Learn to be a barista

The trend of the home barista

How annoying is it, when you go down to a local cafe, order your coffee and it comes out too hot or tasting too weak? Black Market Roasters analyses the growing trend and quality of making specialty coffee at home and how there are some simple things you can do to make your latte taste […]

Best Brew methods

Stovetop/Moka Pot First patented in 1933 by a dude named Luigi, forget the complex physics of the espresso machine, just give me the coffee! Some say it rivals commercial espresso, I say it is awesome, though slightly different. This little contraption achieves about 1.5 bars of pressure when extracting with the slurry reaching 100 deg […]

Want to setup a cafe in Russia?

If you have ever thought you would love to own a café, have you ever thought where it would be? Near the beach, next to a train station, in the CBD? How about in Russia? This is what some of the biggest coffee driven companies in the world are working on right now. Lavazza is […]

World Barista Competition

Held in Melbourne 2013, the World Barista Competition (WBC) was a test of the highest caliber of baristas in front of formidable judges. One representative from 30 countries have been through countless competitions just to get to this level and seeing them all perform in Melbourne was a real treat for the BeanSurfing team. Using […]