Josephine Walbank

Fika: Understanding the coffee drinking culture in Sweden

Sweden has a rich coffee drinking culture with an age-old tradition of a daily break for fika – the art of taking a break to enjoy great coffee and good company....

A guide to roasting for cold brew coffee

To successfully capture their share of the highly lucrative market of cold brew coffee, roasters must determine the optimal roast profile....

Are printing plates environmentally friendly?

The use of printing plates is widespread, and was, until recently, the only option among printers....

A roaster’s guide to eugenioides coffee

After dominating the 2021 World Barista Championships, Coffea eugenioides is a species of coffee that has recently risen to the centre of the international coffee...

How to choose a designer for your coffee bags

Roasters who partner with a designer for coffee bags can ensure their packaging accurately reflects the brand’s personality, while capturing the attention of consumers....

How many times do you need to use a reusable cup for it to be worthwhile?

While reusable cups have certainly helped lessen the amount of single-use plastic waste, they are not a one-size-fits-all solution....

The importance of colour consistency in coffee packaging design

Colour consistency in custom printed coffee bags can improve brand recognition and customer loyalty by reaffirming the perception of a quality product....

A guide to creating limited edition coffee bags

Offering limited edition coffees is an effective way for roasters to gain mindshare and boost sales....

Coffee packaging: how important is eco-friendly printing?

Compared to conventional printing, digital eco-friendly printing methods consume less energy and can print on both biodegradable and recyclable...

Everything you need to know about spittoons

The use of spittoons has long fallen out of favour, however, many people are unaware that spittoons are a key piece of equipment in coffee sensory analysis....

A roaster’s guide to roller grinders

Roller grinders offer coffee roasters many benefits, including grinding coffee with an exceptionally high level of precision....

Can you serve cold brew coffee in a paper takeaway cup?

As requests for cold brew coffee increase, roasters must determine which takeaway cup will handle this offering the best....

Everything you need to know about quaker coffee beans

Quaker coffee beans are immature beans that do not contain enough sugars to caramelise during a roast and are typically found in natural coffees....