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July 14, 2022

How will sponsor changes affect future World Barista Championships?

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June 14, 2022

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March 22, 2022

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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 to do so successfully, a WBC competitor must first source a high-quality coffee that will stand out on the global stage. The Gesha variety has long been a firm choice of many competitors, but now more than ever, lesser-known arabica varieties and even other species… read more

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 to do so successfully, a WBC competitor must first source a high-quality coffee that will… 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...

March 15, 2015

Costa Rican Reto Barista: An Innovative Barista Competition

This year, the 7th annual “Reto Barista”, an alternative competition created in Costa Rica by 2010 National Champion Manuel Dinarte, will be occurring. For the...

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 recipe, 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...