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
Following an intense two-day event, Foodco Group has crowned Muffin Break Penrith and Jamaica Blue Warringah Mall the winners of its tenth annual barista competition.
Held at Foodco’s Centre of Retail Excellence in Sydney from 22 – 23 June, two finalists from each state of Australia were selected to compete in the annual event, out of 340 baristas across Muffin Break bakery cafés, and 166 from Jamaica Blue cafés. 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
Campos Coffee has unveiled its redesigned flagship café in Carlton, Victoria – and its unrecognisable.
“Every five years or so we like to renovate each of our stores so we remain current,” Campos Coffee President Will Young says. Read more
The 2016 Cup of Excellence (COE) Honduras auction has broken the record for the highest price ever recorded.
On June 16, winning COE farmer Marysabel Garcia Caballero from El Puente farm in Chinacla, La Paz, received the record-setting bid of US$120.50 (approximately AUD$160) per pound for her Geisha coffee. Read more
CaféSmart is calling on Australia’s coffee community to unite on 5 August and help combat homelessness.
On this day, CaféSmart participating cafés will donate $1 of every coffee sold to fund a range of projects designed to tackle homelessness. Already 110 cafés and 26 coffee roasters have registered for the CaféSmart 2016, but StreetSmart CEO Adam Robinson is keen to grow this number significantly before the big day. Read more
Time is running out to apply for The 2016 New York City Coffee Masters.
Applications to compete in the fast-paced, multi-disciplinary global barista tournament will close 30 June.
The competition will return to The New York Coffee Festival from 16 to 18 September at the 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, United States. Read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Southern Region Barista Guild is planning a trip to origin – in Australia.
For the first time, the Guild is coordinating an origin trip from 2 – 4 September, and is seeking interested members.
“This is a great opportunity for baristas and the wider coffee community to explore origin in our own backyard, minus the overseas price tag,” Head of ASCA South Regional Barista Guild David Boudrie says. “The trip is a chance for people to get up close with coffee production, network with industry members, and get first-hand education about our country’s own coffee production.” Read more