Jooyeon Joon, 2019 World Barista Champion and Urnex Ambassador Coffee shops can be hilarious places. There are surprises, spills, silly drink names, curious customers, questionable outfits, near-disastrous moments, and an intangible spirit that...
Last week, we made a special trip to the meeting place of the Eastern and Western worlds to attend the Istanbul Coffee Festival.
Let’s run through a hypothetical scenario: you’re in charge of coffee service for one of the largest music festivals in the world. You are working with a team of three baristas, including yourself. One of your baristas is pregnant. And the...
Photo credit: BevNet Cold brew has come a long way since it first made its mainstream splash a handful of years ago. In those days, early-adopting coffee shops might serve cold brew straight from a bucket with a spigot, either plopped on top of the...
A specialty coffee shop is a gearhead’s paradise. There aren’t many other places that showcase the variety of precisely engineered and beautifully designed equipment than a well-stocked coffee bar.
Earlier this year, Colorado-based roaster Kat Melheim struggled with one of the more difficult roasting challenges she had ever faced. While she was roasting a coffee, Kat could not find the “Golden Raisin.”
Goda Pangonyte, Barista Champion of Lithuania Do coffee drinkers prefer a black coffee or a milk beverage? Do they like small specialty cafés or large coffee chains? Do people drink coffee in the morning, afternoon or at night?
(Back row, left to right: Hillary Mugasitsi, Matt Winton, Jooyeon Jeon, Charlotte Malaval, Nicole Battefeld, Merijn Gijsbers, Nisan Agca, Alejandro Escobar; Front row, left to right: Wojtek Bialczak, Sam Spillman, Mathieu Theis, Ben Put)

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