MICE2020 and WBC rescheduled to November

The 2020 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) has moved its dates to 3 to 6 November to ensure the health and safety of attendees, exhibitors, competitors, judges, volunteers, and staff. The 2020 World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup will both still take place at MICE.

“Following the recent announcement from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and the measures that will be taken by the state government to mitigate the risk of COVID-19, we have made the decision to reschedule MICE2020,” Show Director Lauren Winterbottom says. Read more

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Campos Coffee named Champion Australian Roaster

Campos Coffee has won Champion Australian Roaster at the 2020 Australian International Coffee Awards, in a ceremony held at St Ali Coffee Roasters on 12 March.

Campos Coffee Head Roaster Jamie Djambazov accepted the award. Read more

StreetSmart Australia reaches major milestone

StreetSmart Australia, organisers of the annual CafeSmart campaign, has revealed the group has raised $6 million in funding to address homelessness since its inception

“These funds provide essential and practical support to local, grassroots community organisations all around Australia,” StreetSmart says in an open letter. Read more

2020 Australian International Coffee Awards

Judging wraps up for 2020 Australian International Coffee Awards

More than 800 coffee were submitted in the 2020 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA), with judging wrapping up on 6 March.

Held annually by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), AICA sees a panel of industry experts recognise the smoothest, frothiest, and most refined local and international coffees. The panel includes roasters, green bean buyers, trainers, and educators working in coffee. Read more

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MICE2020 goes green

The Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) is going green in 2020, partnering with several sustainability-focused initiatives to reduce the waste produced at the event.

“The international coffee community is moving towards a sustainable future and it’s important for industry leading events like MICE to be at the forefront of change,” says Lauren Winterbottom, Show Director of MICE. Read more

La Marzocco launches Australian Café Finder

La Marzocco Australia has launched an online Café Finder, a comprehensive map of Australian roasteries and cafés that use its espresso machines.

The manufacturer invites any cafés or roasters not already listed to sign up to the finder. Read more

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MICE2020, WBC unaffected by coronavirus

The 2020 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) and World Coffee Championships (WCC) are scheduled to proceed as planned from 4 to 7 May.

MICE2020 is hosting the World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup. Read more

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Minas Hill to launch Flowers in Action micro-lots, grown by female producers

In celebration of International Women’s Day, coffee trader Minas Hill will host a cupping of micro-lots produced by female farmers, at Bossa Nova Brazilian Restaurant Café on 12 March.

The coffees on display will be micro-lots exclusively produced by female farmers part of the Flowers in Action project. This will mark the  launch of the coffees in Australia. Read more

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