Introducing the #ascatop12

By Brent Williams, the President of the Australian Specialty Coffee Association

It’s been a few months now since we wrapped up the 2017 ASCA Australian Coffee Championships. I think it’s taken that long to come down from the rush of what we consider our most successful national competition to date. Read more

MICE2017 wrap

Melbourne awoke on 30 March with that feeling of excitement and anticipation, much like diehard footy fans on the eve of the AFL Grand Final, or children the night before Christmas. Read more

Canberra: the new coffee capital

When you ask a foreigner what the capital of Australia is, they often answer Melbourne or Sydney. They look perplexed when you tell them it’s Canberra, one of the world’s lesser known capital cities. Now try and tell them that the country’s capital is also putting Australia’s roasting capabilities on the world map.
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Summer Sesh

Are you ready for summer? 

Leading into the summer season, the December edition of BeanScene will capitalise on the high demand for cold brew products, or any beverage, equipment or service that caters to the summer café market. Read more

Fairtrade: time for a fair go

After more than 10 years in the Australian market, Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand CEO Molly Harriss Olson says there’s a dominant roadblock she’s keen to put to bed.
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MICE on the move

If you could pack a suitcase and commit to a year of travel – purely for work purposes – you could easily fill your calendar attending coffee tradeshows, conferences, certification events, origin, and competitions. Read more

War on waste got it wrong – some paper cups are recycled

Paper cup manufacturers are fighting back against a program aired Tuesday on ABC that claimed 100 per cent of coffee cups are ending up in landfill, and that the only alternative is reusable cups.

War on Waste, an ABC series hosted by The Chaser’s Craig Reucassel, that aired this past Wednesday 31 May, saw Craig fill a tram full of take-away coffee cups, and announce that of the 1 billion coffee cups used in Australia every year, every one of them ends up in landfill. Read more

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