Host Milano smart label

Coffee well repped in Host Milano Smart Label 2019 award

Host Milano and Poli.Design have awarded 56 companies under three categories with the 2019 Smart Label 2019. Smart Label recognises innovative content, products that change the directions of conventional trends, and those which stand out for their eco-sustainability.

Juror Shujoy Chakraborty commented on the strong presence of the coffee industry in the awards. Read more

Minas Hill Sydney

Minas Hill to host cupping of COE winner in Sydney

Green bean importer Minas Hill will highlight the best of Brazilian coffee in Sydney events on 25 and 26 September.

The first Brazil Showcase on 25 September at Stranger’s Room of Parliament of New South Wales will give Brazilian companies a platform to present their products and services, with a focus on sustainability. The showcase will feature Brazilian entrepreneurs based in Australia, who will reveal how their companies are stimulating the Australian economy. Read more

Aida Batlle Rachel Peterson

Award-winning producers Aida Batlle and Rachel Peterson to tour Australia

Renowned coffee producers Aida Batlle of El Salvador and Rachel Peterson of Panama are teaming up for a first of-its-kind collaborative tour to promote some of the most sought-after coffees in the world.

Rachel and Aida will visit Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne for four events. Each will include a panel discussion, a question-and-answer session, coffee tastings and a meet and greet, where guests will be treated to cocktails featuring cascara from Aida and Rachel’s farms. Read more

Nomad Coffee Group releases sustainability report

Nomad Coffee Group (NCG) has released details of its Sustainable Coffee Program (SCP) in its 2018 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

Through the SCP, which has been operating since 2010, NCG pays premium prices for its green coffee, rather than trading on the traditional C Market. By 2023, its goal is to purchase all of its coffee via the SCP. Read more

Starbucks Chinese reserve

Starbucks opens flagship Chinese reserve in preserved heritage site

Starbucks has unveiled its flagship Chinese Reserve store in Tianjin. Located in Riverside 66, a Renaissance-style building constructed in 1921, Starbucks says the store reimagines the nearly century-old heritage site.

“Over the past 20 years in China, Starbucks has constantly pushed to innovate and reimagine the Third Place experience, to bring people and communities closer together,” says Leo Tsoi, Senior Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer and President, Starbucks China – Retail. Read more

Bluestone Lane iced coffee

Bluestone Lane brings Australian iced coffee to the US

American coffee chain Bluestone Lane, owned by Australian Nick Stone has launched a new ready-to-drink (RTD) iced coffee and cold brew line.

Since opening its first café in New York City in 2013, Bluestone Lane has grown to 45 coffee shop and café locations across seven markets. With the launch of its Australian Iced Coffee and Cold Brew with a Dash product lines, Bluestone Lane says it will now reach consumers United States-wide. Read more

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