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
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
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
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
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
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
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