Dean Merlo of Merlo Coffee on taking many first steps in the Queensland coffee industry and how the market has evolved over the past 20 years. Read more
Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters Head of Coffee, Nich Rae, goes behind the scenes on how one of Australia’s leading specialty roasters stays on top of trends and remains at the forefront of the industry. Read more
Melbourne Coffee Merchants and Market Lane Coffee Co-Founder Fleur Studd talks to BeanScene about the power of storytelling, a year of innovating and making coffee for the city that loves to drink it. Read more
Axil Coffee Founder David Makin talks to BeanScene about his entrepreneurial drive, the realities of business ownership, and the buy-in model that’s allowing the brand to reach new heights. Read more
Sasa Sestic tells BeanScene how he found himself again after becoming the 2015 World Barista Champion, and his commitment to guiding the next generation of champions. Read more
Peter and Penny Wolff have mastered their craft, pioneered the Brisbane specialty coffee scene, and taken their customers on a journey over the past 36 years.
Penny and Peter Wolff’s relationship resembles the plot of a romance novel. There’s the initial moment of electricity, a chase, a rekindling, and a happy ending. Read more
Australia’s first World Barista Champion Paul Bassett reflects on his career in coffee, pursuit of flavour, and the global growth of specialty coffee.
Paul Bassett is the only person alive who can boast having a World Barista Championship (WBC) title, television series, and Asian coffee chain to his name. Read more
Andre Eiermann’s love of coffee has taken him all around the world. Now the former Swiss Barista Champion is set to call Australia home.
For the past few years, 2017 Swiss Barista Champion Andre Eiermann has barely kept his feet on the ground. In his role as a brand ambassador for the Simonelli Group, the Swiss national has travelled from Europe to the United States, Asia, and, for the first time in February 2019, Australia. Read more
Agnieszka Rojewska has been gracing the competition stage for more than 10 years. The eight-time national titleholder and former World Barista Champion explains why she enjoys the thrill of the chase, but not always the catch.
When 2018 World Barista Champion Agnieszka Rojewska boarded a flight in Milan, she was stopped for a selfie. When she looked on Instagram she saw a video of herself walking down the street someone had just posted. And when she went to the supermarket, the cashier stared at her and said, “congratulations. I know who you are”. Read more
Dr. Christopher Hendon discusses the impact of water chemistry, freezing coffee, mathematical models, and artificial intelligence on cup quality.
Dr. Christopher Hendon’s current employer, the University of Oregon, touts him as “Dr. Coffee”. He’s an expert in coffee science, and his research into how water chemistry and grind temperature affect flavour have been used and discussed on stage at the World Barista Championship (WBC) many times. Read more