Sacred Grounds

Thirty Second Bean Company acquires Marrickville roaster

Thirty Second Bean Company, the holding company for Campos Coffee, has announced its acquisition of Marrickville-based organic coffee roaster Sacred Grounds.

Following the acquisition, Ben Matthews will lead Sacred Grounds as its new General Manager, previously holding the role of General Manager Sales at Campos Coffee. Read more

CafeSmart

CafeSmart takes place this Friday

On 9 August, the coffee industry will unite with StreetSmart Australia’s annual CafeSmart campaign to help combat homelessness.

Participating cafés donate $1 from every coffee sold, directly supporting smaller grassroots homeless charities. Read more

Expat Roasters

Expat Roasters awarded number one roaster in Indonesia

Expat Roasters senior coffee roaster Sermy Samma has won the 2019 Indonesia Roasting Championship, which took place from 24 to 27 at Food and Hotel Indonesia in Jakarta.

Organised by the Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia, these awards are a platform to highlight the countries best baristas, roasters and coffee professionals. Read more

AeroPress releases cold brew coffee recipe

AeroPress has released instructions detailing how to produce cold brew coffee using its signature filter device.

The company says AeroPress inventor Alan Adler was under the impression that it would take several hours to brew coffee with room temperature water using the device, as is typical with cold brew. However, he says he was surprised to find that a much shorter brewing time could still produce flavourful coffee. Read more

MICE2020 tickets

Tickets on sale for MICE2020

Early bird tickets are now live for the 2020 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE2020).

Across four days from 4 to 7 May 2020, coffee roasters, farming countries, equipment specialists, milk and dairy alternative producers, and ancillary suppliers from around the globe will showcase the best of what the coffee world has to offer. Read more

SCA Hostmilano

HostMilano and SCA to host interactive specialty coffee space

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) and Fiera Milano have announced a joint project to feature the best of the specialty coffee industry at HostMilano 2019.

Taking place in Italy from 18 to 22 October, HostMilano is one of the world’s leading trade fair dedicated to the catering and hospitality industries. Read more

Califia farms oat milk

Califia Farms launches café-oriented oat milk

Californian plant-based milk brand Califia Farms has launched its new Oat Barista Blend in Australia.

The Oat Barista Blend joins the brand’s Original Almond Milk Barista Blend. Califia Farms says the oat milk continues its credentials in craft and commitment to the coffee community. Read more

coca-cola new zealand

Coca-Cola announces major increase in recycled plastic use in New Zealand

Coca-Cola Oceania and Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand have announced a major increase in their use of recycled plastic as part of a global commitment to help solve the growing packaging problem.

By the end of 2019, all Coca-Cola Amatil plastic bottles smaller than one litre and water bottles across all sizes will be made from entirely recycled plastic in NZ. Read more

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