Tokyo’s Weirdest Cafés and Coffee Shops

tokyos weirdest cafes

Tokyo has all kinds of unusual places and is known for the sparkling night lights, highly advanced railroads, all kinds of stores, delicious food, and last but not least all kinds of weird and crazy cafes/restaurants. Because of all this exciting stuff in Tokyo, they get tons of tourists. But I’m betting most of these … [Read more…]

Barista FAQ with Liam Eales of Happy Goat Coffee, Ottawa

liam eales barista happy goat coffee in ottawa

Today we chat with our friend Liam Eales, barista extraordinaire from Happy Goat Coffee in Ottawa, Ontario. We asked Liam many of the common questions people have about being a barista that we’ve heard.  With further delay, grab your coffee and let’s get into the interview! How long have you been a barista at Happy … [Read more…]

World Barista Championship – Great Coffee Wins

Each year, baristas from around the world gather at the World Barista Championship. In 2018, it was held in Amsterdam. This was an action-packed 4 days in June filled with competition and great coffee. Competitors for the World Barista Championship 2018 The competitors every year have completed and won other coffee events. The National Championships … [Read more…]

Detour Coffee Roasters – Experimentation and Enhancement in Burlington, Ontario

When you love coffee as much as we do, finding the good stuff becomes a quest, and you just never know where you’re going to find your next cup of truly great coffee. Detour Coffee Roasters, a specialty coffee roasterie and purveyor of many quality beans, based out of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, is a company … [Read more…]

Friends of Coffee – The Specialty Coffee Association

The Specialty Coffee Association or (SCA) is an association of coffee professionals whose mission is to engage and inspire the specialty coffee trade around the globe. They’re a non-profit organization that provides education and research for those in the industry. As people who absolutely love everything about coffee, we wanted to focus on some of … [Read more…]

Friends of Coffee – The National Coffee Association

Here at Know Your Grinder, we’re always looking out for the people and organizations on this earth who love coffee as much as we do, and who do their part to make the world a more coffee-friendly place. So, today, we decided to feature a very obvious choice when it comes to furthering the mission of quality … [Read more…]

Flaming Blue Spanish Coffee Made in Bucerias Mexico

Spanish coffee in Mexico

A Short History Lesson on Spanish Coffee Coffee was discovered in Ethiopia in the north eastern part of Africa about a thousand years back. By the early 1600’s, coffee make its appearance in Europe.  Coffee houses were places where friends would gather and chat about life over a hot cup of coffee. Coffee became very popular … [Read more…]

The Strangest, Weirdest, and Downright Oddest Coffee That People Actually Drink


There are (rare) occasions when the same old cup of coffee just doesn’t cut it. You might try changing switching from an Aeropress to a French press to a traditional drip coffee maker in an attempt to change the taste. But, at the end of the cup, it just doesn’t cut it. Lucky for your … [Read more…]