In this issue we continue to explore our industry’s fascinating past while peering into the future, and as always embrace the science of all things coffee.
We preview a significant SCA research paper on freshness and degassing, always seeking to layer fact against the myriad of opinions on the importance of freshness and impact in the cup.
We welcome the excellent Jonathon Morris as he shares a fascinating insight into the history of design in coffee, with particular emphasis on equipment in the Middle East, a region steeped in centuries of coffee consumption.
Using tea as a lens, Selena Ahmed opens the oft-forgotten sustainability question – what are the effects of extreme climate change?
And in our Destinations column, we enjoy an insight into Guangzhou, China, where the SCA held the sixth World Coffee Roasting Championship in December 2017.
As always, if you have a story to tell, we’d love to hear from you. You can submit your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
President, Specialty Coffee Association
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