Profiled and awarded as a latte art guru, barista Ben Morrow’s heart beats to the work done by coffee farmers and to a pot of black filter coffee.
I had the pleasure of chatting with The Barn Berlin’s roaster Jessica Greene. She has worked for 4.5 years at The Barn, which is regarded as one of the most advanced roasteries in the world.
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.
Cold brew coffee is a cool and refreshing drink for the summer.
Russia has traditionally a strong tea culture, but now we are seeing an impressive coffee boom. Coffee is becoming one of the features of contemporary urban life.
The latest trend to sweep across the café world is freakshakes – the insanely indulgent mega-milkshakes that apparently originate from Australia. See the video in the end of this post!
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.
Keep calm and go bananas! This cold brew freakshake with banana and coconut milk is to be enjoyed with good humor and friends.
Sometimes it is good to keep it simple: cool blend of cold brew coffee and toasty cane syrup make a tasty pair.
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…
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?
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.
Feeling like reminiscing summer? Add blueberries and lime to your cold brew and you're good to go!
The softness of cold brew coffee and the sweetness of ginger beer makes a perfect combination. Try it and you'll fall in love immediately!
Barista trainer Jori Korhonen evaluates every cup of coffee he prepares but does not pass judgement on cups made by others.
Latte art is quite often the most attractive thing for a new barista, and latte art is an excellent gateway to the exciting world of coffee. Latte art easy to start with, but to master latte art patterns, you need a lot practice and determination. Here are my tips that helped me to improve my latte art a few years ago!
Cinnamo-licious cold brew coffee.
Helsinki’s speciality coffee scene has developed a lot during recent years and it has caught up Stockholm’s and Copenhagen’s vibrant coffee cultures. This Helsinki Café guide will help you to find good extractions in the capital of Finland. Note that this guide is focusing mainly on 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!
Matt Perger is probably the biggest barista star in the world right now. He has won so many competitions that I won't even bother listing them here. Now he's pushing the quality aspect of coffee with his company Barista Hustle with e.g. designing the best possible cupping cups, tampers and milk pitchers. I had the pleasure to work with Matt Perger in a secret project few weeks ago, so of course I took the opportunity to sat down with him for a cup of coffee. Here's our discussion about coffee and life.