The Palaszczuk Government has introduced legislation to ban single-use plastics in Queensland, starting with straws, stirrers, cutlery, and plates. Read more
Cafés and coffee roasters in Victoria are allowed to continue operations under Stage 4 restrictions, which came into effect from 11:59pm on 5 August.
Cafés, restaurants, pubs, taverns, and bars, as well as “food and beverage product manufacturing” businesses are among the Permitted Work Premises that may operate with on-site operations. Read more
After five hours and 1840 bids, the 17th El Salvador Cup of Excellence auction set an all-time-high average price per pound record of US$23.53 for the country.
This new high beat the previous record of US$13.65 per pound, set in 2017. Read more
In July 2020, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) composite indicator increased by 4.7 per cent to an average of 103.66 US cents per pound, following three months of declining coffee prices. Read more
The 2020 Guatemala Cup of Excellence set new all-time highs for average price per pound and top price in the country’s competition. Read more
World Coffee Events (WCE) and the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) have announced the cancellation of the 2020 World Coffee Championships due to the impact of pandemic-related international visa and travel restrictions. Read more
Coffee trader Minas Hill will host an Instagram Live with Brazilian coffee producer Pedro Gabarra at 7pm on 30 July.
Pedro owns Santo Antonio, Vertentes, and Pinhal, the latter of which was named the most sustainable farm in Brazil for 2019 by Globo Rural, a respected agricultural publication. Read more
Each August during Fairtrade Fortnight, Fairtrade celebrates the positive mark that is made on families and communities when products carrying the Fairtrade Mark are created and purchased. Read more
The New South Wales and Queensland based not-for-profit organisation, Women in Hospitality (WOHO) is launching the second round of its mentor program, and is inviting industry professionals to its virtual launch event to mark the occasion. Read more