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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

April 6, 2018

How To Better Control Your Espresso’s Brew Ratio

Brew ratio is the heart of any espresso-based recipe. But are you confident in your ability to control it to get the best possible shot,...

March 2, 2018

Coffee Brew Ratios: What You Need to Know

Coffee, in its simplest form, is ground beans and water. What determines whether we get a complex, balanced and aromatic coffee or a sour or...

February 19, 2018

Barista Basics: How to Texture Milk in 14 Steps

Milk texturing is probably the toughest thing to learn as a new barista or trainee. Yes, you’ll encounter harder tasks later on in your coffee...

February 16, 2018

Lever Romance: How I Restored a 70-Year-Old Espresso Machine

There’s something special about an old-fashioned lever machine. Designed by Achille Gaggia right after World War II, they’re typically considered the first real espresso machine....

January 29, 2018

Barista Basics: How to Make an Espresso in 14 Steps

Espresso: roughly 30 ml of coffee goodness. An amazing espresso can be complex, full-bodied, and sweet. It can be the best thing about your day....

December 18, 2017

How to pull a perfect shot of espresso

If you’re an experienced barista, you may sometimes struggle to pull a perfect shot. If you’re a newbie, you’re definitely going to find it difficult....

December 15, 2017

A Brewer’s Guide to Choosing a (Good) Coffee Grinder

Are you looking for an even better-tasting cup of coffee? Then maybe it’s time to invest in a new coffee grinder. But with all the...

December 1, 2017

Coffee Grind Size & How It Affects Consistency & Flavor

Coffee grind size is no small matter. Controlling this variable allows you to improve the taste of your coffee, ensure repeatability, experiment with recipes, and...

September 27, 2017

Barista Hustle Milk Jug Should Improve Your Latte Art Symmetry

Fed up of pouring asymmetrical latte art, no matter how hard you focus? According to Barista Hustle, the problem isn’t you, it’s your milk jug...

September 25, 2017

Coffee guide: what is body & how do I brew & roast for it?

Body: what actually is it? Coffee-lovers like to talk about it and we include it on cupping forms. But do we know what body really...

September 13, 2017

Niche Zero Grinder Offers Almost Zero Retention

Niche Zero is a new coffee grinder that’s designed to disrupt the prosumer market – and it may well succeed. It offers professional-quality grinding at...

August 9, 2017

Brewing Methods Compared: How Should You Make Coffee at Home?

Looking for a new coffee brewing device? You’ve got a lot to choose from. And every single one will produce a different coffee taste, not...

July 11, 2017

What’s The Difference Between Espresso And Filter Coffee?

Coffee’s not just coffee any more. Specialty shops have completely changed the way we view and taste our cup of Joe. We’ve discovered a myriad...

June 28, 2017

Coffee Extraction & Other Key Brewing Concepts

Home preparation is one of the amazing things about coffee. If you drink it at home, you’re probably doing a little work, like grinding beans...

June 14, 2017

A WBC Finalist’s Advice For Buying a New Espresso Machine

Buying a new espresso machine is rarely an easy decision. It’s an important investment, and you want the best possible equipment for you and your...

June 8, 2017

How Does Pressure Affect Espresso Quality?

What makes a perfect espresso, well, an espresso? Pressure. Sure, there’s also the crema, the size of the drink, and the concentrated nature of the...