St Ali

St Ali to host coffee creation masterclass

St Ali will host two coffee creation masterclasses at the Mercedes me store in the Melbourne CBD on 25 May.

The classes will include three 45-minute lecture and lab-style workshops where St Ali’s team will cover the secrets to brewing, pouring, cupping, and more. Read more


Ordermentum to guide roasters from roasting to counting beans

B2B ordering platform Ordermentum will host a finance modelling workshop at Collective Roasting Solutions (CRS) in Alexandria, New South Wales, on 28 May.

The workshop aims to provide insight, networking, and tangible tips to help coffee roasters grow a more profitable business. Read more

World Coffee Research CEO

World Coffee Research names new CEO

World Coffee Research (WCR) has appointed Dr Jennifer “Vern” Long as the new Chief Executive Officer of the organisation.

Long most recently held the position of Director of the Office of Agricultural Research and Policy at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Read more

Lelit Giulietta

Lelit enters commercial coffee machine market

Italian prosumer espresso machine manufacturer Lelit has turned its attention to the commercial market with the release of its Giulietta model.

The Lelit Giulietta has a 10-litre boiler, two E61 group heads, and a compact 58-centimetre body.

The Australian version, available through Jetblack Espresso, comes with two cool-touch steam wands, temperature stable heat exchangers, and a centrally mounted hot water wand.

Jetblack Espresso says the coffee van/cart market will appreciate the 10-Amp option, standard is 15 Amp, and that it can be plumbed or run off an external tank, while the office market will appreciate the clean lines of its stainless-steel body.

Service costs are minimised with easy access to internal components via one-screw top and side panels.

The Lelit Giulietta retails for RRP $6000.

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Sasa Sestic

Sasa Sestic announces Australian speaking tour

Ona Coffee and Project Origin Founder Sasa Sestic has announced an Australian speaking tour, which will see him visit Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane in June. 

Behind Closed Doors: What Goes Into Creating A Specialty Coffee Farm is based on a lecture Sasa delivered at the recent Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) expo in Boston, titled The Future of Specialty: How Innovations in Processing Can Change Perceptions of Specialty Coffee. Read more

minas hill brazilian cupping

Minas Hill to host Brazilian coffee cupping in Sydney

Green bean trader Minas Hill will host a cupping of 12 Brazilian coffees at Collective Roasting Solutions in Alexandria, New South Wales, on 21 May.

Coffees on the table will include lots from Minas Hill’s producing partners Ismael Andrade, Gabriel Oliveira and Pedro Gabarra, as well as seasonal lots from Bahia State in the Mantiqueira region. Read more

Victoria Arduino I am the one

Victoria Arduino launches I Am One Instagram contest

Coffee equipment manufacturer Victoria Arduino has launched an Instagram campaign, #iamonevictoriaarduino in the leadup to the preview of a new product in September.

The winner will receive an exclusive Victoria Arduino experience, and participate back stage at the grand premier. Read more

University of South Australia reveals six is the new limit

The University of South Australia’s (UniSA) has revealed that drinking six or more coffees a day can increase the risk of heart disease up to 22 per cent.

According to the Heart Foundation cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death, with one person dying from the disease every 12 minutes.

UniSA Researchers Dr Ang Zhou and Professor Elina Hyppönen of the Australian Centre for Precision Health say its new research confirms the point at which excess caffeine can cause high blood pressure, a precursor to heart disease.

This is the first time a limit has been placed on a safe coffee consumption and cardiovascular health. Read more

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