Lavazza’s locally roasted ¡Tierra! Brazil and Colombia blends represent the roaster’s commitment to sustainability at origin.
When Marco Lavazza, Vice Chairman of the Lavazza Group, touched down in Melbourne in January for the 2019 Australian Open, it was not just to celebrate Lavazza’s third year of partnering with the tennis grand slam. The roaster had decided that the competition was the perfect platform to launch a first for the company: coffee roasted outside of Italy. Read more
Make the best purchase of the year and book your tickets to MICE2020 to secure your position at the hottest coffee event, and parties, in town.
Ten years ago, hoards of footy fanatics would line up at the crack of dawn, some camped overnight, in order to gain first pick of AFL finals tickets as the clock struck 9am in a first come, first served basis. Some may recall gathering at university libraries minutes before tickets to top music festivals were released. Students would click refresh on repeat with the lucky few proudly boasting their win. On 1 August, coffee fans felt the same rush of adrenaline when tickets to the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) 2020 went live.Read more
Bradley Cahill and Mafalda Moutinho of Casa De Cha on why it’s important to create tea ambassadors and drive a common vision.
Like many out there, our life plans didn’t include a radical change in professions, but as we like to say, ‘tea chose us’, not the other way around. We imagine that many people in specialty industries – coffee, wine, food – have had a particular experience that changed everything. Read more
Kirby and Sarah Koopman, Owners and Founders of Ransom Specialty Coffee Roasters, have established a business that specialises in customised coffees and barista training for cafés.
Kirby and Sarah Koopman are living their dream. Up at the crack of dawn, each day you’ll find the owners and founders of Ransom Specialty Coffee Roasters in their Cairns-based factory roasting, packaging, and preparing coffee for distribution to cafés in and around Queensland.Read more
When Daniel Horbat, Trainer and Consultant of Coffee Laboratory in Dublin, was announced the 2019 Cup Tasters Champion after four years of competing, he felt all his hard work and sacrifice had finally paid off.
“Each year, I felt more motivated to come back stronger than before and I knew that I will only stop until I leave with a trophy,” Daniel says. Part of his success was down to his rigorous training and diet.Read more
ASCA exists to promote and develop the Australian specialty coffee community, and relies on it to continue thriving.
Recently, the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Board was approached by a regional community looking to up-skill their baristas to a level where they could compete on the national stage. Read more
New Zealand Latte Art Champion Hoony Chae relives his World Coffee Championship experience and why reality can bite.
Often, the journey is as important as the destination. Especially when it takes 26 hours and four flights to get from New Zealand to Berlin for the World Coffee Championships. I talked to Hoony Chae about his experience representing NZ at the World Latte Art Championship (WLAC) in June. Read more
The Australian Subtropical Coffee Growers Association salutes two trailblazers of the local coffee growing community who dedicated their lives to encouraging quality over quantity.
Last year saw the passing of two stalwarts of the Australian subtropical coffee industry: Joan Dibden and John Zentveld. Each, in their own way, contributed to the establishment, development, and expansion of the coffee-growing industry in the Northern Rivers Region of New South Wales. We, as an industry, have benefited from the sound groundwork these modern-day pioneers put in place, and will do so for years to come. Read more