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May 6, 2021

CBD and coffee: Exploring a new market

April 26, 2021

“I want to help inform people”: What does it take to be a coffee influencer?

April 21, 2021

“A drive for better quality”: How is supermarket coffee changing?

March 30, 2021

Specialty instant coffee in China: A different path of evolution & innovation

March 10, 2021

“From hot coffee to cold”: Exploring RTD milk-based coffee

May 11, 2021

The evolution of the Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)’s Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel is arguably one of the most iconic resources in the coffee industry. The poster adorns the walls of cupping labs worldwide and has become a backdrop for most professional coffee training courses. Originally published in 1995, the wheel has been the industry standard for over two decades. It was reworked in 2016, when it became arguably the largest and most collaborative… read more

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)’s Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel is arguably one of the most iconic resources in the coffee industry. The poster adorns the walls of cupping labs worldwide and has become a backdrop for most professional coffee training… read more

September 6, 2016

425 Coffees Are Sold Every Second in the US – Why Should We Care?

Every second, 425 coffees are sold in the US. 850 were sold by the time you read that fact. 1,700 now. That’s according to Kounta,...

August 16, 2016

Why Specialty Tea and Coffee Are Siblings, Not Strangers

You may have heard of Manual Goods, the company that successfully Kickstarted the stylish Coffee Maker Nº1. Now they’re venturing into specialty tea – and...

July 19, 2016

5 Weird Things People Put in Their Coffee

Looking to spice up your morning coffee? You’re not the only one. In fact, people have been adding bizarre ingredients to their brews for years....

June 29, 2016

5 Reasons Thai Specialty Coffee Is Blooming – And 4 Challenges It Faces

Thailand isn’t just a major coffee-producing country; it’s also one in which specialty is rapidly on the increase. Back in 2002, the country produced only...

October 30, 2015

Cold War Coffeenomics: Combating Communism with Coffee

If someone told you there was going to be a coffee shortage, what would you think? Supposing you actually believed it might happen, you’d probably...

October 5, 2015

Do All Third Wave Coffee Cities Have to Be Homogenous?

Is it possible to retain a distinct coffee identity when specialty coffee reigns supreme internationally? Or are we becoming homogenous imitations of other third wave...

August 31, 2015

Fika Coffee Break: The Social Ritual of Coffee

It might be a controversial claim, but if you ask me, no one gets more excited about an invitation to drink coffee than a Swede....

July 3, 2015

Nitro: Is It the Next Big Thing in Cold Brew?

It started with the Starbucks Frappuccino. Later, it was revived in the specialty coffee world by the Stumptown and Blue Bottle cartons: packaged cold brews...

May 22, 2015

Is Coffee & Music the Perfect Addiction?

Listening to music was made a lot easier in the last 10-20 years, first came CDs, then mp3s, and finally with all those streaming services...