Coffee is evolving. The way it is grown and processed is evolving. The way we roast, extract and drink it is evolving. Most importantly, the general public’s interest and appreciation of specialty coffee is evolving.
As you can then imagine, it was with a dose of shock and horror that I read a comment on a social media platform recently where a respected industry old timer proclaimed that he could not think of a single improvement in the world of coffee since the 1990s. He went on to say that the more the coffee industry descended into mumbo jumbo and alchemy, the less the public would listen. Read more
Elika Rowell, Head Roaster at Square One Coffee Roasters, has been named the 2016 Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship Winner.
On 6 June more than 100 chefs, producers, culinary educators, wine producers and restaurateurs gathered for the Legends and Rising Stars awards event to recognise the leaders of Australia’s world-class food and wine industry. Read more
Event Organisers of the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) have announced new dates for the 2017 event: 30 March to 1 April.
MICE is Asia Pacific’s largest specialty coffee event. At the past event, an impressive 9,213 people came to touch, taste, try and buy at MICE2016, which housed 120 exhibitors in the Grand Pavilion at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Read more
It was the post that got social media talking this week – an image of a “deconstructed coffee”.
Mamamia’s recently departed editor-in-chief Jamila Rizvi posted the image on Facebook on 31 May with the caption “sorry Melbourne but no. No no no no. Hipsterism has gone too far when your coffee comes deconstructed”. Read more