The University of South Australia’s (UniSA) has revealed that drinking six or more coffees a day can increase the risk of heart disease up to 22 per cent.
According to the Heart Foundation cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death, with one person dying from the disease every 12 minutes.
UniSA Researchers Dr Ang Zhou and Professor Elina Hyppönen of the Australian Centre for Precision Health say its new research confirms the point at which excess caffeine can cause high blood pressure, a precursor to heart disease.
This is the first time a limit has been placed on a safe coffee consumption and cardiovascular health. Read more
In April 2019, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) composite indicator fell by 3.2 per cent to 94.42 US cents per pound, the lowest monthly average since July 2006 when the price reached 88.57 US cents per pound.
The daily price fell to 91.79 US cents per pound on 17 April, the lowest it had been since 1 August 2006 when it hit 88.77 US cents per pound.
The ICO says prices for all group indicators fell in April 2019. Read more
The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) has crowned Alan Bruce of Flight Coffee Roasters and Hoony Chae of Mojo Coffee as its new Cup Tasters and Latte Art Champions in competitions held on 3 and 5 May.
In the final round of the NZ Cup Tasters Championship, held at Ozone Coffee Roasters in Auckland, Alan sored a perfect 8/8 in 2.07 minutes. Read more
Coming off the back of her first nationals win at the 2019 Australian Brewers Cup in February, Yanina Ferreyra of Project Origin travelled to Boston determined to do her best in her first World Championship.
Going to the World Brewers Cup (WBrC) in April at the Specialty Coffee Expo in the United States, Yanina felt a combination of nerves and excitement backstage as there was a lot of competitors.
Yanina didn’t know what to expect, and tells BeanScene she was amazed by the competition as a whole and enjoyed every moment. Read more
Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has revealed in its 2018 Sustainability Report that the company is on track to source 60 per cent of its energy from low-carbon and renewables.
CCA sources 56.2 per cent of its energy from wind, solar, and natural gas. Speaking at the report’s launch in Sydney, Group Managing Director Alison Watkins says a further expansion of solar will help the company reach its target by 2020. Read more