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The Light in the Dark at Code Black Coffee – Melbourne

Everywhere I go I’m always checking out the light that mother nature has offered up. I don’t really shoot with a flash, so you get in the habit of being on the lookout for those natural moments of sweetness where every surface around you just suddenly pops and springs to life. Usually golden hour is…

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Video: Tim Wendelboe talks manual brewing

Yesterday Norwegian coffee guru Tim Wendelboe released a Q+A manual coffee brewing video via Periscope. Given it’s a Periscope release it’s very raw footage and I’ll be the first to admit that this isn’t the prettiest film I’ve ever seen, however the amount of knowledge this guy has on coffee is pretty inspiring. Tim runs…

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The Kettle Black levels up – Melbourne, Australia

Brunch is a fairly well celebrated occasion around the world these days, and Melbournites certainly embrace it to the fullest. If you’re anything like me, you enjoy waking up late on a Sunday morning, rolling out of bed and heading straight into a café. If you’re lucky (or just super late) you’ve managed to miss…

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Trinity ONE Coffee Brewer hits Kickstarter

Remember the Trinity ONE coffee brewer I gave you a sneak peak at last month? Well this morning it went up on Kickstarter. It’s only been live for four hours but already the Trinity ONE has racked up over $20000 of funding – and for good reason. It looks set to be an awesome bit…

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The art of coffee branding at % Arabica – Kyoto Japan

On the whole I’d say branding is something that gets a fairly high level of attention in the world of specialty coffee. With improvements in farming techniques, technological advancements in machinery, and more science going into the roasting and extraction components of coffee, it’s becoming easier (though definitely not easy) to make a decent cup.…

This is kind of awesome – Tastify cupping app

This is kind of awesome – Tastify cupping app

There were a few cool new products being hyped at the SCAA shindig in Seattle a couple of weeks ago. One of them was Tastify, which ended up taking out the award for best new product (open class), and for good reason. Developed by Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers, it’s a web-based, mobile-optimised app that brings…

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Len Hostel – feeling cosy with coffee in Kyoto, Japan

Good things happen when you mix specialty coffee with boutique accommodation. Great things happen when you then design a beautiful foyer to drink said coffee in and spend a few hours lapping up the morning sunshine with some good conversation. I won’t even begin to tell you how much better it gets when the whole…

World Barista Championships 2015 live stream kicks off tomorrow

World Barista Championships 2015 live stream kicks off tomorrow

Every year the SCAA brings together thousands of people from around the globe to celebrate all things specialty coffee. This year the exposition is being held in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center. There’s over 400 booths on display from some of the best brands in the industry, so if you’re in town be…