Take part in the MICE Brewing Lounge

In 2017, the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) will welcome an all-new Brewing Lounge, an area set to showcase a myriad of alternative brewing methods from the industry’s leading roasters. Read more

MICE2016 Wrap Up

There was a rush of excitement with just half an hour before the fifth Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) was to open its doors. Read more

ASCA Northern Region Coffee Championship on this weekend

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Northern Region Coffee Championships will take place from 8 – 9 October.

Held at Extraction Artisan Coffee in Slacks Creek, Queensland, this is the second regional competition for the 2017 competition season. Read more

Gloria Jean’s Coffees Justin Porrett crowned RFG International Barista Champion

Queensland barista Justin Porrett of Gloria Jean’s Coffees has won the Australian and International Retail Food Group (RFG) Barista Championship.

From the 25 – 27 September some of the most talented RFG baristas from across the country – and world – converged on the Gold Coast for an epic showdown of barista and latte art talent at the RFG Franchise Expo.  Read more

Cafés bear the brunt of offering healthy options

Australian cafés are paying the price of providing healthy options on their menus to meet the demands of health conscious customers, new research reveals.

In its annual Hospitality Industry Success Index (HISI) report, Silver Chef found that more than two thirds (67 per cent) of small business owners had introduced ‘healthier’ items to their existing menu in the past year, but a quarter (25 per cent) said they were unwilling to pass on the higher costs of buying these products for fear of losing customers to the competition. Read more

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