September 19, 2023

What does specialty coffee mean to different people around the world?

In recent years, we have clearly seen that specialty coffee is becoming more and more popular around the world. While the US and Europe remain...

September 12, 2023

Why are Colombian coffees becoming so popular at the World Barista Championship?

The World Barista Championship has long been a platform to showcase some of the world’s most interesting and unique coffees. In recent years, we’ve seen...

September 7, 2023

Why are some coffee roasters willing to spend over US $10,000 per kg on Gesha?

In recent years, it’s more and more common to see buyers pay staggering prices at coffee auctions – especially for Panamanian Gesha. Often considered the...

September 6, 2023

How are certifications used to market coffee?

Certifications have long been an effective means of establishing higher social, economic, and environmental standards in the global coffee industry. These can range from producers...

August 17, 2023

From NBA players to musicians: Is specialty coffee focusing too much on celebrity partnerships?

Like with many other industries, celebrity partnerships isn’t a new concept to the specialty coffee sector. Professional athletes, actors, and musicians, have endorsed, promoted, and...

August 15, 2023

How have specialty coffee consumers changed in recent years?

In many countries around the world, despite its smaller market size, consumption of specialty coffee is increasing at pace.  According to the National Coffee Association’s...

August 10, 2023

Cold coffee sales hit record highs for big brands – is specialty coffee on the same track?

In many countries around the world, a growing number of consumers are drinking more and more cold coffee beverages. These purchasing decisions can even transcend...

August 2, 2023

Could specialty coffee become more popular in Rwanda?

Rwanda is a landlocked country in East Africa. Bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda is renowned for...

August 1, 2023

Are single origin coffees actually “better” than blends?

In practically every third wave coffee shop around the world, you’ll find at least one single origin available as espresso or filter. Both coffee professionals...

July 26, 2023

Why are more musicians launching their own coffee brands?

Coffee and music have a deep rooted connection. If you walk into a coffee shop anywhere in the world, you’re likely to hear some kind...

July 17, 2023

How is educational content for specialty coffee evolving?

Education plays a crucial role in the specialty coffee sector. Without the focus the industry has had on education in recent years, we arguably wouldn’t...

July 5, 2023

How is South Korean specialty coffee culture evolving?

When we talk about some of the most forward-thinking coffee markets in the world, South Korea is often high up on the list. And although...

June 27, 2023

How is coffee culture changing in Kazakhstan?

Located in Central Asia and partly in Eastern Europe, Kazakhstan is the world’s ninth-largest country by land area. Despite its size, however, the country has...

June 15, 2023

Here’s what’s happening at World of Coffee Athens 2023

This year, the Specialty Coffee Association’s flagship European World of Coffee trade show will take place in Athens, Greece from 22 to 24 June. The...

April 25, 2023

Is Dubai becoming the specialty coffee hub of the Middle East?

Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – one of the most well-developed coffee markets in the Middle East. While...

December 19, 2022

Is specialty coffee growing faster than global coffee consumption?

According to the International Coffee Organisation, global coffee consumption is expected to amount to 170.3 million 60kg bags in 2021/22, with Europe and North America...