3 Reasons You Need A Thermapen

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In case you needed three reasons to get a thermapen here they are.[Continue Reading...]

Five Istanbul Coffee Shops Changing the Turkish Coffee Scene

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In Istanbul, a movement is reaching critical mass. A couple of years ago we were on hand at the opening of Çekirdek- a cafe that is widely considered the first third wave coffee shop in one of the world’s largest cities. Since then the number of craft-minded coffee shops has exploded. Here are five Istanbul coffee shops changing the Turkish coffee scene. [Continue Reading...]

Is this the Best Coffee Ice Cream of All Time?

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Jeni's + Intelligentsia = Best Ice Cream Ever? If there's one thing we possibly like more than coffee, it's ice cream. And as far as we're concerned Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams makes the best ice cream in the world. The Columbus-based company has … [Continue reading]

A Look Inside Kronotrop’s Roastery in Fresh Cup


Fresh Cup Magazine published my feature "Refining Istanbul's Coffee" today. The story looks inside Kronotrop's roastery, a coalition between Kronotrop founder Çağatay Gülabioğlu and renowned chef Mehmet Gürs. A lot of exciting things are happening in … [Continue reading]

4 Reasons You Should Own A Burr Coffee Grinder

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Burr coffee grinders aren't sexy, but they should be. In fact, your grinder is the most important piece of coffee brewing equipment you own. As a barista, I'm always a little surprised when a customer will brag about their $2,000 home espresso … [Continue reading]

Geyik Coffee Roastery & Cocktail Bar Makes Waves in Istanbul

Geyik Coffee

It's a quiet morning in Istanbul's Cihangir neighborhood, and Serkan Ipekli is tired. The 2013 Turkish Barista Champion is fighting an ear infection, but he's also experiencing the grueling pace of running what amounts to be a 24/7 business: Geyik … [Continue reading]