Carimali Elektra

Carimali acquires Italian equipment manufacturer Elektra

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

ASCA announces regional comp dates

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 australia

Cup of Excellence winner to tour Australia in July

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 Australia coffe

Host Milano discusses Australian coffee influences

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

Campos Coffee releases limited edition COE Colombia coffee

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 dual boiler

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

Warsaw world coffee championships

Warsaw to host remaining 2020 World Coffee Championships

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

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