Coffee News: from Seed to Cup

FROM THE VAULT

As I was mid-rant about how poorly some specialty level cafés are managed, my ex-husband interrupted me. “I’ve never seen your style of managing …

When you start to get into specialty coffee you learn a few golden rules. One is that you should always use freshly ground coffee …

As baristas, we should aim to stand out. I’m not talking about being the centre of attention, but something else – something about the …

Specialty coffee needs more documentaries. They’re a tool for education and transparency – and if that doesn’t sound third wave to you, what does? …

 

 

Love gardening almost as much as you love your coffee? We’ve got great news for you. Whether it’s a pot plant or a big …

The coffee industry needs reusable to-go mugs. 7 million cups a day are used in the UK alone – and a whopping 68.5 million in …

 

Natural coffees may be one of the oldest forms around, yet it’s only in the last couple of years that they’ve been able to …

The coffee berry borer is a horrifying sight for coffee farmers. It has the ability to destroy crops, devouring them from the insides and …

Handling never-ending lines of people waiting anxiously for their coffees? Taking complex and extensive drink orders? Serving curious customers new to the specialty coffee …

Our industry is driven by the people in it. And it only gets better when we connect. That’s why so coffee festivals are the …

Want a low investment, high return way to improve coffee quality? Consider building raised beds. Also called African drying beds, they keep the cherries …

Producers, baristas, roasters, consumers – whoever we are, we all want coffee farmers to be able to produce better quality coffee and receive better …

About 10 years ago, I realized that I wanted a coffee shop of my own at some stage in my life. I worked on …

Do you want to produce high-quality coffee that should result in higher prices? Or do you want to efficiently produce coffee, reducing investment and …

So, you want your coffee to taste even more delicious, sweet, and balanced. You want that incredible aroma and lingering aftertaste. And you want …

“How much honey is in the honey-processed Costa Rican espresso?” If that sounds like a riddle, don’t worry. You’re probably familiar with seeing coffees …

Ever wondered about the Costa Rica coffee scene? Our Costa Rican correspondent, F. Solano, caught up with Paula, the owner & founder of Café Sikëwa …

The naked portafilter is an increasingly popular espresso machine mod in the specialty world. But why? And does it actually make a difference to …