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?
Ensuring coffee farmers receive a fair wage, supporting charities at origin and raising money for local communities - throughout the
Take a break from Dublin’s pub crawls, Belfast’s history trips and surf tours of the coast. It's time to discover Ireland’s thriving speciality scene with a caffeinated voyage around the Emerald Isle
The flavour profile of a coffee, when matched with similar notes in food, can become the gateway to appreciating speciality coffee
With new speciality shops cropping up across the North and pioneer roasters flinging open their doors to coffee fans, there's never been a better time for a caffeine-fuelled road trip
Hankering after a perfect barista-style coffee at home? Cofficionado Hannah Davies of Cup North spills the beans on how to crack home brewing