What puck distribution means for espresso extraction

Puck distribution plays a crucial role in achieving balanced and even espresso extraction - but why?.. Read more
how does roast profile affect extraction

How does a coffee’s roast profile affect extraction?

Brew recipes are created around one basic principle: hot water extracting soluble flavour and aroma compounds from coffee. As such, it’s essential that we first look at one of the greatest influences on solubility – a coffee's roast profile.. Read more
What could the coffee industry in 2050 look like?

What the coffee industry could look like in 2050

From soaring prices to more robusta, Thomas Haigh of DRWakefield speaks to Jordan Montgomery about how to adequately prepare for what the coffee industry in 2050 could look like... Read more
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Understanding the genius of temperature profiling in espresso

Ben Mitchell chats with mechanical engineer Greg Scace about how induction heating in espresso machines has opened up a whole world of opportunities for temperature profiling... Read more
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What would a revamped World Barista Championship look like?

The World Barista Championship has played an instrumental role in the coffee industry for over two decades. Matt Haw speaks with Jay Caragay to find out why it’s time for a revamp... Read more
Espresso channelling

Is espresso channelling really that bad?

Jordan Montgomery speaks to coffee researcher Dr Robert McKeon Aloe about whether it is time to challenge long-held beliefs about the impact of espresso channelling on the final cup... Read more
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How coffee became a tool for selling clothes and cars

Ben Mitchell chats with Ozan Akcay and Go Miyazaki of VooStore in Berlin about how coffee can be leveraged by businesses to boost sales and brand loyalty... Read more
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How does weather influence coffee drinking habits?

Matt Haw speaks to cold brew consultant and educator, Randy Anderson, to examine how changes in the weather alter coffee drinking habits around the world... Read more
flow rate for espresso

A guide to adjusting espresso flow rate for different roast levels

Expert barista Matt Haw investigates the frequently overlooked relationship between flow rate and coffee roast level in espresso extraction... Read more
Unidentified specialty coffee baristas brewing coffee in a modern hipster coffee shop cafe in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Bangkok: Southeast Asia’s new specialty coffee hub

Ben Mitchell speaks with Thai barista and roaster Wasin Chalanuchpong to find out more about Bangkok’s developing role as Southeast Asia’s specialty coffee hub... Read more