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Recent Articles

January 18, 2022

Why have plant-based RTD coffee drinks become so popular?

March 11, 2021

Plant milks & coffee: What does the future hold?

January 22, 2021

Why does milk foam disintegrate?

January 14, 2021

Do We Need To Reduce Dairy Consumption In The Coffee Sector?

August 14, 2020

A Guide To Working With Plant Milks

March 23, 2022

Should we allow plant milks in the World Barista Championships?

The World Coffee Championships (WCC) exist to promote and showcase excellence in the global coffee industry. WCC competitions such as the World Barista Championships (WBC) and World Latte Art Championships (WLAC) allow professional baristas to demonstrate their high-level skills and coffee expertise. However, in recent years, there has been criticism over a lack of inclusivity and accessibility in these competitions. One of the issues related to these criticisms, but which… read more

The World Coffee Championships (WCC) exist to promote and showcase excellence in the global coffee industry. WCC competitions such as the World Barista Championships (WBC) and World Latte Art Championships (WLAC) allow professional baristas to demonstrate their high-level skills and… read more

April 3, 2017

Latte Milk Frothing: Why You Shouldn’t Use Scalding Hot Milk

An extra hot latte? No, thank you. When you order a milk-based espresso drink – like a latte or cappuccino – you really don’t want...

March 22, 2017

VIDEO: Which Alternative Milks Are Best?

Non-dairy milks are harder to steam, rarely taste as good, and are often thinner than cow’s milk. But they also won’t put your lactose-intolerant customers...

June 20, 2016

How to Prepare Milk-Based Coffees at Home: Your One-Stop VIDEO Guide

There are three vital ingredients in a milk-based coffee: coffee, milk, and water. Get any one of those wrong and you’ll have a dramatic impact...

March 24, 2016

Coffee Science: Everything You Need to Know About Milk

Being a barista is a specialised craft revolving around three main products: coffee, water, and milk. The science behind espresso has already been covered at...

February 12, 2016

How to Make Lactose Free Nut Milk? 2 Must See VIDEOS

“Wait, I can have fresh milk at home without having my cow in the garden? Go on…” Nut milk is a tasty non-dairy, lactose-free alternative for...

February 9, 2016

Common Milk Frothing Mistakes: 2 Must See Videos #LatteArtFail

Don’t strangle the cat!! What are we talking about, you ask? Check out the two following videos to get an idea of identifying when the...

February 2, 2016

Soy vs Rice: Latte Art with Non Dairy Alternative Milks?

Are your customers vegan coffee lovers or simply looking to explore non dairy options in their lattes for health or ethical reasons? Love ‘em or leave...

December 30, 2015

Hold the Dairy: A Barista’s Guide to Alternative Milk

I have a confession to make: I don’t really drink alternatives to dairy milk. Being part Swedish, I could drink heavy cream all day long...

November 17, 2015

How to Steam Latte Art Milk: 3 Must-See Videos

How do you correctly steam and stretch milk? Where should you position the steam wand? Are there secrets to steaming milk perfectly? SEE ALSO: Coffee is Fun:...

July 30, 2015

Step-by-Step Guide to Milk Texturing & Latte Art Pouring Techniques

Most baristas I encounter want to run before they can walk when it comes to latte art. They think attempting to pour something pretty with poorly textured...