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Wilford Lamastus of Elida Estate repeats Best of Panama victory

In 2018, Wilford Lamastus of Elida Estate made Best of Panama (BoP) history when he won in both washed and natural Geisha categories and broke the coffee quality competition’s record for its highest scoring coffee.

Now, Elida Estate has done it again, winning both categories and setting new records at BoP 2019, which took place from 22 to 25 May. Read more

La Marzocco wins prestigious Italian award

Italian coffee manufacturer La Marzocco has been awarded the Symbol of Florence (“In onore dell’italia che ci onora”) from the Comitato dei Cento at the Accademia dei Georgofili in Florence, Italy. Read more

Lelit Bianca

Lelit adds flow control to the E61 group head

Lelit has added flow control to the E61 group head and packaged it up in its newest prosumer machine, called the Bianca.

The Bianca is a dual boiler with rotary pump and PID temperature control. But Australian distributor Jetblack Espresso says it’s the ability to control the extraction rate on the fly that sets it apart from the current crop of prosumer machines. Read more

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Brazil and Colombia form alliance to combat price crisis

Representatives of coffee production in Brazil and Colombia met on 14 June at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, in Brasilia, Brazil to seal an alliance to find solutions to the persistent coffee price crisis.

Organisations taking part in the dialogues included the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia (FNC), Conselho Nacional do Café, Minasul, Confederação da Agricultura e Pecuaria do Brasil, Brazilian Specialty Coffees Association, Associação dos Sindicatos dos Productores Rurais do Sul de Minas, Sistema, Sociedade Rural Brasileira, and Frente Parlamentar do Café. Read more

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Almond Breeze launches Breezey Travel program

Almond Breeze has announced a Breezey Travel voucher program to help regional baristas make the trip to major cities for its Breezey Masters regional heats.

Breezey Masters is a latte art smackdown competition that sees competitors make patterns using Almond Breeze Barista Blend almond milk. Read more

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Australian company among Best New Product winners at World of Coffee

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) has awarded the Nexus One espresso machine by the Queensland-based Aremde Best New Product in the Commercial Coffee or Tea Preparation and Serving Equipment category.

The SCA held its Best New Product and Design Lab Awards at the 2019 World of Coffee trade show, which took place in Berlin, Germany from 6 to 8 June. Read more

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