Barista Portraits: Meet Hugo

In this series, we ask London's best baristas about what makes them tick. This post, meet Hugo. Originally from France, Hugo only learned how to make a cup of coffee a year ago when he lived in Brisbane, Australia.

Don’t Knock the Mocha!

The coffee world can be very sniffy when it comes to adulterating coffee with anything other than milk. But, says Paul Eagles from Kokoa Collection, the mocha deserves a second look. Photo: Andy Waterman.

Berlin Coffee Festival

Next week the Berlin Coffee Festival kicks off at the Markthalle Neun in Germany’s booming capital.

The cool kid of Europe is sure to put on a stellar show with Caffeine Mag favourites The Barn and Five Elephant amongst those exhibiting. Alongside roasters showing off their latest and greatest beans, a variety of baristas will be competing in coffee competitions across the weekend, espresso tours will be held across the city, and the festival will hold a number of workshops and talks with sustainability taking the spotlight.

A Bit On the Side

For hundreds of years, on breakfast tables across the world, a cup of coffee has been enjoyed with something sweet. But why, and when was it decided to pair the two? Hugo Harrison investigates. Photo by Honey Fangs.

Barista Portraits: Meet Dom

In this new series, we ask London's best baristas about what makes them tick. This post, meet Dom, an aspiring actor who works across multiple shops in the heart of London's CBD.