Coffee Gear and Equipment

4 Small Companies You Should Know About

Whether you want to revamp your coffee setup, your wardrobe, or your kitchen, these four companies have you covered, while helping to cover their communities. BY J. MARIE CARLANBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured photo courtesy of […]

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Know Your Ingredients: Star Anise

A popular holiday ingredient, star anise has roots in Vietnam and China—and it’s making itself known in a number of coffee shops in the Western world. BY EMILY JOY MENESESBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured photo by […]

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Know Your Ingredients: Cardamom

Popular throughout South Asian, Arab, and European traditions, cardamom brings beautiful flavor and aroma to coffee—and its history can be traced back thousands of years. BY EMILY JOY MENESESBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured photo by The […]

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Know Your Ingredients: Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a common ingredient in café beverages, and the history of its cultivation and trade can be traced back thousands of years. BY EMILY JOY MENESESBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured photo sourced via Pixabay Cinnamon […]

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Know Your Ingredients: Cacao

This time of year, chocolate is everywhere you look—but the story of cacao goes back thousands of years, starting with the ancient cultures of South America. BY EMILY JOY MENESESBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured photo sourced […]