Here’s what happened at HostMilano 2023

HostMilano 2023 had thousands of people in attendance from over 50 countries, with over 2,000 brands exhibiting. This was a key event to display the best of the coffee industry... Read more

How young coffee consumers are changing the industry

For many years, specialty coffee charted its own course – not indifferent to the preferences of its consumers, but sure of its path. However, young coffee consumers have become a segment of the market increasingly difficult to ignore... Read more

What’s driving specialty coffee culture in Spain?

Only recently has specialty coffee culture in Spain begun to develop. This has meant it has emerged in an authentic way, independent of other, more established markets... Read more
interior design can make a coffee shop stand out

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