Fourth generation Lavazza family member Marco Lavazza has paid homage to Australia’s sophisticated coffee culture at the Australian Open, where the company is sponsoring the iconic tennis event for the fifth consecutive year. Read more
The Kerio Valley Project will showcase its Kenyan coffees during a cupping and information event at Clark St Coffee Roasters in Richmond on 4 February.
Abdy Mohamed of the project will also make a short presentation explaining the initiative and how it impacts roasters. Read more
Coffee cup recycling program Simply Cups has collected 10 million cups for recycling, after less than three years of operation.
Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management Trevor Evans recycled the ten millionth cup in Sydney, joined by the Managing Director of Closed Loop, Rob Pascoe, and CEO of 7-Eleven Australia, Angus McKay. Read more
A new study from the University of Oregon in the United States claims to have found the formula required to produce consistent espresso on 22 January 2020. Read more
Lavazza has partnered with Melbourne-based recycling company Reground to launch a new Australian Open based sustainability initiative on 23 January. Read more
Veneziano Coffee Roasters will partner with a range of businesses to host the Richmond 3121 Bushfire Relief Fundraiser in Melbourne on 30 January. Read more
Ona Coffee has made the switch to solar, powering its roastery and head office with renewable energy.
The solar panels, installed throughout 2019, were part of Ona Coffee’s long-term plan to reduce its carbon footprint and work towards more sustainable practice, says General Manager Tom Beaumont. Read more
Swiss company Farmer Connect and IBM have announced the release of a new mobile application called Thank My Farmer at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
The app will allow coffee drinkers to trace their coffee to understand its quality and origin, and even support the farmer who grew the beans. Read more
America-based dairy alternative supplier Califia Farms has completed a US$225 million (about $326 million) Series D financing led by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA).
Other investors in the financing include Singaporean investment company Temasek, Canada-based Claridge, Hong Kong’s Green Monday Ventures, and a Latin America based family with significant interests in coffee and consumer products. Read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) has opened additional spots in the ASCA 2020 Monin Australian Coffee in Good Spirits (CIGS) Championship.
Entries close 24 January. The ASCA 2020 Monin Australian CIGS Championship will be held during the ASCA Condesa Co Lab 2020 Australian Coffee Championships at Tasting Australia in Adelaide form 27 to 30 March. Read more