Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a $66 billion coronavirus stimulus package to support small businesses on 22 March 2020. Read more
La Marzocco Honorary President Piero Bambi passed away in the early hours of 22 March at the age of 86 in Florence, Italy.
Son of La Marzocco Founder Giuseppe Bambi, Piero was part of the company’s history throughout his own life, driven by his great passion for coffee, beautiful mechanics, craftsmanship and design. Read more
BeanScene magazine is committed to keeping the sector connected and informing our readers through this challenging time.
We are pleased to support the coffee industry by offering complimentary three-month subscriptions to our magazine, that can be delivered to a residential and/or regional address. Read more
The Australian Banking Association has announced Australian banks will defer loan repayments for small businesses affected by coronavirus for six months.
The Small Business Relief Package will apply to more than $100 billion of existing small business loans and, depending on customer take up, could put as much as $8 billion back into the pockets of small businesses. Read more
Software company Cropster has launched shipsbeans.com, a free web shop platform its customers can use to sell their coffee beans online.
Andy Benedikter, Head of Enterprise Sales and Education at Cropster, tells BeanScene the platform was launched in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. Read more
As Australia’s largest B2B publisher we have been looking at how we can best support our many industries through the changing COVID-19 situation.
We are committed to keeping our industries connected and supporting our clients and readers through this challenging time. Read more
On 12 March, the Australian Government announced a $17.6 billion targeted stimulus package to support the Australian economy through the challenges of the coronavirus.
Part of this package includes $700 million to significantly increase the current instant asset write-off (IAWO) from $30,000 to $150,000 for businesses with a turnover of less than $500 million. Read more
A new study published on 13 March used modern genetics tools to trace the history of the Coffea arabica species, the most common and economically important commercial coffee crop species worldwide.
Researchers confirmed the significant likelihood that C. arabica derived from a single speciation event. Read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) has chosen to postpone the 2020 Condesa Co Lab Australian Coffee Championships from the end of March to later in the year.
This follows the World Health Organization officially naming the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Read more