Grocery chain Aldi has reported a 50 per cent increase in sales of its locally roasted Lazzio Coffee range since mid-February.
Prime Creative Media continues its Engine Room series, offering complimentary resources to companies to help navigate the COVID-19 crisis.
John Murphy, CEO Prime Creative Media, offers this guide on the dangers of ‘going dark’ in times of crisis, and how to drive a strategy to maintain or even increase market share as the economy recovers.
Australian dairy brand Riverina Fresh is hosting a virtual coffee chat with some of Australia’s most iconic roasters on 13 May.
Titled Home-ground: Live with Australia’s Specialty Coffee Experts, the virtual event will take place on Zoom from 12pm to 1pm discussing the state of the coffee industry, and tips to making cafe-quality coffee at home. Read more
Cafés are set to be allowed to reopen under the first stage of eased coronavirus restrictions. Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the announcement in a press conference on 8 May, while unveiling the National Cabinet’s three-step plan to achieve a “COVID-19 safe economy and society”. Read more
De’Longhi was voted Australia’s Most Trusted Brand in the Coffee Machines category of the 2020 Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Survey. Breville placed second and Lavazza placed third in the category.
Catalyst Research conducted the independent survey for Reader’s Digest. The market research agency polled a cross-section of more than 3000 Australians and 1601 New Zealanders to establish the most-trusted brands across more than 70 consumer categories. Read more
CafeSmart organiser Streetsmart Australia has provided more than 5400 meals to vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic through its SmartMeals program.
StreetSmart Australia says charity meals programs are shut across the country. With gatherings restricted and older volunteers protecting their health, food security for vulnerable Australians is an emerging challenge. At the same time restaurants and cafés are closing or reducing hours. This is making people with limited resources vulnerable to poverty, hunger, and homelessness. Read more
Melbourne-based roaster Maker Coffee has opened a new location in the Como Centre of South Yarra, Victoria.
While COVID-19 restrictions have put much pressure on the coffee and hospitality industries, Maker says it won’t let the pandemic stand in its way. Maker South Yarra will be open for takeaway, for the time being. Read more
According to the International Coffee Organization (ICO) April 2020 Coffee Market Report, concerns over supply chain disruptions are being weighed against uncertainty over future demand in the unprecedented situation of COVID-19.
Because of this, the ICO composite indicator only decreased by 0.1 per cent to 108.91 US cents per pound in April. Read more
Sweet food is made sweeter when paired with coffee, according to research on how coffee changes our sense of taste from Aarhus University in Denmark.
Published in the scientific journal Foods, 156 test subjects had their sense of smell and taste tested before and after drinking coffee. The researchers found no changes in their sense of smell, but they found that the sense of taste was affected. Read more
Coffee Machine Technologies (CMT) Founder John Colangeli tells BeanScene the business has no intention of slowing down due to COVID-19.
“We’re here for the long haul. Over the last 16 or 17 years, we’ve developed a good reputation and want to hang around a lot longer, servicing the industry as best we can,” John says. Read more