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Don’t underestimate the power of charge temperature. If you want to really control your roast, highlighting the coffee’s best features for espresso or filter, …

Green bean moisture content might not sound exciting, but it is of key importance for good-quality coffee. It affects how a coffee tastes, how …

Rate of rise (RoR): scroll through enough articles on coffee, and you’ll come across this mysterious term, complete with multi-line graphs that are frustratingly …

As anyone who’s ever tried to describe a coffee can tell you, it’s not easy. Our favourite beverage has unique, complex flavours and aromas. …

The best roasters never stop learning. That may be a cliché, but it’s true. From using different machinery to roasting new coffees and developing …

First crack: it’s a moment that has been given almost mythical status in coffee roasting – and it deserves it. A key stage in …

There are a lot of rules in the coffee industry – and most of the time, they help us roast great beans and make …

Smart coffee roasting has been around since 2007 – if you live in Korea. Stronghold debuted the world’s smart roaster a decade ago in …

Learning to roast isn’t easy. I know, I’ve done it. For a start, choosing a profile based on the coffee’s origin, altitude, moisture content, …

Nobody achieves the perfect roast the first time, or the second time, or even the tenth time. It requires expertise and more than a …