Pauls Professional to host Beat the Barista competition

Pauls Professional is looking for baristas to take the challenge and test their skills against some of Australia’s best latte artists.  

Pauls Professional will host the Beat the Barista competition from 27 to 29 May at the Foodservice Show, taking place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney.  Read more

FNC honoured with Rainforest Alliance award

The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) received a Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Standard-Setters Award at the organisation’s Annual Spring Gala on 9 May.

The award was given for the FNC’s exceptional commitment to sustainability, improving coffee farmers’ livelihoods, and conserving forests. Read more

World Coffee Events announces changes to WLAC and CIGS Championships

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

Judge rules coffee sold in California must carry cancer warnings

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

Federal Government’s budget boost to small businesses

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

Sydney to host World AeroPress Championship 

The 2018 World AeroPress Championship season is officially underway with a record high of more than 70 regional events happening across the globe.

This includes 17 regionals AeroPress competitions in Spain, 11 in France, seven in Venezuela and Australia, and six in the United Arab Emirates. Read more

Almond Breeze launches Mother’s Day service 

 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