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May 3, 2023

How can coffee shops use cold coffee drinks to diversify their menu?

May 2, 2023

Why do specialty coffee brands care about consumer trust so much?

May 1, 2023

Will consumers keep paying higher prices for specialty coffee?

April 25, 2023

Is Dubai becoming the specialty coffee hub of the Middle East?

April 24, 2023

Coffee roasters: Where do you go after being a head roaster?

May 17, 2023

Do World Barista Championship competitors always need to practise with official equipment?

Every year, coffee professionals from around the world have the chance to compete and showcase their skills at one of the most celebrated events in the specialty coffee industry – the World Barista Championship. Like many other competitions in the coffee sector, the WBC relies on a number of sponsors to provide equipment, products, and funding to run the event. For competitors, this means they have to use specific espresso… read more

Every year, coffee professionals from around the world have the chance to compete and showcase their skills at one of the most celebrated events in the specialty coffee industry – the World Barista Championship. Like many other competitions in the… read more

January 18, 2023

Which types of coffee capsules are the most popular?

Coffee capsules are by far one of the most popular coffee products available. According to Straits Research, the value of the global coffee capsule and...

January 17, 2023

How can we assess the quality of instant coffee?

According to the Brazilian Soluble Coffee Industry Association (ABICS), instant coffee accounts for some 25% of all retail coffee consumed globally. Moreover, the association says...

January 2, 2023

Does GMO coffee exist?

Coffee is one of the world’s biggest cash crops, with coffee production supporting an estimated 125 million people along the Bean Belt. According to the...

December 21, 2022

Is specialty coffee becoming more popular in Lebanon?

Like many other Middle Eastern countries, Lebanon has a rich history of coffee consumption. For centuries, Lebanese people have been enjoying coffee, where it is...

December 19, 2022

Is specialty coffee growing faster than global coffee consumption?

According to the International Coffee Organisation, global coffee consumption is expected to amount to 170.3 million 60kg bags in 2021/22, with Europe and North America...

December 15, 2022

Should you grind coffee by weight rather than time?

In order to extract excellent espresso and experience a coffee’s full range of flavours and aromas, a high-performance grinder is essential.  High-quality grinders help to...

December 14, 2022

How can social initiatives improve gender equity in coffee production?

According to the World Economic Forum’s 2022 Global Gender Gap Report, it will take around 132 years to achieve full global gender parity if we...

November 22, 2022

How to choose the right specialty coffee gift

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s the time of year when we start to think of gift ideas. For some of us, that means...

November 15, 2022

Volunteer applications for PRF El Salvador are now open

Earlier this year, we announced that Producer & Roaster Forum (PRF) will return to El Salvador in 2023. PRF was previously held in El Salvador...

October 31, 2022

Exploring the evolution of milk foaming technology in the coffee industry

Around the world, milk-based coffee beverages are enjoyed by many – including the cappuccino, latte, flat white, and more. Many milk-based beverages also feature a...

October 20, 2022

Become a speaker at PRF El Salvador

Following on from the success of this year’s Producer & Roaster Forum (PRF) in Colombia, the two-day forum is set to return to El Salvador...

September 20, 2022

The evolution of digital printing in coffee packaging

Over the past few years, coffee packaging has become more of a focus for roasters and consumers alike. With the increasing need to stand out...

September 1, 2022

Why should coffee competitors go on origin trips?

The World Coffee Championships (WCC) are arguably the most prominent and prestigious competitions in the global coffee industry. WCC events give coffee professionals from around...

August 23, 2022

Why are NFTs becoming more popular in the coffee industry?

For many people around the world, it’s been somewhat impossible to ignore the recent rising popularity of non-fungible tokens – otherwise known as NFTs. Essentially,...

July 25, 2022

Which material should your grinder burrs be made from?

It’s widely known in the coffee sector that if you want to make great espresso, you need more than just a high-end espresso machine –...

July 6, 2022

Is the coffee industry accessible for people with disabilities?

According to the World Health Organisation, around 15% of the global population (representing about 1 billion people) currently experience some form of disability. And with...