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Tea lovers are invited to converge at the Melbourne Tea Festival on Sunday 29 May.
The annual event is an interactive experience designed to help people discover and experience specialty tea, encourage and grow passion for tea through education, and showcase quality specialty tea providers. Read more
MFC Roasters will have a presence at the Good Food & Wine Show from 3 – 5 June at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
MFC will feature a brew bar near the show’s Artisan Square, with three coffees available for the public to try. They include the Organic Roast, with it’s dark chocolate and soft berry flavours; the Capital Roast with milk chocolate, toffee and honeycomb-type flavours; and Seasonal Blend No.1, which MFC’s Justin Mellors says he is “particularly pleased with” this year. This blend features a combination of caramel praline and chocolate notes. Read more
Hey You, the order-ahead app, has appointed Shaun Cornelius as the company’s new CEO.
Shaun is the Founder of Choosi, and more recently former OurDeal.com.au CEO. This shift in position coincides with Hey You receiving a further $2 million in funding from existing investors Reinventure and Exto Partners where Shaun will lead the company in its next growth phase. Read more
Proud Mary Owner Nolan Hirte has announced he is opening Proud Mary’s in Portland, Oregon in the United States – and he’s moving the family there too.
The Proud Mary Founder says one of the reasons for opening Proud Mary in Portland is because of Melbourne’s saturated café market. Read more
Italy’s largest airline Alitalia has signed a three-year partnership deal with Lavazza.
The new deal will see passengers on the Italian airline’s 147 routes able to savour an exclusive range of Lavazza’s coffees. Read more
New research has found tidy dining areas and fresh bathrooms are more important than service to guests.
The research initiative, carried out on behalf of hygiene brand Tork, involved a survey of 3000 restaurant guests and a unique eye-tracking experiment, devised to learn how a restaurant is perceived through the eyes of a guest. Read more
After 11 days living the life of a coffee farmer in Brazil, Nikolaos Kanakaris from Greece has been crowned the winner of Barista & Farmer 2016.
The 32-year-old barman from Athens won the third series of the reality talent show which took place from 3 – 13 May. Read more
Maria Paoli, host of Melbourne’s café tours, launched the Australian Women in Coffee Association on 11 May at Axil Coffee Roasters.
The new entity will serve as a networking group that recognises the contributions of women to the Australian coffee industry, and supports their continued growth. Read more
Project Origin has celebrated the best of El Salvador coffee in its inaugural event, which took place from 2 – 8 May.
With a score of 88.75, Ever Leonel Díaz Pérez from the Milaydi farm in the Chalatenango region took top honours in the Washed Category. Read more
The Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) has announced it will host five coffee championship events at World of Coffee Budapest in 2017, in partnership with World Coffee Events (WCE).
Hungary’s capital will open its arms from 13 – 15 June 2017 to host the World Brewers Cup, World Latte Art, World Coffee in Good Spirits, World Cup Tasters and World Cezve/Ibrik Championships at the SCAE’s annual speciality coffee event. Read more