Due to overwhelming demand – and an attractive prize pool – Danes Specialty Coffee has increased the number of entry positions available for the 2016 International Grand Latte Art Championship (IGLAC) on 19 August. Read more
Veneziano Coffee Roasters has collaborated with Melbourne agency Dig + Fish to develop a new brand identity. Read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) has awarded 10 scholarships to competitors travelling interstate for the 2017 championship season.
ASCA introduced the scholarship program in 2015, when it decided to hold four regional competitions nationally, instead of one in every state. The scholarships are open to competitors and judges who are interested in taking part in a competition, but no longer have one in their state.
“The scholarship program is a way to ensure that the rewards of ASCA competitions continue to be enjoyed from around Australia,” said Brent Williams, ASCA President. “A bonus has been connecting coffee professionals between states, helping further grow the industry.”
The following scholarship recipients are:
Callum Hare, The Coffee Collective
Adam Metelmann, Pullman Espresso Accessories
Alexander Loft, Bonobo Espresso (open
Cam Ballard, Coffee World
Celeste Dixon, Bar 9 Coffee
Georgina Lumb, Patio Coffee Roasters
Harsh Mehta, Coffylosophy
Hyemi Li, Bar9 Central
Lauren Crago, Crack Kitchen
Peter Giannakis, HG Coffee School
For more information visit www.aasca.com
Registration for the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) 2017 Regional Coffee Championships will open on Monday 1 August.
Allocated positions to each regional competition will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. They include barista, latte art, brewers cup and cup tasting events. Read more
Coffee, donuts and a hot chicken sandwich were the first items to ever be delivered by drone in the United States.
The historic flight, which was approved by US aviation officials, was carried out by 7-Eleven in the US state of Nevada on Friday, 22 July. Read more
The Coffee Man film has won Best Australian Documentary at the Melbourne Documentary Festival.
More than 60 films from around the world featured in the festival which celebrates independent documentary filmmaking from 9 – 11 July. Read more
Genovese Coffee are hosting a Latte Art Smackdown at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) on 11 August.
To celebrate the screening of Barista, a documentary about five barista’s journey to the United States Barista Championship, Genovese will host the smackdown event to coincide with the film festival. Read more
According to the International Coffee Organisation’s (ICO) June Market Report, the daily price of the ICO composite indicator increased steadily over the course of June, starting from a low of 118.53 US cents per pound on 1 June, and ending on a high of 132.04 per pound, its highest daily level since April 2015. Read more
Danes Specialty Coffee will host the second annual International Grand Latte Art Championship (IGLAC) on Friday 19 August in Sydney. Read more
Mr Black has produced a coffee liqueur using the world’s most expensive and sought-after coffee.
The spirits company claims to have created a world first by using a Panama Geisha coffee. Read more