News and updates about the coffee market, coffee culture and trends, the art of coffee making and other topics related to coffee.
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THERE’S nothing like a rubbish coffee to destroy your morning.
Too hot, too weak, terrible milk ... there are so many ways a barista can get it wrong.
To help in the quest for an on-point caffeine kick, here is the list that Yelp just released of the top 100 coffee places in Australia.
For the uninitiated, Yelp is an app that publishes crowdsourced reviews about local businesses...
When it works, fair trade coffee works well.
The lives of untold thousands of small-scale coffee growers are better for the income and stability that well-run fair trade relationships bring.
But some growers in one of the world's most important coffee growing regions aren't seeing the benefits of fair trade because of a perfect storm; low prices, a damaging fungus and unscrupulous middlemen...
Iced coffee is not as simple as it used to be.
Gone are the days you could just fire up the Mr. Coffee and pour the hot stuff over some ice. Now, every sort of brewing contraption and extraction method exists, from cold brew to Kyoto, frappe to flash brewed.
Here, the many different varieties of cold coffees and the best places to try them in the city.
People love protein for the way it helps them build muscles and satisfies hunger pangs. People also love coffee for the way it tastes — but especially because of the caffeine it contains to help perk them up all day long.
Therefore, it makes sense that someone would come up with the brilliant idea to combine protein and coffee into one product.
On Instagram, the #proteincoffee hashtag has been used on more than...
It’s also one of the coffee chain’s fastest-growing markets.
Starbucks for the first time will sell single-origin, premium coffee from India in the United States as part of its effort to support coffee production in the country better known for its tea.
Starbucks for a limited time later this year will sell a small-lot arabica coffee from...
We get a lot of questions about shiny beans, and there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Shiny beans aren’t bad! Here’s what’s really happening when your coffee looks shiny or feel oily. As we know, coffee is a fruit and what we call “beans” are actually the seeds of the coffee cherry. These seeds…
Dublin is the destination on every coffee lover’s mind right now, as it gears up to host the World Barista Championships and World of Coffee later this month.
Over 10,000 people will be descending on the city to watch the competitions, see the latest trends at the trade show, and put their heads together at the symposiums and seminars taking place...
Percolator, French press, AeroPress, espresso, pour over, vacuum pot, automatic brew, tin can: People go to great lengths for a good cup of coffee. (A friend of mine filters his cold brew with pantyhose.)
But to achieve consistent flavor you may just need to chill your beans before grinding them. Colder beans produce smaller, more consistently sized particles when ground, yielding more flavor from less coffee, according to a study published in Scientific Reports...
With levels of hipness and creative acumen that rival New York City or Paris, Bogota also happens to be the capital of the third largest coffee producing nation in the world.
What that means is that cafe culture is both in the ground and in the cup in Colombia’s metropolis of over 10 million inhabitants.
Add the often-rainy gray Seattle-style climate of Bogota and you get the perfect mix of conditions for a world-class coffee city...
The future for coffee is dark, but there are some lights of hope.
For centuries, coffee has ruled the world as one of its most valuable and heavily-consumed commodities.
Just point your finger to any block of a major city on a map - you'll likely find a coffee shop nearby.
But warming temperatures across the globe are...
Ever seen a Chemex coffee maker? It’s a lovely thing. Looks like an hourglass made from scientific glassware. It’s in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, even. Ever wonder how the person who designed that would have designed a car? No? Well, too bad. Because he did, and here it is.
There is a beautiful story being told about Congolese coffees.
The millions of dollars in development funding, the celebrity support, and the success of fantastic coffee being sold at a premium price and roasted by top brands: all of it presents an image of a thriving coffee sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
This is the easy story—but as it so often happens, the real story behind the scenes is much more complicated, evolving, and at times dire.
While it is true that coffee...
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...
You crave it in the morning, you wait in long lines for it, and I’m drinking it while I write this: coffee is everywhere.
But that means misinformation about it is everywhere too. Coffee doesn’t rob you of water, sober you up, or keep your children short, so let’s grind up these myths and brew a hot pot of truth...
If you walk carrying an uncovered cup of coffee, it will probably spill.
To unravel the great mysteries of this phenomenon, the Pentagon gave $170,000 to researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The grant was made through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, whose mission is "to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security...
Africa's best barista doesn't drink coffee, nor even really like it, yet two-time Kenyan champ Martin Shabaya won the Africa round and next month competes at the World Barista Championships.
Shabaya, 26, has only been pouring coffee for five years but his success is indicative of a country that unlike him is learning to love coffee.
You might not know this but I’m a bit of a coffee addict (and that’s putting it lightly).
Therefore, I literally jumped at the chance to write an article highlighting all of the awesome things that coffee can do for you health.
It seems like every day or so there’s a new report...
Starbucks said iced coffee consumption has grown 75% in the past decade and sales of cold brew in particular grew nearly 340% between 2010 and 2015, based on data from market research firms NPD Group and Mintel.
Even Dairy Queen, the fast food chain known for its soft-serve cones and Blizzard treats, last week started selling iced coffee and mixing its soft serve with cold coffee to make drinks called frappes.