Development scholarships open for women leaders

Scholarship opportunities are available for women in the hospitality sector to access up to $8000 in scholarship funding.

The initiative is part of a nationwide push to support and elevate women leaders throughout the hospitality sector.  Read more

Jura Australia to support Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea

Jura Australia has announced its partnership of Cancer Council and its iconic charity event – Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

Jura Australia’s George Liakatos says the idea to align with Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea was inspired by the company’s shared goals of bringing people together and raising funds for worthy causes.  Read more

Australia makes World Coffee Championship Finals

Sensory Lab’s Ben Morrow and Grinders Coffee’s Shae Macnamara have both made the finals of their respective coffee championship events in Shanghai, China.

Ben will represent Australia in the Final Round of the World Latte Art Championship (WLAC) on 1 April, after passing the Art Bar round with his Hungry Hummingbird design, and then the preliminary round. Read more

ASCA acknowledges Melissa Caia and Lucy Ward with Eleonora Genovese Awards

Melissa Caia and Lucy Ward are the first recipients of the Australian Specialty Coffee Association’s (ASCA) Eleonora Genovese Coffee Women Awards.

In conjunction with the Genovese family, ASCA introduced the Eleonora Genovese Coffee Woman of the Year, and Rising Star Award, to honour the legacy of Eleonora and recognise the women following in her footsteps. Read more

Australian International Coffee Awards crowns new champions

Bean!Roasters by Cosmorex has been awarded Champion Australian Roaster at the 2016 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA).

The family-operated business has put Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, in the spotlight once again as a coffee powerhouse. First, with Sasa Sestic of Ona Coffee winning the World Barista Championship in 2015, and now with Bean!Roasters taking the top Australian Roaster award at the AICA. Read more

Kalita Brew Bar range

Coffee Parts is now distributing the Kalita brew bar range, which is used by top specialty cafés around the world and in professional brewing competitions.

Kalita is a Japanese-based company that specialises in producing coffee brewing equipment. Read more

Lavazza brings coffee caviar to the catwalk

Visitors to this year’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) will be treated to the industry’s latest fashion styles, and coffee trends.

Lavazza is the official coffee partner of VAMFF 2016, running from 7 – 13 March. Read more