Maillard Atelier, a communal roasting and education space for coffee professionals has opened in Melbourne. Read more
Lavazza has announced a new global collaboration featuring tennis legend Andre Agassi.
The partnership positions Andre as Lavazza’s spokesperson for the world of tennis through an “I’m Back” campaign, which officially kicked off at the US Open in York City on 30 August. Read more
Coffee Roaster Industry Beans has been awarded a Victorian government grant of $225,000, which will create 16 full time jobs for retrenched automotive workers. Read more
The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) has announced its dates for the 2017 coffee competition season. Read more
Virgin Australia has announced a partnership with sustainable mushroom start up, Fungimental, to introduce sustainably-produced oyster mushrooms on board its flights. 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 Winey Cow in Mornington, Victoria has won the Cafe of the Year award in the Victorian and Tasmanian Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.
The Winey Cow also picked up the award for Best Café Restaurant at the awards event on 15 August, which recognised the value of the café culture to the dining experience. Read more
Byron Bay Cookie Company, a partner of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, has joined forces with Three Blue Ducks Rosebery to raise awareness of the need for Australians to donate blood. Read more
There’s one quote from American astrophysicist Carl Sagan we at Socratic Coffee really appreciate: “What counts is not what sounds plausible, not what we would like to believe, not what one or two witnesses claim, but only what is supported by hard evidence rigorously and skeptically examined.” Read more
Five Senses has announced it is launching a series of pop up brew bars in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth throughout September and October. Read more