Nexus One

Extraction Artisan Coffee first in the world to install Nexus One

Extraction Artisan Coffee in Logan City, Queensland, has become the first café in the world to install Aremde’s Nexus One coffee machine.

Nexus One was designed in the Netherlands and built in Brisbane, under the direction of Aremde Coffee Engineer Geoff Michelmore.

Nexus One removes the espresso machine’s wall of steel that traditionally separates the barista from the customer. Read more

Silver Chef

Silver Chef report reveals café boom in regional areas

The Silver Chef 2018 Hospitality Industry Success Index report has revealed that almost 10 per cent of Australian cafés, 9.9 per cent, have been in business for less than a year.

Of those new cafés, a large number opened in regional centres, with a 16.5 per cent increase is the number of cafés opening in non-urban areas.

The report says only 8.9 per cent of cafés have been in business for longer than four years. Read more

Double Shot

Double Shot Coffee Fiesta announces line-up

The Double Shot Coffee Fiesta has announced the line-up of its Patio Coffee Roaster Industry Stage.

The City of Unley-held event, taking place on 4 November, will host a number of presentations, panel discussions and masterclasses to showcase South Australia’s coffee knowledge. Read more

Bean Alliance

Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group acquires The Bean Alliance

On 29 October, the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group announced its Australian subsidiary has acquired The Bean Alliance for $24 million to strengthen its presence in the Australian market.

“Australia is an interesting market with a well-established high-quality coffee culture and a preference of independent roasters,” the group’s Chairman and CEO Massimo Zanetti says. Read more

Ona Coffee

Ona Coffee to introduce frozen coffee menu to ACT venues

From 2 November, Ona Coffee will release reserve coffee menus, utilising frozen coffee, at several of its Australian Capital Territory venues.

“In each of our cafés, the coffee menus will feature the standard offerings of milk-based blends and single origins, as well as single origin espressos and filter coffees,” says Caity Reynolds, General Manager of Ona Coffee’s cafés. Read more

Cup of Excellence

Nueva Alianza wins Perú Cup of Excellence

Dwigth Aguilar Masias of Nueva Alianzafarm in the Cusco region has won the Perú Cup of Excellence (COE), scoring 91.08 for his washed Geisha coffee.

Damián Espinoza García of La Palmafarm in Cajamarca placed second with his washed Yellow Caturra scoring 89.85.

Franklin Chinguel Morales of El Romerillofarm in Cajamarca placed third with his washed Bourbon scoring 89.58. Read more

Central Region

Ona Coffee performs hat trick at 2019 Central Region Barista Championship

Angus Mackie of Ona Coffee has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) 2019 Central Region Barista Championship for the second year in a row.

Representatives from Ona Coffee rounded out the top three positions, with two-time Australian Barista Champion Hugh Kelly placing second, and Joao Carlos Henriques placing third.

The competition was held at Specialty Coffee Curators in Marrickville, New South Wales from 27 to 28 October. Read more

Coffee Alchemy

David Beckham drinks three lattes in half an hour at Coffee Alchemy

Celebrity couple Victoria and David Beckham have visited Marrickville café Coffee Alchemy, where Co-owner Clare Lim says the international soccer star ordered three lattes over the course of his half hour stay.

“He took such an interest in our coffee and we were only too happy to run through all our blends and Single Estates,” Clare says. Read more