With ethical bean sourcing and a quality-over-quantity approach, the speciality movement is leading the way when it comes to sustainability
Ever wondered what it takes to become an Irish barista champ? We extracted tales of blood, sweat and tampers from 2018 champion Arvind Khedun
With rents skyrocketing and rates heading the same way, coffee shop owners are finding creative ways to utilise their cafe space after hours
Boston Tea Party took a bold leap last month and introduced a blanket ban on single use cups at its 22 cafes across the South West
Ever wondered where the pros go for a 'spro on their day off? Or where your fave barista fell in love with filter? We got the deets from some of Scotland's most experienced espresso slingers
From frozen bean shots to slot roasting to hydraulic mobile espresso machines, speciality coffee continues its relentless pursuit of perfection through innovation. Here's what's new in the Scottish scene – and beyond
You’ve kitted out your kitchen with the latest brewing gear, nailed a killer Chemex recipe and sussed out the steam wand, but are you ready to roast beans at home? We roped in a few industry insiders to find out what it takes
Grab an Edinburgh or Glasgow city map, stick a pin in at random, and if it doesn't land near a speciality coffee shop, consider yourself unlucky. But often overlooked is the growing crop of indies pushing quality coffee in the wilds. We spoke to three cafe owners about serving speciality in the sticks ...
In the pursuit of caffeine-spiked sponge, creamy coffee stout and bean-steeped gin, speciality roasters and bean alchemists are creatively collaborating with other artisan businesses. We explore some of the indie outfits fuelling our unconventional caffeine kicks
Fifteen years ago, if you said you were a barista you’d be pegged as a wig-wearing lawyer. The term ‘barista’ may no longer be confused with ‘barrister’ and being an espresso slinger has a certain hipster panache, but what’s it like being a professional shot pourer?