World Coffee Research (WCR) has published the first-ever catalogue of coffee varieties for Central America, called Coffee Varieties of Mesoamerica and the Carribea.
Launched and presented at Re:Co Dublin on 22 June, the catalogue of Coffea arabica coffees for Central America, Mexico, Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica gathers the essential information on 33 major cultivars in the region. Read more
Service Sphere has announced new training courses for July and August.
Back by popular demand, Service Sphere’s Training Academy will host Technical Training 101 on 21 and 28 July.
This session is geared towards individuals looking at entering into the coffee industry and will focus on single-boiler traditional coffee machines, coffee grinders, coffee, and its preparation. 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