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
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
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
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
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
At 80 per cent, the overwhelming majority of Australian small businesses are optimistic their business will survive the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if trade doesn’t pick up quickly enough, about 52 per cent fear for their long-term survival, according to this year’s Small Business Recovery research commissioned by American Express. Read more