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Flat vs. Cone: Basket Shape is as Important as Grind Size in Drip Brew Coffee – 25 Magazine, Issue 8

Postdoctoral fellow Dr. SCOTT FROST, Professor JEAN-XAVIER GUINARD, and Professor WILLIAM D. RISTENPART share early results of an ongoing research project in partnership with the SCA and Breville Corporation. Anybody who has shopped around lately for a drip coffee brewer will recognize that modern brewers typically come with a filter basket that is either “semi-conical” …

Designing for the Forgotten Sense – 25 Magazine, Issue 8

Professor CHARLES SPENCE of Oxford University’s Crossmodal Research Laboratory explains the impact sound has on your perception of flavor. In fact, everything from the sound of the coffee machine through to the background noise/music in your favorite coffee shop has been shown to influence our sensory expectations, not to mention our coffee drinking behavior. One …

Why the Specialty Coffee Industry Should Strive for Inclusive Design – 25 Magazine, Issue 8

HOBY WEDLER and TREY MALONE explore a broader understanding and application of inclusive design practice and how it stands to benefit the specialty coffee industry. Like us, you probably think of something to do with international disability law or how we work to make technology more accessible to people with disabilities. The idea of “designing …

How Bellwether Coffee Centers Inclusivity – 25 Magazine, Issue 8

Issue 08 sponsor BELLWETHER COFFEE shares its approach to maintaining an inclusive mindset. Roasting knowledge, on the other hand, has maintained a pretty small circle of resources, many difficult to access without money, connections, or time. Bellwether Coffee believes it’s time for this to change. In addition to producing the first-of-its-kind, zero-emissions, commercial roaster – …

#41: The Challenges of Being a Biological Coffee Farmer | Tim Wendelboe | CoLab: Bucharest

Today’s episode was recorded live at CoLab: Bucharest in 2018. Co:Lab is as Barista Guild event dedicated to connecting a local barista community with the international barista scene that includes lectures, workshops, and activities. Tim Wendelboe joins us as he explores the challenges of being a biological coffee farmer. Today’s talk is actually a follow …

February 2019 in National Coffee Competitions (Part 2): A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Here is our recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE) for the second half of February 2019. These dedicated coffee competitors have earned the right to represent their country in coffee competitions at the international level. For more information on upcoming world championships …

#40: Demystifying, Updating & Expanding the Brewing Control Chart | Scott Frost | Expo 2018 Lecture

Each of us, at some point in our coffee education, have been exposed to the coffee brewing control chart: this classic chart was developed in the 1950’s by Ernest Lockhart and colleagues through research at the Coffee Brewing Institute. It displays the relationship between percent extraction and total dissolved solids at a given brewing ratio. …

#39: Coffee is a Business (Whether You Like it or Not) | Andrew Gough | SCA Lectures 2018

Owning and operating a coffee business is a sexy idea, but many operators are too bogged down working “in” their business instead of working “on” their business. In this lecture, recorded at the 2018 Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle, Andrew Gough tells us his business story using real data and shares a simple tool for …