Bean Box, an online artisan coffee subscription service in the United States has announced a partnership with the Cup of Excellence, one of the most prestigious competitions and auctions for high-quality coffees in the world.
Victoria Arduino has announced the official launch of its next espresso machine, the Eagle One, on 19 September at the Saatchi Gallery in the United Kingdom.
Architect Giulio Cappellini and 2007 World Barista Champion James Hoffmann will reveal the new machine during a special event during the Italian Manufacturer Art and Design Exhibition. Read more
Host Milano and Poli.Design have awarded 56 companies under three categories with the 2019 Smart Label 2019. Smart Label recognises innovative content, products that change the directions of conventional trends, and those which stand out for their eco-sustainability.
Juror Shujoy Chakraborty commented on the strong presence of the coffee industry in the awards. Read more
Green bean importer Minas Hill will highlight the best of Brazilian coffee in Sydney events on 25 and 26 September.
The first Brazil Showcase on 25 September at Stranger’s Room of Parliament of New South Wales will give Brazilian companies a platform to present their products and services, with a focus on sustainability. The showcase will feature Brazilian entrepreneurs based in Australia, who will reveal how their companies are stimulating the Australian economy. Read more
Renowned coffee producers Aida Batlle of El Salvador and Rachel Peterson of Panama are teaming up for a first of-its-kind collaborative tour to promote some of the most sought-after coffees in the world.
Rachel and Aida will visit Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne for four events. Each will include a panel discussion, a question-and-answer session, coffee tastings and a meet and greet, where guests will be treated to cocktails featuring cascara from Aida and Rachel’s farms. Read more
Nomad Coffee Group (NCG) has released details of its Sustainable Coffee Program (SCP) in its 2018 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
Through the SCP, which has been operating since 2010, NCG pays premium prices for its green coffee, rather than trading on the traditional C Market. By 2023, its goal is to purchase all of its coffee via the SCP. Read more
Starbucks has unveiled its flagship Chinese Reserve store in Tianjin. Located in Riverside 66, a Renaissance-style building constructed in 1921, Starbucks says the store reimagines the nearly century-old heritage site.
“Over the past 20 years in China, Starbucks has constantly pushed to innovate and reimagine the Third Place experience, to bring people and communities closer together,” says Leo Tsoi, Senior Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer and President, Starbucks China – Retail. Read more
American coffee chain Bluestone Lane, owned by Australian Nick Stone has launched a new ready-to-drink (RTD) iced coffee and cold brew line.
Since opening its first café in New York City in 2013, Bluestone Lane has grown to 45 coffee shop and café locations across seven markets. With the launch of its Australian Iced Coffee and Cold Brew with a Dash product lines, Bluestone Lane says it will now reach consumers United States-wide. Read more
Almond Breeze Barista Blend aims to host Sydney’s biggest World Coffee Day party to celebrate the first birthday of its www.BaristasforBaristas.com platform.
The free-ticketed party, taking place at Specialty Coffee Curators in Marrickville on 1st October, will coincide with the crowning of the Almond Breeze 2019 Breezey Masters Champion. Read more