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
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
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
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
Instaurator tells BeanScene what inspired him to write The Coffee Entrepreneur, a book that will guide the future innovators of the coffee industry.
For many people in the coffee industry, their passion was ignited by a great coffee tasting experience. In the case of Instaurator, Director of Espressology and author of The Coffee Entrepreneur, this occurred with an Ethiopian coffee when he was in his early 20s. Read more