MICE2020 Product Innovation Awards

MICE2020 launches Product Innovation Awards

MICE2020 will highlight the best and brightest the industry has to offer with its biggest Product Innovation Awards to date.

Imagine the next big technological breakthrough in the coffee industry. Could it be a device that raises quality to new levels? Or will it embrace new technology like automation and telemetry? These are questions that the 2020 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) will ask during its Product Innovation Awards. Read more

ASCA

ASCA all aboard for 2020

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association welcomes its new board members and thanks those departing.

With the election of a new board, so begins a new chapter for the Australian Specialty Coffee Association. Read more

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Alan Bruce’s winning taste

The NZSCA catches up with Alan Bruce of Flight Coffee Roasters after his fifth placing at the 2019 World Cup Tasters Championship in Berlin.

When Alan Bruce of Flight Coffee Roasters went to represent New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup Tasters Championship in Berlin this past June, not even he realised how well he’d do. Read more

Gloria Jean's

Gloria Jean’s new direction

Gloria Jean’s offers franchisees the opportunity to grow their own businesses while providing support and access to information on the latest industry trends.

Many Australians play with the idea of being their own boss, though few take the plunge and start their own business. For sisters Gail Gipp and Leeanne Thompson, the opportunity presented itself when their local Gloria Jean’s café in Gympie, Queensland went up for sale in 2015. Read more

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Lavazza releases 2020 Earth CelebrAction calendar

Lavazza’s 2020 calendar titled Earth CelebrAction is designed to champion sustainability by celebrating the planet and acting as a call to arms to fight for its future.

In September 2019, representatives from some of the largest coffee roasters and traders in the world converged in London for the International Coffee Organization CEO and Global Leaders Forum. The event addressed environmental and economic sustainability across the entire supply chain of the coffee industry.  Read more

Roasters Alley

Welcome to Roasters Alley

The 2020 Melbourne International Coffee Expo will see some of the country’s boldest coffee roasters display what puts Australia on the map.

One of the most famous fictitious alleyways in the world comes from the pages of Harry Potter. On his first trip to Diagon Alley, Harry is amazed by the magical stores littering the concealed street, selling everything from wands and broomsticks to pet owls and textbooks. Read more

Esmeralda Jaramillo

Cup of Gold: Making the best of the best available to anyone

Campos Coffee is releasing its most expensive coffee to date, Esmeralda Jaramillo from the 2019 Best of Panama, in single serves to make this Geisha experience available to anyone.

Coffee is often compared to wine. Both beverages originate from plants, can possess complex flavour profiles, and offer varying degrees of quality based on how they are produced and processed. Read more

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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

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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