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Pour Over's Future, Nordic Coffee Fest, and Young People in Coffee

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Christopher C. Oct 23, 2023
  • What's the future for pour over coffee?

    By Thomas Wensma for Perfect Daily Grind

    “In recent years, we have seen some major changes in how coffee shops and competitors prepare pour overs - largely with an overarching focus on controlling as many extraction variables as possible. In line with this, a much wider range of manual and automatic pour over brewers are now available - with some models designed to impact brewing variables in different ways. So it's clear that pour over coffee is changing. But what might the future hold?”

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  • Nordic Coffee Fest: A Sustainable Celebration of Nordic Coffee Culture

    By Vasileia Fanarioti for Barista Magazine Online

    “The Nordics will soon see the arrival of a brand-new coffee festival: Nordic Coffee Fest is set to take place February 24-25, 2024, at Gothenburg, Sweden's waterfront venue, Eriksbergshallen. The event—which aims to become the largest and most sustainable coffee festival in the world—will offer a variety of activities, including tastings, lectures, master classes, and competitions. Nordic Coffee Fest is organized by Ordna Event Agency, a creative event and marketing firm known for producing events within the coffee industry, including The Barista League, an international barista competition that promotes accessibility and community.”

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  • How young coffee consumers are changing the industry

    By Jordan Montogomery for newGround

    “For many years, specialty coffee charted its own course - not indifferent to the preferences of its consumers, but sure of its path. However, a certain demographic is emerging that's becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. Gen Z and young millennials have a purchasing power valued at over $360 billion globally. Looking at recent changes in the specialty coffee sector, it is clear to see that many businesses are responding to this. Of course, the impact of young coffee consumers on the industry varies across different markets. For instance, the younger generation's preference for convenience is driving substantial changes within the industry, but the nature of these changes differs from region to region.”

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