Finca Santa Cruz from the Chiapas region has won the 2019 Mexico Cup of Excellence (COE), with a score of 93.04 for its natural Geisha. This marks the highest score in the history of the Mexico COE. Read more
Carimali has announced the acquisition of fellow Italian coffee machine manufacturer Elektra.
Elektra dates back to 1947 and is known for its retro and vertically integrated coffee machines. The manufacturer takes credit for being the first to implement the hydraulic unit and solenoid valve, as well as creating the first fully automatic coffee machine in 1984. Read more
The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Guild (NZSCG) will host a nationwide blind cupping of washed and processed coffees from 17 roasting companies from 3 to 25 July. Read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association has announced that dates and locations of its 2020 regional coffee championships.
These events will include the regional Barista, Brewers Cup, Latte Art, and Cup Tasters Championships. Top placing competitors from the regionals will proceed to the 2020 national championships, with dates and locations to be announced at a later date. Read more
Cup of Excellence (COE) El Salvador 2018 winner Emilio Lopez Diaz of La Cumbre will tour Australia in July when he hosts Toby’s Estate’s second Knowledge Talks series of 2019.
Emilio’s natural geisha took the top two spots in the 2018 COE competition, however, this was not his first time entering. Read more
Host Milano has declared 2019 as the “time to dare” for coffee lovers.
The biannual Italian event celebrates three core segments of the Ho.Re.Ca industry – Food Service Equipment with Bread, Pizza and Pasta; Coffee/Tea with Coffee and Vending Machines, Bars and Gelato/Pastry; Furnishings and Tableware. Read more
Campos Coffee has announced the special release of a Cup of Excellence (COE)-placing coffee from long-time producing partner Linarco Rodriguez Ospina from Huila, Colombia.
Linarco’s coffee placed second in the 2019 Colombia North COE, with a cupping score of 92.17. Read more
Profitec’s newest machine is the Pro 600 – a dual boiler with PID control at a compact 30.5 centimetres wide.
Australian distributor Jetblack Espresso says the advantage of the dual boiler design is that steam pressure can be turned up without affecting the temperature of the brew water. Read more
Poland will play host to four World Coffee Championships (WCC) in 2020 at the Specialty Coffee Association’s World of Coffee expo in Warsaw from 18 to 20 June.
The event will include the World Latte Art (WLAC), Coffee in Good Spirits (WCIGS), Cup Tasters (WCTC), and Cezve/Ibrik Championships (CIC). Read more
Registration is open for the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) 2019 Monin Coffee Chain Challenge, taking place at Fine Foods in Sydney, New South Wales on 9 September. Read more