Campos Coffee Woolworths

Campos Coffee launches in Woolworths nationwide

Campos Coffee has made its signature Superior Blend available in 990 Woolworths stores nationwide.

These supermarkets join the more than 700 cafés across Australia serving coffee from the Australian International Coffee Awards 2020 Roaster of the Year. Read more

Automation key to the future of café culture: Seven Miles report

As restrictions ease and the hospitality industry looks to the new way of working in the wake of COVID-19, a new report from Seven Miles Coffee Roasters predicts automation will lead the coffee industry in the coming years.

As restrictions ease in many parts of the country, Dr Adam Carr, Head of the Coffee Science and Education Centre (CSEC) at Seven Miles, is releasing Café 2025 to help support the industry through the recovery process. Read more

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New packaging for Australian grown coffee provides a timely boost for retailers

Northern Rivers based coffee roaster Zentveld’s Coffee is doing its bit to help cafés and retailers bounce back from COVID-19 lockdown by launching enticing new packaging for three of its most popular varieties.

Working with local graphic artists DesignLab, Zentveld’s chose Australian made, recycled packaging featuring hand-drawn artwork from Sydney Morning Herald’s award-winning artist Simon Letch. Read more

Robusta coffee more sensitive to climate change than previously thought

A new study of the plant that produces Robusta coffee suggests its heat and climate change tolerance has been consistently overestimated. Worse yet, when temperatures slightly cross this point, yields plummet.

Scientists from the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), and ECOM Agroindustrial, conducted the research on farms in Vietnam and Indonesia, which supply about half the world’s Robusta beans. Read more

Campaign provides internet access to vulnerable children in the Alta Mogiana region during lockdown

Each year since 2008, GIMA (Intermunicipal Games for the Environment) has provided the children of the Alta Mogiana region in Brazil with an opportunity to learn about environmental responsibility.

Hundreds of Year 5 students would travel to Bom Jesus farm and join the competition between participating towns. The activities they perform are related to sports, the environment, culture and community, here they develop values such as friendship, respect, excellence, bravery, inspiration, and equality. Prizes include push-bikes, soccer balls, and school supplies. Read more

2020 Guatemala Cup of Excellence

Geisha reigns at 2020 Guatemala Cup of Excellence

Cercol’s El Socorro farm has won the 2020 Guatemala Cup of Excellence (COE) with a 91.06 scoring washed Geisha coffee.

It was the competition’s only coffee to earn a Presidential Award and marks the third time Cercol placed first in the Guatemala COE. Read more

Califia Farms launches Oat Barista Blend into retail

Following the successful launch of Califia Farms Oat Barista Blend into coffee shops last year, including across the Toby’s Estate café network, the plant milk is now also available to purchase in IGA supermarkets and other independent retailers nationwide.

Califia Farms Australia says the move comes after an increasing demand for plant-based milk nationally and globally, with oat milk the latest trend in the dairy alternative category. Read more