Biofilta set to launch new urban farming solution

 Cirrus Fine Coffee’s sister company Biofilta is set to display a new urban farming system called Foodcube at the Flower and Garden show in Melbourne from 27 to 31 March.

Biofilta will demonstrate how to combine rainwater runoff, waste steam organics such as composted coffee grounds and food waste, and surplus city spaces with urban farming systems, in order to consistently grow fresh produce for an ever-increasing population. Read more

World Coffee Roasting Championship 2019

World Coffee Roasting Championship 2019 heads to Taiwan

World Coffee Events (WCE) confirmed that the World Coffee Roasting Championship (WCRC) will take place in Taipei from 15 to 18 November at the 2019 Taiwan International Coffee Show (TICS).

More than 20 competitors from across the globe will gather to compete in a series of rounds covering multiple styles of roasting. Read more


Lavazza named one of world’s most reputable brands

Lavazza Group has taken 38th place among the top 100 reputable brands in the world according to the Reputation Institute’s Global RepTrak 100 2019 list.

Compared to its 2018 results, Lavazza has gained 11 positions due to its commendable product process innovation, working environment, and maintaining social and environmental responsibility. Read more

Cup of Excellence Indonesia

Cup of Excellence pilot begins in Indonesia

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) has commenced a preliminary Cup of Excellence (COE) trial in the town of Takengon in Aceh, Indonesia.

In partnership with the Speciality Coffee Association of Indonesia (SCAI) and the local government of Aceh Tenga, ACE has received entries from more than 40 farmers for pre-selection. Read more

Australian International Coffee Awards

Judging begins for 2019 Australian International Coffee Awards

More than 800 coffees from 151 Australian and international roasters have been submitted in the 2019 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA).

Judging for the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) competition began on 20 March at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Conducted annually, AICA sees a panel of industry experts congregate, recognising the smoothest, frothiest and most refined local and international coffees. The panel includes roasters, green bean buyers, trainers and educators working in coffee. Read more

Ona Coffee subscription

Ona Coffee launches subscription service

Ona Coffee has announced the launch of a coffee subscription service, delivering different coffees throughout Australia on a fortnightly basis.

The service was launched in mid-March and is integrated into the Ona Coffee website as part of the online store. Read more

MICE2020 exhibition space

MICE2020 exhibition space selling fast

The 2020 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) is filling up fast, with more than 40 per cent of exhibition space sold just one month after MICE2019.

Now in its ninth edition, MICE2020 will be held at the Melbourne International Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) from 4 to 7 May. Read more

Industry Beans

Industry Beans opens first Sydney café

Industry Beans has opened its first location outside of Melbourne on York Street in the Sydney CBD.

The coffee roaster says Industry Beans York St. brings together state of the art coffee equipment, considered architecture and responsive design, building upon what customers know and love about the company. Read more

Minas Hill Sydney

Minas Hill Coffee expands to Sydney

In April 2019, Minas Hill Coffee will inaugurate a site in Sydney, New South Wales, increasing the Brazilian coffee trader’s presence in the city.

“The time has come to Minas Hill Coffee get closer to Sydney coffee roasters,” Founder Marcelo Brussi says. Read more

Ever Meister

Book tickets to see Ever Meister at Knowledge Talks

Ever Meister, Managing Editor of Cafe Imports, will present at Toby’s Estate Knowledge Talks from 27 March to 2 April in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.

Meister will present on traceability within the specialty coffee industry – what it means, how it happens, why it matters, what’s so tough about it, and what the future looks like. Read more

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