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September 13, 2021

Customer service, coffee education & management: What does a head barista do?

June 24, 2021

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October 8, 2020

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Managing Customer Expectations in Your Coffee Shop

December 17, 2019

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November 24, 2021

Cleaning and maintaining your coffee grinder

It’s no understatement to say that the grinder is one of the most important pieces of equipment in any coffee brewing setup. Without a high-quality grinder, it’s difficult to achieve even grind size distribution, which will in turn affect the quality of your extraction. But no matter how powerful your grinder is, cleaning and maintenance will be vital to making sure you get the best out of it. By regularly… read more

It’s no understatement to say that the grinder is one of the most important pieces of equipment in any coffee brewing setup. Without a high-quality grinder, it’s difficult to achieve even grind size distribution, which will in turn affect the… read more

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;...

November 19, 2018

Why Formal Coffee Training & Courses Are an Investment

There are many ways to learn more about coffee: you can watch YouTube tutorials; read books and online coffee resources; experiment with brew methods; find...

November 16, 2018

How To Improve Consistency When Making Espresso-Based Drinks

A specialty coffee shop receives a bad review. “The espresso wasn’t as good as last time,” the review says. “The shop has gone downhill.” The...

November 9, 2018

How Do Espresso Machines Work?

Making an espresso on a machine is a daily task for millions of people around the world. But how many of us understand what the...

November 8, 2018

What’s The Truth About Decaffeinated Coffee?

Many of us have experienced the effects of too much coffee. Shaky hands, a racing heartbeat, and anxiety are common experiences caused by over-caffeination. For...

November 2, 2018

How to Clean & Maintain Your Espresso Machine

You can’t serve good coffee if your espresso machine is dirty or in need of repair. Cleaning and maintaining your equipment should be one of...

October 11, 2018

How Does Elevation Affect Your Ideal Coffee Brew Temperature?

There’s so much to consider when brewing exceptional coffee: grind size, brew time, pulsing and water dispersal, brew temperature… and elevation? Yes, elevation. While some...

September 17, 2018

5 Barista Champions on How They Chose Their Competition Coffee

If you were to compete in the World Barista Championship, which coffee would you use? This is one of the hardest and most important choices...

July 27, 2018

Why Trade Shows Are Great Opportunities for Coffee Education

Trade shows are a marketing investment, a networking opportunity, a place where contracts are signed and deals made – but that’s not all. They also...

July 20, 2018

How Have World AeroPress Champion Recipes Changed Over The Years?

It’s been ten glorious years since the first World AeroPress Championship: ten years of experimental, creative, boundary-pushing – and, above all, fun – performances. When...

July 4, 2018

Testing Water in Pursuit of Excellent Coffee

As I watch the slow drip of my morning pour over, I like to tell myself that this coffee counts towards my daily intake of...

June 29, 2018

How Can Water Flow Rate Help You Pull Better Espresso Shots?

Have you ever struggled to keep your espresso extraction time consistent? Perhaps you’ve checked the machine to confirm the pressure and temperature are steady. You’re...

June 28, 2018

How Cafés Can Blend Quality, Efficiency, & Customer Service

Handling never-ending lines of people waiting anxiously for their coffees? Taking complex and extensive drink orders while trying to maintain quality? Serving curious customers new...

June 21, 2018

What Café Owners & Baristas Need to Know About Water Quality

Great coffee beans: check. Great equipment: check. Great recipe: check. So why doesn’t your brewed coffee taste great? It could be the water. Water makes...