Life after waste

Julian Mitchell and Ryan Creed live and breathe the proverb “waste not, want not”.

Earlier this year the former health professionals turned waste entrepreneurs started Life Cykel, a business dedicated to reducing coffee waste by using it to grow mushrooms. Read more

Grinders Coffee wins Melbourne Design Awards silver medal

Grinders Coffee has won a silver medal in the 2016 Melbourne Design Awards for its revised Lygon Street flagship store.

The Melbourne Design Awards program provides marketplace recognition across an extensive range of categories and celebrates the creativity and courage of those who are leading the way. Read more

RASV announces Australian Food Awards judging panel

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has announced its line up of expert judges for the 2016 Australian Food Awards (AFA).

The AFA is Australia’s leading national fine food awards program that celebrates and recognises excellence in Australian premium food producers and produce. Read more

Kalibús la Sierra wins Guatemalan Cup of Excellence

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

Foodco crowns Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue barista champions

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

SCAE announces Excellence Award winners

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

Campos Coffee reopens flagship café in Melbourne

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

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