Meg Loudon from Coffee Brothers in Mona Vale, New South Wales is the 2016 International Grand Latte Art Champion. Read more
Danes Specialty Coffee is ready to crown the 2016 International Grand Latte Art Champion.
The fast, intense, fun and spectator-friendly latte art competition is taking place on 19 August. But if you can’t make it to Chatswood, New South Wales for the event, don’t worry. Read more
Melbourne’s The Forum theatre is usually home to live music acts, but on 11 August the space was transformed into a competition hub where Melbourne’s top latte artists united to compete in the Genovese Coffee Latte Art Smackdown in collaboration with the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). Read more
Members of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAE) have paved the way for unification with the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE), with 62 per cent voting in favour of the proposed move.
The vote comes after a majority of SCAE members endorsed the proposal in their own ballot in May. Voting for SCAA members closed on 5 August, with 56 per cent of members making their vote count, while 44 per cent didn’t. Read more
Dolo will host an Industry Showcase event on Thursday 15 September.
Following day four of the Fine Food Australia trade expo from 6pm – 10pm, guests are invited to attend Dolo HQ (428 Johnston Street) in Abbotsford, Victoria for an evening of education and knowledge sharing. Read more
Australia’s athletes may be winning gold in Rio, but there’s a new gold medalist doing Canberra’s coffee scene proud.
Bean!Roasters by CosmoreX has won the Grand Champion Coffee and Reserve Champion Coffee Awards at the 2016 Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania (RAST) Royal Hobart Fine Food Show for the second year running. Read more
Genovese Coffee will host a Latte Art Smackdown at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) on 11 August. Read more
Due to overwhelming demand – and an attractive prize pool – Danes Specialty Coffee has increased the number of entry positions available for the 2016 International Grand Latte Art Championship (IGLAC) on 19 August. Read more
Veneziano Coffee Roasters has collaborated with Melbourne agency Dig + Fish to develop a new brand identity. Read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) has awarded 10 scholarships to competitors travelling interstate for the 2017 championship season.
ASCA introduced the scholarship program in 2015, when it decided to hold four regional competitions nationally, instead of one in every state. The scholarships are open to competitors and judges who are interested in taking part in a competition, but no longer have one in their state.
“The scholarship program is a way to ensure that the rewards of ASCA competitions continue to be enjoyed from around Australia,” said Brent Williams, ASCA President. “A bonus has been connecting coffee professionals between states, helping further grow the industry.”
The following scholarship recipients are:
Callum Hare, The Coffee Collective
Adam Metelmann, Pullman Espresso Accessories
Alexander Loft, Bonobo Espresso (open
Cam Ballard, Coffee World
Celeste Dixon, Bar 9 Coffee
Georgina Lumb, Patio Coffee Roasters
Harsh Mehta, Coffylosophy
Hyemi Li, Bar9 Central
Lauren Crago, Crack Kitchen
Peter Giannakis, HG Coffee School
For more information visit www.aasca.com