After setting a new record for the highest score in the 2019 Best of Panama (BoP) competition in May, Elida Estate’s natural Geisha has done the same in the BoP auction on 17 July, selling for US$1029 per pound (about $1464).
Buyers of the coffee include the Japanese Saza Coffee in Japan, Taiwanese Black Gold, OK Lao, Haaya Gourmet Coffee, HWC Roasters, and On The Up, British Difference Coffee, American Klatch Coffee, Willoughby’sCoffee & Tea, and Dragonfly, Chinese Coffee Tech and Grand Cru Coffee, Malaysian The Hub Coffee, and Australian Aroma Coffee. Read more
Italian trade fair Host Milano says with specialty coffee gaining increased recognition around the world, ongoing professional development and knowledge in fields the barista is not always familiar with is becoming increasingly important.
Mary Mauro, CEO of the Milan-based café consultancy Sevengrams and Host Milano exhibitor, says training has always played a key role in what her company does. Read more
The Lelit Victoria is the latest single boiler espresso machine to be developed by the prosumer coffee machine specialist based in Milan, Italy.
The Victoria includes several new features, such as an auto-fill boiler, proportional–integral–derivative temperature control, electronic pre-infusion, shot timer, and self-cleaning function. Read more
Bureaux Collective is hosting a coffee-themed trivia night at its Abbotsford venue on 25 July to celebrate its third anniversary.
The Great Coffee Pub Quiz will see 20 teams of six meet in a battle of the minds, where every question is about coffee and Anita Smith of Cherry Tree Hotel’s Mrs. Smith’s Trivia presides as quizmaster. Read more
The second World Coffee Producers Forum (WCPF) has concluded on 11 July in Campinas, Brazil with more than 1500 visitors from over 30 countries in attendance.
The WCPF declared that while its first edition raised worldwide awareness to the need for economic sustainability in global coffee supply, there has not been effective engagement from the other sectors in the value chain to improve coffee producers’ remuneration. Read more