Sisto Malaspina

Melbourne mourns coffee icon Sisto Malaspina

Melbourne’s coffee community is mourning the loss of Pellegrini’s Bar Co-owner Sisto Malaspina who was the victim of Bourke Street’s terror attack on 9 November. 

The popular Melbourne restaurateur was tragically killed just a few hundred metres from his business, which he had run for more than 40 years with business partner Nino Pangrazio, when he was caught up in the horrific attack.

The Italian immigrants took ownership of the Melbourne institution in 1974.  Read more

push tamper

La Marzocco releases limited edition push tamper

La Marzocco and Clockwork Espresso have partnered to release a limited-edition push tamper through La Marzocco’s online store.

The adjustable and hockey puck-shaped tamper was first seen when UK Barista Champion Maxwell Colonna Dashwood used it in his 2015 World Barista Championship routine, receiving perfect tamping scores. Read more

Melbourne Coffee Week

Melbourne Coffee Week to return in 2019

The Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) has announced that Melbourne Coffee Week will again be held in 2019, from 4 to 9 February.

Melbourne Coffee Week aims to reinvest back into the coffee community and help grow organisations and industries, give local business owners a chance to increase brand recognition and weekly trade by promoting their event to thousands of coffee lovers, and celebrate Melbourne’s coffee culture. Read more

Heart Café

Heart Café to open at Bondi Beach

Social enterprise Wayside Chapel will open Heart Café at Sydney’s Bondi Beach on 14 November.

Serving Gypsy Espresso coffee, Heart Café will utilise an employment program that aims to positively impact youth unemployment. Read more

World AeroPress Championship

Win two free tickets to the 2018 World AeroPress Championship

Taking place at Commune in Sydney on 17 November, the World AeroPress Championship will see 60 of the world’s best AeroPressers battle it out for the world title, and BeanScene wants you to be there.

For the chance to get amongst the action and attend the world event for free, simply tag a friend you’d like to take to the Championships on our corresponding Instagram or Facebook posts. BeanScene staff will randomly select a winner by 4pm Monday 12 November. Read more

cold brew

Proud Mary to host Cold Brew Throwdown

Proud Mary Coffee Roasters will host its annual Cold Brew Throwdown on 30 November from 6pm to 9pm at Aunty Peg’s café in Collingwood, Melbourne.

Proud Mary says the throwdown is a fun event where all members of the community, including brewers, baristas, roasters and coffee hobbyists, come together to sample cold brew and share stories about sourcing coffee while competing for first prize and the people’s choice award. Read more