Author: Ivan Laranjeira Petrich

Nature vs Nurture: What Has The Greatest Effect on Coffee Quality?

By how many points can a producer increase their coffee’s cupping score?  Good farming practices will highlight a coffee’s best features and reduce the risk of defects. But with certain coffees, there may be an upper limit to how much the quality can be improved.  Producers, you need to be aware of this in order […]

Conical vs Flat Burr Coffee Grinders: What’s The Difference?

Your grinder is one of the most important pieces of coffee equipment you’ll own, whether you’re a café owner or a home brewer. A poor-quality machine will result in an uneven grind size, which in turn will cause inconsistent extraction rates and a muddy cup. Using a burr grinder will significantly improve your coffee’s quality. […]

Crema: How It’s Formed, What It Tells Us, & How to Learn From It

Espresso is a complex beverage characterised by a signature layer of crema. For some, the crema is seen as a fundamental part of the espresso. For others, it’s viewed as an unnecessary byproduct of the extraction process. To find out why people view crema so differently, I reached out to three coffee specialists for their […]