Sasa Sestic launches Best of Project Origin Auctions

World Barista Champion (WBC) Sasa Sestic has unveiled a new auction program for El Salvador and Honduras.

Named The Best of Project Origin, Sasa has created the auctions to help develop coffee growing communities and advance quality coffee globally. Read more

Astoria named official sponsor of 2016 WLAC and WCIGS

For the second year in a row Astoria has been named the official sponsor of the World Latte Art Championship (WLAC) and World Coffee in Good Spirits (WCIGS) Championship finals.

The competitions will take place at Hotelex trade fair in Shanghai, China from 29 March to 1 April. Read more

The mixology of tea

Tea purists tend to lament café offerings of blended and flavoured tea as an aberration of “real tea”, but what they may not realise is that, from the very early days, tea was a mixed bag – pardon the pun. Read more

Australian coffee farms

Home grown: The revival of Australian coffee farms

Australian coffee farms have a vibrant history, and are experiencing a revival, with many roasters developing an appreciation for locally grown beans.

Ask many people in the industry where coffee was discovered and chances are they’ll tell you an intriguing story about Kaldi and the Ethiopian heritage. Ask where or when it was discovered in Australia and you’ll hear a number of different stories.

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