Coffee News: from Seed to Cup

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A specialty coffee shop receives a bad review. “The espresso wasn’t as good as last time,” the review says. “The shop has gone downhill.” …

A Motivational Shot from Hidenori Our coffee correspondent, F. Solano met with the 2014 World Barista Champion, Hidenori Izaki in his return visit to …

Regular customers are some of the best ones: they can improve the atmosphere, help a coffee shop feel like a home away from home, …

Are you dreaming of a career in coffee “when you’re older”? Being a barista was always my childhood dream – and today, still a …

 

 

The AeroPress was not an overnight smash hit. It didn’t look like a coffee brewing device. It was produced by a sports toy manufacturer …

Understanding Consumer Behaviour For those who often host cupping sessions, I am sure you have come across the experience that I am about to …

 

The light went out. I checked to see if the bulb had blown, but no, it was an outage. At 8:00 pm, I received …

The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of 21 islands around 1,000 km off the coast of Ecuador. Featuring exotic wildlife, breathtaking views, and a …

Not so long ago, we published Extraction Wars: Espresso vs. Ristretto, an article dealing with some common terminology used in the specialty coffee industry. …

Coffee auctions must be about more than just the year’s best coffees; they must also be about building relationships. Don’t believe us? Well, let’s …

I bet that when someone says Hawaii to you, you think: “Beach, Sea, Aloha, KONA!” Right? But there’s far more to Hawaiian coffee than …

Coffee hybrids have the potential for high-quality cup scores, rust resistance, and greater productivity. But what actually are they? Why are they so important …

Quality control starts at the farm but it finishes with the barista or roaster. And checking for green bean defects is an important part …

Pick up any bag of artisanally roasted specialty coffee and have a look at the label. You’ll notice it tells you a few things: …

We all know the beauty of specialty coffee: the perfect balance of flavours, the sweet aroma, the rich body. Yet while may be your …

When it comes to your food, there’s no detail spared: the freshness of the ingredients, the seasoning and cooking method, the presentation are all …

98% of the coffee exported out of Ethiopia goes through the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECX), so to say it’s important is a massive understatement. …

Contrary to popular belief, its possible to make an exquisite espresso at home without a professional barista level machine. There’s no need splash-out on a La …