Australian International Coffee Awards

Judging begins for 2019 Australian International Coffee Awards

More than 800 coffees from 151 Australian and international roasters have been submitted in the 2019 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA).

Judging for the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) competition began on 20 March at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Conducted annually, AICA sees a panel of industry experts congregate, recognising the smoothest, frothiest and most refined local and international coffees. The panel includes roasters, green bean buyers, trainers and educators working in coffee. Read more

Ona Coffee subscription

Ona Coffee launches subscription service

Ona Coffee has announced the launch of a coffee subscription service, delivering different coffees throughout Australia on a fortnightly basis.

The service was launched in mid-March and is integrated into the Ona Coffee website as part of the online store. Read more

MICE2020 exhibition space

MICE2020 exhibition space selling fast

The 2020 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) is filling up fast, with more than 40 per cent of exhibition space sold just one month after MICE2019.

Now in its ninth edition, MICE2020 will be held at the Melbourne International Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) from 4 to 7 May. Read more

Industry Beans

Industry Beans opens first Sydney café

Industry Beans has opened its first location outside of Melbourne on York Street in the Sydney CBD.

The coffee roaster says Industry Beans York St. brings together state of the art coffee equipment, considered architecture and responsive design, building upon what customers know and love about the company. Read more

Minas Hill Sydney

Minas Hill Coffee expands to Sydney

In April 2019, Minas Hill Coffee will inaugurate a site in Sydney, New South Wales, increasing the Brazilian coffee trader’s presence in the city.

“The time has come to Minas Hill Coffee get closer to Sydney coffee roasters,” Founder Marcelo Brussi says. Read more

Ever Meister

Book tickets to see Ever Meister at Knowledge Talks

Ever Meister, Managing Editor of Cafe Imports, will present at Toby’s Estate Knowledge Talks from 27 March to 2 April in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.

Meister will present on traceability within the specialty coffee industry – what it means, how it happens, why it matters, what’s so tough about it, and what the future looks like. Read more

New Zealand Coffee in Good Spirits Championship

NZSCA announces first New Zealand Coffee in Good Spirits Championship

The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) will hold the inaugural New Zealand Coffee in Good Spirits (CIGS) Championship on 4 May, 2019.

CIGS presents baristas and mixologists with the opportunity to create beverages that combine coffee and spirits in a competition format. Read more

world giraffe day

Stick your neck out for World Giraffe Day

The Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) has launched its Coffee for Giraffes initiative, ahead of World Giraffe Day on 21 June.

Cafés are invited to stencil giraffe patterns on their cappuccinos throughout June, to create awareness about the plight of the giraffe, whose numbers have plummeted in recent years. Read more

Easter egg coffee blend

Ona Coffee launches Easter Egg coffee blend

Ona Coffee has announced the release of a limited-edition Easter Egg coffee blend for the upcoming Easter holidays.

This special blend has been created using a mixture of single origin coffees from Africa, India, and Papua New Guinea. Read more

Australian International Coffee Awards

Baristas wanted for Australian International Coffee Awards

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is seeking coffee specialists to help prepare coffee for judging in the 2019 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA).

Calibration will be held on 19 March with judging to take place from 20 to 22 March at the Melbourne Showgrounds in Flemington, Victoria. Read more