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Pressure Profiling: the Key to Perfect Extraction

Specialty coffee is an innovative industry. It seems like there’s a new way to improve our coffee every year—if not every month! Recently, the focus …


Full City Roasts: An Endangered Species?

I just returned from a trip to Northern California and Western Washington to see friends and family. We were in our old hometown of Boulder, Colorado …


Chobani’s Founder Sees Opportunity in a Coffee Insurgent

Having shaken up the yogurt world, Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani, now has his sights on a much tougher target — coffee.

Mr. Ulukaya has taken a stake in La Colombe Coffee Roasters, one of the many coffee brands that have sprung up over the last 10 years to cater to the tastes of coffee …


How Mr. Coffee Inventor Convinced Joe DiMaggio to Be Pitchman

Here's how Joltin' Joe became Mr. Coffee.

The creator of the famed coffee machines died Saturday at age 91, but one of his favorite stories was how he …


This Is Where Your Coffee Comes From

Farmers sift coffee cherries at a plantation, Lambari, Brazil, 2010.Courtesy of Steve McCurry/Phaidon A cup of coffee prepared quickly and consumed …

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Coffee Culture in Western Michigan: The Next Big Thing is Already Here

Western Michigan’s microroasters and specialty cafés just might be United States specialty-coffee industry’s biggest trendsetters

By Jeremy Martin


Former executives: Keurig social investments wane

UNDERHILL – Rick Peyser, the man most responsible for the social conscience of Keurig Green Mountain, is making a cup of coffee with a Chemex brewer, …

Tibaldo: Third Wave Coffee: 'Coffeeology and Caffeination' (Last of 2 parts)

COLD coffee drink is not yet common in the Philippines but canned lattes and espressos are already available in 24 hour kiosks and stop-over stores …

Tibaldo: Third Wave Coffee: “Coffeeology and Caffeination” (part 1)

WITH the growing popularity of specialty coffee shops and increasing number of young people who regularly consume blended drinks like Espresso, …


Review: Is a Gorgeous Pour-Over Coffee Maker Worth $500?

Coffee is important. And when you make it in the morning, two elements are key: flavor and simplicity.

The Ratio Eight coffee machine makes delicious …

SCAA Cancels Regional Barista Competitions

Why we’re gravely disappointed in the SCAA’s decision to eliminate regional barista competitions—and the method by which they made the announcement


What's Your Real Dose?

Chatting away with Jonathan at Repack espresso(conveniently located near my house) this morning was the beginning of this blog. I thought the …


5 Trendy Ways to Get Your Coffee Fix (And What to Know About Each)

Photo: Getty ImagesAmericans are certifiably obsessed with coffee. Nearly 60% of Americans age 18 and up report they drink coffee on any given day, …

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French Truck Coffee

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New Orleans has always been a coffee town, but the awkward truth is …


How Larry Bourgeois became the patron saint of espresso

His friends and grandkids call him “Bobo.” Others have called him a madman, a genius and their very own “spiritual sherpa.”

He’s a cultural …


The best coffeemaker

This post was done in partnership with the Sweethome, a list of the best gear for your home. Read the full article at

After two months surveying readers; interviewing coffee experts; researching makes, models, and reviews; and testing five finalist machines with a 10-person tasting …


ZPM Espresso and the Rage of the Jilted Crowdfunder

“Thank you all very much,” Update 57 concluded, by way of goodbye. “Working on this project was the most ambitious and meaningful undertaking any of us have ever attempted. Getting to know all of you, and working to create some seriously cool technology, was one of the most rewarding things we’ve …

Adobe Unveils Lightroom CC: Speed Boost, RAW HDR and Pano, Face Finding, and More

Adobe today announced its latest version of Lightroom, called Lightroom CC. The update brings faster performance, some revamped tools, and a set of …


Calgarian Ben Put takes third in world barista competition

A Calgary barista has clinched third in an international competition that pits coffee experts against each other.Ben Put, one of the three founders …


Bonavita BV1800SS Auto Drip Coffee Maker

Almost from the time the company was founded, Bonavita has made it clear they want to hear from baristas -- both home and "professional" -- about …

La Marzocco Linea Mini

In this first look's preamble, I gave a bit of history on La Marzocco and their efforts for the home market. It's important to note the famed La …

KitchenAid® Pour Over Coffee Maker

Coffee Mixology: A Primer

For the most part, I'm a coffee purist: black, no milk, no sugar. I appreciate a variety of preparation methods, but espresso is my favorite. By design, the interplay of pressure and heat extracts coffee's very best elements: its true essence.

So when I see one little shot of espresso drowning in a …


K-Cup creator John Sylvan regrets inventing Keurig coffee pod system

The man who invented the K-Cup coffee pod almost 20 years ago says he regrets doing so, and he can't understand the popularity of the products that …

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Women-Focused Ugandan Cooperative Earns 2015 SCAA Sustainability Award

The Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Union, whose women-centered value chain development framework has proven successful in Western Uganda and beyond for …


Elysian Coffee brews connections closer to the source

The skinny wooden table is laid with clusters of glasses, each one numbered. After 30 minutes of mute tasting punctuated by slurping, the …


Okay, New Starbucks Palace on Pike Street, What the Hell Are You?

Okay, New Starbucks Palace on Pike Street, What the Hell Are You? by Angela GarbesThere was probably a time when Starbucks did things small. That …

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