The 4th wave! Are we there yet? – Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood

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This week we are serving you another side of awesome with our newest coffee professional that took time to talk to us about his newest projects and give us their take on the 4th wave.

His name is Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood and has recently released a book called Water for Coffee, alongside Christopher H Hendon (computational chemist).

I first heard of Maxwell’s coffee mad skills while I was a young barista, around 4-5 years ago, when the famous Colonna and Small’s, was just opening, it was the Mecca of coffee shops to every aspiring barista.

This feature was designed to approach the coffee professional that lead this industry and inspire us to become better and more knowledgeable. I also felt the need to gather several leading opinions to create a better understanding of where the industry is and it’s heading.

So here is Maxwell’s take on the 4th wave. Continue reading

The 4th wave! Are we there yet? – Matt Perger


The specialty coffee world is ever changing and is evolving at a fast pace.To give us a better understanding of where it is heading, I have enlisted the help of some of the most awesome coffee professionals to tell us about their current projects and give us their take on what the 4th wave of coffee might be. Matt Perger, Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood and Tim Wendelboe will be featured in the first part of our weekly journey into their specialty coffee worlds, fueled by knowledge, innovation, ambition and perseverance.


First one up will be the amazing MATT PERGER. You might have heard of him, he is really good at making coffee really small and has changed the way we brew espressos. Continue reading