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A look into China coffee industry

china coffee industry

The Chinese country is mainly known for its production of tea which has quite a history. But despite its tea-drinking culture, China is in effect a coffee-producing country, now more than ever. Let’s have a look at its coffee history and the current situation of its coffee industry. China coffee history It may sound odd, but coffee in China was already introduced in the late 1800s when it was imported by a French missionary to Yunnan province. China Coffee didn’t get that far until the end of the second millennium … Read more

How Coronavirus is killing the coffee industry

coronavirus is killing coffee industry

Coronavirus, also called Covid 19, has spread globally since weeks now (from China to Europe, then Australia and USA) and coffee shops are facing the worst period ever in their history. THE CURRENT SITUATION IN UK The London government is going to forced non-essential businesses to shut down over the next few days as the coronavirus is spreading in the whole country. Coffee shops have just made their decisions ahead of any government guidelines; just on Monday 23 March, the giants of the coffee industry have made their first move … Read more

7 barista tools you need to be consistent

7 barista tools you need to be consistent 1

Whether it’s for your shift as a barista or your home use, quality coffee calls for proper barista tools. Investing in good barista tools is essential as you want to highlight your coffee and also prevent bad decisions, frustrations and therefore a waste of money. So, today, I’m going to review some of the essentials barista tools that anyone needs to have in his arsenal to brew wonderful coffee with consistency in mind. 1 – Brewista Ratio Scale Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled barista you must have a … Read more

The Italian coffee culture

italian coffee culture

Today, I’m not (unfortunately) going to talk about speciality coffee-related topic but about the Italian coffee culture. How is the coffee drinking culture in Italy? Even if questionable, Italian people has its own coffee culture no matter how it works in the rest of the world. Italian Coffee Culture: A bit of history The Italian coffee history seems to begin around the 16th century in Venice where it was the port in which the green beans were firstly imported and, not surprisingly, Caffè Florian was one of the first coffee … Read more

9 WAYS TO USE LEFTOVER COFFEE

9 ways to reuse leftover coffee

We baristas, we normally make/brew coffee as our first task all day long. After every brew, we take out the exhausted coffee and we make sure to clean/empty everything ready to brew again. That’s what every one of us does to deliver the best service possible at each customer. What we don’t focus though, is the leftover coffee, the exhausted coffee that we throw away every single time. A large amount of this latter goes into the bin instead of making a positive impact on the environment. If you didn’t … Read more

EK43 – The Mahlkonig grinder

ek43 mahlkonig grinder

Mahlkonig brand, the king of the grinders was established in Germany in 1924. Initially, the company was founded to produce electric motors. It then started making coffee grinder in the 60s and from then it soon became the leader especially with one grinder. So, after last year review of the Mahlkonig Grinder Peak, today it’s the turn of the EK43 grinder, a grinder that has been designed more than 30 years ago. The EK43 grinder was initially designed to brew spices. It was then placed on the counter of a … Read more

Why is kopi luwak coffee so expensive?

kopi luwak coffee

There are more than a few words to explain why kopi luwak coffee is so expensive. To have a clearer idea we need to go back to the colonial period. A bit of history of Kopi Luwak coffee The history of the kopi luwak coffee is closely related at when Indonesia was colonised by the Dutch who first imported coffee plantations from the Yemen country. Back then, harvesting coffee was prohibited so Indonesian and local farmers were forced to find another solution. And here’s the Indonesian name “Kopi Luwak”: Kopi … Read more

THE CARBONIC MACERATION PROCESS

carbonic maceration process for coffee

Coffee and Carbonic Maceration Process We learn and steal a lot from the wine world. Coffee grows and is processed likewise wine, as both come from a fruit. We learned that a mix of variables needs to be at their highest to produce the most out of the cherries such as altitude, soil and climate. That’s what is called terroir. But not also this has a huge impact when producing outstanding coffee. Just after the handpicking phase, we have mastered a new way of processing coffee. Recently over the past … Read more

Hario V60 or Kalita? The final verdict

hario v60 vs kalita coffee drippers

A morning Hario V60 coffee has become my morning ritual just after getting out of my bed. At the very beginning, I chose any hand brew method for convenience as invest in a one group machine was, and is still, out of my budget even if I’m always tempted to buy a GS3 from la Marzocco or a Sage Oracle by Helston Blumenthal. I started with Kalita wave and then end up with Hario V60 which does everything I need. But which one is better? V60 or Kalita? Let’s dive … Read more

The Sanremo Café Racer machine review

sanremo cafe racer coffee machine

Today’s article is about the Sanremo Cafe Racer coffee machine, by Italian company Sanremo, one of the leading coffee manufacturer. Driven by the innovation as its main characteristic, the company is focussed to every detail making its mark and standing at the forefront in the sector. Sanremo headquarter is based in Italy, Treviso. It’s also the official espresso machine of the 2018-2020 Coffee in Good Spirit and the World Latte Art competitions. About the Sanremo Café Racer The idea was to make something that looks stunning. Inspired by motorcycles, from … Read more