The World Coffee Events (WCE) Rules and Regulations Committee has launched the 2018 Rules and Regulations for the World Latte Art Championship (WLAC) and World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (WCIGS).
Changes this year have focused on the WLAC. The Art Bar portion of the Preliminary Round has been streamlined to focus on core bar skills, and as a result will have reduced competing time.Read more
A Los Angeles Judge has affirmed the decision that coffee sold in California must carry cancer warnings.
A Superior court, Judge Elihu Berle, ruled on 7 May that Starbucks and other roasters and retailers had failed to show that benefits from drinking coffee outweighed any risks from a carcinogen, a byproduct of the roasting process. Read more
The 2018-19 Federal Budget will aim to improve the business operating environment for small businesses in the café, restaurant and catering sector with an extension of the Government’s instant asset write off program to 30 June, 2019.
The extension will enable small businesses with an annual turnover of up to $10 million to immediately deduct eligible assets, each costing less than $20,000. Read more
Almond Breeze, a leading brand of almond milk, is launching a free “mayday” delivery service for Mother’s Day.
The service, to deliver a card, flowers and some Almond Breeze treats direct to your mum’s doors, will run across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, and help save Australians who have forgot that Mother’s Day is this Sunday 13 May.Read more