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Design Details: All Flooring and No Furniture at Milky’s Coffee in Toronto

Design Details: All Flooring and No Furniture at Milky’s Coffee in Toronto

A small coffee joint between Alexandra Park and Little Italy in central Toronto features a design element that flips traditional coffee retail design upside down — and on its side.......
From Awareness to Adaptation: NGOs Release Major Climate Change Guidebook

From Awareness to Adaptation: NGOs Release Major Climate Change Guidebook

Sustainability-minded parties in and around the global coffee sector have been issuing warning after warning about the damages climate change may wreak on the global coffee sector, particularly in the......
Barista Camp Europe Heads To Greece In September

Barista Camp Europe Heads To Greece In September

You there, the barista with the bags under their eyes. You could use a vacation. How does a few days on a Grecian beach sound? Pretty great, right? Now how about if you spent a little time in between colorful drinks with little umbrellas in them to grow in your...
Striking Espresso Machine Francesca Greets the World of Coffee

Striking Espresso Machine Francesca Greets the World of Coffee

A striking new manual lever espresso machine called the Francesca made its public debut at the World of Coffee event in Berlin earlier this month. The machine is the first......
Jenny Bonchak: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Jenny Bonchak: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Jenny Bonchak (Photo courtesy Jenny Bonchak) Welcome to The Sprudge Twenty Interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series. For a complete list of 2019 Sprudge Twenty honorees please visit sprudge.com/twenty. Nominated by Emily Davis Jenny Bonchak is the founder of Slingshot Coffee, a boutique ready-to-drink coffee company based in Raleigh, North Carolina. An accomplished...
How to Become More Adventurous With The Coffee You Drink

How to Become More Adventurous With The Coffee You Drink

Do you have a go-to brewing method that you use every time? A standard order at your local coffee shop? Many of us decide on a type of coffee we like and stick to it. But maybe it’s time to switch it up and become more adventurous. Whether you start experimenting...
Jun 17, Reviews of top coffee makers we have tried here at Coffee Detective.

Jun 17, Reviews of top coffee makers we have tried here at Coffee Detective.

These are our hands-on reviews of top coffee makers and espresso machines. Thumbs up all around....
Mysterious HR-61 Sets Grounds for Health Auction Record at $151.10/lb

Mysterious HR-61 Sets Grounds for Health Auction Record at $151.10/lb

Donations from more than two dozen coffee-related companies helped generate more than $30,000 in the Spring Grounds for Health auction. In addition to giving quality specialty coffees, equipment and some......
Howard Schultz Is *Not* Running For President (Probably)

Howard Schultz Is *Not* Running For President (Probably)

It’s hard out there for a person of means on a grand-scale ego trip, a lesson one Howard Schultz had to learn the hard way. The former Starbucks CEO’s will-they-or-won’t-they relationship with a presidential candidacy bid appears to have found its answer: he won’t. Schultz made waves—angry waves, so very angry—in...
Germany’s Kirsch + Mausser Unveils New Look with Retro Probat Focus

Germany’s Kirsch + Mausser Unveils New Look with Retro Probat Focus

A longtime German roasting equipment manufacturing brand specializing in machines that date back nearly a century unveiled a fresh new look at the World of Coffee event earlier this month......
A Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Leeds

A Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Leeds

Some Yorkshire natives frequently describe the area as “God’s own county,” which suggests they’re not shy of sharing the virtues of this northern English region. Leeds is Yorkshire’s largest city, which may explain the loud and proud approach of many locals when their home is the subject. That said, the place...
What Happens During Cacao Fermentation?

What Happens During Cacao Fermentation?

Fermentation is an essential part of turning raw cacao into delicious chocolate. This processing step contributes to the development of flavor and the acidity of the final product. But what actually happens during the process? Read on to learn more about the microbial activity, chemical reactions, and other elements involved in...
Jun 15, Coffee Reviews in plain English

Jun 15, Coffee Reviews in plain English

Reviews of coffees sent to us by coffee roasters and producers from around the world. Always written in plain, non-technical English....
Jun 15, Review of Crown Town Colombian coffee from No Coast Coffee Roasters

Jun 15, Review of Crown Town Colombian coffee from No Coast Coffee Roasters

This is a medium-roast Colombian coffee, from No Coast Coffee Roasters. A subtle taste profile, with balanced layers of flavors....
Jun 15, Are some brands of instant coffee better than others?

Jun 15, Are some brands of instant coffee better than others?

QUESTION: My father-in-law is coming to visit from the UK and I have been warned that he likes instant coffee. Yikes! Now I have to buy some instant,...
Slayer Launches the Steam LP, Completing the ‘Box Set’

Slayer Launches the Steam LP, Completing the ‘Box Set’

The Slayer Espresso “Box Set” of Steam machine models is complete at last. The final and arguably most advanced piece in the set, the Steam LP, has recently launched for......
Jun 14, Coffee-themed poems for coffee lovers

Jun 14, Coffee-themed poems for coffee lovers

I write poetry from time to time, most of it not about coffee. But among them are some poems with a coffee theme. These are the ones you’ll find here....
The Extraction is Just a Regular Espresso-Slurping Construction Guy Influencer

The Extraction is Just a Regular Espresso-Slurping Construction Guy Influencer

The best piece of mainstream coffee news writing thus far in 2019 arrived this week from the Washington Post, which delved into the lives and motivations of farmers deserting Guatemalan......
Sourcing Bailies: Oh Snap

Sourcing Bailies: Oh Snap

Picking up from where we left off, Jan had agreed to do some work with the African Fine Coffee Association (AFCA) for producers in Africa prior to the start of his trip. Founded in July 2000, the AFAC is a regional non-profit, non-political, member-driven association representing coffee sectors in 12 member...
Coffee Design: Paper Cup Drawings With Moonsub Shin

Coffee Design: Paper Cup Drawings With Moonsub Shin

Freelance illustrator Moonsub Shin is turning single-use paper cups into works of art. Born and raised in South Korea, Moonsub Shin moved to New York City in 2007 and began drawing on paper cups in 2017. Drawing interiors, coffee gear, and baristas, Moonsub Shin captures the vibe and subtle details...
5 Questions Roasters Should Ask Their Green Coffee Importer

5 Questions Roasters Should Ask Their Green Coffee Importer

Purchasing coffee is no easy task – although it’s certainly an exciting one. From selecting your origins to managing inventory, there are endless considerations. But your green coffee importer doesn’t just have to be your supplier. They could also be an important resource as you brand yourself and grow as...
5 Questions Roasters Should Ask Their Green Coffee Importer

5 Questions Roasters Should Ask Their Green Coffee Importer

Purchasing coffee is no easy task – although it’s certainly an exciting one. From selecting your origins to managing inventory, there are endless considerations. But your green coffee importer doesn’t just have to be your supplier. They could also be an important resource as you brand yourself and grow as...
Jun 13, How to make coffee without a coffee maker.

Jun 13, How to make coffee without a coffee maker.

If you ever find yourself without a coffee maker, it’s good to know you can make a brew just with coffee and hot water....
SCA Announces Dates, Locations of 12 US Coffee Championship Preliminaries

SCA Announces Dates, Locations of 12 US Coffee Championship Preliminaries

Four new World Coffee Champions were crowned last week in Berlin, marking the end of another competition year. And as sure as the sun rises, another competition cycle has begun.......
The 12 Host Cities For The US Coffee Champs Preliminaries Have Been Announced

The 12 Host Cities For The US Coffee Champs Preliminaries Have Been Announced

We’re still in the afterglow of the 2019 coffee competition season and it’s already time to turn our attention to 2020 with today’s announcement of the host locations for the US Coffee Champs preliminary rounds. 12 in total, the prelims take place all across the country between late July and...