Ona Coffee

Ona Coffee adds carbonic maceration coffee to Raspberry Candy

Ona Coffee has announced the addition of carbonic maceration (CM) processed coffee to its signature Raspberry Candy blend.

“We have been working on [CM] techniques and processing for several years with our partners at coffee farms around the world,” Ona Coffee Founder Sasa Sestic says.

“Last year we saw some incredible results from several of these experimental lots from Ethiopia and we are now looking for every opportunity to share them with our customers.”

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Minas Hill

Minas Hill Coffee to hold Our Farmers, Our Heroes panel discussion

On 4 February, Minas Hill Coffee will bring together prominent people from within the coffee industry for a one-night-only panel to discuss current projects and initiatives in Brazil. 

Our farmers, Our heroes: A panel discussion about sustainability, transparency and women in coffee will touch on topics ranging from the international coffee price, processing and economics to social projects, the environment, and the role of women in coffee.

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coffee prices

ICO reports sharp decline in coffee prices in December

The International Coffee Organization (ICO) has revealed that coffee prices declined 8.2 per cent in December 2018.

In its 2018 market report, the ICO composite price indicator fell from 109.59 US cents (about $1.53) per pound in November to 100.61 US cents per pound in December.

The daily price fell as low as 97.59 US cents per pound on 18 December.

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Cup of Excellence

Cup of Excellence breaks several records in 2018

Several Cup of Excellence (COE) records were broken in the 12 CEO competitions held in 11 producing countries in 2018.

The Costa Rican COE saw the winning lot from producer Luis Ricardo Calderon Madrigal receive the highest price ever paid for a COE coffee at US$300.09 (about $420) per pound. This was more than double the previous COE record for any country.

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Women in coffee

ASCA opens nominations to Women in Coffee Awards

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) and Genovese Coffee have opened nominations for the Eleonora Genovese Australian Coffee Woman of the Year, and Rising Star Awards.

The awards recognise the contributions Eleonora Genovese made to the Australian coffee community. ASCA says Eleonora displayed many qualities that women in the coffee industry should aspire towards, such as drive, leadership, and passion to unite the local and international coffee communities.

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Australian Open

Lavazza to launch three new blends at Australian Open

Lavazza has announced it will launch three new locally roasted coffee blends at the Australian Open 2019 tennis tournament, taking place from 14 to 27 January 2019.

“We are proud to be present for the fourth year running at the Australian Open, where we will be officially launching three new products destined for the food service channel,” says Silvio Zaccareo, Asia-Pacific Business Unit Director and Australia Managing Director of Lavazza.

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Minas Hill

Minas Hill to bring COE winner Ismael Andrade to MICE

Minas Hill Coffee has confirmed that Cup of Excellence (COE) Brazil Natural 2018 winner, and long-time partner of the Brazilian coffee importer, Ismael Andrade will attend the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) 2019.

Ismael’s COE winning coffee scored 93.26 at the internationally juried coffee competition. Another of his lots, using the Yellow Icatu varietal, won best coffee from the Cerrado Region of Brazil, a protected designation of origin.

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Yannis Apostolopoulos

SCA appoints Yannis Apostolopoulos as Executive Director

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) has appointed Yannis Apostolopoulos as its new Executive Director, following the announcement that Ric Rhinehart is stepping down from the position.

Yannis has served as the SCA’s Deputy Executive Director since the Specialty Coffee Associations of America and Europe (SCAE) merged in 2017. Prior to this, he was a member of the SCAE, and established the Barista and Roaster Guilds of Europe.

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World Barista Championship

2019 World Barista Championship rules and regulations released

World Coffee Events (WCE) has released its updated rules and regulations for the 2019 World Barista Championship (WBC) and World Brewers Cup (WBrC).

The competitions will take place from 10 to 14 April at the Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston, United States. Due to the rapidly approaching date of the expo, WCE says the rules and regulations will be the same as the 2018 rules, with some very minor logistical clarifications.Read more