Updated – October 2020 Today I want to talk about the word “coffee”. We like coffee, we drink it every day, we like it, we speak about it but do we know what’s behind this word? I think is good to make it clear for everyone, as you may just be a customer of a coffee shop and you don’t have any idea of where coffee comes from (unless you’ve been to a farm). The very basics about Coffee I mean, technically speaking, it is produced by a coffee plant, … Read more
Even if slowly, the speciality coffee industry is settling down, putting down roots worldwide.
Speciality coffee is by definition every green coffee that has scored at least 80 points on a 100 points scale.
Green coffee is scored according to the SCAA protocol and its evaluate by the number of defects, screen size and cup quality. But a speciality coffee is not just that: it’s the result of several factors. When we talk about speciality coffee, we make reference to every single aspect of the supply chain.
From the farm to the cup there’s a lot going on, a lot to talk, a lot of people involved and so a lot of effort from everyone. Who works in the coffee speciality industry is responsible for raising awareness of what we can do to support the speciality sector.Read More
So, in this section I’m going to talk about everything related to the speciality supply chain from planting, harvesting (picking the cherries by hand), processing, exporting, roasting, grinding and brewing but also about soil preservation, what’s the difference with the commodity sector, what kind of actions can be taken by the industry in terms of sustainability, what a barista can do as the latter part of the supply chain, what can we do to support the farmers and what actions the farmers can take to face difficult circumstances such as pest disease (for example the coffee rust), the global climate change but also the crisis of the coffee market.
I’m going to talk about lots vs micro-lots, shade-grown coffee vs sunlight grown coffee, the microclimate and how the altitude influence the ripeness of the coffee cherry, About single-origin vs blend, traceability and transparency.
Do you know what is best to do in the speciality industry? Do you know what is behind all this? Keep monitoring this space if you want to know more about it with all the latest updates as this small market segment is spreading worldwide.
The Best Speciality Coffee Beans – Updated 2020 September 26th That beautiful smell of coffee that fills its way through the nose, do you know what I am talking about? The thing which sets the worry of people aside kicking off your day in the right way. Coffee is one of the world’s famous and highly consumed drinks. Because of its significant levels of antioxidants, it’s extremely beneficial to our health. A recent study demonstrates that coffee consumers have a much lower danger or risk of a few severe diseases. … Read more
Updated – August 2020 The coffee industry is one of the leading sectors in the United Kingdom economy, with the sector experiencing rapid trends. Every year there are new developments which boost the growth of the sector to higher scales. For instance, in April 2019, during the UK Coffee Leader’s Summit, the leaders were able to explore the current trends and also challenges facing the industry. The United Kingdom has seen the coffee shops generate more than £ 10.1 billion in the year 2018. This year there is a high … Read more
Updated August 2020 Definition of barista “A barista is a person, usually a coffeehouse employee, who prepares and serves espresso-based coffee drinks”. That’s what Wikipedia says about being a barista. Well, that’s just purely a simplistic view. When I meet new people so many time it happens that they ask me about my job and when they realise I’m a barista they look at me in such a way like “why you’re doing this?” or “Is it just temporary?” or “Are you looking for something else while making some money?”. … Read more
The Cup of Excellence is an annual competition that gathers all the best coffees of a coffee-producing country with. But just before looking at how it works, let’s have a look at the history of the competition and why it has been set up. The Alliance for Coffee Excellence First of all, the Cup of Excellence (COE) was created by The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE). As stated on its website, the Alliance for Coffee Excellence is “a non-profit, global membership organization that upholds the highest standards in speciality coffee … Read more
Introduction Do you know the coffee pods are the simplest and quickest solution for making a cup of coffee at the touch of the button? At times you could be late or busy, or perhaps you have received a guest in your house, and you need a quick cup of coffee for them. With a coffee pod machine in your kitchen, you can make the coffee and enjoy it without much struggle. A recent survey indicates three households out of a total of ten have an espresso pod machine at … Read more
The coffee sector has, in recent days, witnessed a high level of coffee innovations, which is significant to the growth of the economy. For instance, in the speciality coffee, there has been a development, which has led to an increase in coffee production worldwide. In addition to that, the demand for coffee has also increased, with many people enjoying the cup of coffee. In this article, we shall consider the following aspects: Innovations of speciality coffee Problems facing coffee production Sustainability issues in the coffee industry The technology adopted in … Read more