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Professors from Swinburne University in Victoria have proposed that universities should take a lead role in the reduction of disposable coffee cup use in an article published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.
The commentary, written by Dr Jonathan Kingsley, with Jacqueline O’Brien and Dr Aisling Bailey, says some universitieshave already taken such actions. This includes strategies to change student behaviour involving financial incentives, refillable cups, raising awareness, and marketing. Read more
A Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) Berghofer study has found a person’s perception of bitterness, which is determined by their genes, could dictate if they prefer coffee or tea, and if they drink a lot or little.
The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, analysed bitter taste perception genes using data from more than 400,000 participants. QIMR Berghofer collaborated with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in the United States on the study. Read more
360 Accounting Services Founder Parikshit Kikla will host a Bean Profitable webinar on 6 December at 3:30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.
In the webinar, Parikshit will discuss how café owners can maximise their profits and manage their payroll during the holiday season. Read more
La Marzocco will host its Local event in Sydney from 6pm on 6 December.
The event will include coffee, music, drinks, and snacks with other members of the Australian coffee industry. Read more
Vicky Chuaybamrung of Mary Street Bakery in Perth was crowned the first ever female Breezey Masters Champion at the Grounds of Alexandria in Sydney on 13 November.
Ben Lewis of Coffee Lab in the United Kingdom placed second and Matt Sharp of Highroad/Ona Coffee in Canberra placed third in the latte art competition. Read more
Mining corporation Rio Tinto has announced that Nespresso will become the first company in the world to use responsibly-sourced aluminium to produce its coffee capsules.
The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together with Nespresso’s capsule manufacturers to fulfil a commitment of sourcing 100 per cent sustainable aluminium by 2020, allowing customers to enjoy their coffee knowing it is packaged in responsibly produced material. Read more
Bentwood Café in Fitzroy, Melbourne has claimed this year’s award for Best Cafe Design at the 2018 Eat Drink Design Awards, held at Melbourne’s Luminare on 13 November.
The Eat Drink Design Awards says the Ritz & Ghougassian-designed Bentwood Café embraces its heritage roots, balancing the tension between its warm red brick interior with modern clean lines and consistent colour palette. Read more
McCafé has won the 2018 Monin Coffee Chain Challenge, held at Luna Park Sydney on 9 November.
Jamaica Blue placed second and Velocity Espresso and Bar placed third out of the five competing teams. Read more
Coffee cup recycler Closed Loop Environmental Solutions has received $115,000 in funding from the New South Wales State Government to expand its Simply Cups recycling program.
Simply Cups aims to divert 11 million cups, approximately 110 tonnes, from landfill within a year and turn them into bench seats, kerbing, and car parking stoppers. Read more
Australian platform Barista Hustle has handed over operation of its Barista Hustle Tools offshoot to California-based start-up Fellow.
Fellow says that while it is taking over engineering, manufacturing, distribution, and sales of the Barista Hustle Tools line, Barista Hustle Founder Matt Perger will still be heavily involved in the development stage of its products. Read more