Caffeine – Volume 31


Caffeine is a magazine championing independent and speciality coffee in the UK and abroad. Riding the “third wave” of the coffee industry, we aim to entertain and inform our readers about their daily cup of Joe. Be it espresso, filter, V60, syphon or humble French press (aka the cafetière), we want to make your home coffee experience as good as the one in your favourite coffee shop, and to share news, views and developments on the coffee scene.

The issues of gender and equality are very much in the news at the moment, we take a look at the important role of women in coffee production. Also in this issue, roasters Anabelle de Gersigny and Matt Wade take us on a coffee tour of the Middle East, looking at both its history and the recent rise of speciality coffee in many areas. How do you feel about the proposed latte levy? We share Caffeine’s viewpoint on this controversial topic and put out a call for those concerned to make their voices heard. Have you ever thought about a career in coffee? Several leading coffee professionals had jobs in other disciplines before embarking on their current paths. We talk to eight leading industry players and ask them about their lives before the bean. Brian Williams and Amelia Hallsworth visit Portsmouth to explore its blossoming coffee scene and finally we fire our questions at Robert Peston, ITV News’ political editor.

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