coffee cup recycling

Coffee cup recycling in action

Detpak’s RecycleMe system provides cafés with a closed loop solution to tackle coffee cup waste and is expanding to guarantee fewer cups end up in landfill.

Coffee cups have played a large role in discussions of unnecessary waste heading to landfill. This is largely down to amplified industry awareness around single-use packaging, which in turn has driven consumer consciousness. Read more

Milklab Muffin break jamaica blue

Milklab partners with Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue

Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue have partnered with Milklab, providing the dairy alternative brand with a new platform for consumer engagement.

Muffin Break broke ground in 2013 as one of the first national coffee chains in Australia to stop charging extra fees for soy milk and other dairy alternatives. Read more

Veneziano cold brew

Veneziano to launch cold brew range

Veneziano Coffee Roasters is determined to bring café-quality cold brew to consumers with its ready-to-drink range.

As spring fades and the new year approaches, Australians flock to beaches and venture outdoors to embrace the summer warmth. 

The rise in mercury also leads to a shift in consumer behaviour as seasonal trends come and go. Research and Development Consultant at Veneziano Coffee Roasters Pete Licata says although demand for coffee in the summer remains steady, the heat means many coffee drinkers substitute traditional hot espresso-based beverages for cold, refreshing varieties.  Read more

Appreci

Showing Appreci-ation

The Appreci app is the modern greeting card, creating a convenient and useful way to show gratitude for daily acts of kindness.

Expressions of gratitude are displayed for a variety of reasons: babysitting the kids, shouting Uber Eats for a friend, or thanking a staff member for putting in extra hours before a deadline.  Read more

Mikael Jasin

Mikael Jasin finds common ground

Mikael Jasin discusses his journey from the alleyways of Melbourne to the finals of the World Barista Championship and how coffee connects people and countries.

Placing fourth in the 2019 World Barista Championship (WBC) was no overnight success for Mikael Jasin. The Indonesian barista spent day and night training for the competition, and seven years building his experience in and knowledge of coffee. Read more

raw liquid sugar

Raw Liquid Sugar Co’s sweet success

The Raw Liquid Sugar Co’s Sean Collins explains why just a teaspoon of sugar is never a bad thing when it’s raw, natural, and Australian made.

Many café owners and baristas will attest that aside from complex coffee orders, stirring sugar into coffee is one of the biggest tasks slowing them down in the morning takeaway rush. Whether it’s frantically ripping open a sugar stick or using an open sugar bowl at the counter, it remains a messy, sometimes unhygienic, and time-consuming process.  Read more

Califia Farms launches Oat Barista Blend

Califia Farms has launched an Oat Barista Blend to meet consumers’ growing demand for healthy dairy alternatives that work well with coffee.

To Califia Farms, great coffee and high-quality plant-based milks go hand in hand. Read more

Australian dairy

Dairy in danger

Milk is an integral part of the Australian coffee industry, but prolonged droughts and climate change are placing increased pressure and a greater need for support on dairy farmers.

Multiple studies, research organisations, and industry bodies have come to the consensus that by 2050, demand for coffee will double while suitable land for production will fall to half of what it is today.  Read more

Riverina Fresh

Riverina Fresh: Heart of the land

Riverina Fresh has been producing dairy products since 1922. Twenty local farmers are responsible for its award-winning milk and hope to continue their profession for generations to come.

The morning sunrise casts a pink glow over Simone and Neil Jolliffe’s property in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. It’s a frosty start to the day at 3°C but the 250 Holstein Friesian cows lined up for the morning milking don’t seem to mind. They take their orderly position one behind the other like they’re waiting in line for a footy finals ticket. Like any diehard fan, there’s a bit of argy-bargy to ensure a prime position, but they all get their turn in the herringbone dairy, with the reward of a feed for their efforts.  Read more

Toby's Estate

How Toby’s Estate remains on the front foot

BeanScene talks to Toby’s Estate about how the established coffee roaster continues to grow and innovate while maintaining its quality and connection to origin.

Not many coffee roasters have the capacity or expertise to produce seven different single origins a month, but Toby’s Estate is one of them. Read more

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