World Coffee Events introduces WBC Team competition

World Coffee Events (WCE) has announced the introduction of the first ever World Barista Championship (WBC) Teams competition.

WCE says the WBC has seen many evolutions over the event’s past 17 years in order to celebrate the continuing innovation in specialty coffee.

As such, WCE wants to take add another layer to the competition with the introduction of a Team’s initiative to be launched at the Dublin event. Read more

WOC announces New Product of the Show Winners

World of Coffee (WOC) has announced the New Product of the Show Awards recognising some of the most exciting new innovations to enter the market over the past 12 months.

The contenders featured a mix of products and services including a robot, cacao tea made with the the most remote and smallest beans, a chocolate bar factory, a new environmentally-friendly black paper coffee bag, and an advanced press-type coffee brewer, just to name a few.  Read more

Acaia scale Co-founder Rex Tseng to star in Knowledge Talks East Coast Tour

Toby’s Estate has announced its next Knowledge Talks event, starring Acaia President and Co-Founder Rex Tseng.

Rex will impart his knowledge on the importance of weight technology, its impact on the coffee industry, how to use the scales effectively and correctly on a daily basis, and how to troubleshoot common mistakes baristas make when using the scales. Read more

WCR unveils first-ever coffee variety catalogue for Central America

World Coffee Research (WCR) has published the first-ever catalogue of coffee varieties for Central America, called Coffee Varieties of Mesoamerica and the Carribea. 

Launched and presented at Re:Co Dublin on 22 June, the catalogue of Coffea arabica coffees for Central America, Mexico, Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica gathers the essential information on 33 major cultivars in the region. Read more

Service Sphere Training Academy launches new courses

Service Sphere has announced new training courses for July and August.

Back by popular demand, Service Sphere’s Training Academy will host Technical Training 101 on 21 and 28 July.

This session is geared towards individuals looking at entering into the coffee industry and will focus on single-boiler traditional coffee machines, coffee grinders, coffee, and its preparation. Read more

Hugh Kelly, Devin Loong and Georgina Lumb set to shine in Dublin

Ona Coffee Head Barista Trainer Hugh Kelly has arrived in Dublin, Ireland and is ready to represent Australia in the 2016 World Barista Championship (WBC).

The competition is taking place at World of Coffee from 23 – 25 June.

Ona Coffee Founder and 2015 WBC winner Sasa Sestic will soon hand over the crown to a new world champion, and he’s hoping it’s fellow Ona Coffee star Hugh. Read more

ASCA announces 2017 competition schedule

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) has announced the schedule for the 2017 competition year.

The competition calendar is as follows:

16 – 17 July
ASCA Golden Plate Victorian Regional Barista Competition
The Workers Club Geelong
90 – 92 Little Malop Street, Geelong, Victoria Read more

La Marzocco Local to host NSW event tonight

La Marzocco Local will host a New South Wales Linea PB Auto Brew Ratio (ABR) showcase event and industry party on 9 June.

The event is open to those interested in hearing casual technical information on the new Linea PB with ABR and built-in precision scales.  Read more

Nuova Simonelli to host Simonelli & Friends in Dublin

Nuova Simonelli will host its annual Simonelli &Friends event in Dublin on 24 June.

Taking place at The Fumbally (Fumbally Lane, 8), in conjunction with the World Barista Championship, Simonelli & Friends is an opportunity to meet and strengthen old friendships, meet new people, and make profitable contacts. Read more