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...
Crema is the first thing we see before drinking an espresso. Its texture is beautiful, emulsified and often features swirling colors of light gold and deep caramel.
Drinking coffee in the morning or afternoon; buying a cup at a small shop or big chain; serving experienced coffee consumers or those still learning. Coffee cultures around the world are as different as the destinations themselves, and are often an...
Monogram Coffee, owned by 2017 Canadian Barista Champion Ben Put. Today’s market for coffee shops and roasters is ultra-competitive. Businesses large and small are springing up across the globe as demand for coffee beverages continues to grow. But...

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