Merlo Coffee has announced it will open a new flagship store and roastery to be launched in Melbourne later this year.
“Though we supply cafés all over Victoria, we’ll set up our new Melbourne home in the inner city so that Merlo fans can drop in and see how it all happens,” says Chris Read, Merlo Coffee National Sales Manager.
The Brisbane-based, independently owned coffee operation has set its sights on more than doubling its Melbourne roasting for the local wholesale and retail market. Read more
Time is running out for Australian participants to apply for Coffee Masters – New York with applications closing 31 August.
Coffee Masters is a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary global barista tournamentwhich sees 16 top baristas from across the globe test their skills in six different challenges that emulate the busy working environment of a professional barista.
The competition will take place at the New York Coffee Festival, which will be held from 12 to 14 October. Read more
Vienesse coffee roaster Julius Meinl is expanding its cold drinks offerings with the launch of a new Cold Brew coffee range for hotels, restaurants and cafés globally.
“We’re incredibly proud to be launching our latest innovations,” says Christina Meinl, Julius Meinl’s Head of Innovation and Vice President of the global Specialty Coffee Association.
“Several years in planning – from the search for perfect coffee bean farm lots, to testing optimal brewing times and piloting the concept in select markets to gauge consumer reactions – our cold drinks offering has been a labour of love for the brand.” Read more
When the curtain was raised on the new Sanremo Opera machine at the Host Milan expo in October 2013, the audience was treated to a history-making performance.
“An opera represents lots of instruments put together to make a wonderful sound. And just like the great opera singers of Pavarotti and Plácido Domingo, we put together the best in the business, of baristas and engineers. Together their voices make an unbelievable sound too,” says Carlo de Sordi, Sales and Marketing Sanremo Italy.
Australian coffee farms have a vibrant history, and are experiencing a revival, with many roasters developing an appreciation for locally grown beans.
Ask many people in the industry where coffee was discovered and chances are they’ll tell you an intriguing story about Kaldi and the Ethiopian heritage. Ask where or when it was discovered in Australia and you’ll hear a number of different stories.