April 2018 — Small Batch & Raquel Lasso Colombia Geisha

April 2018 — Small Batch & Raquel Lasso Colombia Geisha

This month we head to Colombia, by way of Small Batch here in Melbourne, Australia. They’ve got a stunning Geisha (only our second Geisha throughout Superlatives!) produced by Raquel Lasso, a pioneering leader within her community. This coffee is all syrupy body,...
Immersion vs Drip Coffee Brewers

Immersion vs Drip Coffee Brewers

There are two main types of coffee brewer – drip, and immersion. They each make coffee slightly differently, but one of them is far more efficient. Here’s...
March 2017 — Victor Barrera “Tabi” from Koppi

March 2017 — Victor Barrera “Tabi” from Koppi

This month’s coffee is a taste of what the future holds: a hybrid varietal Tabi, roasted by Anne Lunell and Charles Nystrand from Koppi in Helsingborg, Sweden. Order yourself a bag here (if available still!) or sign up for the subscription.   About the coffee:...
The Death Of The Death Of The Barista

The Death Of The Death Of The Barista

Super-automatic espresso machines are getting better. I think it’s safe to say that in the not-too-distant future, they’ll be able to make coffee as consistently as a well trained barista. The efficiencies they provide are such a strong argument that their uptake is...

10 Questions & Answers With Matt

In celebration of hitting 10k subscribers to the Barista Hustle, we did a little experiment and asked readers to submit questions, which we then answered live on Periscope on Friday for this week’s Hustle. If you missed the live session, we recorded the answers...