January 24, 2023

Is the World Barista Championship too exclusive & expensive for competitors?

There are a number of competitions in specialty coffee designed to test the skills and knowledge of industry professionals. However, many consider the World Barista...

December 22, 2022

Should we weigh milk in coffee shops?

In the vast majority of specialty coffee shops around the world, dosing coffee is an everyday practice for preparing both espresso and filter beverages. When...

December 8, 2022

What is cryodesiccation and how can it be used in coffee?

For many industry professionals, the World Barista Championship (WBC) is a global platform for competitors to showcase the latest trends and innovations in specialty coffee....

November 23, 2022

Is there space for new coffee competitions?

In specialty coffee, there are a range of competitions designed to test the skills and knowledge of different coffee professionals. Among these, the World Coffee...

October 7, 2022

Coffee News Recap, 7 Oct: Severe weather forecast across several of Brazil’s coffee-growing regions, Nestlé commits US $1 billion to sustainable coffee production & other stories

Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the top coffee industry news from the previous week. Here are this week’s stories. Mon, 3 Oct Agency...

September 30, 2022

Coffee News Recap, 30 Sep: SCA announces 2022 WBC and WBrC winners at MICE, new study links daily coffee consumption with increased longevity & other stories

Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the top coffee industry news from the previous week. Here are this week’s stories. Mon, 26 Sep Nestlé...

September 1, 2022

Why should coffee competitors go on origin trips?

The World Coffee Championships (WCC) are arguably the most prominent and prestigious competitions in the global coffee industry. WCC events give coffee professionals from around...

August 10, 2022

How can competitors source coffee for the World Barista Championships?

The World Barista Championships (WBC) give coffee professionals from around the world a platform to showcase their expert knowledge and high-level skills. However, in order...

July 14, 2022

How will sponsor changes affect future World Barista Championships?

On 12 January 2022, the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) announced the qualified sponsors for the 2022 to 2025 World Barista Championships (WBC). These sponsors provide...

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”. ...

February 22, 2022

How do you choose a coach for barista championships?

Winning a coffee championship has become a goal for many baristas around the world. While there’s no arguing that it takes skill, practice, and discipline...

January 14, 2022

Coffee News Recap, 14 Jan: PRF Colombia 2022 to be held from 30 June to 1 July, coffee prices hit multi-year monthly high & other stories

Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the week’s top coffee industry news. Here are this week’s stories: Mon, 10 Jan – Green coffee packaging...