April 21, 2022

Exploring the history of coffee cake

When searching the term “coffee cake”, Google pulls up around 2.4 billion results. But the top search results may differ depending on your location. Around...

January 10, 2022

The evolution of the coffee shop in the UK

Today, we’re used to seeing coffee shops on every street across the UK, and with specialty coffee consumption growing at pace, it doesn’t seem like...

December 23, 2021

How do you make an Irish coffee?

While some coffee cocktails are complex enough to be left to professional bartenders, some can be prepared at home with just a handful of quality...

December 2, 2021

What is the fourth wave of coffee? Scalability, not science

The fourth wave of coffee remains an elusive concept in the industry. There are a range of definitions, all of which indicate change and evolution...

August 17, 2021

A guide to New Orleans coffee culture

Famous for its unique café au lait, chicory roasted coffee, and the beignet pastry, New Orleans has long since enjoyed a strong reputation for its...

August 4, 2021

Understanding the Singaporean coffee market

Singapore is a multicultural city-state and a melting pot of different communities. This has led to rich diversity in a number of areas, including Singaporean...

April 5, 2021

Technical evolution: How have espresso machines changed in the 21st century?

The espresso machine is the centrepiece of coffee shops all around the world. It is a symbol of technical expertise and innovation, as well as...

March 15, 2021

Exploring the cuccuma: A traditional Neapolitan coffee pot

Decades older than both espresso and the moka pot, the cuccuma (also known as the cuccumela or the Neapolitan flip coffee pot) is a traditional...

March 9, 2021

The science behind adding salt to coffee

Salt can be used for a lot of things – as many as 14,000, according to some estimates. We rely on it to season and...

February 8, 2021

A guide to coffee culture in Medellín

Located in a narrow valley between two Andean mountain ridges, the Colombian city of Medellín is a thriving metropolis that is home to more than...

February 1, 2021

Exploring Vietnamese coffee

Vietnam is the second largest coffee producer in the world by volume, after Brazil. It is renowned for producing large volumes of robusta. However, in...

January 7, 2021

What Is Café De Olla?

The café de olla is a historic Mexican coffee beverage made by combining spices and coffee in a clay pot. The exact recipe used for...

January 4, 2021

What Is The Espresso Romano?

The espresso romano is a simple yet intriguing beverage. In its purest form, it is an espresso served with a slice of lemon, even though...

December 11, 2020

Introducing children to coffee

Coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks. The ICO estimated that in the 2019/2020 period, we consumed almost 170 million 60kg bags of...

December 8, 2020

What Is The Caffè Marocchino?

Layering coffee drinks takes more time and precision than making a normal espresso-based beverage. Despite this, their unique presentation – as the drinks are often...

November 23, 2020

Exploring The Relationship Between Coffee & Spices

From Turkish coffee brewed with cardamom to the pumpkin spice latte, coffee and spices have been paired for almost as long as people have enjoyed...