Hugh Kelly of Ona Coffee has won the Australian Barista Championship for the second year in a row. Read more
Toby’s Estate have announced Kim Elena Ionescu as the next Knowledge Talks speaker to kick-off the new year. Read more
Time is ticking until the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) hosts a range of Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (in transition to the Specialty Coffee Association) certified courses. Read more
Champion Swiss tennis player Roger Federer has two things to celebrate – winning the 2017 Australian Open, and renewing his collaboration with coffee company Jura until 2020. Read more
Findings from Nielsen’s Global Loyalty Sentiment Survey outlines that six in 10 Australians are more likely to return to a retailer if they have a loyalty program in place, with almost half of Australians (48 per cent) highlighting they will spend more if they are going to be rewarded. Read more
World Coffee Events’ (WCE) Qualified Testing committee has released its 2017 Qualified Testing Evaluation Standards and Procedures. Read more
Registration for the Open Heats round of the 2017 Australian National Coffee Championship events will be available from 13 February.
The delay is to ensure all applications are submitted on the Australian Specialty Coffee Association’s (ASCA) new website only, due for completion in the coming weeks.
The Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) is asking the industry’s best groomed baristas to ‘banish magnificant manes, beards or luscious locks’ for a worthy cause. Read more
Lavazza Group Vice Presidents and cousins Marco and Giuseppe Lavazza have returned to Melbourne with one eye on the tennis and the other on growing their Australian presence in the food service sector. Read more
Outdoor dining is expected to surge this Australia Day as diners seek to enjoy their day off in the sun.
Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) CEO John Hart predicts a record number of operators will remain open on 26 January, despite penalty rates of up to 2.75 times applying on these days.