Cafetto opens Adelaide distribution centre

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

Christmas campaign

MICE announces 2019 Christmas Campaign

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

Merlo Coffee and BioPak launch compostable cup service

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

employees with disability

DSS report finds employees with disability overlooked by food service industry

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


DineSmart 2018 to fight homelessness this Christmas

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

Hudsons Coffee

Calvary Hospital Adelaide wins 2018 Hudsons Coffee Barista Competition

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