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About United Baristas

United Baristas is a digital platform for the coffee industry.

United Baristas Services connect the coffee community to perform tasks such as recruitment, equipment procurement and maintenance.

Our extensive industry contacts and experience give us deep insight into issues, trends and the future of the industry.

We also publish articles on topics including: the industry’s viability, growth and prospects; sustainability challenges; and working life in coffee. We have specialisms on coffee’s carbon footprint, coffee shop viability, recruitment and coffee pricing.

United Baristas is open to all coffee people and businesses, but we specialise in the specialty, artisan and independent segments of the market.

United Baristas is growing quickly, doubling in size each year since its inception in 2015.

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The coffee scene in the UK is now better than Australia and New Zealand, who were traditionally the trailblazers

in The Evening Standard

Coffee shops actually exploded after the financial downturn. All of a sudden, landlords were forced to consider propositions they wouldn’t have done before because of a lack of demand. At the same time, a lot of companies downsized their office space and lost meeting rooms so it became more acceptable to leave the office during the day for a meeting in a coffee shop.

in The Grocer

Coffee has a ‘high intensity’ carbon footprint, and over 50 per cent of the total CO2 emissions from crop to cup occur from activity inside the coffee shop.

in Boughton’s Coffee House

London coffee expert Tim Ridley tells City AM that most takeaway places have shut down thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic … but …“Home brewing equipment is also doing well,” he tells us, as previously time-poor commuters get used to the perhaps slightly more relaxed rhythms of home working.  

in City AM

These processes are very energy intensive and that’s why they are the greatest components of a cup of coffee’s carbon footprint

in 5th Wave

The first thing you need to understand is that caffeine doesn’t directly stimulate you. Rather it prevents a molecule called adenosine from slowing down your mind and body by blocking the adenosine receptor in your brain.

on BBC Radio

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