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On 23 November, Australia-based cleaning company Cafetto opened a new distribution centre in Adelaide, near the company’s Brompton factory and head office.
Cafetto Managing Director Christopher Short says the location of the new distribution centre is key to it being able to operate efficiently. Read more
The Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) will hold the MICE2019 Christmas Campaign from 3 to 7 December 2018.
The giveaway will involve products from exhibitors such as Rancilio, Puretec, Kuvings, Barista Technology, Chai Spice, Porter Green, Freedom Foods, Vertue Coffee, The Bag Broker, Coffee Supreme, and Moccamaster Australia. Read more
Merlo Coffee has become the first coffee business in Queensland to take part in BioPak’s compostable cup service.
Customers at Merlo owned cafés will be served takeaway coffee in BioPak single wall cups made from plants, rather than crude oil. The used cups can be disposed of in special composting bins at each Merlo store, along with food scraps, packaging and coffee grounds. Read more
A Department of Social Services research report has found that more than half of Australian businesses in the food industry are overlooking employees with disability during the hiring process.
Though 78 per cent of the approximately 1200 respondents say they are open to hiring people with disability, only 45 per cent say they are currently employing someone with a disability. Read more
StreetSmart has launched DineSmart 2018, a campaign that sees venues ask diners to leave a small donation on their bill to fight homelessness.
This year, there are more than 125 participating restaurants and the campaign, which hopes to raise at least $250,000 for homelessness projects during the busy run into Christmas. Read more
The Astoria Storm espresso machine will be featured in Latte Art Live at the Milan Coffee Festival in Italy from 30 November to 2 December.
Latte Art Live is an area dedicated to latte art, with international experts, including 2017 World Latte Art Champion Arnon Thitiprasert, hosting workshops and competitions. Read more
Ona Coffee has announced the limited release of its new Christmas Pudding coffee blend.
Ona Coffee Head Roaster Sam Corra says the blend has a flavour profile reminiscent of traditional Christmas flavours. Read more
On 30 November, the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) will announce the 2019 #ASCATop12 at Caffiend Coffee Company in Adelaide at 7:30pm.
The #ASCATop12 ranks the 12 best baristas in each of ASCA’s national competitions based on their regional performances. Read more
Vincent Photisen and Mali Phialathyotha from Hudsons Coffee Calvary Hospital Adelaide have been crowned the 2018 Hudsons Coffee Barista Champions.
Following a national tour consisting of more than 52 heats, finalists gathered at Knight Mattingly Coffee Roasters in Coburg North,Victoria, to compete in the National Barista and Latte Art Championships. Read more
Carolina Ibarra Garay of Café De Leche in the United States has won the 2018 World AeroPress Championship (WAC), held at Commune in Sydney on 17 November.
Chinese airline employee Xiaobo Zhang placed second, and Evgeni Pinchukov from Belarus placed third through a surprise wildcard return after getting eliminated in the first round. Read more