Turn Your Coffee Job Into a Career

Do you love coffee enough to make it your career? There are countless different roles in the contemporary coffee industry, including roaster, buyer, barista, and many more. But how do you move into the area...

A Specialty Coffee Shop Tour of Gujarat & Rajasthan

India’s northwestern states of Gujarat and Rajasthan are home to millions of people and thousands of years of rich history. Mahatma Gandhi made his home at an ashram in the Gujurat city of Ahmedabad, and...

A Conversation With Women in Coffee Roasting

Coffee should be for everyone, regardless of gender or ethnicity. But the industry is traditionally dominated by men. That’s changing – for example, 2018 saw us celebrate the first female World Barista Champion, Agnieszka Rojewska...

Kenya AA, Colombia Supremo: Understanding Coffee Grading

It’s not unusual to see “Supremo” or “AA” on a bag of coffee. But what are these labels actually evaluating? And would you ever consider choosing an Excelso or AB over their higher-graded counterparts? Take a...

Why Does Coffee Degas & What Does It Mean For Brewers & Roasters?

The fresher a coffee is, the better – right? Well, yes… but also no. Even though nobody wants to drink stale coffee, brewing a coffee straight after roasting can also result in a disappointing brew. That’s...

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...

A Specialty Coffee Shop Tour of Guadalajara, México

The state capital of Jalisco, Guadalajara is Mexico’s second-biggest city and is known for mariachi music and tequila. A hub of arts and culture, it also has a strong educational community and business presence. Guadalajara...

Why Are Some Coffees More Acidic Than Others? A Brew & Roast Guide

Acidity: one of the most revered but also the most contentious attributes of a cup of specialty coffee. Loved by third wave consumers and prized by competition judges, it’s also often a cause for confusion. What...

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