Barista Blog

Coffeeness is a blog about the fine art of the bean.


I’ve been writing about java since 2008 and love sharing my passion for a good brew with you. From its humble beginnings as a small blog about making coffee with a French press, Coffeeness has grown into the largest German website about joe. And that's all thanks to you!

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January 8, 2024

Laos Coffee: Is This Hidden Gem Asia’s Best Coffee?

Laos, in Southeast Asia may not be the first place you think about when you think about coffee. However, this country does have some pretty good specialty Laos coffee. In [...]

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January 8, 2024

How to Make the Perfect Espresso: An In-Depth Guide

I spend a lot of time reviewing espresso machines here at Coffeeness, but I've never written an article about making espresso. Perhaps that's because learning how to make the perfect [...]

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January 7, 2024

Coffee Brewing Methods: Is Making Coffee By Hand the Way to Go?

I’ve been making coffee full time for over 15 years – using espresso and super-automatic espresso machines or by hand. With the exception of espresso, I’ve consistently found that coffee [...]

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January 7, 2024

How to Steam Milk At Home: DIY Hacks

In this article, I'll show you how to steam milk at home without an espresso machine. You’ll gain some great DIY skills about how to froth milk without a frother [...]

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December 21, 2023

Coconut Milk Latte Recipe: Creamy, Velvety and Oh, So Delicious!

Coconut milk latte? Many of you may say, "No way, José!" While this coffee might seem counterintuitive, vegan java lovers will tell you it's a delightful coffee recipe! Coconut milk [...]

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December 15, 2023

How to Grow Coffee Beans: Surprisingly Easy Tips for Success!

If you’re an amateur gardener, coffee enthusiast or just curious about how to grow coffee beans, I’m here to tell you it’s possible! But hey, it’s not guaranteed that your [...]

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December 14, 2023

What Is Caturra Coffee? All About This Bourbon Varietal

Every bean has a story to tell in the vast, exciting world of coffee. One variety that stands out for its distinct flavor profile is Caturra coffee. This natural mutation [...]

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December 13, 2023

How to Brew Coffee: All You Need to Know in 2024

Another guide to filter coffee? No, the troubleshooting guide how to brew coffee! I show you what is really important with hand filter and coffee machine. [...]

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December 11, 2023

Best Coffee Beans on Amazon in 2024: My Top 8 Picks

I'll admit to having been in two minds about writing a guide to the best coffee beans on Amazon. I mean, I'm always encouraging you guys to buy freshly roasted [...]

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December 6, 2023

What Is Direct Trade Coffee? Why It Matters in Today’s Coffee Industry

Direct trade is a concept that has taken over the coffee industry. As a novel coffee-sourcing model, it deviates from traditional supply chain methods. More profits for coffee farmers, building [...]

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December 4, 2023

What Is Qahwa Coffee? Origins and Traditions Explained

Lesser-known coffee recipes from across the world have always fascinated me. One such brew, qahwa coffee, is a traditional Arabic delight and a particular favorite of mine.  Qahwa is a [...]

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November 25, 2023

5 Best Latte Cups in 2024: Our Top Picks for Latte Art

Seeing as more and more folks are discovering the joys of owning a home espresso machine, I figured it was high time for a guide to the best latte cups. [...]

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November 23, 2023

6 Best Glass Coffee Mugs in 2024: Sip in Style!

If you've been thinking about adding to your cup collection, this guide to the best glass coffee mugs is for you. As you might already know, glass is quickly becoming [...]

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November 5, 2023

Best SCA Certified Coffee Makers: Our Top Picks for 2024

Say goodbye to mediocre coffee and hello to coffee perfection with the ultimate SCA-certified coffee makers! To achieve the perfect morning brew, you'll need a high-quality drip coffee machine. This [...]

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October 23, 2023

Roasting Coffee At Home: A Complete Beginner’s Guide

In a world that seems constantly in a rush, one ritual transcends the daily grind – the art of brewing the perfect cup of joe. Still, more and more folks [...]