June 20, 2022

How does temperature stability affect espresso extraction?

Water temperature plays a crucial role in espresso extraction. To produce high-quality espresso, your brewing water should sit within an ideal temperature range of between...

June 6, 2022

How does the espresso machine influence barista workflow?

As the centrepiece of the coffee shop, the espresso machine has a demonstrable impact on barista workflow, and as a result, café efficiency. Over the...

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”. ...

April 27, 2022

A guide to calibrating your espresso recipes

In coffee shops across the world, one of the most common challenges baristas face is ensuring that espresso extraction remains consistent throughout each day. Ultimately,...

April 20, 2022

Exploring the evolution of manual espresso machines

Typically, when we talk about espresso equipment, we imagine a machine with groupheads, a steam wand, and a built-in boiler, whether it’s semi-automatic or fully...

April 14, 2022

How is the home espresso machine market evolving?

In recent years, there’s no denying that home espresso machines have changed to meet the evolving needs of home coffee consumers. Today, with the rise...

March 29, 2022

What is channeling and how does it affect espresso extraction?

Have you been wondering why your espresso shots just don’t taste right? Are they extracting too quickly, spraying, or flowing out one side?  If you’ve...

December 6, 2021

Branding and customisation: How is espresso machine design evolving?

The espresso machine is often rightly considered the heart of the coffee shop: it drives beverage preparation, workflow, and sales.  However, in recent years, we’ve...

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...

August 12, 2021

What is cold-pressed espresso?

Traditionally, espresso is defined as a small, concentrated drink extracted in 20 to 30 seconds, using 9 bars of pressure, and water heated to around...

October 7, 2020

Why Does Espresso Still Cost 1 Euro In Italy?

According to some reports, espresso – after water – is the second most consumed beverage in Italy. Millions of cups of espresso are drunk daily...

July 14, 2020

A Guide To Dialling In Espresso

Dialling in espresso is a daily routine for every barista. It is an essential process that ensures customers receive the best tasting and most consistent...