Budapest comes alive for World of Coffee

In the 2014 hit song Budapest, British artist George Ezra describes the city as a “hidden treasure chest”. Soon enough, that treasure chest of specialty coffee coffee shops, historic pubs, thermal baths, royal palace, and vibrant night life will be on display when the international coffee community unites for World of Coffee (WOC) and the World Coffee Championships. Read more

Charlotte Malaval’s dream job at Toby’s Estate

Charlotte Malaval isn’t ashamed to admit that four years ago her knowledge of coffee was non-existent. “I’m from France, so naturally I grew up drinking bad, bitter, dark-roasted coffee,” Charlotte says. “I didn’t know what specialty coffee was or what origin is.” Read more

Curtis’ stepping stones

Curtis Stone has made his first Los Angeles-based restaurant Maude a success by celebrating just one ingredient each month. Such foods have included zucchinis, plums, cherries, radishes, and apples, to name a few. When BeanScene asks Curtis if coffee has ever made the cut, there’s a slight pause in his response. Read more

Generous Guatemala

When I was making my first tentative foray into green coffee at Cofi-Com, one coffee in particular fascinated me: the musically sounding Guatemalan Huehuetenango. The name rolls off the tongue, tropical, sunny, and tuneful all in one. Give it a try. Hue-hue-tenango.

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La Marzocco launches new branch in Germany

La Marzocco has announced the opening of a new branch office in Germany, La Marzocco Deutschland GmbH.

In light of a booming specialty coffee market in Germany, the territory has become strategic for La Marzocco to endorse its brand, raise coffee quality awareness, and help elevate the barista profession while setting trends and sharing industry innovations. Read more

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