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July 5, 2022

How does ageing cold brew coffee affect its flavour?

June 23, 2022

Understanding the self-serve coffee machine market

June 22, 2022

Are airlines starting to offer better coffee?

May 19, 2022

Are coffee & sports partnerships becoming more popular?

May 12, 2022

Exploring the language of specialty coffee

August 2, 2022

How has Covid-19 affected the coffee industry in Shanghai?

There's no denying that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a lasting effect on coffee shops, roasters, traders, producers, and plenty of other coffee businesses around the world. But through 2021 and 2022, while many other countries were loosening their pandemic restrictions, China continued to impose a strict zero-Covid policy across its larger cities, such as Beijing and Shanghai. This policy forced around half of the population in these cities to… read more

There's no denying that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a lasting effect on coffee shops, roasters, traders, producers, and plenty of other coffee businesses around the world. But through 2021 and 2022, while many other countries were loosening their pandemic… read more

January 24, 2022

Bridging the gap in coffee education

Education is by no means a new concept to the coffee industry, but in recent years there has been a renewed focus on developing skills...

January 12, 2022

How can we make specialty coffee more accessible?

Across the board, specialty coffee is marketed as a superior product, in terms of its quality, sustainability, and the consumer experience.  However, in the past...

January 10, 2022

The evolution of the coffee shop in the UK

Today, we’re used to seeing coffee shops on every street across the UK, and with specialty coffee consumption growing at pace, it doesn’t seem like...

January 5, 2022

Understanding the history of latte art

Latte art is one of the most recognisable symbols of coffee culture. Research from Foresight Factory shows that the number of “photogenic” coffee posts on...

January 4, 2022

The history of the US coffee shop

Coffee has been around in the US for centuries – almost as long as the country has existed. But while specialty coffee shops and independent...

December 22, 2021

The evolution of convenience store coffee

During the Covid-19 pandemic, research indicates that after fuel, gas station customers have bought more food and beverages than anything else. These products are understandably...

December 2, 2021

What is the fourth wave of coffee? Scalability, not science

The fourth wave of coffee remains an elusive concept in the industry. There are a range of definitions, all of which indicate change and evolution...

November 30, 2021

Why are themed coffees becoming popular?

As individuals, we all have different interests and hobbies: things we enjoy and spend our free time learning about or doing. And with the rise...

October 27, 2021

Online education in the coffee sector: An overview

Even though millions of people drink coffee every day, it is a heavily differentiated product with plenty to learn about, and the coffee industry is...

October 12, 2021

Ecommerce & coffee in China

Across the coffee industry, there is a growing understanding that the Chinese coffee market is both rapidly growing and an incredible opportunity for those who...

October 7, 2021

How has digital marketing evolved in the coffee industry?

Marketing has been key to the growth of the coffee industry over the years. From the first Middle Eastern coffee houses in the 1500s to...

September 9, 2021

How has access to coffee education changed during the Covid-19 pandemic?

There’s no denying that Covid-19 has drastically changed the coffee sector through 2020 and 2021. Reports suggest that through the entirety of 2020, the value...

September 6, 2021

Exploring the market for coffee flavourings

Between August 2018 and March 2019, more than 1,000 new coffee-flavoured products were launched in the US alone. This was 30% more than the same...

August 31, 2021

How fresh is the coffee used in pods?

Coffee capsules first took the world by storm in the mid-2000s thanks to brands like Nespresso and Keurig. Since then, pod consumption has shown no...

August 5, 2021

Changing your business’ coffee strategy after Covid-19

As of August 2021, more than 4.2 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered around the world. While exact numbers vary heavily from country to...

July 21, 2021

White coffee around the world

Around the world, people order “white coffees” every single day. But did you know that depending on where they are, the definition can actually change?...