Alliance for Coffee Excellence elects new board members

The Alliance For Coffee Excellence (ACE) announced on 27 March the election of four new board members: Keita Matsumoto, Cory Bush, Yuko Itoi and Aleco Chigounis.

This election, voted in by ACE’s members, country partners and head judges, brings the number of formal board members to eleven. Read more

Win $20,000 with Almond Breeze competition

Almond Breeze Barista Blend is giving baristas, roasters and cafés the opportunity to decide its new packaging design. The winning suggestion will win $10,000 for themselves, and $10,000 for their favourite café. Read more

NZSCA on strengthening communities

It’s safe to say 2017 was a stellar year in terms of NZSCA’s competition, training, and fundraising initiatives, but looking ahead at 2018, we’re keen to dig deeper to build and create more inclusive and stronger coffee community than ever before. 

To do that, the NZSCA has been busy collectively working to establish a Coffee Technicians Guild (CTG). Meetings around the three main centres of New Zealand were held to propose the idea, and the reception was popular with this group of previously unrepresented people.  Read more

MICE set to begin for 2018

The biggest dedicated coffee event in the Southern Hemisphere will return to the Melbourne Showground from 22 to 24 March in 2018.

With 9646 visitors walking through the entrance gates in 2017, event organisers are confident the seventh installation of the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) will continue the tradeshow’s success as one of the most-loved on the coffee industry calendar.  Read more

ASCA Australian Coffee Championships to take place at MICE

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) will host the Australian Coffee Championships from 22 to 24 March.

The Australian PURA and Vitasoy Barista Championship, Australian AMC Roasting Championship, Australian Brewers Cup, Australian Latte Art Championship and Australian Cup Tasters Championship will all be held at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE). Read more

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