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For the Love of Coffee: Influencers that are Shaping the Caffeine Game

For the Love of Coffee: Influencers that are Shaping the Caffeine Game

If you're into coffee, here are the experts and influencers you should be following. We've got a bunch of go-to sites and social accounts that we love; here's just a few from our very long list of favourites, in no particular order, of course:

  • Sprudge

    Based in Portland, Oregon, Sprudge is a global hub of coffee culture and original journalism. You'll find up to the minute industry news and reviews as well as coffee-focused podcasts and our favourite section, the Sprudge guide to coffee shops around the world.

    Sprudge Website Sprudge Website

  • Roast Magazine

    With readers from roasters to retailers, Roast Magazine covers the art, science and business of coffee. It's the place for deep dives into the world's coffee-growing regions and the latest industry news.

    Roast Magazine on Facebook Roast Magazine on Facebook
    Roast Magazine on Instagram Roast Magazine on Instagram

  • James Hoffman

    If you fancy yourself as a bit coffee expert, we have consistently found Former World Barista Champion James Hoffmann always has info to enlighten you in his understated British style. He's a delight!

    James Hoffman on YouTube James Hoffman on YouTube
    James Hoffman on Instagram James Hoffman on Instagram

  • Vancouver Coffee Snob

    As proclaimed by the author, Vancouver Coffee Snob presents "coffee reviews from someone who has no business reviewing coffee." Highly recommended for comprehensive info on coffee and local coffee shops.

    Vancouver Coffee Snob on Facebook Vancouver Coffee Snob on Facebook
    Vancouver Coffee Snob on Facebook Vancouver Coffee Snob on Instagram
    Vancouver Coffee Snob Website Vancouver Coffee Snob Website

  • Home Barista

    Questions? Discussions? Then Home Barista is the site for you. Whatever your query, you'll find the answer on one of their many discussion forums.

    Home Barista Website Home Barista Website

  • Scott Rao

    Scott Rao has worked in the coffee industry around the world. He's a former café owner turned author and coffee industry consultant to roasters and baristas. He's always on the road, so appropriately, his handle is @Whereisscottrao.

    Scott Rao on Instagram Scott Rao on Instagram

  • Perfect Daily Grind

    Perfect Daily Grind prides itself on being the go-to site for specialty coffee news. It delivers excellent content for professionals in the trade and home-baristas too.

    Perfect Daily Grind Website Perfect Daily Grind Website
    Perfect Daily Grind on Instagram Perfect Daily Grind on Instagram

Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow to Inspire Your Inner Barista

Instagram has over 142 million posts tagged #coffee, followed closely behind by #espresso, so if you need some latte art inspiration, with a side of perfect pour-overs, here are some of our fave accounts:

  • Instagram: @junichi_yamaguchi @junichi_yamaguchi is a latte art world champion and café owner in Kyoto, Japan.
  • Instagram: @coffeestation_latteart @coffeestation_latteart - You'll see mind-blowing demonstrations of latte art posts from this Israeli coffee shop entrepreneur.
  • Instagram: @jimseven @jimseven is the previously mentioned James Hoffmann's Insta account where he posts demonstration videos and coffee gear reviews.

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There are so many more, but this is a blog, not a novel! We would love to hear what your favourite accounts are. Drop us a note and follow us at:

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