coffee cup tasting

How to set up a coffee cup tasting from home

Matt Haw speaks with champion barista Nicole Battefeld-Montgomery to find out more about coffee cupping and how it can be turned into an at-home sensory analysis experience... Read more

November guest column

Pete Licata: Blends and single origins should not exist in isolation

2013 World Barista Champion, Pete Licata, says it’s time to shake up the way we perceive blends in the specialty coffee industry.

A long time ago, when I started working in coffee, the industry looked quite a bit different.

Espresso in particular was designed to emulate traditional Italian blends and, while we sold single origin filter coffees, there was not an incredible level of traceability or identity to most of them.

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