Project Origin to host Cupping Basics masterclass

Project Origin will host a Cupping Basics masterclass at its Canberra headquarters in Canberra on 9 April.

Cupping is the method used by coffee professionals all across the world to taste and select coffee, using intricate scoresheets and grading systems. Read more

Anticipated boom in café takings during Commonwealth Games

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

United States withdraws from International Coffee Agreement

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

Australian International Coffee Awards

Danes Specialty Coffee crowned Champion Australian Roaster

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

Women in coffee

Sharon Jan and Jade Jennings receive Eleonora Genovese Women in Coffee award

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

Product Innovation Awards

Water Filter Services and Detpak win Product Innovation Awards

Water Filter Services has won the 2018 Judge’s Choice Product Innovation Award at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE).

The Product Innovation Awards are a celebration of the industry’s most advanced products which largely contribute to the growth and quality of Australia’s coffee production and consumption. Read more