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How coffee cocktails bounced back

Jess Palmer speaks to Coffee In Good Spirits Champion Dan Fellows about the yo-yoing popularity of coffee cocktails... Read more
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The remarkable evolution of espresso machines

Reigning Italian Barista Champion, Matteo Pavoni, charts the impressive innovations of espresso machines over the last 150 years... Read more
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Has Covid-19 changed Japan’s specialty coffee culture for good?

The pandemic turned Japan’s specialty coffee industry on its head almost overnight. Leading industry figures Kentaro Maruyama and Kenji Kojima reveal how it responded – and whether Covid-19 has changed the country’s coffee culture for good... Read more
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Why blends are taking over at coffee competitions

Jenna Gottlieb chats to 2021 WBC finalist Hugh Kelly about the reappearance of competition blends and what it means for..... Read more
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“Fiercely competitive”: Hidenori Izaki lifts the lid on specialty coffee in Japan

From the evolution of kissaten to the changing role of the barista, 2014 World Barista Champion Hidenori Izaki gives the lowdown on specialty coffee in Japan... Read more