Anay is a food and coffee writer based in London. While at City, University of London, he spent three years as a barista at Ozone Coffee Roasters and Starbucks Reserve. He also travelled to Sri Lanka for an investigative story about its coffee industry, and has experience editing a vegan food magazine.
In spite of their presence in the coffee industry for over ten years, the vegan milk category is still often considered the new kid on the block. However, plant-based products have made a serious dent in the once-monopolised milk segment.
Today, Kenneth Shoji’s coffee shop chain, % Arabica, has grown from one small store in Hong Kong to more than 150 outlets across 20 countries. From its headquarters in Kyoto, it has become an internationally recognised name owing to its minimalist coffee shop design, good-quality coffee, and striking espresso machines.
Anay Mridul speaks with circular economy expert Piotr Barczak to determine the true environmental impact of the world’s obsession with coffee capsules.
Anay Mridul speaks with several coffee experts to find out why baristas tilt their cups when pouring latte art and whether the same technique can improve extraction.
Anay Mridul speaks with the founder of Coffee Culture Thailand, Susan Villota, about how coffee shop businesses can leverage superautomatic coffee machines and their innovative technology to cut costs.
Anay Mridul speaks to Rob Baines of Farrer’s and Daniel Webber of Chimney Fire Coffee to learn how coffee brands can tackle the most intimidating market of all: Gen Z.
Anay Mridul speaks with 2018 UK Barista Champion, Josh Tarlo, about the popularity of plant-based milks and how baristas should be steaming them.
Bellwether Coffee’s chief coffee officer, Arno Holschuh, talks about the intersection between technology and coffee, and how the future of tech-led coffee companies is shaping up.
As consumers settle into post-pandemic life, operations lead at Starbucks South Africa, Ishan Natalie, explains how coffee shops can entice them back by upscaling their servings.
Anay Mridul speaks with Carimali’s marketing manager, Roberto Gregis, about the energy-saving potential of motion-sensor coffee machines.