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Morgan Eckroth Interview, Latte Art, and Laurina Coffee

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A barista expertly pouring latte art in a cafe.
Christopher C. Apr 25, 2022
  • 2022 US Barista Champion Morgan Eckroth: The Sprudge Interview

    By Zac Cadwalader for Sprudge

    “There is no greater ambassador for specialty coffee here in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Twenty-Two than Morgan Eckroth (she/they). With nearly 7 million combined followers across TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram as @morgandrinkscoffee, the Oregon-based coffee professional brings specialty coffee into the homes of people who may not otherwise seek it out.”

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  • Exploring Sicilian coffee production

    By Ana Pipunic for Perfect Daily Grind

    “Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with a typical Mediterranean climate of mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. The island’s proximity to Africa can result in higher temperatures than most areas of Italy – making it more suitable for growing coffee.”

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  • Coffee is not just a drug to make us good worker bees. It’s a pleasure.

    By Tim Carman for The Washington Post

    ‘“Sorry, I haven’t had my coffee yet” is the standard-issue excuse, as if the drink’s sole purpose were to make us complete, fully functional humans. My issue with our current relationship with coffee is that it aligns too neatly with the people who have, over the decades, viewed us, the worker bees, mostly through the lens of our ability to produce.”

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  • What is Laurina coffee?

    By Jackson Booth for Perfect Daily Grind

    “Around the world, many consumers prefer to drink coffee which contains less caffeine. For some, it’s essential. Typically, people looking to minimise their caffeine intake opt for decaf coffee, where most of the caffeine is removed. Decaffeination usually involves soaking green beans in water, before passing them through several filters to remove the caffeine. But what about coffee varieties that are naturally low in caffeine? Laurina is one of the most prominent low-caf coffees in the world.”

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  • What Is Latte Art?

    By Liz Clayton for Sprudge

    “The most popular style of latte art among coffee aficionados and specialty shops is free-pour latte art, which is a pattern intentionally poured into the coffee by using milk (or a milk substitute) steamed into compact bubbles. The milk is then poured into the coffee with careful movements—angle and height matter here—to create the desired pattern, such as a rosetta, tulip, or heart.”

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