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Barista Kicks by Hiroshi Sawada

If there’s anything that Japanese barista phenom Hiroshi Sawada might be better at than latte art, it’s style and branding. The owner of Streamer Coffee in Tokyo, which are among the hippest specialty coffee cafes not only in Tokyo but globally that we’ve seen, has released a whole line of Barista … Read more →

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Most Popular Blog Articles of 2013

As 2013 winds down, we’re reviewing the most popular articles we’ve posted this year here on Barista Magazine’s daily blog. These are the posts that attracted the most thousands of views. In case you missed them, we’re revisiting them this week… Tim Wendelboe Presents the Coolest Brewer in Scandinavia—in Korea … Read more →

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Refresher: Preventative Maintenance

As many of your are off work this week, we thought we’d take the opportunity to give you some reading material—save it for later if you want. No matter how experienced you are, or how much of a newbie you may be, every coffee professional needs to stay fresh on … Read more →

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Backflushing Refresher Course!

I got an email from a barista last night who was having trouble some issues with backflushing: I have a 5 group head La Marzocco and I daily backflush with water and detergent. I now know there is a huge debate on backflushing with/without the screen. That ISN’T my question. … Read more →

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Holiday Gift Idea: Cafe Maps!

We’re just days away from the release of the December+January issue of Barista Magazine, which includes our annual gift guide called Best Bar Tools, in which working baristas and coffee professionals recommend the tools they love most! But we’ll be dropping some ideas for gift giving here on the blog … Read more →

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The Barista as John Henry

The alternate title for this post could be “Welcome our Robot Overlords” or perhaps, “Resistance is Futile.” The robots are coming after all, just like the steam-powered shovel came for John Henry. In the end it didn’t matter that John Henry could drive steel so well that he did in … Read more →

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Tamp Road Trip!

Prima Coffee‘s Prima Tamp is really awesome and unique: its adjustable angle allows the barista a more ergonomic option for putting that pressure on the coffee in the portafilter. The coffee nerds who made the tamp knew it would be met with some raised eyebrows, but they were confident it … Read more →

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Time Traveling with Unic

When the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) announced that its annual conference for 2013 would be held in Nice, France, the staff from Unic espresso machines jumped for joy. Why? Because unlike its competition—most of whose headquarters are in Italy—Unic is based in the French Riviera, just down the … Read more →

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