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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

July 12, 2021

Exploring Italian coffee culture and the third wave

For many, Italy brings to mind fashion, art, cinema, food, cars, motorcycles, and coffee. Italian coffee culture has a rich heritage, as the country was...

July 1, 2021

How has Amazon influenced the coffee industry?

There is no doubt that Amazon has had a massive impact on global consumer behaviour. In 2019, an average of 4,000 items were sold every...

June 14, 2021

Experiments with localised coffee flavour wheels in Taiwan & Indonesia

Most coffee professionals are familiar with the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel. It is an iconic resource in the coffee industry, and...

June 9, 2021

What is fika? Exploring a Swedish coffee tradition

Coffee is incredibly popular in Sweden. Statista estimates have the country as the third-largest coffee consumer per capita, behind Finland and the Netherlands. A huge...

May 19, 2021

How is Malaysia’s coffee culture evolving?

In Kuala Lumpur today, specialty coffee shops are not an uncommon sight. Despite the historic popularity of the traditional kopitiam, things are starting to change....

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...

May 6, 2021

CBD and coffee: Exploring a new market

Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, has slowly but surely slipped into the global market, a range of products, and our social media feeds. Experts now...

April 26, 2021

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

While the Cambridge Dictionary defines an influencer as “someone who affects or changes the way that other people behave”, the term has taken on new...

April 21, 2021

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

Millions of people around the world buy coffee in supermarkets every single day, whether it’s instant, pre ground, whole bean, or capsule. Despite this, among...

March 30, 2021

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

Instant coffee consumption has been on the rise in China since Nestlé entered the market in the 1980s. And while overall consumption has historically been...

March 10, 2021

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

Ready-to-drink (RTD) milk-based coffee drinks entered the market not long after the creation of Starbucks’ Frappuccino in 1995. However, in the past few years, thanks...

March 9, 2021

The science behind adding salt to coffee

Salt can be used for a lot of things – as many as 14,000, according to some estimates. We rely on it to season and...

February 25, 2021

“The beauty is that we produce the coffee”: Exploring manual brewing’s popularity in Indonesia

Although Indonesia has long since been one of the world’s leading coffee producers, its coffee shop culture is comparatively young. Domestic consumption has quadrupled in...

February 12, 2021

A brief history of marketing in the coffee sector

Coffee consumption has come a long way since the 15th century. Today, approximately 90% of North American adults drink a coffee-based beverage every day. Espresso...

December 17, 2020

How has Covid-19 changed office coffee consumption?

The Covid-19 pandemic has made 2020 challenging for businesses all around the world. To curb the spread of the virus, governments around the world have...

December 11, 2020

Introducing children to coffee

Coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks. The ICO estimated that in the 2019/2020 period, we consumed almost 170 million 60kg bags of...