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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

How can baristas maximise water quality & consistency?

June 2, 2022

Introducing extract chilling in coffee

March 22, 2022

How can coffee professionals train for the Cup Tasters Championships?

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

November 17, 2017

Brew Guide: How Does Pulse Pouring Affect Extraction?

If you want the best possible coffee, you can’t overlook the importance of your drink’s biggest ingredient: water. Temperature, quality, chemical composition, distribution method… it...

August 16, 2017

What Is Agitation & How Does It Make My Filter Coffee Better?

Filter coffee is great, isn’t it? The calming drip of the brew, the elegance of the pour-over process, and the coffee itself – a smooth...

August 8, 2017

The Great Paper Coffee Filters Debate: Bleached vs Unbleached

Coffee filters: they’re small, humble, and critical for great-tasting coffee. But if you – like the majority of coffee brewers – use paper filters, should...

August 4, 2017

Brew Guide: What Are The 3 Phases of Drip Coffee Brewing?

The ability to control coffee extraction is both one of the best, and one of the trickiest, things about drip brewing. There are so many...

June 28, 2017

Coffee Extraction & Other Key Brewing Concepts

Home preparation is one of the amazing things about coffee. If you drink it at home, you’re probably doing a little work, like grinding beans...

April 19, 2017

Effective Experimentation Methods for Coffee People

Curiosity is among my favorite human instincts. It drives innovation, encourages thinking outside the box, and is spurred by such a simple question that even...

March 31, 2017

Coffee 101: Extraction & The “Strong Coffee” Myth

We’ve all heard someone say “I like my coffee strong” – and maybe we’ve even said it ourselves. But what we mean by this, and...

July 25, 2016

Immersion Cold Brew Recipes: 4 Things You Need to Consider

Cold brew = ground coffee + cold water + a lot of time. Right? Wrong! There’s a lot more to this drink than just that....

January 1, 2016

Coffee tools to buy if you’re visiting Japan

Going to Japan? Its combination of the modern and traditional is famous, yet it’s not just Kinkakuji Temple and Shibuya crossing that make it worth...

June 25, 2015

Surviving College: A Cost Effective Brew Kit for Students

So you’ve just started your tertiary studies, moved out of home and suddenly you realise that coffee is not so much an occasional treat but,...