Accademia Del Caffè Espresso

La Marzocco opens Accademia Del Caffè Espresso

Paris has the Louvre, New York has the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, and now Florence has Accademia Del Caffè Espresso, a place dedicated to building a sustainable future for espresso coffee. 

Standing in the entrance to Accademia Del Caffè Espresso, visitors to the centre for espresso excellence could liken the establishment to the Peggy Guggenheim museum with its crisp white interior and artistic displays. But Accademia is not a display of 20th-century European and American art. It’s a symbol of the coffee industry’s past, present, and future. Read more

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Project Origin supports producers in Ethiopia

Through community projects, investments, and experimentation, Project Origin offers stability to producers and quality to roasters.

Visiting the town of Masina in Ethiopia, Project Origin General Manager Habib Maarbani was struck by how few options the people had for drinking water.  Read more

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Jibbi Little visits Vietnam

Champion of the 2019 Milklab Barista Battle Series Jibbi Little recounts her discoveries about coffee production and culture in South-East Asia.

Vietnam is famous as the world’s largest producer of Robusta coffee. However, when Jibbi Little visited the country in December 2019, she experienced a completely different part of the nation’s industry. Read more

Johnny Di Francesco

Here’s Johnny Di Francesco

Chef Johnny Di Francesco has taken the craft of pizza-making to the masses on land and sea, and hopefully one day, the sky. The pizza master speaks with BeanScene about becoming a world champion and the strength of Neapolitan coffee. Read more

Back to Back

With the 2020 Australian International Coffee Awards on the horizon, Danes Specialty Coffee reflects on its 2018 and 2019 Champion Australian Roaster titles and how it stays ahead of the curve.

There is an old adage, “getting to the top is hard, staying there is even harder”. Devising ways to continually improve and build on achievements can be an immense challenge for any individual or business, especially those in highly competitive industries such as coffee. Read more

Keeping it cool: The growing market and options for cold coffee

Revenge isn’t the only thing best served cold. BeanScene looks at the growing market and options for cold coffee, and why Australia is lagging behind the rest of the world.

From the humble cappuccino to the hallowed flat white, Australians love the hot, milky, espresso-based coffees that their country is known for.

However, with such an emphasis placed on espresso-based coffee, Campos Coffee Founder Will Young says many cafés are underestimating the value of adding cold coffees to the menu. Read more

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Clark St launches Kit Collective collaborative roasting program

Clark St Coffee Roasters takes a holistic approach to sustainability and is sharing this outlook with the wider coffee community through its Kit Collective program.

Coffee generates a lot of waste. Tonnes of organic and water waste is produced processing coffee at origin and thousands of takeaway cups end up in landfill in consuming countries. Between the two, a large amount of plastic disposable packaging is used to transport coffee. Read more

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Andre Eiermann moves to Australia

Andre Eiermann’s love of coffee has taken him all around the world. Now the former Swiss Barista Champion is set to call Australia home.

For the past few years, 2017 Swiss Barista Champion Andre Eiermann has barely kept his feet on the ground. In his role as a brand ambassador for the Simonelli Group, the Swiss national has travelled from Europe to the United States, Asia, and, for the first time in February 2019, Australia. Read more

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Australian tea: One of a kind

Bradley Cahill and Mafalda Moutinho of Casa De Cha on where Australian tea ranks in the rapidly growing global tea market.

The Australian tea industry has been evolving and gaining momentum with new growers winning awards nationally and abroad, year after year. Read more

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ASCA partners with Coffee 4 Change

ASCA is committed to addressing human rights issues at home and in origin countries.

The goal of the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) is to not only provide thought leadership to the wider coffee community, but to drive real action and positive change. Read more

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