Just over 2 kilometres from Australian shores in Papua New Guinea lurks the most harmful plague known to coffee producers – Coffee Berry Borer (CBB).
The beetle, known for its speedy reproduction, burrows into and destroys coffee beans. The pest has devastated thousands of crops throughout the world, and there’s fears it could pose a threat to Australia’s $100 million coffee industry. Read more
Katherine Galatola of Jacob Douwe Egberts (JDE) had stared at Piazza D’Oro’s coffee packaging many times before. She’d held it, read the description, and appreciated its simplistic design, but had never really thought about the effort that went into the colours staring back at her. Read more
On the wall of the Apo Angra Kange Co-operative (AAK) offices in Goroka, Papua New Guinea, is an article about how a family has finally been able to send their young son to school. In the article, a photo shows a young boy, Ukuni, smiling shyly. It’s a picture that Brian Kuglame, Project Co-Ordinator at AAK Co-op, refers to frequently when he’s talking about the co-op and what its aims are. Read more
Although the word café is native to France, one might be surprised at how difficult it is to find a good cup of specialty coffee. Some say that the coffee culture is so strong it will take years before the French accept any change. Read more
Maltra Foods, one of the largest powdered-food manufacturers in Australia, is celebrating its 20th year of manufacturing and service to the food and beverage industry.
Maltra Foods develops and manufactures high quality powdered and dry-blended products for hot beverages, iced blended beverages, sports nutrition and baking categories across both foodservice and retail. Read more
In the past week Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne have been graced with the presence of fifth generation El Salvadorian coffee farmer and Director of the Specialty Coffee Association, Aida Batlle. Read more