We don’t always think about how much work it takes to produce coffee. We conceptually understand that coffee is grown in some foreign, tropical land at the beginning of the seed-to-cup process. But that takes place far from where the coffee is...
Are you attending World of Coffee in Amsterdam? With the World Barista Championship taking place there as well, World of Coffee is sure to be a fantastic event for all exhibitors, volunteers, competitors and attendees.
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...

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