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Exploring specialty coffee culture in Prague

Prague may not be the first city people think of when coffee is mentioned, but the Czech Republic’s capital has seen a few developments in recent years. Coffee first came to Prague in the early 16th century. However, in the five hundred years since, its coffee culture has evolved and changed in a number of ways. Today, while the city is by no means a third wave coffee hotspot, new… read more

Prague may not be the first city people think of when coffee is mentioned, but the Czech Republic’s capital has seen a few developments in recent years. Coffee first came to Prague in the early 16th century. However, in the… read more

August 6, 2015

Expos and SCAE Training: The Spread of Specialty Coffee in Argentina

In Argentina, we define ourselves by coffee. Sitting at a street-side table with a newspaper and a cortado (small black coffee with a splash of...

July 20, 2015

Evolution of Thai Coffee Culture: Traditional vs Specialty

I had my first sip of coffee back in 1990 when Thailand was dominated by Kafae Boran: a rich, sweet, and cheap drink. Twenty-five years...

July 15, 2015

Specialty Café Offering 3 Different Ecuadorian Micro-Lots

Are You Ready to Be Blown Away by Your Espresso? There are some cafés that surprise you. Hidden away on a shady street, their facade...

January 21, 2015

The Swiss Coffee Culture according to Shem Leupin

We caught up with Shem Leupin, a roaster in Stoll Kaffee, based in Zurich, Switzerland & is “Head of Quality Management” at their specialty coffee...

January 20, 2015

Ethiopia, Hunda Oli Specialty Coffee

Drying tables in Agaro, Ethiopia. “Hunda Oli” is a new 128 farmer co-operative located in the forests of Agaro, Limu in Western Ethiopia. Small-holder farmers typically tend to...


East Timor Specialty Coffee, Assui Craik

In my opinion, to truly appreciate a cup of “Java”, one has to look at the story behind the cup. Rather than just mindlessly slurping coffee, why not consider it’s...


Urban Roast Sumatra, Jajong

The old Sanskrit name for Sumatra was “Swarna Dwipa” meaning “Isle of Gold”. However, this name, which is traceable to ancient gold mines, is less...


Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe Kochere Debo

Just tried coffee like nothing before! HasBean say “It’s a marmite coffee: you will either love it or you will hate it. You have been...


Indian Specialty Coffee, Watapi

One of the Perfect Daily Grind team recently ventured to Mumbai and, as usual, I scoured the web & pestered contacts in search of a...