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Coffee Conscious At Bean & Wheat In London

Coffee Conscious At Bean & Wheat In London

Global warming is real. Food waste is causing all kinds of havoc. We don’t need scientists, or politicians even, to remind us. And the cognoscenti of the caring food and hospitality industries continue to search out ways to not worsen the crisis. One such bloke is chef Adam Handling, who...
Café Recruitment: The Personality Traits of a Good Barista

Café Recruitment: The Personality Traits of a Good Barista

A barista’s technical skills, from grinder calibration to recipe manipulation, are of critical importance – but we all know there’s more to being a barista than just making great coffee. Not even a World Barista Champion will succeed in a coffee shop if they hate talking to people. Learning how to...
A New Study Shows The Ugly Side Of Coffee Production In Uganda

A New Study Shows The Ugly Side Of Coffee Production In Uganda

Growing coffee continues to be an uphill struggle: artificially low prices, climate change, roya, draught, natural disasters. So many things have to go right—or rather, not go wrong—year after year for a crop to be successful. But there is a cost not always considered when thinking of coffee production, the...
FlavorActiv Encapsulates 24 Sensory Reference Points for Coffee

FlavorActiv Encapsulates 24 Sensory Reference Points for Coffee

A wonderful thing about the senses is that they are ever-changing, continuously evolving in reflex to the cornucopia of forces within and surrounding us. Scientists and professional sensory analysts have actual, legitimate science-words to......
AnZa Makes Espresso Theory Concrete For the Brutalist Kitchen

AnZa Makes Espresso Theory Concrete For the Brutalist Kitchen

For consumers with an aesthetic distaste toward gleaming stainless steel or chrome, the options for home espresso machinery are limited. However, for the style-conscious yet bling-averse home-barista, relief is on the way......
Excellence In Simplicity With World Brewers Cup Champion Tetsu Kasuya

Excellence In Simplicity With World Brewers Cup Champion Tetsu Kasuya

When I first saw Tetsu Kasuya at the Japan Brewers Cup Championship, I was most surprised by his approach. Among a field of baristas and coffee specialists using complicated methods—two filters for one extraction, specially made ceramic tools, fancy and complicated recipes—Kasuya’s presentation was a fairly simple and quick AeroPress...
A Lovely Feeling Of Community At Barrio Collective Coffee In Canberra

A Lovely Feeling Of Community At Barrio Collective Coffee In Canberra

I’ve never lived in Canberra, but many people I love have, which means that I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time in the nation’s capital over the past decade or so. During that time, my concept of what “good coffee” is has changed immeasurably. When I was 14, it meant...
Coca to Coffee in Colombia: How FARC Peace Deal Affects Farmers

Coca to Coffee in Colombia: How FARC Peace Deal Affects Farmers

Last year, a peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC rebels went into effect, ending over 50 years of warfare but also signalling lost incomes for many rural Colombians. With news that the armed conflict, which killed a quarter of a million people, is finally over, many producers know...
Box Set: Flight Coffee’s New Mexico Geisha Processed Three Ways

Box Set: Flight Coffee’s New Mexico Geisha Processed Three Ways

I love a good box set. Put a few different coffees in fun packaging and I’m destined to buy one. And the good folks over at New Zealand’s Flight Coffee know how to put together a box set. One fourth of the international Wush Wush collab from earlier this year,...
New SCA Report Finds Higher Yields Don’t Necessarily Increase Farm Profitability

New SCA Report Finds Higher Yields Don’t Necessarily Increase Farm Profitability

Back in 2015, a group of volunteers within the Sustainability Council of what was then the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) identified the profitability of coffee farming as an area......
Cowboy Coffee, Backpacker Style

Cowboy Coffee, Backpacker Style

I love cowboy coffee. If not so much for the taste, as for the setting. I do a lot of backpacking. I used to use those coffee bags and then discovered cowboy coffee out of necessity when I couldn’t find the bags in the podunk town General Store near the...
Oracle Coffee Company’s Dairy-Free Shop Falls Into SW Portland

Oracle Coffee Company’s Dairy-Free Shop Falls Into SW Portland

There are actually still plenty of neighborhoods, even centrally located ones, in the seemingly coffee-soaked city of Portland, Oregon, that remain underserved when it comes to high quality, fresh-roasted goods.......
R/D Coffee Starts Up In Berlin’s Silicon Allee

R/D Coffee Starts Up In Berlin’s Silicon Allee

R/D is one of the Berlin coffee scene’s newest faces. Although most cafes in the city seem to be popping up in either Kreuzberg or Neukölln, R/D opened its doors in Mitte’s Silicon Allee, a tech startup space, in late June. Steve Morris, the co-owner and manager of R/D, is...
Where To Get Coffee In Newport Beach, California

Where To Get Coffee In Newport Beach, California

Newport Beach is basically the California dream, what most people imagine when they think of California: long, white beaches with rolling waves; every car on the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) adorned with at least one surfboard; Kobe Bryant lives down the road from Dad’s Original frozen banana stand, which may...
Paraguay’s Growing Thirst for Specialty Coffee

Paraguay’s Growing Thirst for Specialty Coffee

Paraguay isn’t well-known in the specialty coffee world – and, if I’m honest, the specialty coffee world isn’t well-known in Paraguay. Yet slowly but surely, things are changing. Small pockets of consumers are discovering the third wave, thanks to the hard work of local pioneers. Let me introduce you to Paraguay’s...
Ten Coffee Books to Add to Your Library

Ten Coffee Books to Add to Your Library

There’s nothing better than settling into a seat at your favorite café with a good cup of coffee and a really good book. Well, maybe there’s one thing that can......
A Beer Lover’s Guide to San Diego Coffee

A Beer Lover’s Guide to San Diego Coffee

Given the remarkably parallel development craft beer and specialty coffee have experienced over the past two decades, you would be hard-pressed to find an American City of any size these......
Nice Package: Stumptown Coffee Roasters In Portland, Oregon

Nice Package: Stumptown Coffee Roasters In Portland, Oregon

Since 2008, the folks at Stumptown Coffee Roasters have been rocking a kangaroo-inspired kraft bag for their whole bean packaging, each with a little ‘roo identification card stuffed in. This iconic look retired as of last week and Stumptown has rolled out a whole new look for their whole bean....
A Green Bean Buyer’s Guide to Guatemala’s Coffee

A Green Bean Buyer’s Guide to Guatemala’s Coffee

Guatemalan coffees are classics, known and loved by many consumers across the globe. They’re a common feature on any roastery or importer’s menu – but not all Guatemalan coffees are the same. I spoke to Luis Roberto Soto (who asked me to call him Roberto), Head of Post-Harvesting and Coffee...
Community is the Keepsake From a Visit to Berkeley’s Souvenir Coffee

Community is the Keepsake From a Visit to Berkeley’s Souvenir Coffee

A great coffee shop offers a memorable experience not only by way of its quality drinks and foods, but also through its friendly service, educational opportunities and social atmosphere. As......
Grounds For Health Needs To Raise $200,000 Before The End Of The Year

Grounds For Health Needs To Raise $200,000 Before The End Of The Year

Grounds for Health is a non-profit organization looking to prevent cervical cancer in women through screenings and preventative treatment in developing countries like Peru, Kenya, and Ethiopia. And the international NGO has just received a challenge grant from an anonymous donor who will match dollar for dollar all funds raised...
Italy’s XLVI Unveiling Nitrogen-Aided Delivery System Azomico

Italy’s XLVI Unveiling Nitrogen-Aided Delivery System Azomico

Two-year-old Italian coffee equipment manufacturer XLVI Operai del Vapore (Steamworkers) is using next week’s Host Milano event to make the major debut of its Azomico silo dispenser system. The company,......
A Cafe In Puerto Rico Keeps Brewing After Hurricane María

A Cafe In Puerto Rico Keeps Brewing After Hurricane María

Everything is a coffee story if you dig deep enough, but the damage wrought by Hurricane María to the coffee industry on the island of Puerto Rico feels particularly specific and cruel. The storm’s path wrecked havoc across the island’s coffee growing regions, and continued difficulties with the dispersal of...
Build-Outs By The Numbers: 2017’s Hottest Cafe Trends

Build-Outs By The Numbers: 2017’s Hottest Cafe Trends

Broadsheet Coffee in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Summer has turned to fall and so too do we return from our #liveauthentic outdoor excesses and retreat into the reflective warmth and safety of the indoors. As we sit upon the hearth aglow with autumnal embers, we can’t help but stroke our grey beards in...
Three Weeks After Maria, Stories of Coffee Destruction in Puerto Rico

Three Weeks After Maria, Stories of Coffee Destruction in Puerto Rico

It has been three weeks since Hurricane Maria, and as much of Puerto Rico remains without power or essential services, we are only now beginning to see more detailed reports on the......