World Nutella Day

Brunetti to celebrate World Nutella Day with free Nutella breakfast

Brunetti will offer a custom menu of Nutella breakfast items in celebration of World Nutella Day, 5 February, at its Flinders Lane and Carlton locations in Victoria. 

The special menu, including Nutella-filled croissants, bombes (Italian doughnuts) and cannolis, will be available for free with any coffee or drinks purchase. 

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Minas Hill

Tickets selling fast for Minas Hill panel discussion

Tickets are selling out fast for Minas Hill Coffee’s Our farmers, Our heroes panel discussion to be held at Au79 in Abbotsford, Victoria on 4 February from 6pm to 10pm.

Minas Hill Coffee has flown in its farming partners from Brazil to discuss topics including sustainability, transparency and women in coffee with prominent members of the Australian coffee industry.

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Xtracted Espresso Solutions

Xtracted Espresso Solutions to feature Synesso machines at MICE

Xtracted Espresso Solutions has announced it will showcase its new range of Synesso products at the 2019 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) from 7 to 9 February.

 “This will be the first time in the history of MICE that Synesso has been available through an independent supply chain. The response we have received so far from the industry has been truly amazing,” Xtracted Director Dean Slade says.

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Aillio IBTS Bullet R1

Aillio announces update to Bullet R1 roaster

Aillio has announced the inclusion of a new infrared bean temperature sensing system (IBTS) to its Bullet R1 coffee roaster.

The roasting machine manufacturer says it is well-known that the thermometric lag of traditional bean probes creates data that is inconsistent and of limited use.

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Rancilio Specialty RS1

Rancilio Specialty RS1 to launch at MICE

Rancilio has announced it will launch its Rancilio Specialty RS1 espresso machine to the Australian market at the 2019 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) on 7 February.

“Australia is at the forefront of the world’s coffee scene in terms of quality and appreciation. Rancilio is proud to introduce its first machine catering to the specialty industry to such an innovative market,” says Paul O’Brien, Rancilio Area Manager – Australasia.

“We’re excited the RS1 is here, and we’re ready to play in this space.”

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Coffee Supreme

Coffee Supreme relaunches Brisbane store

A leading Australasian coffee roaster has unveiled the new name of its Brisbane flagship with Day Made transitioning to Coffee Supreme Gibbon St.

The coffee shop says aligning its identity with Coffee Supreme was the simple reason behind the move.

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Biopak

Biopak introduces new pricing for paper straws

Australia’s leading eco-friendly packaging company Biopak is taking giant steps in saving the environment by offering huge savings on its popular range of paper straws.

BioPak’s new pricing system came into effect this week with some products leaving consumers with savings of more than 50 per cent.

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Francesco Sanapo

Francesco Sanapo wins 2019 Italian Cup Tasters Championship

Francesco Sanapo of Ditta Artigianale has won the 2019 Italian Cup Tasters Championship, held at Sigep Rimini from 19 to 23 January.

Ditta Artigianale is a specialty micro-roastery with support from Scuola Masterbar by Caffè Corsini. 

Francesco scored a perfect eight out of eight, correctly identifying the odd-one-out in eight sets of three coffees in the fastest time.

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café culture

Urban growth fuels booming café culture

Dr Emma Felton of the Queensland University of Technology says café culture is now a firm fixture in urban life globally, providing new social spaces for a diverse range of people. 

Emma has just published Filtered: Coffee, the Café and the 21st century City (Routledge) which examines the rise of café culture, from Melbourne to Shanghai, Tokyo, London, and Berlin.

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