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July 14, 2022

How will sponsor changes affect future World Barista Championships?

June 30, 2022

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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

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;...

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...