There’s no doubt that experimental processing methods have changed the trajectory of specialty coffee.  Traditionally, coffee is processed using washed, natural, and honey processing methods....

January 31, 2023

Does grinding frozen coffee damage your grinder?

In recent years, we have seen an increasing number of specialty coffee shops and roasters freezing roasted coffee beans. There are several reasons for doing...

January 19, 2023

What are modular espresso machines & how do they work?

For decades, espresso machine design and technology have been evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of coffee shop owners and baristas. From multi-boiler systems and...

January 9, 2023

What’s the future for espresso?

It is impossible to deny just how popular espresso is around the world. According to some sources, espresso – after water – is the second...

December 8, 2022

What is cryodesiccation and how can it be used in coffee?

For many industry professionals, the World Barista Championship (WBC) is a global platform for competitors to showcase the latest trends and innovations in specialty coffee....

November 23, 2022

Is there space for new coffee competitions?

In specialty coffee, there are a range of competitions designed to test the skills and knowledge of different coffee professionals. Among these, the World Coffee...

November 3, 2022

How can you brew coffee with the AeroPress using different grind sizes?

The AeroPress is one of the most widely used and enjoyed brewers in the coffee industry. Its versatility has led many people to create their...

August 10, 2022

How can competitors source coffee for the World Barista Championships?

The World Barista Championships (WBC) give coffee professionals from around the world a platform to showcase their expert knowledge and high-level skills. However, in order...

July 14, 2022

How will sponsor changes affect future World Barista Championships?

On 12 January 2022, the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) announced the qualified sponsors for the 2022 to 2025 World Barista Championships (WBC). These sponsors provide...