The Competition Journey of Dan Fellows, 2018 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion

Dan Fellows is the 2018 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion who has started competing already seven years ago. His competition journey also began with the same category, of mixing spirits and coffee, which we consider one of the most difficult competition categories. One that is usually taken on by the already experienced barista competitors. […]

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Barista Stories: Zak Thomas of Hard Lines, Cardiff

Our Barista Stories series has been long in the making. Since our first visits to cafes around Europe, we have met many amazing baristas who have had a number of interesting stories to share. We love the speciality coffee community exactly for the people building it and are thrilled to introduce some of those individuals […]

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Rubens Gardelli: A Year In The Life of The World Coffee Roasting Champion

The World Coffee Roasting Championship has been held since 2013. The relatively young competition category—compared to other categories, such as Barista—has thus seen only six world champions crowned, with the 2017 award titled to the Italian champion Rubens Gardelli. We spoke to Gardelli to learn about his past year, the biggest changes that winning of […]

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Barista Stories: Viktor Svensson of Café Pascal, Stockholm

Our Barista Stories series has been long in the making. Since our first visits to cafes around Europe, we have met many amazing baristas who have had a number of interesting stories to share. We love the speciality coffee community exactly for the people building it and are thrilled to introduce some of those individuals […]

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Rocket Bean Roast ‘Drop-the-Mic’ Coffees in Riga, Latvia

Rocket Bean is a coffee roastery based in Riga, the capital of Latvia. The company is the biggest speciality coffee roaster in the country, for which the foundations were laid already 12 years ago, with their King Coffee Service. We talked to Ancis Romanovskis, the Managing Director of Rocket Bean, who walked us through the […]

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Barista Stories: Aurélie Monnin of Holybelly, Paris

Our Barista Stories series has been long in the making. Since our first visits to cafes around Europe, we have met many amazing baristas who have had a number of interesting stories to share. We love the speciality coffee community exactly for the people building it and are thrilled to introduce some of those individuals […]

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Rusty Nails Coffee Roasters Are Not Hipsters Anymore

Rusty Nail’s founder and Head Roaster, Rene Kralovic, told us: “I really went out there with the roasting. And I found the perfect partner for it, Peter [Kollar], and I was crazy enough and he was stupid enough to trust me we could do it. And from that point on, that was our story.” Rusty […]

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Coffee Roasting Made Simple Is the Newest Book for All Roasters

As the speciality coffee market is growing, more and more passionate people are getting into the craft of coffee roasting. Sometimes the start is tough and confusing, with a lot of new information, and so you can get easily lost in it. Luckily there are several guides pushing you in the right direction. The latest […]

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A Look into the Future of the Italian Coffee Scene with Professor Jonathan Morris Ph.D

Professor Jonathan Morris Ph.D is a Research Professor at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, who has published extensively about the history of coffee. Professor Morris spent several years living and studying in Italy in the late ’80s and most of the last three decades was spent researching and understanding Italy’s modern history and global coffee […]

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Coffee Tour of Prague’s Vinohrady District

Now considered a prominent part of the capital used to be an independent city not even a hundred years ago. Vinohrady is the place that produced wine back in the day, gaining wealth, as well as its name thanks to the wine production. The name Vinohrady translates as vineyards. In addition to the beautiful Neo-Renaissance, […]

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