Jooyeon Jeon World Barista Championship

Jooyeon Jeon of South Korea wins 2019 World Barista Championship

Jooyeon Jeon of Momos Coffee in South Korea has become the second female barista to win the World Barista Championship (WBC).

Taking over the title from 2018 WBC winner Agnieszka Rojewsk of Poland, Jooyeon was overcome with shock and emotion upon the final announcement at the Specialty Coffee Association Expo in Boston, United States on 14 April. Read more

Jia Ning Du World Brewers Cup

Jia Ning Du of China wins 2019 World Brewers Cup

Jia Ning Du has become the first Chinese barista to win the World Brewers Cup (WBrC).

It was third time lucky for Jia on the WBrC stage, winning the prestigious title on her third attempt, having represented China in 2016 and 2018.

“I’m so overwhelmed right now but at the same time my mind is blank. I’m feeling so many different emotions,” Jia of Uni Uni Coffee tells BeanScene Magazine.

“I honestly thought I’d never have the opportunity to represent my country on the world stage. It means a lot to China’s coffee industry. It’s the first time a Chinese barista has competed in this category, got into the final, and won.” Read more

Milklab café recipe competition

Milklab launches café recipe competition

Dairy alternative producer Milklab has announced the launch of an online café recipe competition on 15 April.

The Milklab Café Recipe competition will run on Instagram and asks entrants to submit their favourite café recipe using Milklab products. The 10 winning recipes will form the next Milklab recipe collection and the winners will receive a year’s supply of Milklab products. Read more

Australian Barista Champion Matthew Lewin advances into Semi Finals of 2019 WBC

Matthew Lewin of Ona Coffee has made it through to the Semi Finals of the 2019 World Barista Championship (WBC) with the highest scoring espresso after two days of heats.

The announcement was made at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Centre in the United States at the end of the first day of the Specialty Coffee Association Expo, taking place until 14 April.

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low coffee prices

ICO reports 13-year low coffee prices

In March 2019, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) composite indicator fell by 3.1 per cent to 97.50 US cents per pound, the lowest monthly average of coffee prices since October 2006, when the price was 95.53 US cents per pound.

The ICO reports that price movements for all group indicators have fallen, contributing to the low composite indicator. Read more

Pauls Professional Greek yoghurt

Pauls Professional releases locally made Greek yoghurt

Pauls Professional has announced the release of a Greek yoghurt, exclusively made with milk and cream sourced from local dairy farms.

Pauls Professional says the Greek yoghurt, available in two-kilogram containers, is delightfully smooth and creamy with balanced good acidity. Read more

Switzerland coffee stockpiling

Switzerland to stop stockpiling coffee

Switzerland may abolish laws requiring the nation to keep stockpiles of coffee, with the Federal Office for National Economic Supply declaring it is not vital for human survival.

Under current laws, importers, roasters, and retailers are required to store bags of raw coffee in case of emergency. This includes Nestle, the world’s largest coffee buyer and roaster. Read more

Timothy Schilling World Coffee Research

Timothy Schilling steps down as CEO of World Coffee Research

The Board of Directors of World Coffee Research (WCR) has launched a search for a new Chief Executive Officer.

Dr Timothy Schilling, the Founder and outgoing CEO, will remain the Director of the organisation to ensure a smooth transition. Read more

Sunbeam launches New York inspired kitchen collection

Sunbeam has released new products as part of its new breakfast range, the New York collection, at an event in New South Wales on 4 April. The collection is inspired by the bright lights of New York City. Read more

Partners Coffee Toby's Estate Brooklyn

Toby’s Estate Brooklyn rebrands as Partners Coffee

Toby’s Estate Brooklyn has rebranded as Partners Coffee, officially parting ways with Toby’s Estate Australia effective 6 April.

Partners Coffee says its comprehensive rebrand reflects the American company’s roots in Brooklyn, New York. Read more

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