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December 18, 2019

Managing Customer Expectations in Your Coffee Shop

December 17, 2019

How to Minimize Injury & Maximize Comfort Behind The Bar

November 18, 2019

How Temperature Can Impact Your Experience of Coffee

November 1, 2019

A Coffee Shop Owner's Guide to Handling Food & Dairy Allergies

September 20, 2019

How to Adjust Espresso Extraction & Create New Recipes

October 8, 2020

Supporting Baristas Through Covid-19: Cafés, Customers & Companies

Covid-19 has affected everyone across the coffee supply chain, from producers through to baristas. More than 90% of cafés around the world have had to close their doors at some point. And while the impact for some coffee shops has been manageable, for many, the sudden loss of business has been devastating.  Unfortunately, as much as this affects coffee shops, it also affects the people who work in them, too.… read more

Covid-19 has affected everyone across the coffee supply chain, from producers through to baristas. More than 90% of cafés around the world have had to close their doors at some point. And while the impact for some coffee shops has… read more

March 22, 2015

How to Make an AeroPress Iced Latte

Love the refreshing, caffeinated hit of an iced latte, but don’t have an espresso machine? Not to worry, with an AeroPress, you can make one...

March 19, 2015

2015 NZ AeroPress Championship Winning Recipe

On the 14th Feb 2015, the PDG’s newest coffee correspondent, D. Wang, headed to Ozone Coffee Roasters in New Plymouth, North Island for New Zealand’s first...

February 1, 2015

How To Make Japanese Iced Coffee

Even though it’s getting colder outside I still love to drink iced coffee.  The days of waiting tirelessly for that fresh pot of coffee to...

January 25, 2015

Hidenori Izaki, The 2014 WBC Champion: What We Learnt

A Motivational Shot from Hidenori Our coffee correspondent, F. Solano met with the 2014 World Barista Champion, Hidenori Izaki in his return visit to Costa...

January 20, 2015

Why Grind Coffee Fresh Every Time? Burr or Blade?

First things first…why bother grinding fresh coffee every time instead of just buying it pre-ground? It’s fresher –  whole beans have a much lower surface-to-air ratio...


How To Pull a God Shot at Home

Contrary to popular belief, its possible to make an exquisite espresso at home without a professional barista level machine. There’s no need splash-out on a La Marzocco....


Tips to Make the Perfect AeroPress Brew

Why (Aero)Press? 1. It’s scientifically slick – AeroPress creates a vacuum and uses air pressure to force water through the grinds & extract more flavour. 2....


AeroPress Gadgets for the Home Barista

Did java wonder what else you can buy for your AeroPress? Here are a few suggestions to spruce up your AeroPress experience. SEE ALSO: Barista AeroPress...


Barista AeroPress Recipe Encyclopaedia

Most AeroPressers that have read, well, glanced, at the AeroPress instructions, have probably thought to ourselves – “2 spoonful’s! – WOW! That seems like a...


AeroPress Filter Comparison: The Big Test!

Ok, we all agree AeroPress offers near pressfection. But don’t you want to make your coffee even better? Everyone has different tastes (acidic, full bodied,...

November 25, 2014

Why Do Coffee Geeks Have So Many Devices?

I’m often asked what I use to make coffee. The answer is that I have several devices I use. Then, the most common follow-up question...