Heath Dalziel – 2018 ASCA Australian Brewers Cup Champion 

It was first time lucky for Heath Dalziel, owner of Third Time Lucky café in Adelaide, to take out the 2018 ASCA Australian Brewers Cup. 

Heath was seventh seeded going into the national competition, as the winner of the Western Region Brewers Cup that took place in Adelaide last year. This is impressive success for someone who was coaxed into competing by his supplier, Ona Coffee, two months before the regional event.  Read more

Origin Trader’s Robust relationships

Origin Traders, founded in 2005, has literal roots deep within the coffee industry. The family of Origin Traders owner, Rajeev Ganapathy, has farmed coffee in India for generations and owns plantations in the Coorg district, growing Robusta and Arabica beans.

Luigi Anselmi, Origin Traders National Sales Manager, says Rajeev first moved to Australia as an engineer but decided to return to the family traditions by setting up Origin Traders as a green bean distribution company. In addition to the beans grown on his plantations, Origin Traders also supplies many varieties from 18 origins, where Luigi says it has developed strong relationships with growers.  Read more

Cofinet’s Colombian confidence

Brothers Carlos and Felipe Arcila started Cofinet with high ambitions and realistic expectations.

Their first test was to try to sell one container of Colombian coffee in four months. They sold it in 28 days.  Read more

Cofi-Com’s global network

Achieving longevity in any market can be challenge, but Cofi-Com’s secret to 31 successful years as an importer of quality coffee comes down to three core values: delivering competitively priced coffee, quality beans, and personal service.

This was the philosophy of Andrew Mackay and his business partner when they founded Cofi-Com in 1987, and it remains a large part of why the company has such long-standing relationships with roasters throughout Australia, Europe, New Zealand, and Asia. Read more

Bennetts: a family legacy

For Bennetts Managing Director Scott Bennett, trading coffee and tea has always been part and parcel of what his family does.

The company was founded by Scott’s grandfather Horace Albert Bennett in 1918 to import coffee, tea and cocoa, following in the footsteps of his own father who had been in the industry since 1881. Read more

3Brothers Coffee – the quiet achievers

Brothers Tercio and Thiago Borba were not born farmers, but they are born Brazilians who have established a deep love and respect for the Australian coffee industry.

“This is the country we launched 3Brothers. It’s where we found our passion for coffee and it’s where we want to focus our energy,” says Tercio.  Read more

Leader of the Pack

In the past year, café owners across the country have reassessed the environmental impacts of their processes and products. For many, this has involved buying organic coffee, or a change in paper cup manufacturer or the way leftover coffee grounds are collected. But what about the packaging materials used to sell wholesale bags of beans?   Read more

Certification 101 with Service Sphere

When most people look to purchase a new coffee machine, they think about the pressure, the boiler capacity, output volume, design, and price, but what about safety? Selecting a machine with the right certification is critical if you want to keep your staff safe and products in peak condition.   Read more

Jack Allisey of Veneziano Coffee climbs to the top

Jack Allisey has done what no other Australian has done before – place second at the World Coffee Roasting Championship (WCRC). 

Before the ASCA Australian Coffee Championships in 2017, Australia didn’t have a national roasting competition, or a representative at the WCRC, which has been running since 2013.  Read more