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April 7, 2021

Virtual Producer & Roaster Forum: Day 2 recap

April 6, 2021

Virtual Producer & Roaster Forum: Day 1 recap

April 1, 2021

Virtual Producer & Roaster Forum 2021 in depth: Speaker updates & more details

February 24, 2021

Virtual Producer & Roaster Forum 2021: Speakers & panels announced

January 26, 2021

Introducing Virtual Producer & Roaster Forum 2021

May 13, 2021

The Colombia protests: How is the situation affecting the population and the coffee sector?

On April 28, 2021, tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets across Colombia. Their demonstrations were initially a response to a tax reform bill announced by the Colombian government, which was supposedly set to mitigate the economic disruption that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the country. The reform has since been cancelled, but rather than abating, the protests have intensified for a number of reasons. To find… read more

On April 28, 2021, tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets across Colombia. Their demonstrations were initially a response to a tax reform bill announced by the Colombian government, which was supposedly set to mitigate the economic disruption… read more

May 5, 2017

Coffee Shop Etiquette: Table Hogging & Other Faux Pas to Avoid

We’ve all had a coffee shop visit ruined by a rude customer – or seen one ruin a barista’s day. So how do we make...

April 17, 2017

6 Must-Try Coffee Products From The London Coffee Festival

Four days of exhibitions. The Coffee Masters competition, Latte Art Live, home barista workshops, brew bars, the Roaster Village, the School of Chocolate, tasting rooms,...

April 12, 2017

Win an AeroPress, Handground Grinder, & Swift Cup Coffee Bundle!

Calling all coffee lovers! We’ve got a Spring giveaway that you won’t want to miss. You could be the lucky winner of one AeroPress, one...

March 29, 2017

La Marzocco Launches in China, Latest Coffee Brand Targeting It

Last year, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told CNBC, “I wouldn’t be surprised if, one day, we have more stores in China than we do in...

March 16, 2017

Coffunity: Can This App Change How We Compare Roasted Coffee?

Finding new coffees isn’t easy, even when you’re connected to the specialty scene. And it’s even harder when you’re new to coffee. Enter Coffunity: the...

March 13, 2017

World Barista Championship Rule Changes Announced

News just in: World Coffee Events (WCE) have announced rule changes for the World Barista Championship, coffee’s biggest competition. They will take effect from the...

February 1, 2017

The Barista League: A Different Kind of Competition

The Barista League isn’t like the Barista Championship. But it isn’t trying to be. The latter requires extensive preparation, customer service, and 12 truly special drinks. It’s...

January 23, 2017

World Barista Championship 2018 to Be in AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam, the city of canals, museums – and the 2018 World Barista Championship. We’re still many months away from the 2017 World Barista Championship in...

January 16, 2017

Would You Drink a Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey Coffee?

Cup of Joe? No, thanks – I’ll have a cup of Jack. We’ve written about coffee and alcohol combinations before. But it’s normally coffee-infused alcohol or...

January 5, 2017

Instagram Coffee Shots: The Best of Them

 Congratulations to the winners of the PDG and Taf Coffee Instagram Giveaway! 20 talented coffee lovers had their photographs selected from within our community – and talk about...


What’s Happening at Café Malaysia & Malaysia Coffee Forum 2017?

Next week marks the third Café Malaysia exhibition, and with Asia’s rapid adoption of specialty coffee, the event is poised to be even more popular...

December 16, 2016

The Business Behind Specialty: Micro Festival El Salvador Day 2

The final day of Micro Coffee Festival El Salvador started bright and early – perhaps a little too bright for those who’d been enjoying the...

November 18, 2016

The Coffee Man: Why Specialty Needs Coffee Films

How often do you get to really know a World Barista Champion? Not often. Which is why The Coffee Man is so special. It’s an...

November 4, 2016

What Does It Take to Become Saudi’s 1st AeroPress Champion?

In 2014, Mohammed Alghamdi first experienced specialty coffee. And in 2016, he became the first ever Saudi AeroPress Champion – a step that was just...

October 31, 2016

Londoners: Why Attend Prufrock & Mulmar’s Brewing Competition?

Wish you could watch the Brewers Cup in person? To smell the trophy-winning coffee as it’s being made? But can’t make it to Budapest – or...

September 26, 2016

Specialty Coffee Pods? 7 Talks at New York Coffee Festival

Picture New York City and you picture coffee. Okay, yes, you probably picture the Statue of Liberty as well – and the Empire State Building...