The third annual Helsinki Coffee Festival will be held from April 21 to 23 at Kaapelitehdas. It’s a three day event bursting with coffee lovers and everything around coffee. If you work with coffee or are even slightly interested in it, Helsinki Coffee Festival is for you. These big events can sometimes feel somewhat frightening to beginners in the coffee world, so here are 5 tips of what to do and expect when you enter the festival.
Have you ever heard about glitter coffee? Well, I'm sure you know that sometimes it’s fun to act like a kid and play with your food or drinks, even though your parents probably told you not to. Edible glitter and food colors are a great and easy way of doing that with coffee. The only thing you need is your imagination and perhaps good music on the background.
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.
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!
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?
There are many variables along our way to the perfect cup. When preparing drip coffee, we cannot ignore the role of basket shape. The question is: cone shaped of flat bottom? Or does it matter?
If you choose a brewing method and device that require filtering, you have basically three options: paper, metal and cloth. The most common option for filtering is filter papers. Filter papers come in different shapes, sizes and colour but what makes a good filter paper? Now let’s take a deeper look at the filter papers!
Filters are manufactured in plenty of shapes, sizes and materials. Does the filter really have an effect on your coffee? And what else should be taken into account when choosing the filter?
Aeropress has been a barista favourite since it made to the coffee scene 15 years ago and now they have launched a new version of it; Aeropress Go. Aeropress Go is small, light, durable, easy to wash, versatile and fast in use. What’s not to love in Aeropress Go! See what's the Aeropress Go all about and how you can use it.
What is agitation and why we need it when brewing coffee? Is agitation a barista’s key to success? Can we make a brew without? If you are aiming to consistent extraction (and why wouldn’t you!), agitation is one of your tools to be the captain and not the co-pilot of the upcoming brews.
Chemex is an elegant looking coffee brewing device. Chemex can be used in cafes, at home or where ever you want to brew several cups at a time and have the audience fascinated by the view. Let's see what is Chemex about and how to brew coffee with Chemex!
Sometimes we find ourselves in a tricky situation: urgently need coffee but have no brewing tools in hand. No worries, there are some simple ways to brew coffee! Here are some tips for how to make simple coffee without a brewer at home or for example in woods.