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world of coffee 2022

World of Coffee 2022: What to look out for at this year’s event

Europe’s premier coffee event, World of Coffee, is returning after several Covid-19-related postponements. Jenna Gottlieb reports on the best exhibitors and innovative products to look out for at this year’s instalment... Read more
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The decaffeination of specialty coffee

Director of Marketing at Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Inc, Erin Read, discusses how the rise in decaffeinated specialty coffee is affecting the sector at large... Read more
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Short change: Why are people tipping less?

Jenna Gottlieb raises questions about the dependence on tipping and how the Covid-19 pandemic has made baristas more vulnerable than ever... Read more
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Why are baristas starting to unionise?

As barista unions gain momentum in the US, Jenna Gottlieb explores the movement and what it means for the future of the coffee industry... Read more
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Matteo Pavoni: “It took a week to register what was happening”

Matteo Pavoni speaks to New Ground about being crowned 2022 Italian Barista Champion, the importance of competitions for the industry, and what he’s doing to prepare for the WBC... Read more
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Are celebrity endorsements hurting the coffee industry?

Anay Mridul assesses the relationship between coffee brands and their celebrity endorsees, exploring whether enough is being done to ensure they leave a positive mark on the industry... Read more
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Can customer interaction convince Italians to pay more for espresso?

Ditta Artigianale co-founder, Francesco Sanapo, and His Majesty Coffee owner, Paolo Scimone, discuss how Italian coffee bars can help justify the rising price of espresso... Read more
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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