Coffee News: from Seed to Cup

FROM THE VAULT

If you were to compete in the World Barista Championship, which coffee would you use? This is one of the hardest and most important …

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

If you want the best possible coffee, you can’t overlook the importance of your drink’s biggest ingredient: water. Temperature, quality, chemical composition, distribution method… …

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 …

 
 

Turkish coffee means grandmas doling out sweet bits of Turkish delight after a late breakfast. It means dark, rich coffee served in an antique …

Roasting coffee is all about heat and moisture. During your roast, you’ll bring coffee beans down from 10–12% moisture content to less than 5%. …

 

Increased profits can happen as a result of hard work and luck. But they’re more likely to happen thanks to hard work and strategy. …

Your coffee crop can only be as good as your coffee trees – but growing strong, healthy, and productive plants means paying attention to …

The Kenyan coffee industry is changing. Green bean buyers here are used to working with big estates and large cooperatives – some with up …

The Ixil people of Gutemala have experienced deep persecution, poverty, and worse for hundreds of years. Yet they remain strong. They are dependent on …

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 …

There’s something special about an old-fashioned lever machine. Designed by Achille Gaggia right after World War II, they’re typically considered the first real espresso …

Burundi is known for its deep poverty, civil unrest, and levels of hunger. Poor infrastructure, from a lack of good roads to electricity shortages, …

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

Not all producers have the same access to the specialty market – and it’s time we talk about this issue. The specialty coffee industry …

I remember clearly my first time at origin: as a long-time coffee lover from a non-producing country, meeting the people who farm my coffee …

Whether you make espresso at home or in a café, dosing can give you multiple headaches. The Espresso Corp’s ‘Coffee Catcha’ is designed to …

Delicious specialty coffee requires excellence at every stage of the supply chain. And that means only coffee beans from the ripest of cherries should …