We all have our own favourite topics that we like to keep up with, and between all of them, coffee is of course one of those for me. As the industry is ever changing though, keeping up with all the coffee news is not easy, so here are my favourite go-to on the inter web.
If you are into your cup of joe as much as a barista or you are one of them, Sprudge is the website for you. Here you will find all the latests about new cafes opening around the world, discussions on the current trends and matters, any job posting that goes around the world and such.
They recently opened a sister website Sprudge Wine, for all the fanatics of the adult grape juice.
Standart is more than a coffee magazine. It’s a respect publication between us coffee professionals. It’s well written, well illustrated, covers information, new trends and opinions from professionals from all over the world.
The thing I like the most about it? It’s accessible and for all, not just us coffee peeps and it comes with coffee. I couldn’t recommend it more.
Baristas behold to the holy grail of coffee. This website is THE ONE when it comes to resources and all you need to know about coffee making, the real and proper way.
This is your go-to before you decide to go through you SCA certificates, if you are a self-learner and want to understand more and more about coffee and all its elements.
It is run by the number one experts Matt Perger and Jeremy Challender (an old teacher of mine) in Melbourne, Australia.
Caffeine Mag has recently joined the joys of the web, so you can also read extracts of the latest issue on their website. Here you will find the most recent finds about the coffee scene in London, get to know the stars of the current London scenes and also discover new trends associated with coffee, that you may not think possible.
Plus, if you have been reading it for a while now, you may have seen a familiar face in it a year or so ago – me!
European Coffee Trip
European Coffee Trip is your go-to if you live in mainland Europe and you are travelling and want to know where to go for coffee. It is updated pretty much daily and has news on events and people around the continent.
James Hoffman’s Jimseven
Jimseven is the second business child of James Hoffman, CEO and Founder of Square Mile Coffee Roasters, one of the leading roasters here in the UK. James covers any new products, discussions on current trends, any any other issue we may have in our little specialty world. You can also find his thoughts in his two books, The World Atlas of Coffee and The Best of Jimseven.
Coffee and Lucas
If you are travelling to Italy and want to know not only where to go for the best coffee, but also the best food in Rome and Milan, he’s your man.
Run by Federico, my Roman namesake, his instagram page will guide you through places and trends. Fede’s approach is fun, unique and highlights the pros and also the underdogs of the Italian coffee scene. We have become good friends over the years and we love to visit him every time we are in town.
Federico has also produced and directed a movie about the Italian coffee scene, that you can find on his YouTube page.