Coffee & the Barista

The Economics of Coffee

As the title clearly suggests, this post is about the “Economics of Coffee”. Coffee is the world’s second most traded commodity by value, second only to oil, and is therefore important to many economies and livelihoods around the world. Google... Continue Reading →


Coffee Beans – Species, Varieties and Cultivars

Broadly speaking, a cup of coffee has three main features - bitterness, acidity and body. Getting the balance of these three features in harmony is the key to a great cup of coffee. The preferred balance of these three features... Continue Reading →

The History of Coffee

The history of coffee is an enigmatic tale. It is difficult to distinguish fact from myth and legend. After reading several articles and research pieces about the history of coffee, I combined and condensed what I consider to be the... Continue Reading →

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