Why pay more for specialty coffee?

In specialty coffee shops around the country, menu boards mark top coffee prices anywhere between $6 to $16 per cup. To the uneducated coffee consumer, it’s ludicrous. To specialty coffee professionals, it’s not enough.

Campos Coffee Founder Will Young has always paid more than the average price for his specialty coffee purchases, and has reflected that quality in cup prices. But Will doesn’t want to be among the minority paying more and charging more for specialty coffee, he wants others to join in. Read more

Cool climate coffee

It may not seem it when you visit an Australian coffee farm in summer, but most coffee is grown in notably cooler conditions compared to the usual coffee lands in the hotter tropical zones. Read more

Veneziano and Detpak release Precision Series

For years, consumers have received takeaway coffees, assuming their order matches the same volume of liquid had they had time for a sit-down experience, but it doesn’t.

According to Veneziano’s Craig Simon, there has been no way for café owners to ensure consistency between dine-in and take away cups, with most disposable coffee cups larger than the volume advertised, resulting in a completely different taste experience for the customer. Read more

Steeped in culture

Australia has a world-renowned coffee culture and mature wine and beer drinking habits. Where does tea fit in? Adeline Teoh tells us how.

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Chef Kirsten Tibballs strikes gold

Pastry chef Kirsten Tibballs speaks to BeanScene about winning the World Pastry Olympics, the popularity of coffee desserts, and why she prefers the aroma of coffee over its taste.

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MICE on the move in 2018

MICE has cemented its place on the global scene, and will return in 2018 as a key industry influencer and the hottest expo ticket in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Water treatment around Australia

Dr. Monika Fekete explores what occurs in the water treatment process and how new additions and omissions can impact water flavour and coffee profiles.

One spring morning I went for a leisurely 20-kilometre walk around the Maroondah Reservoir, a pristine lake near the Yarra Valley, north-east of Melbourne.

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Born to be Bodum

When Jørgen Bodum finished his business studies in Copenhagen, his mother set him an ultimatum: come work at the family company or sell it.

That company was Bodum, a table and kitchenware company founded by Jørgen’s father Peter Bodum in 1944. Read more