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A specialty coffee shop tour of Vilnius, Lithuania

While it is by no means a leading market, Lithuania’s specialty coffee scene started booming towards the end of the 2000s. For many people, it began with simple takeaway coffee, which brought people out of their homes and into coffee shops. In 2007, Caffeine Roasters, the most popular coffee chain in Lithuania, was established and quickly took the domestic market by storm. A few years on, Lithuania’s SCA chapter was… read more

While it is by no means a leading market, Lithuania’s specialty coffee scene started booming towards the end of the 2000s. For many people, it began with simple takeaway coffee, which brought people out of their homes and into coffee… read more

October 15, 2018

Micro Mills & Third Wave Cafés: Exploring Honduras’ Specialty Coffee

Honduras is a producing nation with a thriving specialty café scene. This small Central American country has it all. Perfect Daily Grind packed our bags...

May 11, 2018

Introducing PDG Video Studios – Because #EveryCupCounts

That coffee you drank this morning: do you know how it was made? How it was farmed, processed, and roasted? And who did this? It’s...

April 13, 2018

Your One-Stop VIDEO Guide to Seattle’s Specialty Coffee Shops

Heading to SCA Expo in Seattle? Lucky you! With four days of non-stop coffee slurping, not to mention all the merchandise, the coffee competitions, and...

September 8, 2017

Coffee Tasting Basics: Taste vs Flavour

When you get better at tasting coffee, at understanding the different flavours and what causes them, you enjoy coffee more. You can savour the acidity...

September 6, 2017

What Is Parchment Coffee? A VIDEO Guide

Coffee beans are bought and sold as parchment, but do you actually know what it is? What it looks like? And how to recognise quality...

September 5, 2017

VOOM Smart Scale Aims to Make Extraction Easier for Home Baristas

Making great coffee requires two things: good dry coffee – by which we mean freshly and evenly ground, freshly roasted, high-quality beans – and good...

July 27, 2017

Study Gives Insight Into Coffee Shop & Roastery Profitability

You can spend hours staring at the accounts, but still not know how to improve your profits. However, a new SCA Benchmarking Study has taken...

July 5, 2017

VIDEO: Ever Heard of Cold Brew Chocolate?

What happens when you mix specialty coffee brewing methods with cacao? Cold brew chocolate! In this video from Jame Oliver’s Drinks Tube, Mike Cooper shares...

July 4, 2017

The Coffee Brewer That Allows You to Choose Between Pour Over, French Press, & Cold Brew

If you find yourself craving pour over some days, and immersion others, you have two options open to you. You could buy two different brewers...

June 28, 2017

This Coffee Cup Is Made From Coffee Husks & It’s Beautiful

What if being more eco-friendly was as simple as buying a different cup? That was the idea behind Huskee, a new range of cups made...

Can New Brewing Tool Control Agitation & Increase Cleanness?

Every so often, a new coffee tool comes along that could challenge how we think about brewing. Take the Melodrip – this tool sets out...

June 20, 2017

VIDEO: How Is Your Paper Coffee Cup Made?

Ever wondered how your paper coffee cup is made? Or who decided drinking out of paper was a good idea? We looked online for videos...

June 19, 2017

VIDEO: Why Is Coffee Aroma So Important For Coffee Flavour?

You don’t just taste your coffee. You smell it. In fact, ask some people and they’ll say that their favourite thing about their morning brew is...

June 11, 2017

VIDEO: Exploring Budapest’s Third Wave Coffee Shops

This week, thousands of coffee shop owners, roasters, importers/exporters, producers, baristas, and coffee lovers are flying into Budapest for World of Coffee 2017. We’re talking...

June 7, 2017

Handheld Espresso Maker Creates Sustained 9 Bars of Pressure

Handheld and/or portable espresso makers have come a long way in the last few years. They’ve been able to create greater pressure – and sometimes...

June 6, 2017

VIDEO: Want Great Coffee? Control Your Brew Temperature

Freshly ground coffee: check. The best grind size for your brewing method: check. A recipe that monitors dosage and time: check. What’s missing? Water temperature....