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BEAN TALK – LIVE EDITION! WHICH HAND GRINDER IS BEST FOR ESPRESSO

BEAN TALK – LIVE EDITION! WHICH HAND GRINDER IS BEST FOR ESPRESSO

Nick BaskettJune 14, 20211 min read

Our first live episode of Bean Talk on Saturday streamed to YouTube and Facebook. We’ll be live each Saturday from…

COFFEE NEWSCAST 14-06-2021

COFFEE NEWSCAST 14-06-2021

Nick BaskettJune 14, 2021

Last weeks’ round-up of the news is out in pure harmonious audio. Get it from the Podcast page / Coffee…

STARBUCKS WILL INTRODUCE A UNIQUE RE-USABLE CUP SHARE ACROSS EUROPE

STARBUCKS WILL INTRODUCE A UNIQUE RE-USABLE CUP SHARE ACROSS EUROPE

Azra SyakirahJune 11, 2021

Starbucks announced that it will introduce a unique reusable Cup-Share program in all stores across Europe, the Middle East and…

% ARABICA STUNNING NEW ABU DHABI CONCEPT STORE

% ARABICA STUNNING NEW ABU DHABI CONCEPT STORE

Azra SyakirahJune 11, 2021

Despite continuing challenging conditions in the coffee industry, the Japanese coffee brand, % Arabica, continues to expand in the UAE.…

COSTA RICA: EXOTIC VARIETAL PRIVATE AUCTION ON JUNE 24

COSTA RICA: EXOTIC VARIETAL PRIVATE AUCTION ON JUNE 24

Nick BaskettJune 11, 2021

Exclusive Coffees, Costa Rica and Sensible Development, UK are partnering to celebrate the Purpose, Passion and Patience of coffee producers…

THE UNIQUE WAY OF JAPANESE LATTE ART

THE UNIQUE WAY OF JAPANESE LATTE ART

Azra SyakirahJune 10, 2021

Introduction I believe that a cup of coffee is a work of art, whether it’s the coffee beans used or…

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THE UNIQUE WAY OF JAPANESE LATTE ART

THE UNIQUE WAY OF JAPANESE LATTE ART

Azra SyakirahJune 10, 20215 min read

Introduction I believe that a cup of coffee is a work of art, whether it’s the coffee beans used or…

COFFEE TRENDS – GOING BIG AND GOING HOME

COFFEE TRENDS – GOING BIG AND GOING HOME

Nick BaskettJune 7, 2021

Looking back on the last year of a lockdown it is easy to see changes in consumer behavior.  Some are…

MY FAVOURITE TOKYO COFFEE SHOPS

MY FAVOURITE TOKYO COFFEE SHOPS

Azra SyakirahMay 19, 2021

Introduction Most travellers to Japan dream of tasting the best sake and matcha green tea, but that doesn’t stop coffee…

JAPAN’S OBSESSION WITH CANNED COFFEE

JAPAN’S OBSESSION WITH CANNED COFFEE

Azra SyakirahMay 3, 2021

Between morning rush hours and jam-packed back-to-back meetings, not everyone has the luxury of time to sit down and sip…

THE STORY OF JAPAN’S TRADITIONAL KISSATEN COFFEE HOUSE

THE STORY OF JAPAN’S TRADITIONAL KISSATEN COFFEE HOUSE

Azra SyakirahApril 23, 2021

Picture a cup of drip coffee accompanied by a light pastry snack, all surrounded by an overly decorated interior, hummed…

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STARBUCKS WILL INTRODUCE A UNIQUE RE-USABLE CUP SHARE ACROSS EUROPE

Azra SyakirahJune 11, 20213 min read

Starbucks announced that it will introduce a unique reusable Cup-Share program in all stores across Europe, the Middle East and…

STARBUCKS REMOVES 25 ITEMS FROM U.S. MENU AFTER SUPPLY SHORTAGE

Nick BaskettJune 10, 2021

Social media is buzzing with news that Starbucks staff are using 3rd party and generic ingredients to make drinks as…

EXCESSIVE CAFFEINE LINK TO EYE DISEASE

Nick BaskettJune 9, 2021

The eye disease, glaucoma, is the single biggest cause of blindness in the United States, affecting about 1.9 per cent…

SCA OPENS REGISTRATION FOR SPECIALITY COFFEE EXPO 2021

Nick BaskettJune 2, 2021

Features at ExpoOver 400 exhibitors showcase their most innovative products and services at Expo with many competing for the show’s…

CUP OF EXCELLENCE RESULTS FOR NICARAGUA, 2021

Nick BaskettMay 21, 2021

The 2021 Cup of Excellence Awards for Nicaragua has been announced. The top four coffee’s all scored over 90, and…

PRET A MANGER TRIES A PIVOT TO SUPERMARKETS

Nick BaskettMay 12, 2021

The company that had the motto ‘follow the skyscrapers’ – a reference to opening stores based around offices, is experimenting…

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Interviews

MAURO EPIS OF LELIT TELLS THE STORY OF THE BIANCA ESPRESSO MACHINE

Nick BaskettApril 27, 20216 min read
MAURO EPIS OF LELIT TELLS THE STORY OF THE BIANCA ESPRESSO MACHINE

LELIT is an Italian espresso machine manufacturer that has attracted a huge following of fans over the last few years. The company is making machines that people want, and somehow is doing it at a price point that undercuts the…

BARTALKS INTERVIEWS – MICHAEL CHRISMENT, CEO FARMER CONNECT

Nick BaskettApril 25, 202140 min read
BARTALKS INTERVIEWS – MICHAEL CHRISMENT, CEO FARMER CONNECT

Farmer Connect is solving a number of problems in the coffee, and cocoa supply chain. As the company name suggests the business enables consumers to learn about and connect with the farmers that produce the products. This connection produces value…

INTERVIEW WITH DEMETRIA CEO – GIVING FARMERS A.I. TECH TO GRADE BEANS

Nick BaskettMarch 5, 202129 min read
INTERVIEW WITH DEMETRIA CEO – GIVING FARMERS A.I. TECH TO GRADE BEANS

Introduction to the Interview Felipe Ayerbe talks with Nick Baskett about their company’s technology that allows any farmer with a smartphone and a small handheld scanner to identify the quality of their beans. Felipe explains how the technology works, and…

THE ATOMO STORY! WHY FUTURE COFFEE MAY NOT CONTAIN COFFEE

Nick BaskettNovember 16, 202045 min read
THE ATOMO STORY! WHY FUTURE COFFEE MAY NOT CONTAIN COFFEE

Atomo is a gutsy startup doing what seems impossible or insane, or possibly both. They are making coffee without using any parts of a coffee plant. Why would anyone do this? It turns out there are some good reasons. Watch…

BARTALKS TALKS A.I. AND ROASTERS WITH CROPSTER

Nick BaskettAugust 26, 202036 min read
BARTALKS TALKS A.I. AND ROASTERS WITH CROPSTER

Get Geeky with Cropster as they talk about how A.I. works with their innovative roasting software. Transcription of the interview is below for those that like to read, but I recommend to watch the video below or get it on…

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