From left to right: Niall Wynn (2017 Barista Champion), Ali Wynn (2018 Brewers Cup Champion), Renata Khedun (2018 Latte Art Champion), Arvind Khedun (2018 Barista Champion) Ask any married couple in the world, and they would immediately declare...
Raspberries: they’re celebrated as one of those simple and delicious delights of summer. We’re familiar with some of their more romantic qualities: the soft plump skin, sweet red liquid, and burst of fruity flavor.
The Specialty Coffee Expo this past weekend in Seattle was a show to remember. Over the course of a whirlwind three-day weekend, we saw stellar performances in the U.S. Coffee Championships, impressive innovations in equipment from exhibitors, a...
Batch brewing has made a big comeback, but it hasn’t been easy. It has overcome a longstanding reputation of the type of coffee that sits out for hours in a giant tin urn, served with cream and sugar on a diner counter-top. But with advancements in...
When it comes to a well-made latte or cappuccino, beautiful and delicious frothed milk in the cup is like the icing on the cake. But it’s nearly impossible to achieve if your espresso machine’s milk system isn’t properly maintained.
In the study of coffee, the concept of extraction is unavoidable. Skipping it would be like having a conversation about astrology without mentioning stars. And once extraction is introduced, it’s like opening a Pandora’s Box of information that...
Your coffee grinder has been humming along smoothly for months, grinding your beans precisely, consistently and efficiently for well-balanced coffees or espressos. But suddenly it has stopped in its tracks. The machine’s motor is running, but it’s...
In specialty coffee circles, instant coffee is more often compared to greasy fast food than an authentic culinary art form. But a handful of specialty coffee companies, some led by barista champions, are giving conventional coffee wisdom a run for...
In just a few weeks, SIGEP will host the 2018 Italian Barista & Coffee Championships. The following week, from January 28th to the 30th, France will crown its national Barista champion as well as the winner of its Coffee in Good Spirits and Brewers...
Like the beverage itself, the history of Turkish Coffee is very rich. The city of Istanbul was one of the first to establish coffee houses as early as the 15th century. With coffee houses came coffee professionals, and a very specific style of...

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