Darren Purchese’s top tips to hosting the perfect morning tea

Dessert master Darren Purchase of Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio has five key ingredients to hosting the perfect morning tea.

1. Rally friends, family or work colleagues together

2. Serve delicious coffee, or tea

3. Display tasty food items that create a talking point. Consider baking something with texture and colour.

4. Create a fun environment to chat or network

5. Raise funds for an amazing cause, such as Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Read more

RASV to host inaugural Australian Food Awards

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has announced a new opportunity for Australian food producers with the launch of the Australian Food Awards.

Announced on 19 April, the Australian Food Awards will celebrate excellence and recognise the best producers of fine food in Australia. Read more

Jura Australia to support Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea

Jura Australia has announced its partnership of Cancer Council and its iconic charity event – Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

Jura Australia’s George Liakatos says the idea to align with Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea was inspired by the company’s shared goals of bringing people together and raising funds for worthy causes.  Read more

Veneziano Coffee Roasters WA now operating

Veneziano Coffee Roasters have launched a Western Australia distribution team for the first time.

Maan Tawachi, State Sales Manager and Brian Ibrahim, State Finance Manager will lead the new WA distributor team. Maan and Brian collectively have worked in the coffee industry for 10 years, and used the Veneziano brand for the past 10 years at their own cafés. Read more

Planet Ark finds new ways to use spent coffee grounds

Planet Ark Environmental Foundation has discovered new ways to control coffee waste.

The not-for-profit Australian organisation conduced a six-month feasibility study into commercial viability of recycling spent (used) coffee grounds produced by cafés and coffee shops within the City of Sydney. Read more

Kokako celebrates 15th birthday

New Zealand’s Kokako Organic Coffee will celebrate its 15th birthday on 15 April.

To thank its customers for being part of the 15-year journey, Kokako is hosting a birthday bash at its Grey Lynn roastery on Friday between 8am – 1pm. Read more

St Ali welcomes chef Andy Hearnden to the family

Head Chef Andy Hearnden has taken up residency at St Ali’s South Melbourne café.

Prior to taking his position at St Ali, Andy worked at a number of Melbourne restaurant institutions, including Entrecôte in Melbourne’s CBD and Gill’s Diner. He also completed a six-year stint in England working across London’s trendiest areas such as Shoreditch and Notting Hill. The New Zealand native however, has now firmly planted his roots in Melbourne with the St Ali Family. Read more

Frosty Boy celebrates 40 years

Beverage base manufacturer Frosty Boy Australia is celebrating its 40th anniversary, with increased determination for international growth.

The Australian company specialises in producing a high quality range of powdered base products including soft serve, frozen yoghurt and beverage bases for cafes, convenience stores and quick service restaurants.  Read more

Grinders Coffee achieves Australian first

Grinders Coffee has become the first Australian company to implement a new electronic colour sorting technology specifically for roasted coffee.

Sourced from Advanced Sorting Machines (ASM), a company of Sesotec in Bologna, Italy, the Vision 400-volt digital electronic colour sorting machine will work in conjunction with Grinders Coffee’s existing quality management processes to ensure that only perfectly roasted whole beans make it into each bag of Grinders Coffee beans. Read more

Espresso Mechanics hosts national technical training

Espresso Mechanics has welcomed 30 of its specialist technicians from across the country to partake in the company’s annual technical training workshop at its North Melbourne head office.

Nuova Simonelli Technical Manager Marco Piccinini from Italy, Ugo Albanese of Eureka from Italy, and HGZ Rex Royal Australasian Sales Manager Benjamin Chang and HGZ Technical Manager Christoph Tibol from Switzerland made the journey to educate Espresso Mechanics staff on the company’s newest technological developments. Read more

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