More than 11,000 people visited the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam for The Amsterdam Coffee Festival from 9 to 11 March. The number of trade visitors grew by 16 per cent and initiated the successful launch of the NL Coffee Summit. Read more
An estimated 672,000 visitors have descended upon the Gold Coast for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Restaurant & Catering Industry Association (R&CA) CEO Juliana Payne says the large influx of visitors to the Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games should result in a significant increase in takings for local café and restaurant businesses over the next fortnight. Read more
The International Coffee Organization (ICO) has announced that the Government of the United States is withdrawing from the International Coffee Agreement 2007, an international commodity agreement between coffee producing and consuming countries, whose objective is to strengthen the global coffee sector and promote its sustainable expansion. Read more
Danes Specialty Coffee in Sydney has won the title of Champion Australian Roaster for the first time in the 2018 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA), putting New South Wales in the spotlight for outstanding coffee production.
“To win an award where we are up against the top roasters from our region is a huge deal for us. Every step of the way, we put everything into making our coffee what it is, and we are so proud to take home an award as prestigious as this,” says Paul Jackson, Danes Managing Director. Read more
Sharon Jan of Seven Miles is this year’s recipient of the Eleonora Genovese Women in Coffee Award.
“Receiving the award was a lovely surprise and a great honour,” Sharon says. “To follow in the footsteps of women like previous winner Melissa Caia and the legacy of Eleonora [Genovese] is very special, and validates the work I’ve been doing.” Read more
Adelaide’s Glenn Bailey has secured a spot in the reality television program Barista & Farmer in Colombia after winning the final of the Detpak Precision Smackdown Series at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE). Read more