Once you stick your head down the rabbit hole that is coffee, it can be nearly impossible to satisfy that hunger for greater understanding and greater skill. At first coffee is a black mystery juice. Then it becomes a liquid with some variation between origins. Before long you’re tasting specific acids and adjusting the grind in such small increments that you cannot see the difference – but you can taste it. The rabbit hole goes deep.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of internet resources for coffee (including Coffee Brew Guides), but the follow have stuck out to me in significant ways, and have pushed me to new levels of coffee understanding and appreciation.
Perfect Daily Grind
This newcomer to specialty coffee online magazines has no shortage of incredible content. They include a wide range of topics in their writing and find contributors from all over the world.
Coffee Science: What’s Acidity
How does Altitude Affect Flavour Profile: 3 Must See Videos
Is Espresso & Tonic a Match Made in Heaven or Hell?
Coffee Marketing School
If you’ve ever wanted to start a coffee business, marketing is one of the skillsets you’ll have to learn. With thousands upon thousands of coffee companies out there, you can’t afford not to learn how to stand out, thrive at ecommerce, master email marketing, and beyond.
The Coffee Marketing Pyramid: An Industry Framework
These 16 Coffee Consultants Are Worth Their Weight In Beans
7 Coffee Ecommerce Marketing Strategies That Are 100% Free
Nobody does coffee industry and culture news like Sprudge. While the educational side of things may not be priority, their coverage of innovation and business in coffee culture is unmatched.
Coffee In Yemen: Past, Present And Future
An Interview With Sang Ho Park, Coffee Consultant
Denver: Purple Door Coffee, A Story Of Coffee & People
I Need Coffee
Being updated weekly since 1999, this blog is a treasure trove of coffee information. It may take some time to scroll through the hundreds of articles to find something you’re fascinated by, but it’s worth it!
Hacking Decaf – The Swiss Water Story
The Perfect Solution for Cold Brew Coffee On The Go
7 Easy Tricks to Make Your Coffee More Eco-Friendly
This online publication by the Specialty Coffee Association of America is face-to-face with the deep and dirty questions and news of the specialty coffee industry. This resource is definitely for the in-deep coffee professional or very-in-deep enthusiast.
Discover Ethiopia: A Portrait of a Coffee Producing Country
When Coffee Drinkers Don’t Share our Tastes
The Importance of Exercise: Palate Development
James Hoffmann, 2007 World Barista Champion and Director of Square Mile Coffee Roasters, has many years of coffee experience and is very well connected. By the way his articles are written, he is clearly a well-rounded coffee professional.
The Coffee Professional Beginners Guide
Maillard Reaction, Strecker Degredation and Caramelisation
Daily Coffee News
When it comes to raw, unbiased news in the specialty coffee industry, Daily Coffee News is where it’s at. The online publication of Roast Magazine, DCN’s articles are well-researched and well-reported.
Square Unveils Data Mined from Thousands of U.S. Cafés
At $3.48 Billion, Coffee Jumps to Second Place in U.S. Specialty Food Sales
Cincinnati Startup Roastery Alloy Coffee Forging Positive Change at Origin
The Coffee Compass
The experienced coffee professionals behind The Coffee Compass are not just skilled at slinging espresso, but also at writing compelling content. From gear reviews to industry news, these guys have the background and voice for approachable and informative content.
Gear Review: Huky 500 Coffee Roaster
These New Products Have the Coffee World Buzzing
Meet the Coffee Maker Baristas Dream About
I would love to hear about other well-rounded sources for continued coffee education. If you know of another source or a particular article that stands above the rest, drop a comment down below!