Ziggy Varamulia of Arlo has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Vitasoy Western Region Barista Championship. Read more
La Marzocco’s Crush the Rush competition is coming to Australia with Sydney and Melbourne each hosting the event on 21 and 28 November respectively. Read more
The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association has announced the schedule for its upcoming 2020 championship season. Read more
The Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Chicago, United States, opened its doors to the public on 15 November.
Located on North Michigan Avenue and Erie Street on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the opening of the Reserve Roastery marks Starbucks’ sixth globally and third in the US. The Chicago roastery joins locations in Seattle, Shanghai, Milan, New York and Tokyo. Read more
Milklab has been announced as the café lounge sponsor for the Business Chicks 9 to Thrive Summit in Melbourne.
The one-day career development conference brings together international and local speakers, and provides leadership insights, networking, and highly curated workshop sessions from Facebook, Google and Amazon. Read more
Locale Coffee Roasters and Genovese Coffee will collaborate to host the Mazzer ZM Filter Cup competition in Melbourne on 14 November. Read more
Compostable packaging manufacturer BioPak has officially declared a climate emergency and is pledging to take immediate action on climate change. Read more
Professor Christopher Hendon wraps up the 15th instalment of Toby’s Estate’s Knowledge Talk in Sydney on 12 November, where he discussed chemical and physical considerations in the production of coffee.
Christopher currently works at the University of Oregon, which has nicknamed him Dr. Coffee, though his professional relationship with coffee actually began while studying at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. Read more
Melburnians will be able sit and reflect on the legacy of Sisto Malaspina at a permanent memorial that will be installed outside his Pellegrini’s café and restaurant early next year.
Lord Mayor Sally Capp says the City of Melbourne has designed a memorial table and plaque honouring Sisto as a fitting tribute to one of the pioneers of Melbourne’s café culture. Read more
From 18 to 22 October, HostMilano 2019 saw more than 200,000 visitors pass through its doors. This marks a 7 per cent jump in attendance compared to the event’s last edition in 2017. Read more