If you’re interested in coffee and want to find speciality coffees – come to Vilnius! There are so many great places for coffee enthusiasts. Let´s share our experience, knowledge and have fun together.
Just a few months ago, I had one of the biggest highlights of my coffee career. Participating in the Lithuanian Barista championship I won the second place in the competition.
In Lithuania, we can be proud to have many professional baristas. One of them, Laurynas Arlauskas, is the winner of 2016 and 2017 Lithuanian Barista Championship.
Coffee beans from African countries are my favourite. What triggered me when I first tried African coffee beans, was that the coffee did not taste like coffee at all. Africa, more specifically East Africa, produces some of the world’s most distinctive coffees characterised by vivid floral, fruit, and wine tones with rich acidity. All in all, African coffee beans are packed with taste! I encourage everyone to start exploring and enjoying African coffees because of their wide taste profile.
How to freshen up your cold brew coffee? It´s actually quite easy because cold brew coffee has many good friends; mint, lemon, lime, soda water, lemonade…
Six years ago London Coffee Festival was born, and today it's THE event to explore coffee culture, breathe barista lifestyle and find new trends. At the festival, you get to meet enthusiast roasters, product manufactures, baristas, and other industry professionals. It is so inspiring to see and feel their love and knowledge of this amazing beverage called coffee.
Have you ever wondered what happens in a barista course? Training Manager Ulla gives a sneak peak into her day when she organises a SCA Barista Skills Foundation course. So here you go: This is Barista Trainer's my day!
Coffee books are important source of knowledge and inspiration for baristas. Here is the list of my favorite coffee books and publications that I especially recommend for baristas that are looking for basic knowledge level. These coffee books are the ones that one should start exploring the world of coffee.
A cup of coffee is actually 98 percent water. Make sure you use high quality water to make your coffee taste better!
Working as a barista means being a true crafts(wo)man! What if the daily routines turn the passion into pain preventing the barista from working and maybe even changing the career?
“Paulig Coffee Nerds” organized the second annual DIY Roasting Challenge in the front yard of Paulig Coffee Roastery in Helsinki.
What is there in the cup, when you wander around Oslo checking out the trendy coffee shops, enjoying a cupping with legendary Tim Wendelboe and visit Kaffikaze, the Norwegian version of Coffee Festival?
Coffee has dozens of flavors. In order to pull the coffee flavors out correctly it is essential to find a good roast profile as well as to pick the perfectly matching brewing method and the great brew recipe. Not to forget about water we use for brewing. Coffee flavor wheel is an excellent tool to explain the flavor sensation.
Where do coffee trends come from? What are coffee trend waves? The world of trends might sound something like fashion and lush. However, numerous trends can be spotted in everything we do. For example from the way we enjoy our coffee.
“A course and test for brewing coffee? Even a child can do that!” Well, not exactly if we are aiming for a high quality cup. Let me walk you through what we do on SCA Brewing Foundation course.
Colours, laughs, caffeine. New interesting products. Grinders singing, baristas talking passionately. Art Factory “Loftas” was packed with coffee enthusiasm for three days in Vilnius Coffee Festival 2019.
Imagine yourself in kitchen preparing food. You grab a cup of coffee and…what is going on here? You are not going to drink the coffee but to put it in your food! This blog is all about combining food with coffee!
Yearning for a good cup of coffee but struggling with all the different checklists and instructions across internet? Some basic things can lead to either a misery or a pleasure in the cup. Here are TOP 5 tips for good coffee!