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December 18, 2019

Managing Customer Expectations in Your Coffee Shop

December 17, 2019

How to Minimize Injury & Maximize Comfort Behind The Bar

November 18, 2019

How Temperature Can Impact Your Experience of Coffee

November 1, 2019

A Coffee Shop Owner's Guide to Handling Food & Dairy Allergies

September 20, 2019

How to Adjust Espresso Extraction & Create New Recipes

October 8, 2020

Supporting Baristas Through Covid-19: Cafés, Customers & Companies

Covid-19 has affected everyone across the coffee supply chain, from producers through to baristas. More than 90% of cafés around the world have had to close their doors at some point. And while the impact for some coffee shops has been manageable, for many, the sudden loss of business has been devastating.  Unfortunately, as much as this affects coffee shops, it also affects the people who work in them, too.… read more

Covid-19 has affected everyone across the coffee supply chain, from producers through to baristas. More than 90% of cafés around the world have had to close their doors at some point. And while the impact for some coffee shops has… read more

May 24, 2016

SCAE Members Vote IN FAVOUR Of Unification!

Following the recent SCAE member vote on unification, it was announced that SCAE members had voted overwhelmingly in favour of a merger with the SCAA....

May 17, 2016

Universal Sensory Coffee Language: The Key to Fighting Green Bean Defects?

Your coffee doesn’t taste good. In fact, it almost tastes musty. Or is that earthy? Hm… or maybe it’s even mushroom-y. Frankly, it’s just not...

May 16, 2016

SCAE/SCAA Unification Vote Closes TOMORROW

The two biggest associations of the coffee-consuming world are considering joining to become one global organisation – and you can have your say in it....

May 12, 2016

Coffee Science: What Affects The Flavour of Coffee?

Of all of our senses, taste interests me the most. As a chef I’m biased, but my interest doesn’t stop at how things taste:  it...

May 3, 2016

Know a Coffee Professional Deserving of an SCAE Excellence Award?

The SCAE Excellence Awards are coming up, and you have the opportunity to nominate someone deserving of recognition. Perhaps you know a young café owner...

March 17, 2016

Are You Becoming a Specialty Coffee Roaster in a Non-Specialty Area?

Becoming a roaster can seem difficult; becoming a roaster in a rural area can seem impossible. Yet as a rural specialty coffee roaster in an...

March 11, 2016

Coffee Science: What Is TDS and Why Should You Care?

Visit any specialty coffee forum and chances are you’ll find a long discussion on extraction percentages and TDS – without much of an explanation of...

March 8, 2016

5 Reasons Why Baristas Should Shadow a Roaster

If you like coffee, then you need to hang out with a coffee roaster. Because they really like coffee. And as a result, you’ll learn...

March 4, 2016

Roaster Life: How to Market YOUR Coffee and Define a Business Plan

So you’ve been dreaming of setting up your own artisan coffee roastery – of a life full of that rich coffee aroma, of cupping specialty...

March 2, 2016

Micro Roaster: 7 Items to Consider When Selecting YOUR Coffee Roaster

You’re aware of your timeline, you’ve decided on a location, and you’ve researched coffee roasting to death. Now you’re ready for the next – and...

February 29, 2016

How to Become an Artisan Coffee Roaster: The Basics

I bet that if you’re reading this post, you either have a cup of coffee at hand or you’re thinking about going to make one....

February 24, 2016

Coffee Science: How Can We Identify & Improve Cherry Ripeness?

Working in the coffee industry is exciting; working in the specialty coffee industry is thrilling. Part of that difference is the constant striving for excellence...

February 2, 2016

The S-Curve Roast Profile: Exploring Roasting Basics

Have you ever had a coffee that was roasted poorly? You know what I’m talking about – it has that bitter, smoky, and just plain...

January 25, 2016

What is Cupping? A Guatemalan Q-Grader’s Guide

The Sami people have as many as 300 words for snow. Japanese has a word for the storm that can blow cherry blossoms off the...

January 19, 2016

VIDEO: The Daily Tasks of a Specialty Coffee Roaster

Ever considered roasting your own specialty coffee? Or are you just curious about what it is that your favourite local coffee roaster actually does to...

December 14, 2015

Where to Plant: 5 Production Decisions Faced by Farmers

Growing, harvesting, sorting, grinding, dosing, extracting. As consumers, many of us might be familiar with what coffee has to go through before it arrives in...