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La Marzocco Local will host a New South Wales Linea PB Auto Brew Ratio (ABR) showcase event and industry party on 9 June.
The event is open to those interested in hearing casual technical information on the new Linea PB with ABR and built-in precision scales. Read more
Nuova Simonelli will host its annual Simonelli &Friends event in Dublin on 24 June.
Taking place at The Fumbally (Fumbally Lane, 8), in conjunction with the World Barista Championship, Simonelli & Friends is an opportunity to meet and strengthen old friendships, meet new people, and make profitable contacts. Read more
Coffee is evolving. The way it is grown and processed is evolving. The way we roast, extract and drink it is evolving. Most importantly, the general public’s interest and appreciation of specialty coffee is evolving.
As you can then imagine, it was with a dose of shock and horror that I read a comment on a social media platform recently where a respected industry old timer proclaimed that he could not think of a single improvement in the world of coffee since the 1990s. He went on to say that the more the coffee industry descended into mumbo jumbo and alchemy, the less the public would listen. Read more
Elika Rowell, Head Roaster at Square One Coffee Roasters, has been named the 2016 Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship Winner.
On 6 June more than 100 chefs, producers, culinary educators, wine producers and restaurateurs gathered for the Legends and Rising Stars awards event to recognise the leaders of Australia’s world-class food and wine industry. Read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) has announced there are two new board positions available, and ready to be filled.
ASCA is recruiting a Membership Advocate and Head of Roasters Guild on an interim basis. These temporary positions will be voted on at the next ASCA Annual General Meeting (AGM). Read more
Event Organisers of the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) have announced new dates for the 2017 event: 30 March to 1 April.
MICE is Asia Pacific’s largest specialty coffee event. At the past event, an impressive 9,213 people came to touch, taste, try and buy at MICE2016, which housed 120 exhibitors in the Grand Pavilion at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Read more
It was the post that got social media talking this week – an image of a “deconstructed coffee”.
Mamamia’s recently departed editor-in-chief Jamila Rizvi posted the image on Facebook on 31 May with the caption “sorry Melbourne but no. No no no no. Hipsterism has gone too far when your coffee comes deconstructed”. Read more
The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) hosted its Annual General Meeting on 27 May in Wellington.
The AGM discussed the association’s activities and achievements over the past year, and well as new initiatives for the coming year.
It was a chance for all NZSCA members to participate in the election of a new board, and have the opportunity to network with fellow colleagues and industry members. Read more
Fifty-two national AeroPress champions from across the globe will compete for a golden piston and title of 2016 World AeroPress Champion on Thursday 23 June.
The goal of the contest is to identify the brewer of the tastiest cup of coffee, made using the Aerobie AeroPress. Read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) will host a coffee cupping workshop at The Rocks in Sydney on 30 June.
Ahead of The Rocks Aroma Festival on 24 July, ASCA will teach attendees all the tricks of the trade to cupping, with many delicious varieties of coffee on display. Read more