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January 5, 2023

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January 26, 2023

Why are YouTube coffee brands becoming more popular?

When you think of coffee and YouTube, a number of popular content creators – including James Hoffmann and Morgan Eckroth – may come to mind. In some cases, these channels can receive hundreds of thousands of subscribers – showing that there is rising consumer interest in learning more about coffee. However, correspondingly, we are also seeing more and more YouTube content creators market and sell their own-branded coffee products, which… read more

When you think of coffee and YouTube, a number of popular content creators – including James Hoffmann and Morgan Eckroth – may come to mind. In some cases, these channels can receive hundreds of thousands of subscribers – showing that… read more

April 26, 2022

Are reusable coffee pods a viable option?

Around the world, the number of coffee capsule machines in homes and offices has surged over the past couple of decades – with no signs...

April 21, 2022

Exploring the history of coffee cake

When searching the term “coffee cake”, Google pulls up around 2.4 billion results. But the top search results may differ depending on your location. Around...

April 18, 2022

Are edible coffee products becoming more popular?

For obvious reasons, most people around the world think of coffee first and foremost as a beverage. But what about using it to flavour food?...

March 28, 2022

Exploring coffee culture in Iran

Coffee has a long history in Iran. Since the 16th century, coffee has been popular across the country.  However, as the nation’s cultural and political...

March 16, 2022

Should you microwave coffee?

Temperature is one of the most widely discussed topics in coffee, particularly when we talk about green bean storage, roast profile, and brewing. As a...

March 15, 2022

Exploring Hong Kong coffee culture

While its historic relationship with tea might spring to mind first, Hong Kong has a vibrant and diverse coffee culture. Through the 20th and 21st...

February 16, 2022

What does “barista-grade” mean?

As specialty coffee continues to become more popular, consumer demands are naturally evolving. People want more from each cup of coffee they drink. As part...

February 7, 2022

Exploring the syrups & flavourings market in the coffee sector

Over the last 15 years, we have seen the spread of flavoured coffee drinks made with syrups around the world. These have been popularised by...

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...