Useful Industry Links


How-To Videos


See our beverage tutorial videos on Youtube to learn how to make boba, tea, smoothies, and slushes.




Beverage Community


Barista Exchange: a networking site for baristas, coffee enthusiasts, roasters, farmers and coffee shop owners.




Coffee Information


Beyond The Bean: a site devoted to containing everything you need to know to run a successful and vibrant coffee bar operation – everything, that is, except coffee beans and coffee machines.


Coffee Geek: a community of coffee and espresso lovers that offers opinions, consumer & CoffeeGeek reviews, guides & how to, and forums.


Coffee Review: the world's leading coffee buying guide aimed at entertaining and educating coffee drinkers, the coffee trade, and food service professionals with a credible and easy-to-use coffee guide based on objective reviews from industry experts.


Coffee Universe: this site contains coffee information and resources.  Whether you are a specialty coffee professional, a new start-up business, a barista or simply passionate about coffee, Coffee Universe has what you are looking for.


Home Barista: a guide to exceptional espresso through detailed reviews of coffee and espresso equipment, how-to, and discussions.




Non-Profit


Association for Science and Information on Coffee: the only independent organization devoted to facilitating the exchange and dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge on coffee.


Coffee Kids: a non-profit organization that helps coffee-farming families improve the quality of their lives. Coffee Kids offers assistance in health care, education, micro-credit and community-based projects.


Coffee Quality Institute: a non-profit organization working internationally to improve coffee quality and the lives of the people who produce it.


International Women's Coffee Alliance: a non-profit organization of women and men in the coffee industry, working together to achieve "women empowerment in the international coffee community to achieve meaningful and sustainable lives; and to encourage and recognize the participation of women in all aspects of the coffee industry."




Trade Association


American Beverage Association : the American Beverage Association is a trade association for America's non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry.


Cup of Excellence: the most esteemed award given for top coffees. The awards come from a strict competition that selects the very best coffee produced in that country for that particular year.


National Coffee Association of USA, Inc.: the National Coffee Association of USA, Inc. is a trade association representing the entire coffee industry in the United States.


Roasters Guild: a trade guild of the Specialty Coffee Association of America consisting of specialty roasters dedicated to the craft of roasting quality coffee.


Specialty Coffee American Association: the trade associated for specialty coffee setting the industry's standards for growing, roasting, brewing.


World Barista Championship: the World Barista Championship is comprised of members of the Specialty Coffee Association of America and the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe. The company is non-profit and promotes the growth, excellence, and recognition in the Barista profession.




Tradeshow


Coffee Fest: Coffee Fest is a complete industry wide tradeshow that features educational programs, Free-Pour Lattee Art Competition, new product show case, opening night reception and networking opportunities.


Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show: this tradeshow features learning opportunities to enhance your business by staying on top of the latest trends.


Tea & Coffee World Cup Exhibition : this exhibition is the ideal place for networking, conducting business, checking out the neest industry trends, machinery and more. Also host educational symposiums and workshops.


Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo: a complete learning experience featuring new products, tricks of the trade, foodservices education and practical solutions.


World Tea Expo: the expo showcases new products, latest innovations, cutting edge education for a community of tea professional, merchandisers, researchers, developers and entrepreneurs.




Miscellaneous


The American Barista & Coffee School: the premier professional school in the US devoted to domestic and international specialty coffee business education and hands-on barista training.


Drinks Business Review: providing the latest in beverage news and research.