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Erika Vonie: The Interview


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.

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Water Science For Coffee Geeks


By Jim Franceschetti, Pentair Everpure   To some, coffee is coffee. A heartbreaking mentality to coffee lovers, I know. I must admit that, before I started working for Pentair Everpure, I was guilty of this mentality. Sure, I could tell the difference between a strong and weak cup, and I knew what type of roast I

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A Brief Introduction To Cupping


  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

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Opera, The Future of Coffee Machines


  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

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There’s a New Hipster in Town


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

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The Judges & MCs for Coffee Masters NYC 2017 Are…


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

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James Wise Wins Coffee Masters, London 2017!


James Wise was yesterday announced winner of Coffee Masters London, 2017! Nick Maybe of Assembly Coffee came in second place, following just behind with 72.5 points to James’ 82.5.     Huge, huge, huge congratulations to James, Nick, and all of the other competitors. And massive thank you’s to our sponsors: Faema, Caravan Coffee Roasters, Mahlkonig, Brita, Alpro, Acme

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Acme & Co: The Interview


Jeff Kennedy and Bridget Dunn are the owners of Acme & Co, the New Zealand based specialty coffee cup brand that you see all over the globes in many of the world’s very best cafes. Acme & Co is also the cup sponsor of Coffee Masters, London 2017. We sat down with Jeff and Bridget to

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