The Bali-based Expat Roasters, owned by Australia’s Shae Mcnamara, has expanded its roasting operations from Indonesia to Australia.
Established in Bali in 2016, Expat Roasters is a specialty coffee producer working closely with local Indonesian farmers and producers to source the finest quality local product. Expat Roasters wholesales its specialty coffee across the Indonesian café market and other parts of Asia. Read more
Barista Group Co Specialty coffee products is the exclusive Australian and New Zealand distributor of grinding tool manufacturer SSP Grinding Solutions.
Family owned and operated since 1991, SSP Grinding Solutions began as one of the early manufacturers of grinding tools in South Korea. Barista Group calls them leaders in offering high quality cutting and specialty tools. Read more
Ona Coffee Melbourne, the long-anticipated flagship store of the specialty coffee roaster, is officially opening its doors on Thursday, 11 June.
Having delayed its opening by several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ona Coffee Melbourne at 22 Ovens Street, Brunswick will offer both dine-in service and takeaway, beginning with a maximum of 20 patrons inside and adhering to social distancing guidelines. Read more
The International Coffee Organization (ICO) composite indicator decreased by 4.1 per cent to an average of 104.45 US cents per pound in May 2020. This marks the second consecutive month of decrease.
The daily price of the ICO composite indicator reached a high of 107.29 US cents per pound on 11 May, and then declined over the next two weeks reaching a low of 98.68 US cents per pound on 29 May. Expectations of a larger output from Brazil’s 2020/21 crop, the harvesting of which is underway, and ongoing bearish expectations for demand put downward pressure on prices in May. Read more
Global coffee demand is expected to drop by one million 60-kilogram bags this year, with consumption impacted by the effects of COVID-19, according to the latest Coffee Outlook report from agribusiness specialist Rabobank.
In its Q2 2020 Coffee Outlook – Harvest Time, Rabobank estimates global coffee consumption to decline by 0.8 per cent to 164.1 million bags in 2020. Read more
Coffee machine importer and service provider Service Sphere has launched an online platform to unite Australian coffee roasters in a one-stop-shop for consumers to purchase their coffee products.
“Retail coffee sales are on the rise, opening a whole new opportunity for roasters to reach consumers who still demand top-quality coffee while isolating and working from home,” says Maurizio Marcocci, Managing Director at Service Sphere. Read more