June 2, 2022

Introducing extract chilling in coffee

In his 2021 World Barista Championship (WBC) routine, three-time Australian Barista Champion Hugh Kelly introduced to the world stage a concept known as “extract chilling”. ...

May 9, 2022

Career progression for specialty coffee baristas

For many baristas, a passion for high-quality coffee is one of the main reasons they work in the specialty coffee industry. But alongside this enthusiasm,...

February 16, 2022

What does “barista-grade” mean?

As specialty coffee continues to become more popular, consumer demands are naturally evolving. People want more from each cup of coffee they drink. As part...

February 3, 2022

Are coffee competitions moving away from Gesha?

Over the past 15 years or so, many World Coffee Championships (WCC) competitors have used the highly-prized Gesha (or Geisha) variety in their routine. When...

September 13, 2021

Customer service, coffee education & management: What does a head barista do?

Much like it will for a Head of Coffee, a head barista’s job description will naturally vary from company to company. Each coffee shop is...