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Danes Specialty Coffee celebrates its silver anniversary

As Danes Specialty Coffee celebrates its 25-year anniversary, Managing Director Paul Jackson reflects on the evolution of Australian specialty coffee and how the past is destined to repeat.

After Italian immigrants brought their love for espresso to Australia in the 1950s, coffee quickly became ingrained in Australian culture. Read more

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SoCo Roasters spotlights its single origin program

SoCo Roasters is providing unique and high-quality coffees to its cafés through its quarterly single origin program.

When SoCo Roasters introduced itself to the coffee community at the 2019 Melbourne International Coffee Expo, its goal was to deliver great coffee. Read more

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Ona Coffee starts a movement

Ona Coffee has launched the #giveupthecup campaign with a plan to cease its use and distribution of single-use cups. The roaster encourages other coffee businesses to do the same.

The takeaway cup has long been used as a symbol in the coffee industry, representing the last link in the supply chain as crop reaches cup. But its environmental impact is becoming impossible to ignore. Read more

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Tilly Sproule’s triumph

From the producer who makes it to the customer who drinks it, the relationships behind coffee are why Tilly Sproule loves the industry.

Despite five consecutive wins at the Northern Region Barista Championship, Tilly Sproule says the growing Queensland coffee scene has kept her on her toes. Read more

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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

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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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