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August 19, 2021

What is espresso tonic?

May 31, 2021

What is RTD hard coffee?

February 1, 2021

Exploring Vietnamese coffee

January 11, 2021

What Is The Café Cubano?

January 7, 2021

What Is Café De Olla?

September 2, 2021

Exploring alternative coffee beverages

While specialty coffee consumption continues to rise around the world, demand for functional alternative beverages is also increasing.  This is in no small part because health and wellbeing are rapidly growing as consumer priorities. As a result, coffee alternatives marketed as “healthy” pre or post-workout supplements are becoming more popular.  To learn more about alternative coffee beverages, I spoke to two professionals from the “low-roast” coffee market. Read on to… read more

While specialty coffee consumption continues to rise around the world, demand for functional alternative beverages is also increasing.  This is in no small part because health and wellbeing are rapidly growing as consumer priorities. As a result, coffee alternatives marketed… read more

September 2, 2021

Exploring alternative coffee beverages

While specialty coffee consumption continues to rise around the world, demand for functional alternative beverages is also increasing.  This is in no small part because...

August 19, 2021

What is espresso tonic?

As delicious as espresso can be, its intense and concentrated flavour is not for everyone. Likewise, tonic water, with its powerful astringency, can be just...

May 31, 2021

What is RTD hard coffee?

For a few years now, ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee has been one of the fastest-growing market segments in the coffee sector.  Its growth has been fuelled...

February 1, 2021

Exploring Vietnamese coffee

Vietnam is the second largest coffee producer in the world by volume, after Brazil. It is renowned for producing large volumes of robusta. However, in...

January 11, 2021

What Is The Café Cubano?

All across Latin America, coffee producing countries have traditional ways of preparing coffee that have been passed down from generation to generation. The café cubano,...

January 7, 2021

What Is Café De Olla?

The café de olla is a historic Mexican coffee beverage made by combining spices and coffee in a clay pot. The exact recipe used for...

January 4, 2021

What Is The Espresso Romano?

The espresso romano is a simple yet intriguing beverage. In its purest form, it is an espresso served with a slice of lemon, even though...

December 22, 2020

Butter Coffee: What Is It & Why Do People Drink It?

In the late 2000s, lifestyle author and the CEO of Bulletproof, Dave Asprey, returned from Tibet after drinking yak butter tea at high altitudes. In...

December 18, 2020

What Is The Turmeric Latte?

In recent years, coffee shop customers have come to demand more from their beverages. With an emerging consumer focus on health and wellness, more and...

December 8, 2020

What Is The Caffè Marocchino?

Layering coffee drinks takes more time and precision than making a normal espresso-based beverage. Despite this, their unique presentation – as the drinks are often...

October 29, 2020

What Is The Pumpkin Spice Latte?

In many countries in the northern hemisphere, autumn means cold weather, grey skies, and brown leaves. For baristas and coffee shops, it means customers moving...

October 12, 2020

What Is A Café Au Lait?

There are dozens of milk-based coffee drinks available on the average coffee shop menu. For those without a way to brew espresso or a steam...

October 6, 2020

What Is A Mocha?

Coffee and chocolate have plenty in common. Both come from plants that thrive in equatorial tropical countries, both are sought after for their beans, and...

September 14, 2020

What Is A Café Con Leche?

Although the words “café con leche” literally translate into English as “coffee with milk”, making the drink isn’t quite that simple. There are dozens of...

September 7, 2020

What Is Coffee Leaf Tea?

The most valuable part of a coffee plant is its cherry. After harvesting and processing, it gives us the beans which we roast, grind, and...

September 1, 2020

What Is A Matcha Latte?

The matcha latte first emerged on coffee shop menus a few years ago, and it has seen a considerable rise in popularity over a relatively...