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La Marzocco mourns Honorary President Piero Bambi

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 offers free three-month subscriptions

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

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Banks to defer small business loan repayments for six months

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

A message from our CEO

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

Study finds all Arabica coffee derives from a single ancestor

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

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ASCA postpones Australian Coffee Championships

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

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