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World Coffee Events (WCE) has released its updated rules and regulations for the 2019 World Barista Championship (WBC) and World Brewers Cup (WBrC).
The competitions will take place from 10 to 14 April at the Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston, United States. Due to the rapidly approaching date of the expo, WCE says the rules and regulations will be the same as the 2018 rules, with some very minor logistical clarifications. Read more
On 13 December, Cirrus Fine Coffee held a sustainable breakfast at its Port Melbourne roastery.
The breakfast brought together guests from the coffee industry, leading sustainability and urban farming organisations, journalists, and academics to discuss the potential for the coffee industry to make a positive contribution to greening our cities. Read more
Coffee machine manufacturer Evoca Group announced the relaunch of Gaggia Milano, presenting a new range of machines at an event celebrating the brand’s 80thanniversary.
The event was held at Palazzo Bovara in Milan, and retraced and celebrated Gaggia Milano’s history and role in the coffee industry. Read more
Henn na Café (Strange Café) in Tokyo, Japan, has established a fully automated production line, using a robot named Sawyer to serve freshly-brewed filter coffee and a Melitta Cafina XT4 for espresso-based drinks.
Travel group H.I.S. has opened the café in Shibuya Modi department store. If the test project proves successful, further Henn na Cafés will be opened across Japan. H.I.S. operates nine Henn na Hotels which employ similar technology. Read more
The 2018 Square Australia Coffee Report has revealed that, despite total sales decreasing from 43 to 33 per cent since 2016, the latte remains the country’s most popular coffee drink.
Now in its third year, the annual report from point-of-sale platform Square and the Specialty Coffee Association collects consumer data to identify trends in the Australian coffee industry. Read more
Equipment supplier Xtracted Espresso Solutions has announced the formation of a direct importing partnership with Seattle based espresso machine manufacturer Synesso.
This is the first time in 12 years that Synesso have opened its distribution channels in Australia. As the only independent importer and distributor of Synesso in Australia, Xtracted Espresso Solutions says it looks forward to having the machines available to a broader range of coffee roasters. Read more
The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is inviting coffee roasters from around the world to enter the 2019 Australian International Coffee Awards.
The awards, now in their seventh year, celebrate and promote excellence in coffee roasting in Australia and internationally. Read more
On 10 December, Grinders Coffee Roasters announced the formation of a partnership with the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA).
The partnership included naming-rights to the Grinders Coffee Solas Big Boat Challenge, which took place on 11 December in Sydney Harbour, and will see Grinders Coffee play a part in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race from 27 December. Participants will be able to sample the Melbourne-roasted coffee at Constitution Dock, Tasmania. Read more
Specialty coffee trader Mtc Group has announced that the coffee of producer Marselina Walu, from Flores, Indonesia has arrived in Australia.
Marselina is a farmer, Q Grader, Chair of the Kagho Masa Cooperative, and Mtc Quality Analysis Lab Manager. Read more
Registration is open for the 2019 Specialty Coffee Expo, taking place in Boston, United States from 11 to 14 April.
More than 500 exhibitors will attend the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)-hosted event, including roasters, grower groups, equipment manufacturers, and auxiliary suppliers. Read more