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July 14, 2022

How will sponsor changes affect future World Barista Championships?

June 30, 2022

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June 14, 2022

How can baristas maximise water quality & consistency?

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March 22, 2022

How can coffee professionals train for the Cup Tasters Championships?

August 10, 2022

How can competitors source coffee for the World Barista Championships?

The World Barista Championships (WBC) give coffee professionals from around the world a platform to showcase their expert knowledge and high-level skills. However, in order to do so successfully, a WBC competitor must first source a high-quality coffee that will stand out on the global stage. The Gesha variety has long been a firm choice of many competitors, but now more than ever, lesser-known arabica varieties and even other species… read more

The World Barista Championships (WBC) give coffee professionals from around the world a platform to showcase their expert knowledge and high-level skills. However, in order to do so successfully, a WBC competitor must first source a high-quality coffee that will… read more

July 30, 2019

Pressure Profiles, Pulsing & The 3 Phases of Espresso Extraction

Espresso extraction might be quick, but it’s not simple. Both chemically and physically, there’s a lot going on inside that coffee puck when you pull...

July 8, 2019

Roasting For Filter Coffee vs. For Espresso

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a coffee roast profile. Are you aiming for a light, medium, or dark roast? How...

May 8, 2019

Gravimetric vs Timed Grinders: The Espresso Consistency Debate

The majority of high-end coffee grinders used for espresso dose by time, yet all official SCA standards are defined by weight. So, what’s the difference?...

February 13, 2019

How to Create a Coffee Menu: A Guide for Restaurants & Bakeries

When it comes to your food, there’s no detail spared: the freshness of the ingredients, the seasoning and cooking method, the presentation are all considered....

January 7, 2019

How To Make Barista Quality Espresso at Home

So, you love sipping on a delicious espresso, latte, or flat white at your favorite coffee shop, but wish you could have that a barista...

December 10, 2018

Understanding Different Types of Espresso Machine

Professional espresso machines are increasingly seen in offices and homes. It’s great that we can get our specialty coffee fix at work or without leaving...

November 16, 2018

How To Improve Consistency When Making Espresso-Based Drinks

A specialty coffee shop receives a bad review. “The espresso wasn’t as good as last time,” the review says. “The shop has gone downhill.” The...

October 11, 2018

How Does Elevation Affect Your Ideal Coffee Brew Temperature?

There’s so much to consider when brewing exceptional coffee: grind size, brew time, pulsing and water dispersal, brew temperature… and elevation? Yes, elevation. While some...

October 3, 2018

What you need to know before you buy an espresso machine

You’re finally ready to buy an espresso machine but are overwhelmed by the choice. Not sure whether to invest in a prosumer or semi-automatic machine?...

August 31, 2018

Discovering The History of The Espresso Machine at MUMAC, Italy

Is there anything more recognizably Italian than an espresso? Last month, I boarded a plane with one mission in mind: to learn more about the...

June 29, 2018

How Can Water Flow Rate Help You Pull Better Espresso Shots?

Have you ever struggled to keep your espresso extraction time consistent? Perhaps you’ve checked the machine to confirm the pressure and temperature are steady. You’re...

June 28, 2018

How Cafés Can Blend Quality, Efficiency, & Customer Service

Handling never-ending lines of people waiting anxiously for their coffees? Taking complex and extensive drink orders while trying to maintain quality? Serving curious customers new...

June 15, 2018

How Grind Size Can Help You Brew Better-Tasting Coffee

So, you want your coffee to taste even more delicious, sweet, and balanced. You want that incredible aroma and lingering aftertaste. And you want this...

May 14, 2018

A Guide to Setting Up The Espresso Machine in Your New Café

Installing your new espresso machine isn’t as simple as just ordering it and plugging it in. In the years I’ve spent as a servicing dealer...

April 23, 2018

How Do You Design an Espresso Machine? Insights From 5 Manufacturers

The espresso machine: it’s probably the most important piece of equipment in any café or coffee shop. But it has much more of a role...

April 12, 2018

How to Limit Water Temperature Variation for Better Coffee

Water: it makes up 94–98% of your cup of coffee. But it’s not just the biggest ingredient in your beverage. Water temperature (along with its...