Splashing some colour into cups of coffee catapults a Brisbane barista into social media stardom, with Rainbow Coffees taking Emily Coumbis's Instagram following to nearly 15,000 people.
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Poking fun at baristas is easy. Instagram is full of snapshots of “Peach” instead of “Leah” scrawled on the side of caramel macchiatos.
Some people in the world are still not over having to say “venti” instead of “large.” And an accidental 12 Splenda when you said two is worth a rant on Yelp.
But take a breath, complaining customers, because these horror stories about baristas’ worst customers ever show they’re dealing with way worse than you are.
Baristas know there’s always a customer in line who...
Quality coffee—the good stuff—is not always easy to get. It is often associated with long lines at the coffee shop and unpleasant interactions with baristas who barely mutter “hello” while you’re ordering. But it’s all worth it when you finally get that cup of java that doesn’t taste like water with cigarette butts.
The world of coffee can be both intimidating and difficult to access, but if you leave most urban environments and head into the burbs’, sourcing good brew can become an even bigger challenge.
What if there was an instant alternative to high-quality coffee that could taste just as good as the nice stuff?
This guy thinks he's found the solution.
The Big Eastern Coffee Championship was held in Durham.
For the second time in as many years, the Bull City played host to the “Big Eastern” Regional Coffee Championships. All weekend long, the convention center in downtown Durham was filled with talented baristas and....
James Hoffmann | Writer
In around one month time, on October 6th, my first book will be released. I’m very excited, and maybe just a tiny bit nervous too.
The book is titled “The World Atlas of Coffee”, and I want to talk a little bit about how this happened and what it is...
Melbourne's coffee tsar, Salvatore Malatesta, bubbles with enthusiasm on the subject of coffee. He's also evangelical about how best to appreciate the plethora of different flavour profiles found in the seeds of the cherry-like fruit that is prized around the planet...
Roast Magazine explored various cupping forms — considered alternatives to the SCAA standard form — in a feature called “Points of Taste” last October, where cuppers from companies like Cafe Imports, Metropolis Coffee Company, Toby’s Estate and Counter Culture shared some of their successes and frustrations with developing custom cupping forms...
A champion barista with a nose for high-end coffee has offered his very frank opinion of five supermarket coffee brands - with hilarious results.
According to his brutally honest assessments on Thrillist.com, the coffees range from disgusting to somewhat tolerable, with flavors that include 'roasted Styrofoam', 'wet cardboard' and 'despair'...
Chris Hendon has set out to help a local British barista win the title of world’s best barista and he says the secret to success lies in using the perfect water .
Writing for the Royal Society of Chemistry, the University of Bath computational chemist says the challenge was a natural one for him considering that, “Brewing coffee might be the most practiced chemical extraction in the world.”...
Most people start their day with a cup of coffee, but only a dedicated few turn that one cup into thousands.
Before a bag of coffee beans ends up in the hands of a condescending barista or is coarsely ground in the kitchen of the French Press Hard-On Guy, somebody's gotta turn those raw, green caffeine nuggets into the brown bombshells that we all know and love...
It’s no secret that Norwegians love their coffee. In the May 2014 issue ofViking, we talked with Norwegian coffee expert Tim Wendelboe, who shared his passion and knowledge for great-tasting coffee. Wendelboe runs an espresso bar, coffee roastery and training center in Oslo called Tim Wendelboe where he imports, roasts and sells high quality coffees. The World Barista Champion and World Cup Tasting Champion is also an author and host of an online TV coffee series for Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. Here’s more from our interview...