What Happens During Coffee Roasting: The Physical Changes

Roasting transforms coffee from a green seed to the aromatic, flavorful bean we love. But what happens during the process? When we roast coffee beans, they undergo physical and chemical transformations. In this first part of...

What Role Can Machinery Play in Specialty Coffee Processing?

Sometimes, it’s hard to separate the concept of specialty coffee from something artisanal and small-scale. It’s the human knowledge and care, we think, that produces some of the world’s best coffees. It’s human hands, not...

An Alternative Specialty Coffee Shop Tour of Berlin, Germany

Berlin’s specialty coffee scene is exploding. There’s an overwhelming amount of places to get a great cup of coffee here, and everyone you ask will have their own favourite spot. But with some cafés, you...

Insights From SCA Coffee Expo 2019, Boston

Boston may bring tea to mind, but from April 11th to 14th, it was host to all things coffee. This year’s SCA Coffee Expo was held at the Boston Conference and Exhibition Center and hundreds...

How to Ensure Consistency in Coffee Fermentation & Processing

Bread, wine, cheese, yogurt, chocolate, coffee: what do all of these delicious items have in common? Fermentation. In coffee, fermentation is crucial. It doesn’t just allow the removal of mucilage but also affects a lot’s flavors...

Being Black in Specialty Coffee

Who do you picture when you think of a barista in specialty coffee? How about the average customer in a third wave coffee shop? Although people of colour are represented throughout the supply chain, most...

How to Design Your Coffee Roastery for Maximum Efficiency

Does your coffee roastery make good use of space and allow you to work without obstacles? Perhaps you’re just planning out your new roasting area and not sure how best to organise your space. Whether you’re...

A Guide to Achieving Consistency in Coffee Roasting

You’ve sourced a great green coffee from your favorite origin and roasted a delicious batch. But how can you replicate it for your next batch, and the ten or twenty after that? When coffee is roasted...

Coffee Roasting Guide: What Is Airflow & How Can You Control It?

Coffee roasting: it all comes down to heat. But did you know that the majority of the heat transferred during roasting is due to airflow? That’s according to Don Cox of Bald Guy Brew and...

Using UV Light For Quality Control in Coffee Roasting

Consistency is key in coffee roasting. Keeping all of your variables as uniform as possible helps maintain a level of quality. Ultraviolet (UV) light is one tool that you can use to help achieve consistency. Read...

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