Like the skills it wants to impart, the training programme offered by Host with the collaboration of the Coffee Promotion Consortium (CPC) and the Association of Italian Espresso Coffee Machines […]
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For the last 20 years, Fredrick Damien has watched as his coffee trees have produced fewer and fewer beans. Back in the 1990s, his half-acre farm at the base of […]
Smooth and sweet versus floral and acidic: Any coffee aficionado can note the distinctive taste profiles that distinguish cold brew coffee from a hot cup of conventionally-brewed java. Both beverages […]
Brazilian farmer Marcos Croce has woken up and smelled the coffee — embracing the organic trend and bucking Brazil’s long-held status as a mass producer of poor quality beans. His […]
I work for SustainAbility, a think tank and advisory firm that helps brands improve transparency and accountability, including by making things like coffee more traceable. Determining the actual cost of […]
Two billion cups of coffee are drunk around the world every day and 25 million families rely on growing coffee for a living. Over the past 15 years, consumption of […]
Drinking two to three cups of coffee per day reduces the incidence of erectile dysfunction (ED), according to a new study published in the journal PLOS One.
The goal of this study was to examine the effect of sharp versus dull grinder burrs on the ability of water to saturate a puck of espresso grinds. To assess the level of saturation, post-brew water retained in the puck was recorded. No difference was seen in water retention for the sharp versus dull burr conditions.
What if pouring a beautiful design on the top of a milky beverage actually reduced the quality of flavour? I know my answer, but I’d like you to find out for yourself.
Latte Art has become sacrosanct in the vast majority of Specialty Coffee venues. It’s non-negotiable. You almost never see a specialty milk coffee set down on your table without a tulip, fern, heart or monk’s head on top. I’m mostly ok with this. Art belies a certain amount of skill, attention to detail and commitment to quality that few other visual clues can.