Registration is open for the Australian Specialty Coffee Association’s (ASCA) first Judges Workshops, taking place across Australian from 13 July to 18 August. Read more
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
ClickPOS will launch its new order taking application during Foodservice Australia 2019 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 23 to 25 June. Read more
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 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
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
Kevin Kim, former barista of White Henry in Sydney, is the winner of Vitasoy’s Double Shot Challenge.
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
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
Toby’s Estate has announced that Emilio Lopez Diaz, Owner of Topeca Coffee Roasters, will be the next Knowledge Talks presenter to tour Australia in July.
Emilio will present on the current and future challenges of the coffee supply chain – from farming, milling and exporting to the roaster and retailer. Read more