Veneziano Coffee Roasters will partner with a range of businesses to host the Richmond 3121 Bushfire Relief Fundraiser in Melbourne on 30 January. Read more
Ona Coffee has made the switch to solar, powering its roastery and head office with renewable energy.
The solar panels, installed throughout 2019, were part of Ona Coffee’s long-term plan to reduce its carbon footprint and work towards more sustainable practice, says General Manager Tom Beaumont. Read more
Swiss company Farmer Connect and IBM have announced the release of a new mobile application called Thank My Farmer at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
The app will allow coffee drinkers to trace their coffee to understand its quality and origin, and even support the farmer who grew the beans. Read more
America-based dairy alternative supplier Califia Farms has completed a US$225 million (about $326 million) Series D financing led by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA).
Other investors in the financing include Singaporean investment company Temasek, Canada-based Claridge, Hong Kong’s Green Monday Ventures, and a Latin America based family with significant interests in coffee and consumer products. Read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) has opened additional spots in the ASCA 2020 Monin Australian Coffee in Good Spirits (CIGS) Championship.
Entries close 24 January. The ASCA 2020 Monin Australian CIGS Championship will be held during the ASCA Condesa Co Lab 2020 Australian Coffee Championships at Tasting Australia in Adelaide form 27 to 30 March. Read more
The World Coffee Roasting Championship (WCRC) is heading to Warsaw in 2020, taking place at the 2020 World of Coffee tradeshow, from 18 to 20 June.
The WCRC will be held alongside the World Latte Art Championship, World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, World Cup Tasters Championship, and Cezve/Ibrik Championship. Read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) has opened entries to the 2020 AMC Australian Coffee Roasting Championship.
ASCA says the championship acknowledges the vital role that the coffee roaster has in the coffee community. It has a different feel to other competitions, is more interactive, and provides a valuable learning tool to all competitors. Read more
The State Library of Victoria has put out a call to Melbourne coffee makers.
In 2020, a display inside its exhibition “The changing face of Victoria” will celebrate Melbourne’s relationship with coffee. Read more
Lavazza announced a partnership with Rokit Williams Racing to become an official team partner for the 2020 Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile Formula One World Championship season on 9 January.
Rokit Williams Racing’s FW43 challenger car will debut the Lavazza logo at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on 17 March. Read more
According to the International Coffee Organization (ICO) December 2019 Coffee Market Report, prices for all Arabica indicators rose in December, while Robusta prices decreased 0.1 per cent to 73.22 US cents per pound.
The ICO composite indicator continued to rise in December 2019, ranging between 111.80 and 123.69 US cents per pound. The lowest point was still higher than any of the monthly averages in the previous 18 months. Read more