Australian International Coffee Awards crowns new champions

Bean!Roasters by Cosmorex has been awarded Champion Australian Roaster at the 2016 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA).

The family-operated business has put Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, in the spotlight once again as a coffee powerhouse. First, with Sasa Sestic of Ona Coffee winning the World Barista Championship in 2015, and now with Bean!Roasters taking the top Australian Roaster award at the AICA. Read more

Harry Ko wins Huhtamaki Cup Tasters

For the second year running Hyunsuk “Harry” Ko from Dukes Coffee Roasters has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Huhtamaki Cup Tasters Championship.

The fast-paced packed-out ASCA competition followed Brewer’s Cup at Veneziano Coffee Roasters on 12 March, with fourteen Open Heat competitors taking on the four regional winners. Read more

Australian Brewers Cup and Cup Tasters Championship on this weekend

A jam-packed calendar of coffee competitions continues in Melbourne Coffee Week with two national coffee championship events taking place from 11 – 12 March at Veneziano Coffee Roasters.

On 11 March the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) will host the Australian Brewers Cup Championship Open Heats from 10am – 5pm. Read more

Bluestone Lane Coffee in NYC to recruit Aussie baristas at MICE

Niccolo Coffee is partnering with Bluestone Lane Coffee to give Australian baristas the opportunity to take up residency in one of Bluestone’s trendy New York cafés.

This year at Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE), Niccolo Coffee is not only inviting the crowds to try its locally roasted beans, it is also encouraging baristas to stop-by to discuss job opportunities in New York City (NYC). Read more

AICA judging underway

There’s just one week to go before the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE), but already the smell of freshly brewed coffee is filing the air at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

From 8 – 11 March representatives from across Australia are gathering to sip and savour the country’s best roasted coffee in the judging of the 2016 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA). Read more

Melbourne Coffee Week kicks off

Melbourne Coffee Week is official underway, with the first of the week-long celebration of coffee events starting with the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Coffee In Good Spirits Championship (CIGS).

From 6 – 10pm on 10 March, the coffee community is invited upstairs to the Panama Dining Room in Melbourne’s Fitzroy to see baristas creating coffee based cocktails, while enjoying a drink themselves.  Read more

Lavazza brings coffee caviar to the catwalk

Visitors to this year’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) will be treated to the industry’s latest fashion styles, and coffee trends.

Lavazza is the official coffee partner of VAMFF 2016, running from 7 – 13 March. Read more

Melbourne Coffee Week 2016

Some may argue that each day in Melbourne is a celebration of coffee. But this year the organisers of the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) decided to launch a dedicated event to honour coffee – for an entire week.

From 10 – 19 March, in the lead up to and during MICE, local coffee shops, cafés and roasteries were invited to participate in Melbourne Coffee Week (MCW). From machine launches to competitions and store openings, the inaugural event kicked off with a bang. Read more