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“From seed to cup.” Normally this phrase stands for traceability and quality control. But for roasters, who are in the middle of the coffee …

Visit any specialty coffee forum and chances are you’ll find a long discussion on extraction percentages and TDS – without much of an explanation …

The History Behind the Fancy Design Who says that a chemist can’t get involved in designing coffee brewing methods? The Chemex is a classic …

We attended a Scott Rao’s “Roasting Masterclass” at Prufrock Coffee, London last week. Who’s Scott Rao? He’s a “Coffee Idol” to the Specialty Coffee …

 
 

When it comes to specialty coffee, people tend to think small. Small farms, small cafés, and small bags of beans for short shelf lives. …

The 2016 World Barista Championship only just ended, crowning Berg Wu of Taiwan as the world’s greatest barista, yet we’re already thinking of 2017. …

 

Colombia is more than 50% natural forest. It has 55,000 species of flora and fauna. And according to the Financial Times, 10% of the …

In 2015, Guatemala was the 8th biggest producer of coffee in the world, at 3.5 million bags.  More than 125,000 Guatemalan producers rely on …

If I told you that you that the top baristas in the world are making experimental specialty coffee, would you be interested? Yes, I …

How do you ensure an award-winning cooperative supports farmers in producing excellent coffee? La Prosperidad de Chirinos in Peru won Harvee two awards at …

There’s no such thing as the world’s best coffee. Good coffee isn’t just about cup quality, it isn’t just about sustainability, or varietals, or …

In 2014, the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) launched the Partnership for Gender Equity. Stage 1, supported by the SCAA, set out to help find …