Specialty Coffee Gets Wise

By Rachel Northrop, Ally Coffee Specialty coffee is growing up. The specialty sector of coffee companies (ranging from international powerhouses like Starbucks to local single-location cafes like Gotham Roasters) started decades ago with waves of excitement over how roasted coffee beans could present terroir-specific flavor profiles based on where the original coffee was grown, comparable […]

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The next generation: super-automatic espresso machines

By Eversys Eversys was founded in Switzerland in 2009, and its vision has remained the same since it began; to seamlessly bridge the gap between traditional coffee equipment and super automatic intelligence, creating quality coffee in the cup every time. Eversys’ range of machines already offers barista-quality coffee and true espresso at the touch of […]

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Barista Blend: Enjoy a Better Almondmilk Latte

By Califia Farms If you’ve ever enjoyed an almondmilk latte, you know the light, velvety texture that comes alive in your cup. But not all almondmilks are made equally — so not all almondmilk lattes taste the same. Barista Blend, one of our best-selling plant milks, is perfect for steaming due to the proper levels of […]

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The US Coffee Shop Market: An Overview

With the boom in the US coffee shop market showing no signs of slowing, we take a look at some of the highlights from the Project Café2017 USA report from Allegra World Coffee Portal. Estimated at 131,000 outlets, the US coffee shop market* showed significant growth in 2016 The branded coffee shop chain segment increased […]

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What is The 5th Wave?

‘The 5th Wave, The Business of Coffee’, represents an exciting and enduring new era for the global coffee industry. This new wave is born from a compelling combination of all four previous waves in the evolution of the coffee shop market over the last two decades.     From now on, the global coffee industry […]

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How important is the coffee shop to the high street?

While it may seem as though our high streets and town centres are struggling for survival, across Europe certain outlets – like coffee shops – are thriving. But just how important is the coffee shop to the high street?

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The changing face of coffee shops in the UK

Five years ago, a cup of coffee was simply a warming beverage designed to wake you up and give you energy. But the UK’s attitude has now changed with the arrival of the third (and rumoured fourth) wave of coffee.

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The rise of coffee in the hospitality industry

For restaurants, pubs and hotels that take pride in the standard of their food, beverage and service offering, choosing not to take coffee seriously seems strange, especially as a morning and after-dinner coffee is a common ritual for many people.

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