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What makes a coffee shop stand out?

Business owners are having to go further and further to make their coffee shop stand out... Read more

How much do coffee and wine actually have in common?

Coffee and wine are often compared, with many drawing similarities between a shared emphasis on craftsmanship, expression of terroir, processing, varieties, and taste appreciation. But how similar are they really?.. Read more

What to expect from this year’s Barcelona Coffee Awards

Spain’s biggest competitions, best products, and most innovative brands will gather for the Barcelona Coffee Awards at the end of this month.. Read more

When will we see more robusta in coffee shops?

Robusta has a big part of the conversation in recent years. But there seems to be a lack of it in specialty coffee shops... Read more

Coffee shop layout: Managing a multi-storey coffee shop

Multiple levels can be one of the most difficult coffee shop layouts to manage. Lauren Loudon explores the challenges, and offers some solutions... Read more

Is crowdfunding a good option when opening a coffee shop? 

Opening a coffee shop is not for the faint of heart. It requires substantial upfront investment. As such, many in the industry turn to crowdfunding... Read more

The rise of service station coffee

Service station coffee is changing its reputation – shedding an image of being a low-quality, last-resort option.. Read more

How Chinese coffee consumption is driven by technology

Technology has significantly shaped Chinese coffee consumption. As more young people enter the working demographic, this trend can only be expected to continue... Read more

Has Indonesia’s kopitiam culture bounced back?

Specialty coffee in Indonesia is developing quickly, and the country's kopitiam may have a crucial role to play in shaping its future... Read more

If a recession is incoming, how can coffee shop owners prepare for it?

Since the pandemic, coffee shop owners have worked tirelessly to increase foot traffic and salvage their profit margins. However, industry-wide staff shortages, inflation, and the increasing popularity of home brewing are significant challenges to overcome. And with a recession looming in some regions, there are likely to be further difficulties ahead... Read more