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There’s just one week to go until the coffee industry unites to celebrate all things coffee at the 2019 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE).
Australia’s largest dedicated coffee event, taking place from 7 to 9 February at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, will shine a light on the country’s booming coffee industry, and highlight the best of what Australia has to offer the rest of the world.Read more
The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) will host the 2019 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship at the Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre in Upper Hutt, New Zealand from 2 to 3 February.
New Zealand’s best baristas will compete on stage in an effort to win the coveted Champion title and represent their country on the world stage at the World Barista Championship in Amsterdam in June. Read more
Starbucks Founder and Chairman Emeritus Howard Schultz has confirmed he is considering running for presidency of the United States in 2020.
“I love our country, and I am seriously considering running for president as a centrist independent,” Howard said on Twitter.
“This moment is like no other. Our two parties are more divided than ever. Let’s discuss how we can come together to create opportunities for more people.”Read more
La Marzocco Australia has appointed Barry Moore as its new General Manager.
“My passion for coffee was ignited twenty years ago when I first tasted an espresso extracted through a Linea Classic,” Barry says.
“From that point onwards, I became loyal to La Marzocco and have always used them as the machine of choice in the different businesses in which I have operated.” Read more
Vladimir Nenashev of Mosaic Coffee in Russia has won the 2018 World Coffee Roasting Championship (WCRC), held at Sigep in Rimini, Italy, from 19 to 23 January.
Yoshiyuki Nakamura of Mamepolepole in Japan placed second, and Veda Viraswami of Le Café Alain Ducasse in France placed third.Read more
Veneziano Coffee Roasters will hold a coffee roasting masterclass with professional roasting consultant Scott Rao at Veneziano Coffee Richmondfrom 8am to 11am on 9 February.
Scott has worked in the United States, New Zealand, and Canadian coffee industries and authored books such as The Professional Barista’s Handbook, Everything but Espresso, and The Coffee Roaster’s Companion.Read more
Chanho Hong of Normcore Coffee Roasters will be on hand at the Parmalat Professional stand (#48) at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) on 8 February to serve his podium finish-worthy coffee cocktails.
Chanho’s Damn Good Cool Cat Irish coffee and his signature Damn Good Shot earned him third place at the 2018 Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Coffee in Good Spirits championship. Both cocktails use Normcore roasted coffee.Read more
Australian-influenced American coffee chain Bluestone Lane has announced the opening of a new location at 902 Broadway in New York.
Bluestone Lane is the brainchild of Australian Nick Stone. Having moved to the city that never sleeps some years ago, Nick found that he couldn’t find a decent drop to help him stay wake. Nick took a practical approach to solving his coffee woes and opened the first Bluestone Lane in NY’s Midtown East. The chain has since spread across the United States.Read more
There’s just three weeks to go until the coffee industry unites to celebrate all things coffee at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) from 7 to 9 February.
Australia’s favourite coffee event will see companies from in and outside the country launch products and services for the first time in Australia, and in some cases, the world.Read more
Starbucks Indonesia opened the doors to its Dewata Coffee Sanctuary on 12 January.
The store pays tribute to the important role that Indonesia, the fourth largest Arabica coffee growing region in the world, plays in bringing Starbucks customers their coffees. Read more