To many baristas, a brew bar is a creative space featuring coffees, brewing devices and tasty treats. But when you think of the kettle options out there, few scream “artisan touch”. Read more
Inspired by tall cold brew towers in stylish coffee shops, the Bruer Cold Brew System brings drip cold brew coffee to the home setting. Read more
Melbourne’s Italian pasticceria institution, Brunetti, has officially opened the doors to its new city store at 250 Flinders Lane.
Brunetti closed its City Square store due to the Melbourne Metro Rail Project and has taken the opportunity to open another that celebrates a full dining experience and brings an “Italian wow factor” to the street. Read more
Italian coffee machine manufacturer Gruppo Cimbali has acquired a controlling stake in American company Slayer Espresso.
The announcement, finalised on 16 November and publicly disclosed on 2 December, refers to the acquisition as a “partnership”, enabling both companies to work together to achieve global expansion.
Over the past 30 years, 95 per cent of Goglio’s packaging machinery has been deployed to the coffee roasting industry.
To cater to this demand, Goglio representative Federico De Paoli of its Machinery Division visited Australia to get a first-hand look at industry packaging needs and connect with key customers across the Australian east coast. Read more
On 27 November, Almond Breeze took time out to celebrate its successful year in Australia with a bespoke Christmas luncheon overlooking the Sydney skyline at O Bar and Dining.
Executive chef Darren Templeman treated guests to a five-course almond-inspired degustation menu showcasing the versatility of Almond Breeze products. Read more
La Marzocco hosted its flagship Out of the Box (OOTB) event for the first time in Leeds, United Kingdom on 2 December.
The event took place at Duke Studios in Leeds and debuted La Marzocco’s new Leva machine, fresh from wowing crowds in Milan and Seoul. Read more
Sanremo will host a latte art competition in Sydney on 9 December.
Event organisers anticipate more than 150 people to attend the smackdown, with the aim for coffee industry members to meet and greet new and old friends.
Generous sponsors will contribute more than $2000 dollars in prizes for the winners, including Pauls Professional, Bombora Coffee and Water Supplies, Barista Technology, Puq Press and many more. Read more
Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has announced $286,000 in annual grants to help boost new and emerging businesses and expand the city’s economy.
“This round of grants will support 13 small businesses and is forecast to generate more than $20.2 million in turnover and equity and the creation of around 100 new jobs in the city,” says Lord Mayor Robert. “We had an increased number of applications this year from a diverse array of businesses which demonstrates the growth in jobs, innovation and productivity in Melbourne.” Read more
All lots from Brazil’s pulped natural Cup of Excellence (COE) competition were sold at auction within the first eight minutes on 28 November.
Producer Gabriel Nunes of winning lot Fazenda Bom Jardim received almost US$100,000 (about $131,915) for 793 pounds of coffee and now holds the all-time record for a COE price. Read more