WBC 2016 Rules Shake-up

Just before the weekend you may have stumbled upon a press release from World Coffee Events. It details some significant rule changes to the World Barista Championship for 2016 onwards. See the article here. I’d like to spend this week exploring and dicsussing...

Distributing for Espresso

Last week I sent out a survey with a single simple question: How do you distribute for espresso? Distribution is the act of evening out the coffee grinds in an espresso machine’s basket before tamping. This helps the water pass through all of the coffee grinds at the...

Brew Local, Act global

Could even extractions save the industry? Yes. Sort Of. This is a condensed version of a talk I gave in Shanghai and Taipei last year for Tamper Tantrum. If you’d like to see the original – where I talk about extraction and include some more detail –...