Entries open for Australian International Coffee Awards

The Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) has invited the world’s best coffee roasters to benchmark their products at its 2020 program.

Conducted annually by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the awards, now in their eighth year, celebrate and promote coffee roasting excellence in Australia and internationally. Read more

#ASCATop12

#ASCATop12 reveals nation’s top ranked baristas

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) has ranked Hugh Kelly of Ona Coffee the top barista in Australia according to its 2020 #ASCAtop12 list.

The announcement was made on 6 December following the completion of all regional competitions, and a comparison of scores across the country. Read more

2020 Australian Coffee Championships

ASCA announces location of 2020 Australian Coffee Championships

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Condesa Co Lab 2020 Australian Coffee Championships will take place at Tasting Australia in Adelaide from 27 to 30 March.

The event will include the Vitasoy Barista Championship, Pauls Professional Latte Art Championship, Brewers Cup, TCX Cup Tasters Championship, Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, AMC Coffee Roasting Championship preliminary tasting, and Monin Coffee Chain Challenge. Read more

International coffee prices

International coffee prices rally to 12-month high

November 2019 marked the first time in the last 12 months that international coffee prices consistently stayed over 100 US cents per pound, according to the International Coffee Organization (ICO) Composite Indicator.

The monthly average of the indicator rose 10.1 per cent to 107.23 US cents per pound amid expectations of a global deficit in coffee year 2019/20, estimated at 502,000 bags. Read more

Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand trials edible coffee cups to reduce waste

Air New Zealand has begun trialling edible coffee cups with customers in the air and on the ground as it explores new ways to meet its sustainability challenges.

Air New Zealand Senior Manager Customer Experience Niki Chave says that while the airline’s current cups are compostable, the ultimate goal would be to remove these totally from landfills. Read more

#ASCATop12

ASCA to announce #ASCATop12 on Friday

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) will livestream the announcement of the much-awaited 2020 #ASCATop12 on its Facebook and Instagram platforms on Friday 6 November. Read more

world coffee roasting championship

Russia reclaims World Coffee Roasting Championship trophy

Arseny Kuznetov of Traveler’s Coffee in Russia has won the 2019 World Coffee Roasting Championship, held at the Taiwan International Coffee Show in November.

Bogdan Georgescu of Coffeeville Roastery in Romania placed second, and Mateusz Karczweski of Audun Coffee – Norwegian Roast in Poland placed third. Read more

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