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November 15, 2021

How much caffeine is in cold brew coffee?

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Cappuccino variations around the world

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Exploring alternative coffee beverages

November 16, 2021

What is a nitro latte?

Nitrogen is a clear, odourless, and tasteless gas that has long been used to preserve food and drink products. Over the past 50 years or so, brewers have also used it to transform the taste and texture of beer, making it smoother, sweeter and giving it a thicker, silkier head of foam.  However, more recently, baristas have started experimenting with nitrogen when preparing coffee. Arguably, the most popular innovation is… read more

Nitrogen is a clear, odourless, and tasteless gas that has long been used to preserve food and drink products. Over the past 50 years or so, brewers have also used it to transform the taste and texture of beer, making… read more

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...

August 24, 2020

What Is A Long Black?

Ask for a long black in a coffee shop and you’ll get something that might look similar to an americano at first glance. Dig a...

June 15, 2020

What Is a Ristretto?

When you want a concentrated coffee drink without additions or frills, you’ll order an espresso. This coffee shop staple is enjoyed around the world –...

May 25, 2020

What’s a Macchiato Coffee?

‘Macchiato’ is an Italian word that loosely translates to ‘marked’ – and is commonly used to describe the coffee beverage of the same name. Ask...

March 16, 2020

What Is a Cappuccino & How Has It Developed Over Time?

The cappuccino is a staple in coffee shops all over the world. It’s classically characterised by its dry, foamed milk top. However, it’s not as...

March 2, 2020

What Is a Cortado?

A customer walks into your coffee shop and orders a cortado. Depending on your perspective or where you are in the world, you could give...

February 25, 2020

An Exploration of Greek Frappés

From its humble beginnings at a trade fair to its reinvention as a staple by global second wave giants, the Greek Frappé has a confusing...

February 24, 2020

A Complete Guide to The Greek Freddo

For decades, Greeks have enjoyed the Freddo as a way to cool down while enjoying coffee, and it’s a drink that’s both deeply ingrained in...

March 10, 2017

Seed to Bottle: Behind The Scenes in a Cold Brew Factory

In the specialty industry, that most probably takes advantage of plastic temperature control, you’ll frequently hear two words: “micro” and “fresh”. Freshly roasted microlots straight...