Compostable packaging manufacturer BioPak has officially declared a climate emergency and is pledging to take immediate action on climate change. Read more
Professor Christopher Hendon wrapped up the 15th instalment of Toby’s Estate’s Knowledge Talk in Sydney on 12 November, where he discussed chemical and physical considerations in the production of coffee.
Christopher currently works at the University of Oregon, which has nicknamed him Dr. Coffee, though his professional relationship with coffee actually began while studying at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. Read more
Melburnians will be able sit and reflect on the legacy of Sisto Malaspina at a permanent memorial that will be installed outside his Pellegrini’s café and restaurant early next year.
Lord Mayor Sally Capp says the City of Melbourne has designed a memorial table and plaque honouring Sisto as a fitting tribute to one of the pioneers of Melbourne’s café culture. Read more
From 18 to 22 October, HostMilano 2019 saw more than 200,000 visitors pass through its doors. This marks a 7 per cent jump in attendance compared to the event’s last edition in 2017. Read more
In its October 2019 market report, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) projects that world coffee production will decrease in coffee year 2019/20.
Production is estimated at 167.4 million 60-kilogram bags, 0.9 per cent lower than the prior year. Arabia output is expected to decrease by 2.7 per cent to 95.68 million bags, while Robusta production is expected to rise by 1.5 per cent to 71.72 million bags. Read more
Reusable cup manufacturer KeepCup has released a list of myths and rebuttals around compostable coffee cups.
“In a bid to do better, many are switching to compostable coffee cups. But are they all they’re cracked up to be?” asks Abigail Forsyth, Founder and Managing Director at KeepCup. Read more
Grimanés Morales Lizana of La Lucuma farm in Cajamarca has won the 2019 Cup of Excellence (COE) Peru, achieving a cupping score of 92.28 for her washed coffee.
The coffee is an unidentified mutation of the Bourbon varietal Lizana named Marshel after her father-in-law. Read more
Minas Hill will host an Action on Sustainable Coffee event at Offshoot Coffee in Perth on 8 November.
At the event, Minas Hill will discuss all things social and sustainable from its partners at origin. Read more
In response to changing Australian coffee drinking habits, Industry Beans has extended the opening hours of its CBD cafés in Melbourne and Sydney until 6pm on weekdays.
“Right now, what we’re seeing and hearing is that coffee drinking doesn’t stop at 2, 3, or 4pm in Australian cities – it’s become an evening experience,” says Trevor Simmons, CEO at Industry Beans. Read more
Japanese company Suntory Boss Coffee has announced it will launch its canned iced coffee range in Australia on 1 November. Read more