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August 10, 2022

How can competitors source coffee for the World Barista Championships?

July 14, 2022

How will sponsor changes affect future World Barista Championships?

June 30, 2022

How can coffee shops handle a busy rush?

June 14, 2022

How can baristas maximise water quality & consistency?

June 2, 2022

Introducing extract chilling in coffee

November 23, 2022

Is there space for new coffee competitions?

In specialty coffee, there are a range of competitions designed to test the skills and knowledge of different coffee professionals. Among these, the World Coffee Championships (WCC) are widely recognised as the most respected and highly regarded events in the coffee sector – notably the World Barista Championships (WBC). Undoubtedly, there are many reasons to celebrate WCC events, including the innovative and unique trends that can emerge from competitors’ performances.… read more

In specialty coffee, there are a range of competitions designed to test the skills and knowledge of different coffee professionals. Among these, the World Coffee Championships (WCC) are widely recognised as the most respected and highly regarded events in the… read more

May 11, 2016

Interview: How Is The Baratza Sette Revolutionizing Grinder Technology?

There’s a new grinder in town, and boy is it causing a whirr. The Sette (pronounced SET-ei, just like café) is Baratza’s newest offering for...

May 10, 2016

The Specialty Espresso Martini: A World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion’s Guide

There’s nothing more fun – or sophisticated – than a coffee cocktail. And that’s true whether you’re drinking it or brewing it. With the increasing...

May 3, 2016

Know a Coffee Professional Deserving of an SCAE Excellence Award?

The SCAE Excellence Awards are coming up, and you have the opportunity to nominate someone deserving of recognition. Perhaps you know a young café owner...

April 28, 2016

Marketing Specialty: Why Is Coffee Education Boring?

Coffee education is boring. Learning the difference between a dry processed and a wet processeed bean? Boring. Shot times and the effects on coffee? Boring....

April 20, 2016

3 Ways to Open a Coffee Shop Without Taking Out a Loan

You’ve planned out everything for your future coffee shop, and I mean everything: the coffee, the espresso machine, the décor, the prices… But there’s just...

April 19, 2016

A short history of the Italian espresso

Espressos are the base of every non-filter coffee. It’s the purest form of the drink and is key to understanding Italian coffee culture. In addition...

April 18, 2016

Roaster Life: How to Sell Specialty Coffee in a Financial Crisis

In 2010, Greece was not the best place for a serious business investment – especially if you were planning to sell luxury items, such as...

March 31, 2016

Espresso Machine Mods: 4 Reasons to Use a Naked Portafilter

The naked portafilter is an increasingly popular espresso machine mod in the specialty world. But why? And does it actually make a difference to your...

March 23, 2016

How to Grow a Generation of BariSTARS: 6 Steps

Coffee is a wonderful thing – but, as a barista and coach myself, the ultimate satisfaction comes from mentoring the next generation of baristas. It’s...

March 22, 2016

Specialty Marketing: 4 Steps to Customizing YOUR Coffee Brand

With more and more specialty coffee shops popping up everywhere, how do you persuade coffee-drinkers to visit YOUR shop? The answer’s simple: by being you....

March 15, 2016

How to Make Delicious Cold Brew in 4 Steps – Revealed by the Experts

What happens when you try a new coffee product and go absolutely nuts for it? You devote yourself to working out the best way to...

March 9, 2016

5 Tips for Hiring The Perfect Barista

Hiring the perfect barista is like chasing the perfect shot: difficult, but worth the effort. Many people still view being a barista as a part-time...

March 1, 2016

Eco-Friendly: 6 Ways to Minimize Waste in Coffee Shops

Going green isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s also good business. In fact, perhaps the best way to improve your bottom line and...

February 26, 2016

The best coffee and food combinations according to experts

When you think ofaccompanying cheese with a drink, many people opt for wine. This established pairing is popular for a reason. Things are no different...

February 17, 2016

4 Practical Ways to Teach Third Wave Coffee to Second Wave Consumers

I’ve no doubt that you love great coffee: you’re in the specialty coffee industry, after all. If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent countless hours...

February 11, 2016

Five Things No One Tells You About Opening a Third Wave Coffee Shop

You’ve dreamed about opening a coffee shop for ages. You’ve got the layout and the design mapped out perfectly. You know which coffees and which...