Design & Technology

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How can baristas make more time for their customers?

Matt Haw speaks with Norwegian Brewers Cup Champion, Tom Kuyken, about how baristas can juggle chatting to customers with the pressures of their all-important daily tasks... Read more
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Is induction heating the future of espresso machines?

Imogen Phillips explores the emergence of induction heating for making espresso and whether it will become the dominant technology in the future... Read more
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How superautomatic coffee machines redefined airport coffee

Bronwyn Linkhorn speaks to Hawaiian Paradise Coffee vice president, Marilyn Kiriakos, to find out how superautomatic coffee machines have elevated the airport coffee experience... Read more
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Will automation change the role of the barista for good?

Automation will spell the end of baristas – or will it? Jenna Gottlieb chats with Demian Estevez of Mojo Coffee House in New Orleans about the myths around automatic coffee equipment and their impact on the labour market... Read more
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Secrets of the superautomatics: Behind the curtain of coffee’s greatest invention

Hayley Osbourne explores the inner workings of superautomatic coffee machines and how innovative tech is transforming the world of coffee... Read more
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Are modular systems the future of espresso?

Champion barista John Gordon chats to Matt Haw about the rise of modular coffee machines and the pivotal role they could play in the future... Read more
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Feeling the pressure: Why baristas are ditching the 9-bar standard for espresso

Professional barista Francesca Lapierre breaks down the science behind pressure in espresso brewing and how modern baristas are using pressure profiling technology to achieve the perfect pull... Read more
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Are superautomatic coffee machines the secret to a more profitable business?

Anay Mridul speaks with the founder of Coffee Culture Thailand, Susan Villota, about how coffee shop businesses can leverage superautomatic coffee machines and their innovative technology to cut costs... Read more
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How automation helped Starbucks become the world’s largest coffee chain 

Starbucks is the largest coffee chain in the world by some margin, and its success has been chalked down to many things. Jenna Gottlieb speaks with automation expert Casey Chartier-Vignapiano about how Starbucks has used automation to grow to such heights... Read more
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How to maintain the freshness of coffee in hoppers

Leaving beans overnight in hoppers is a pet peeve for many in the specialty coffee industry. World Champion Barista Hidenori Izaki explains why maintaining their freshness is vital... Read more