Bureaux Collective to host Taste of Tokyo event

Bureaux Collective will host its third “Taste Of” event for the year, this time focusing on Tokyo’s coffee scene. 

The event will take place on 21 June from 6pm to 9pm at Bureaux Collective at 29A Gwynne Street, Cremorne in Melbourne. Read more

CafeSmart

Coffee industry unites to fight homelessness on 3 August

StreetSmart has announced that CafeSmart2018 will take place on 3 August.

Each year, the coffee community comes together to help raise awareness and vital funds to combat homelessness.

On 3 August, CaféSmart participating cafés will donate $1 from every coffee sold on the day to support local homeless projects in their local suburbs.  Read more

La Marzocco launches the 2018 Italian AeroPress Championship

La Marzocco will host the 2018 Italian AeroPress Championship in Milan at the Deus Cafe venue on 1 June.

The World AeroPress Championship (WAC) and Modbar will bring together more than 30 competitors.

The national WAC layover will serve as a platform for brewing trends, sub-cultures, convivial experiences, coffee education and entertainment to blend.

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NZSCA Recognition Awards 2019

NZSCA elects David Burton of Jack’s Coffee as new President

The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) has elected a new board at its 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Queenstown on 25 May. 

Jessica Godfrey will step into the Immediate Past President role, while David Burton of Jack’s Coffee takes over as the new President.  Read more

MICE announces new location in 2019

For the past seven years, the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) has called the Melbourne Showgrounds home, but the time has come to move.

“For the first time in 2019, MICE will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC),” says MICE Show Director Simon Coburn. Read more

Glenn Bailey of Grinders Coffee set to represent Australia on Barista & Farmer

Glenn Bailey of Grinders Coffee will travel to Colombia to compete as the Australian contestant in the reality show Barista & Farmer, starting 1 June.

Glenn secured the last of 10 spots on the show after winning the cupping and latte art competition at this year’s Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE), and says the opportunity to live on a coffee plantation in Colombia is “every baristas dream”. Read more

SCA republishes White Paper on gender equality

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) has republished its 2015 White Paper titled Blueprint for Gender Equality in the Coffeelands, now renamed Gender Equality and Coffee: Minimizing the Gender Gap in Agriculture.

The paper was republished on 13 April to mark #EqualPayDay. Read more

First La Marzocco Local event for 2018 in Brisbane

La Marzocco will host its first La Marzocco Local event for the year in Brisbane from 30 May to 2 June.

The La Marzocco team has revamped it format for 2018 and will spend almost a week in Brisbane running in-depth tech workshops, home espresso classes, and its La Marzocco Local party. Read more