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Lavazza shares commitment to reforestation in Ethiopia and Peru

On Earth Day, 22 April, the Lavazza Group showcased some of the most significant sustainability projects that its Foundation is developing in the field of reforestation.

Lavazza says this is a central issue in the lives of every species on this planet, given the global necessity for urgent action by all parties involved, especially those whose core business, coffee, is rooted in the land. Read more

Hospitality leaders call for Australians to #EatAloneTogether

Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA), in partnership with Entertainment and several high-profile food industry personalities, has issued a call to action campaign for all Australians to unite and support their local cafés, restaurants, eateries, and artisan food producers that have been greatly affected by COVID-19 restrictions.

The campaign, driven by the hashtag #EatAloneTogether, calls on all Australians to continue to order takeaway or delivery meals from their favourite local eateries. Read more

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Face masks made of coffee produced in Vietnam

Vietnamese company ShoeX has launched AirX, the world’s first face masks made from Vietnamese coffee, which is antibacterial, reusable and biodegradable.

“AirX is not just a recommendation to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but preserve the planet as well,” ShoeX Founder Thanh Le says. Read more

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Enrolment opens for JobKeeper

Enrolment is now open for the government’s $130 billion JobKeeper Payment scheme. The scheme is to support businesses significantly affected by the coronavirus to help keep more Australians in jobs.

The JobKeeper payment is open to eligible employers, sole traders, and other entities to enable them to pay their eligible employee’s salary or wages of at least $1500 (before tax) per fortnight. Read more

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Ride the home brewing wave with Bombora Coffee + Water Supplies

Home brewing is seeing exponential growth with the majority of coffee lovers now confined to their homes in an attempt to help ‘flatten the curve’.

“For those in the coffee business, there’s no better time to complement online and take-away coffee sales with home brewing apparatus. This is a great time for coffee lovers to take their passion to the next level and experiment with alternative brew methods, and we’re here to help them do that,” says Bernard Peters of Bombora Coffee + Water Supplies. Read more

SCA kicks of #ExpoSeason with #ExpoWeekend virtual event

The Specialty Coffee Expo has announced an #ExpoWeekend virtual event from 30 April to 3 May.

With SCE Portland cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Specialty Coffee Association intends to bring some of the expo’s features online this #ExpoSeason. Read more

Detpak to make face masks in the fight against COVID-19

Detpak parent company Detmold Group will employ up to 160 extra staff to produce millions of face masks to the South Australian and Federal Governments in the fight against COVID-19.

Both governments have reached an agreement with Detmold to produce 145 million masks from its Brompton manufacturing plant in Adelaide – 45 million for SA Health and 100 million for the Federal Government’s National Medical Stockpile. Read more

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Grinders Coffee supports customers during pandemic

Grinders Coffee Roasters has committed to supporting its customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

“This week, and the coming weeks, will remain challenging times for all Australians but by working together, we can come out stronger on the other side,” Grinder Coffee General Manager Sally Byrne says. Read more

Turning a coffee machine back on after COVID-19 closures

The Simonelli Group has shared recommendations for a correct maintenance procedure on how cafés, restaurants, and coffee chains should turn off and on an espresso machine.

Simonelli says these procedures avoid wasting energy and correctly maintain machines to guarantee a quick and optimal restarting once businesses re-opens following coronavirus-related temporary closures. Read more