Recapping the Specialty Coffee Expo in Chicago: Service Tech Edition
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We take a look at the classes, parties, show floor activities, and more at this year’s Expo from the service technician’s perspective. BY JON FERGUSON SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE Featured photo courtesy of Scott Jones According to a recent Specialty Coffee Association communication, the Specialty Coffee Expo in Chicago, which took place April 12-14, had “more exhibitors, attendees, and events than ever before in our 30-year history.“ This came as no surprise after seeing the endless list of available activities, booths, and after-parties to attend during Expo. Whether you are a green ..read more
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5 Cool Cafés to Check Out in Busan
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3d ago
Busan is the main southern city of South Korea, a vibrant port where old traditions and new trends blend together beautifully. BY TANYA NANETTI SENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos by Tanya Nanetti Busan is South Korea’s second most populous city, and the unofficial capital of the country’s southern region. Its name is familiar to K-pop lovers (thanks to its close association with the genre’s biggest band, BTS) and movie geeks (as the setting of the well-known Korean zombie film Train to Busan). Home to a vibrant specialty-coffee scene (most famously Momos and 2019 WBC Champ Joo Yeon), Busan’s s ..read more
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Communication Is Key: Tips for Talking with Your Service Tech
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3d ago
We chat with coffee-service technician Hope Roberts about ways to improve communication for quick, worry-free outcomes when fixing coffee equipment. BY JON FERGUSON SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE Photos courtesy of Hope Roberts As a writer with personal service technician field experience, I always find it refreshing to see other service techs out in the field with solutions to the day-to-day challenges that come with communicating with your customers effectively. And whether you are the service tech or the shop owner, it is helpful to have both parties on the same page and mental headspace ..read more
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Embrace the Zen of Coffee at The Omakase Experience at Cokuun
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5d ago
Tokyo offers some unique and exciting coffee experiences, including the exclusive coffee omakase at Cokuun, which I had the pleasure of attending. BY TANYA NANETTI SENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos by Tanya Nanetti When making note of all the cafés I wanted to visit in Tokyo, one place jumped to the top of my bucket list: Cokuun and its renowned coffee omakase. Cokuun is accessible only by reservation, with a secret location revealed only once the reservation is confirmed, and a maximum capacity of four people per experience. It was a mystery I wanted to explore. The entrance to Cokuun, which ..read more
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Highlights From the 2024 Amsterdam Coffee Festival
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5d ago
The 2024 Amsterdam Coffee Festival, the festival’s ninth edition, featured scores of exhibitors, exciting new products, and much more. BY THOMAS WENSMA SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE Featured photo courtesy of Coffee Ventures Europe The highly anticipated ninth edition of the Amsterdam Coffee Festival, held April 4-6 at Amsterdam’s cultural district Westergas, was a not-to-be-missed event. The festival brought together many coffee enthusiasts and industry professionals with different exhibitors, such as Slayer, La Marzocco, aillio, and Oatly. “This year, we had 10,380 visitors joining us at the W ..read more
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Test Drive: Nest Pour Over Kit by VSSL
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1w ago
We review the VSSL Nest Pour Over Kit, assessing its durability, convenience, and the quality of coffee it produces. BY VASILEIA FANARIOTI SENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos courtesy of VSSL and Vasileia Fanarioti Nestled in the wilderness of Northern Canada, VSSL has earned a reputation for crafting meticulously organized sets of outdoor gear, each seamlessly integrated into a single, durable, and compact unit. From essential supplies to compact storage solutions, VSSL’s offerings are designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor exploration while providing unparalleled convenience and efficien ..read more
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Celebrating a Century of Excellence: Mahlkönig’s First 100 Years
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by Sarah
1w ago
Featured photo: The Mahlkönig Modell 4 DSR, circa 1930 All photos courtesy of Mahlkönig SPONSORED POST In the vibrant city of Hamburg, Germany, in 1924, amidst the bustling energy of industrial progress, a legacy began. The port city, still among the busiest harbors for green coffee in the world—you can tell from the intoxicating scent of freshly brewed coffee in the air—was the birthplace of Stawert Mühlenbau GmbH & Co. KG, the foundation of what would become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of coffee grinders: Mahlkönig. From its inception, Mahlkönig was driven by a singular miss ..read more
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Stronger Than Coffee: Five Women Producers Film Their Stories
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by Jess Carlan
1w ago
Five women specialty-coffee producers from Costa Rica have documented their experiences for the film Stronger Than Coffee, which is screening during the Specialty Coffee Expo this week. BY J. MARIE CARLAN BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured photo by Felipe Araya Stronger Than Coffee (in Spanish, Mas Que un Café) is a collection of five short (three- to five-minute) films self-directed by five women producers in Costa Rica: Ericka Mora of Cafe EyF; María Jiménez Chacón of Café de Altura – La Angostura; Tatiana Vargas of Café Llegados; Margoth Rivera of ASIPROFE; and Arleen Jiménez Chacón, also of ..read more
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See You There: SCA Expo 2024 Parties & Events
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by Sarah
1w ago
The Specialty Coffee Expo kicks off this week—here are all the goings-on to know about. COMPILED BY SARAH ALLEN BARISTA MAGAZINE Feature image courtesy of Specialty Coffee Association There are so many fun and exciting parties and off-site events happening during the Specialty Coffee Expo in Chicago this week! Here is a list of every one of them we know about! THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 11 What: The Pacific Coast Coffee Association’s (PCCA) Board of Directors invites members to the Annual PCCA get-together. Enjoy drinks, appetizers, and Chicago-style pizza. RSVP required. When: 4–6 p.m. Where: P ..read more
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Advocating for Your Rights: Tips + Resources for Those with Invisible Disabilities
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1w ago
Many people in the coffee industry struggle with invisible illnesses that can impact their lives and work. These resources may help. BY EMILY JOY MENESES BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured photo sourced via Unsplash In the April + May 2024 issue of Barista Magazine, we discuss how invisible illnesses can impact work in the café space. Invisible illnesses are those that can’t be immediately detected by an outside observer. They could be related to mental, physical, or neurological health; they could be immunity issues; they could be physical pains from an injury or arthritis. In short, an invisib ..read more
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