From 18 to 22 October, Italian trade fair Host Milano is set to host the entire Hotel, Restaurant, and Catering (HoReCa) industry in one exhibition.
Host Milano says this is backed up not only by the figures, which confirm the continual growth of the sector, but the number of companies exhibiting at the show. A total of 2249 exhibitors, 1360 Italian and 889 international from 55 countries, will be on display. Read more
Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand hosted a cupping event to promote Papua New Guinean coffee and assist the growth of the nation’s coffee scene in Auckland, New Zealand, on 10 October.
Stuart Hargie, a certified Q grader from the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI), recently travelled to PNG with Fairtrade to run a coffee grading with farmers in September. He has been supporting Fairtrade ANZ’s coffee quality program for more than 18 months. Read more
Roasting plant and equipment manufacturer Probat will launch its new Px 120 drum roaster at HostMilano, from 18 to 22 October.
Almost all machine components of the Px 120 are completely redesigned and available as 3D data for the creation of a full virtual plant. The roasting system has been optimised using computational fluid dynamics analytics to increase coffee quality and energy efficiency. Read more
Tilly Sproule of Tim Adams Specialty Coffee has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Northern Region Barista Championship for the fifth year straight.
Zhuolu Xie of TonyJ Lab placed second and Sarah Jin of Extraction Artisan Coffee placed third in the 2020 Northern Region Barista Championship, which took place at Latitude Coffee from 5 to 6 October. Read more