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November 30, 2021

Why are themed coffees becoming popular?

October 27, 2021

Online education in the coffee sector: An overview

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Ecommerce & coffee in China

October 7, 2021

How has digital marketing evolved in the coffee industry?

September 9, 2021

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

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 from the third wave. However, while there are many interpretations, we’ve interviewed experts and come to a conclusion: the emerging fourth wave isn’t about taking the science of coffee to the next level, but instead about scalability.  The fourth wave is about bringing higher-quality coffee… read more

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 from the third wave. However, while there are many interpretations, we’ve interviewed experts and come… read more

September 15, 2020

Comparing Soft Drink And Coffee Consumption

Soft drinks (such as sodas and colas) are immensely popular all across the world. And while we know the market for coffee is similarly huge,...

August 26, 2020

The Growth Of Drive-Thru Coffee

The words “drive-thru” make most people think of fast food. The concept was born in the 1930s, as a way of ordering and receiving cooked...

August 18, 2020

A Brief History Of Coffee Pods

In 2018, a staggering 59 billion coffee capsules were produced. In the same year, the global coffee pods market was valued at almost US $1.3...

May 29, 2020

Exploring The Relationship Between Specialty Coffee & Podcasts

Podcasts are a popular medium for reaching niche audiences through a combination of interviews, storytelling, and interaction. In the past few years, several specialty coffee...

April 23, 2020

Inside Ukraine’s Booming Coffee Scene

Historically, Ukraine hasn’t been well known for its specialty coffee consumption. As it’s become one of Europe’s fastest coffee shop growing markets, this could change...

April 10, 2020

Exploring RTD Cold Brew’s Rising Popularity

Cold brew is a popular drink in today’s specialty coffee market, with many consumers choosing it as an alternative to soda in the Ready To...

March 30, 2020

Why Are Specialty Coffee Capsules Growing in Popularity?

For coffee consumers, capsules have traditionally been a compromise: greater convenience, lower quality. Yet as they grow in popularity, specialty coffee versions are also on...

March 27, 2020

How To Support Your Local Roaster During Social Distancing

The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly and dramatically impacted the world we live in, in a relatively short period of time. Due to its rapid spread,...

February 3, 2020

Exploring Millennial Trends in Specialty Coffee

If there’s one thing millennials around the world have in common, it’s a taste for coffee. As this group makes up a major percentage of...

November 12, 2018

The Rise of Specialty Coffee in Tea-Loving Britain

Britain is a diverse cultural tapestry brought together by the love of a good cuppa. But that cup is increasingly likely to contain coffee rather...

July 13, 2017

A Brief History of Coffee Consumption

How did humans create coffee? Why? And how did we end up here, with world coffee championships and an industry worth US $30 billion in...

March 27, 2017

59% of US Coffee Drinkers Choose “Gourmet”

The NCA’s 2017 National Coffee Drinking Trends was launched at their annual convention this weekend, and it’s good news for the coffee industry. In the US,...

November 9, 2016

Is Korea The Future of Specialty Coffee Technology?

Café Show Korea kicks off in just a few days, and we’ve spoken to some experts on the Korean coffee scene about what you can...

November 8, 2016

Interview: Where Next for Spanish Specialty Coffee?

Kim Ossenblock, aka Barista Kim, is a Q-grader, Authorised SCAE Trainer (AST), and second runner-up in the World Cup Tasters Championship 2012. Oh, and he’s...

October 28, 2016

Interview: Saudi Coffee From Dallah to AeroPress

The Saudi specialty scene is new but growing fast, and if anyone knows that it’s Mohammed Alghamdi. In 2014, he experienced specialty coffee for the...

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,...