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
The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) will host a Fresh Harvest Cupping event from 24 – 25 August across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Read more
By BeanScene Editor Sarah Baker
Matt Sinclair’s MasterChef journey may be over, but his new career in food has only just begun. Read more
Today’s the day – CaféSmart 2016 – the one special day of the year the coffee community comes together to help raise awareness and funds to combat homelessness. Read more
Acaia President and Co-Founder Rex Tseng has completed an East Coast Tour of Australia as the guest speaker of Toby’s Estate’s Knowledge Talks.
From 25 – 28 July, Rex made a whirlwind tour of Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Hobart to impart knowledge on the importance of weight technology. Read more