How is Australian specialty coffee culture evolving?

Australia is one of the world’s foremost destinations for specialty coffee; it has a reputation for innovation, its award-winning baristas and roasters, and a thriving coffee shop culture.  In recent years, it has enjoyed a reputation for having some of the world’s most well-known roasters, baristas, and cafes, as…

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What is RTD hard coffee?

For a few years now, ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee has been one of the fastest-growing market segments in the coffee sector.  Its growth has been fuelled by wider cold coffee trends, convenience, and a focus on health and wellbeing in some cases. Research by Mintel says that in 2020, 46%…

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Roasting essentials: Exploring seasonal coffee blends

A seasonal blend, as the name suggests, is a blended coffee that a roaster offers for a certain period of time, generally linked to coffee harvest seasons. Seasonality is important in the coffee sector. Broadly speaking, coffees are only available from certain origin countries at different times throughout the year….

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How is Malaysia’s coffee culture evolving?

In Kuala Lumpur today, specialty coffee shops are not an uncommon sight. Despite the historic popularity of the traditional kopitiam, things are starting to change. Chains and independent cafés are changing the way many Malaysians consume coffee in public. Increased rental prices and wider changes in global coffee consumption…

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Grinding for espresso at home

Pulling café-quality espresso shots is a goal for home baristas all around the world. For many, however, choosing the right equipment is a key challenge. Without it, your espresso extraction will fall short time and time again. And while many consumers think that a high-end espresso machine can guarantee…

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