Less than one month ago, Mexico City’s Carlos de la Torre took home the Coffee Masters title at The Los Angeles Coffee Festival. We catch up with him and find out what it was like winning this prestigious competition and how he prepared for it. Plus, we ask Carlos some bonus questions that we received
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After a hugely successful competition in New York, Coffee Masters is back and ready to take on London. Putting the baristas through their paces and giving you the low-down live at the event this year will be…
If the opportunity to win the title ‘Coffee Master London 2018’ and a glorious cheque for £5,000 weren’t reasons enough to apply to compete in Coffee Masters at The London Coffee Festival, then news that the competition machine of choice is Faema’s E71 is sure to entice.
Having competed for the first time in 2016, Erika Vonie returned to New York Coffee Masters with one heck of a bang, stealing the winner trophy from the grasp of another 15 contenders. She’s had just over a week now to digest the news and let all the fuss die-down — but not for long.
“To some, coffee is coffee. A heartbreaking mentality to coffee lovers, I know,” says Jim Franceschetti of Pentair Everpure. “I must admit that, before I started working for Pentair Everpure, I was guilty of this mentality.
Cupping is a method by which professional tasters perform a sensory evaluation of coffee. Essentially, hot water is poured over ground coffee and left to extract. The taster samples the aroma and then tastes the coffee by the ever-recognizable slurping from a cupping spoon. Cupping is used to evaluate different coffee by using the
Opera started with a dream, an innovative yet simple dream. A group of multi-national coffee experts and professionals united to create the finest espresso machine ever built. They expressed their needs and wants which transcended geographical and language barriers; they wanted a precise tool which would allow them to control and manage different
In the Nordics, 65-75% of the average coffee bar’s sales are made up of filter coffee. Perhaps it’s because of the weather, perhaps not, but what we do know is that all over the world, people are starting to give filter coffee the attention it deserves, and that espresso has had for a very long
You already know who the Coffee Masters New York 2017 contenders are, and now it’s time for us to announce this year’s prestigious line-up of judges and MCs. So without further ado, here it is… Anne Lunell Head Judge Anne is a Swedish Barista and Brewers champion and the visionary behind Koppi, an