Coffee News: from Seed to Cup

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The specialty coffee market has no shortage of brewing methods to choose from. There’s the Kalita Wave, the Hario V60, the Chemex, the AeroPress, …

So you love a good cup of coffee in your favorite coffee shop, but now you want the same quality coffee at home. I’ve …

Coffee filters: they’re small, humble, and critical for great-tasting coffee. But if you – like the majority of coffee brewers – use paper filters, …

There are some pretty flexible definitions in coffee, and micro lots and macro lots (or community lots, as I like to refer to them) …

 
 

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

Hanna Teramoto, the 2014 New Zealand Barista Champion, is not just an incredible barista. She’s a career-changing, expat, female barista champion in a male-dominated …

 

Pardon the pun, but grind size is no small matter. Controlling this variable allows you to improve the taste of your coffee, ensure repeatability, …

Prior to discussing the flavour notes, it’s important to acknowledge the story and sweat that’s been poured into harvesting each little Bourbon bean (hopefully no actual …

Quick, what’s the most pressing issue for smallholder farmers in coffee-producing countries? Is it access to healthcare, educational opportunities, or credit? Could it be …

What would you do if you wanted to improve your coffee? To infuse the beans with natural sugars and complexity that will be reflected …

Ever heard of wet hulling? If you have, did you wonder what on earth it actually means and what it has to do with …

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

Choosing between a centralized or in-farm mill (or beneficio) is a major decision for coffee producers: it affects incomes, productivity, quality, workload, and more. …

Good coffee trees are vital, especially if you work in an environment where the better cup tends to pay better – like we specialty …

Milk texturing is probably the toughest thing to learn as a new barista or trainee. Yes, you’ll encounter harder tasks later on in your …

Dr Manuel Diaz believes we need to change how we think of natural coffees. He tells me they’re underrated and underpriced – despite their …

At one point in time, Yemen was known for its historic cities, beautiful landscapes, and good coffee. Now, however, the Yemeni Civil War has …

Running a business always has risks, and when it comes to coffee, producers take all the chances. Whether it’s market prices, climate change, or …