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
A survey by Toluna and Harris Interactive has found that Australians are more likely to visit cafés, bars, and restaurants that enforce COVID-19 related health measures.
With the daily rate of new infections plummeting and restrictions lifting, life in Australia is starting to return to normal. However, the research reveals that Australians are bracing for a second wave, and plan to go out less than they did pre-pandemic. Read more
A barista-style latte is an essential part of Jo De Bono’s daily routine. Her fully-automatic is set on timer so that by the time’s she’s downstairs and ready to start her morning, so is her coffee machine.
“I have a café quality coffee every morning with the press of a button. It’s exactly the way I like it and perfect, every time,” says the Melbourne-based Graphic Designer. Read more
On 7 May 2020, devastating rains, flooding, and heavy mudslides hit the Nyabihu District in northern Rwanda. Nyabihu is home to the families that produce the popular Shyira and Vunga coffees.
Social coffee enterprise Raw Material is deeply saddened to report that 28 members of these communities lost their lives in the flood. Physical losses include at least 325 homes, livestock, coffee trees, and other crops. Vital community and utility infrastructure was destroyed, including 36 classrooms, 12 churches, a healthcare centre, the Vunga market, and electrical and water supplies. Read more