Summer Sesh

Are you ready for summer? 

Leading into the summer season, the December edition of BeanScene will capitalise on the high demand for cold brew products, or any beverage, equipment or service that caters to the summer café market. Read more

Fairtrade: time for a fair go

After more than 10 years in the Australian market, Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand CEO Molly Harriss Olson says there’s a dominant roadblock she’s keen to put to bed.
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MICE on the move

If you could pack a suitcase and commit to a year of travel – purely for work purposes – you could easily fill your calendar attending coffee tradeshows, conferences, certification events, origin, and competitions. Read more

War on waste got it wrong – some paper cups are recycled

Paper cup manufacturers are fighting back against a program aired Tuesday on ABC that claimed 100 per cent of coffee cups are ending up in landfill, and that the only alternative is reusable cups.

War on Waste, an ABC series hosted by The Chaser’s Craig Reucassel, that aired this past Wednesday 31 May, saw Craig fill a tram full of take-away coffee cups, and announce that of the 1 billion coffee cups used in Australia every year, every one of them ends up in landfill. Read more

MilkLab to host Blind Barista Battle at MICE

MilkLab has announced it will host a latte art smack down at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo on 31 March.

“The Blind Barista Battle” will see some of Australia’s top baristas produce their best latte art under pressure for the chance to win $1000.

Competing in pairs over a number of knockout rounds, 16 baristas will go head to head over a number of knockout rounds. Read more