Applications for the nationwide Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship are now open. In its fifth year, the prestigious scholarship offers the next generation of Australian hospitality workers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work across three different countries in internationally acclaimed hospitality businesses. Read more
Espresso machine manufacturer Nuova Simonelli has created the Simonelli Youth Academy to spread the knowledge of coffee secrets to the youth demographic.
The honour the new program, the Simonelli Youth Academy will offer six scholarships to baristas aged between 18 to 30 to undertake a coffee education and training program to help build a successful career in the coffee industry. Read more
The Federal Government has announcement of a $12 million investment over three years to establish the Boosting Business Events Bid Fund program. Read more
The International Coffee Organisation (ICO) has announced it will celebrate ‘Women in Coffee’ as the theme for International Coffee Day on 1 October. Read more
Tyro, Australia’s business-only bank, has launched a Tap & Save initiative to help small to medium enterprises save on re-routed debit tap-and-go payments.
Tap & Save is a first-to-market program from Tyro, offering least-cost routing ahead of the government’s 1 April 2018 deadline for banks to address merchants’ demand for cheaper tap-and-go debit payments. Read more
The Re:co Symposium will host its 10th Specialty Coffee Symposium in the United States from 18 to 19 April in Seattle.
This year’s program will be constructed around the main pillars of specialty coffee understanding: Economic Outlook, Advances in Science, Business and Consumer Research, Innovation, Sustainability, and Diversity and Inclusion. Read more
Veneziano Coffee Roasters will open the doors to its first Sydney shop in Surry Hills on 15 March.
With two existing and operating Veneziano cafés in Adelaide and Brisbane, Sydney will become the third café location of the specialty coffee roaster. Read more
Third-generation coffee farmers Cofinet will exhibit at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) for the first time. Read more
On International Women’s Day, 8 March, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has acknowledged the importance of women in the workforce, particularly in the small business sector.