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

Kissaten: Exploring the new age of Japanese coffee houses

Kissaten translates as “tea-drinking shop”. In fact, they are classic, old-fashioned Japanese coffee and tea houses that have a particular focus on the craft of coffee and creating an ambience... Read more

How a custom espresso machine can improve brand identity

Now that a small number of espresso machine manufacturers supply a vast amount of coffee shops, it is common to encounter the same models. Therefore, many businesses are opting for a custom espresso machine as a way to differentiate... Read more

Is the specialty coffee industry going backwards?

Specialty coffee is hallmarked by its unwavering commitment to innovation – rooted in a value system prioritising unique, high-quality products. However, it could be argued that this is changing, and specialty coffee may now be moving backwards... Read more

What you missed at World of Coffee 2023

The industry’s biggest competitions, best products, and most innovative brands all gathered in Athens at the end of last week for the World of Coffee 2023. Here's what you missed.. Read more

Have airports finally accepted specialty coffee?

As air travel fast returns to pre-pandemic levels, food and beverage operators in airports increasingly appear to have retained one crucial lesson from the lockdowns: support your locals. More people become familiar with a higher-quality cup of coffee and operators have noticed the role of specialty coffee in improving the airport experience for travellers... Read more

How decaf and RTD drove all-day coffee consumption

The rise of decaf coffee, cold brew, RTD drinks, and coffee cocktails are driving all-day consumption and competing with other beverages such as tea, alcohol, and sodas... Read more
The journey from barista to café owner

Charting the journey from barista to café owner

The dream of owning a coffee shop is one many baristas share, but the road to becoming a café owner is not easy... Read more