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Smart coffee shops open in Singapore to face lack of manpower

SINGAPORE – Two coffee shops in Singapore had a robotics and digital makeover at the weekend. In response to Singapore’s Food Services Industry Transformation Map – which includes a call for ‘productive coffee shops’ that use technology to fill positions left vacant due to a lack of manpower – two smart coffee shops have been unveiled.

Two coffee shops using digital payments and robots launched in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Patrons to two new coffee shops in Tampines and Choa Chu Kang can look forward to fuss-free dining experiences, with new processes such as digital ordering and cashless payment options. On Sunday (May 21), the FoodTastic productive coffee shop in Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 was launched by Senior Minister of State ...

South Africa’s best barista is brewing up a storm in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – SA’s best barista is brewing up a storm at a popular coffee shop in Cape Town. Winston Thomas (PICTURE), 26 is the lead Barista and Head of the Barista Academy at Origin Coffee Roasters. The coffee addict from Strand now has the title of SA National Barista Champion and will travel to Seoul ...

Talented barista creates miniature masterpieces inside cups of coffee

SEOUL, South Korea – A young barista is adding flair to the average latte by creating miniature masterpieces within the parameters of a coffee cup. Kangbin Lee is one of the talented coffee artists expanding the latte art scene in Korea as the trend grows in popularity.

Top Filipino baristas to represent Philippines in world coffee competitions

MANILA, The Philippines – The Philippines has crowned this year’s best barista and latte art craftsman from a dozen of coffee professionals who competed during the two national coffee championships at the first Philippine Restaurant, Café and Bar Expo (Philresca) on March 2-4, World Trade Center Metro Manila.

Kyle Ramage of Mahlkönig USA is the 2017 U.S. Barista Champion!

SEATTLE, U.S. – After an overwhelmingly exciting competition during the latest SCAA event in Seattle, Kyle Ramage of Mahlkönig USA took the top honor, outperforming a range of skilled professional baristas that had showcased impressively inspiring presentations.

Japan, coffee becomes a star ingredient in land of the tea ceremony

TOKYO, Japan – Visitors to the land of the tea ceremony don't usually go there for the coffee, but that's why I'm in Japan, along with a host of top chefs, hoteliers and media from across Asia. We're here for a three-day coffee extravaganza culminating in two gala dinners at Happo-en, a grand events venue set in extensive gardens in Tokyo.

Mahlkönig’s Kyle Ramage is the 2017 United States Barista Champion

SEATTLE, U.S. – About 12,000 people attended last week-end SCA’s Global Specialty Coffee Expo. For the first time this year, the expo on Sunday was also open to coffee enthusiasts among the general public. The pros attending Friday could sit in classes on espresso and milk steaming fundamentals or introduction to sensory ...

Tim Hortons spills the beans on new latte coming to all Canadian locations

OAKVILLE, ON, Canada – Today, Tim Hortons announced its solution to a world of long-winded, overwhelming coffee orders - its new, perfectly uncomplicated latte. Tim Hortons Guests need only say "latte" to receive the new made-to-order specialty beverage that's one size, one price and the perfect balance of just two simple ingredients ...

Taiwan’s unique brand of coffee culture receives international recognition

TAIPEI, Taiwan -Taiwan’s coffee culture has become a touchstone for quality across the Strait. Several baristas in Shanghai said they are familiar with coffee industry techniques used in Taiwan and that they had received training from Taiwanese professionals. Coffee industry professionals in Taiwan have won top prizes in various world competitions.