For The Love of Decaf: A Glimpse Into the Rise of Decaffeinated Specialty Coffee

People have consumed coffee for its stimulating effect since the beginning. Legend has it that Kaldi, a goat herder in Ethiopia, discovered coffee cherries when he noticed how energetic his goats were after eating…
by Anne Mercer | June 17, 2022

The Beguiling Promise of a €1 Espresso

Espresso in Italy has sat at the comforting price of €1 for decades, but can this price really continue?
by Valorie Clark | June 15, 2022

Stay Flush in a Cold Brew Rush

If cold brew is simply a menu option for warmer months, it's time to think critically about how to carve space for a unique—and quality-driven—version of the popular beverage. 
by Michael Butterworth | June 13, 2022

Packing Up: A Practical Guide to Brewing On-The-Go

How today’s outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a high-quality cup of coffee while hiking or camping.
by Caitlin Carter | June 10, 2022

Managing Multiple Water Sources: Why The Water You Use To Brew Matters

Creating consistency across regional water differences.
by Michael Butterworth | June 1, 2022

A Different Kind of Blend: On Crafting A Signature Tea Experience

It’s easier than ever to create a DIY tea experience that distinguishes your café and provides a unique menu offering for customers.
by Jennifer Sala | May 31, 2022

The Art of the Perfect Affogato

With summer around the corner, affogatos are the perfect seasonal addition to your menu and a fun way to explore creative pairings of coffee and ice cream.
by Amber Gibson | May 24, 2022

A Culture of Drinks: How Fermented Beverages Are Changing Café Menus

The growth (bacterial or otherwise) of fermented drinks is inescapable. Here's how to the right ones for your café menu.
by Regan Crisp | May 23, 2022

Reflecting on the Evolution of Chai in Coffeeshops

Chai-based drinks are found on many cafe menus. But how did they get there and how have they changed over time? We talk with Dawn Lewis and track the evolution of chai in coffee…
by Chital Mehta | May 17, 2022

The Whole Leaf: How Matcha Has Become a Coffeeshop Staple

Matcha's umami flavor profile and versatility have made it a coffeeshop staple — here's everything you need to know.
by Regan Crisp | May 11, 2022