The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) has announced its dates for the 2017 coffee competition season. Read more
The Colombian Coffee Hub will host its first National Coffee Quality Contest and live auction on 7 October at ExpoEspeciales 2016 in Bogota, Colombia. Read more
The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) will host a Fresh Harvest Cupping event from 24 – 25 August across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Read more
Campos Coffee has been exclusively invited as the only Australian-owned roaster to be part of the first residency program at the La Marzocco Café in the famous Kexp Studios in Seattle, United States.
Kexp Studios are one of the most influential independent radio stations in the US, having hosted artists including Nirvana and Sir Paul McCartney. More than 500 artists perform live at the Kexp Studios each year.
Announced on 26 July, Campos Coffee will be in residency at the La Marzocco café and showroom from 2 to 27 August 2016.
This is an opportunity for Campos Coffee to take control of the café and bar and showcase its brand and unique offerings.
“Our coffee is getting noticed, and Australia is being acknowledged as much for our coffee, as for anything else we do. We’re both humbled and proud to be entrusted with this opportunity to showcase some of the best Australian roasted coffee to the world,” says Raf Bartkowski, Campos Coffee Director.
As part of the month-long residency, Campos Coffee will showcase its multi-award winning flagship Superior Blend, which the New York Times has stated as “worth taking the 21 hours flight to Australia for”.
Campos Coffee will also present a selection of single origin coffees, including the Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Goro, which Coffee Review awarded a highly coveted score of 94 points in June. It will also serve up the iconic Aussie flat white, along with affogatos, double ristrettos, piccolo lattes and cold brew.
Bringing a little taste of Australia to Seattle, the Campos Coffee residency will provide a selection of Aussie bites including Vegemite and Smashed Avo on toast, and condiments including premium Australian Manuka Honey, Grounded Pleasure’s Organic Panela Sugar, and couverture dark chocolate from artisan chocolatier Coco Chocolate.
The Campos Coffee relationship with La Marzocco started from humble beginnings back in 2002 with a single café and one La Marzocco coffee machine in Newtown, Sydney. Today Campos Coffee is one of Australia’s most highly regarded specialty coffee roasters – with a La Marzocco coffee machine in every café serving Campos Coffee.
For further information visit www.camposcoffee.com
The 16 finalists to compete in Coffee Masters New York City 2016 have been revealed.
Announced on 25 July, Isaac Kim of Canberra’s Ona Coffee will represent Australia in the international competition, taking place from 16 to 18 September. Read more
Dimbulah Mountain Estate Coffee in collaboration with independent Melbourne roaster Knight Mattingly have won a bronze medal for their coffee in the AVPA’s (The Agency for the Valorization of Agricultural Products) second edition of the International Contest of Coffees Roasted in their Countries of Origin. Read more
The newly-formed New Zealand Roaster and Barista Guild will host its first event as a merged group from 13 to 14 July. Read more
The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) has announced the Kalibús la Sierra farm the 2016 Cup of Excellence (COE) Guatemalan winner.
The winning lot from Kalibús la Sierra in the Sierra de las Minas region of Guatemala scored 92.09 in the international cupping, and secured a price of US$42.10 per pound. Read more
The annual Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) Excellence Awards have been presented to leaders in the coffee community excelling in their fields.
Announced on 24 June at World of Coffee in Dublin, Ireland, the SCAE International Development Committee judged the award winners, honouring members of the community who have contributed to the success of the coffee industry through education, innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship. Read more
Filip Kucharczyk of Cafe Targowa in Poland has won the 2016 World AeroPress Championship in Dublin, Ireland.
After an evening of hotly-contested competition on 23 June, the 11 international judges agreed that Filip consistently brewed the tastiest cup of coffee using an Aerobie AeroPress. Read more