Coffee News: from Seed to Cup

Home Archive by Category "Coffee Basics" (Page 2)

Coffee Basics

Espresso: roughly 30 ml of coffee goodness. An amazing espresso can be complex, full-bodied, and sweet. It can be the best thing about your …

Almost 50% of the world’s population prefers instant coffee to fresh, according to a 2014 Euromonitor report – and between 2000 and 2014, sales …

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: …

When we think about a truly exceptional specialty coffee, it’s always a single origin that comes to mind. Often it’s even those tiny little …

Direct: without intervening factors or intermediaries. Trade: the act of buying and selling goods and services. But direct trade represents far more than just …

Bitter has become a dreaded word in the specialty coffee industry. We all “know” that good coffee should be sweet and well-balanced, maybe a …

If you’re an experienced barista, you may sometimes struggle to pull the perfect espresso shot. If you’re a newbie, you’re definitely going to find …

There’s no better feeling than sipping on an amazing specialty coffee in your favorite café – but what if you could enjoy that same …

Milk steaming and latte art are two essential skills for any barista. Neither are easy to master, especially when you first start, but I’ve …

Body: what actually is it? It’s something we coffee-lovers like to talk about a lot, and it’s even included on cupping forms. But do …