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Recent Articles

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 1, 2019

How Ground Coffee Temperature Causes Uneven Espresso Extraction

Are you concerned about the 3ºC variation in the water temperature inside your espresso machine’s group head? Yes? Well, what if I told you that...

February 11, 2019

La Chumeca: A Specialty Coffee Cocktail Recipe

This cocktail is as specialty as it gets. Named after its key ingredient – coffee from the Tarrazú region in Costa Rica – this is...

February 8, 2019

Five Things You May Be Doing Wrong As a New Barista

Do you love coffee enough to train as a barista? Many people take their passion for coffee to a professional level with a barista apprenticeship....

February 6, 2019

What Should Your Cappuccino Milk Temperature Be?

Have you ever been served a cappuccino that is too hot to handle? Or received one that is lukewarm and unappetising? Or maybe you noticed...

January 15, 2019

Which Is The Best Non-Dairy Milk For Specialty Coffee?

There are many reasons to choose non-dairy milks and almost as many types to pick from. But which non-dairy milk is best for specialty coffee?...

December 24, 2018

World Champion Agnieszka Rojewska on The Barista’s Biggest Task

A specialty barista has a lot of responsibility. They are the hands that bring out the flavors of origin in every cup of coffee they...

December 21, 2018

Slow-Drip Martini: A Specialty Coffee Cocktail Recipe

Make a specialty coffee version of a classic this holiday season. The martini is a sophisticated and iconic cocktail that is the perfect option for...

December 17, 2018

Is Pre-Ground Coffee Ever Better Than Freshly Ground?

When you start to get into specialty coffee you learn a few golden rules. One is that you should always use freshly ground coffee and...

December 14, 2018

Why Does Milk Foam & How Does It Affect Your Coffee?

Cappuccinos, lattes, and flat whites all require textured milk. Without foamed milk we wouldn’t get that smooth mouthfeel and the rich body we enjoy. But...

December 6, 2018

The Perfect Daily Grind Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Part 2

How many gifts do you have left to buy? Don’t worry – we can help. Earlier this week, we highlighted several gift options, but maybe...

December 5, 2018

Mediterranean Love: A Specialty Coffee Cocktail Recipe

Cozy up with a rich and sophisticated specialty coffee cocktail after dinner. This warming drink is based on the carajillo, a Spanish combination of coffee...

December 3, 2018

The Perfect Daily Grind Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Part 1

The seasonal coffee drinks have been released and the decorations are up. We’re getting close to Christmas. But if you’re struggling with what to get...

November 30, 2018

What Is a Flat White & How Is It Different From a Latte?

Flat whites have been on specialty coffee shop menus around the world for a while. But do you really know what one is? And what...

November 26, 2018

Is A Fine Grind Better For French Press Coffee?

French press brewing is one of the most simple and inexpensive methods to prepare coffee. Even a complete newcomer to coffee can follow the method...

November 22, 2018

Coffee Extraction & How It Helps Create The Perfect Cup

Are you looking to improve your cup of coffee? It might be easier than you think. By understanding coffee extraction, you can better control the...

November 20, 2018

How Your Coffee Cup Makes Your Coffee Taste Better – Or Worse

There are few things better than a delicious cup of coffee. That gentle aroma as you bring your coffee cup or glass to your face;...