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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

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June 2, 2022

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March 22, 2022

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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

August 18, 2015

Pressure Profiling: The Key to Perfect Extraction

With all the excitement that takes place when new grinders reach the market, specialty coffee’s previous poster child—pressure profiling—seems to have been forgotten. However, with...

August 11, 2015

Extraction Wars, Part II: The Third Wave Coffee Revolution

Not so long ago, we published Extraction Wars: Espresso vs. Ristretto, an article dealing with some common terminology used in the specialty coffee industry. It...

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...

July 7, 2015

5 Coffee Drinks – Throw Yourself Into the Dark and Deep End of Coffee

Apart from choosing the right beans, the key to a great coffee drink is in the preparation. Imagine you had the chance to go back...

July 2, 2015

Barista-Certified Rules for Dialing In A Coffee Grinder

If you’ve spent time in a coffee shop, chances are you’ve overheard a barista mention dialing in a coffee grinder. This refers to the process...

June 17, 2015

An Espresso in Time: Dulcería Colonial

Tucked away high in the Andes Mountains, Quito is exemplary of that Latin American phenomenon of timelessness, where every once in a while you can...

June 5, 2015

Extraction wars: Espresso vs ristretto

Espressos, lattes, flat whites, Americanos, long blacks… Just when you think you know and understand the differences between all these drinks, you hear someone ahead...

April 19, 2015

What Makes a Quality Tamper? Pullman Tamper Review

Whether you are planning on making espresso at home or you are opening up a business, there are many items you must take seriously as...

January 20, 2015

How To Pull a God Shot at Home

Contrary to popular belief, its possible to make an exquisite espresso at home without a professional barista level machine. There’s no need splash-out on a La Marzocco....


Home Espresso Machines: A Buyer’s Guide

If you’re serious about producing quality espresso at home, you can’t expect to spend less than $500 for a home espresso machine. Why?  If it’s...