Allegra Events have announced the judges participating in Coffee Masters New York City 2016.
The line-up of international judges includes John Letoto of Greenway Coffee and Blacksmith in the United States, Anne Lunell of Koppi Roasters in Sweden, Dan Streetman of Irving Farm Coffee Roasters in NYC, David Donde of Truth Coffee Roasting in South Africa, and Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood of Colonna and Small’s in the United Kingdom. Read more
As part of the Government’s Ten Year Enterprise Tax Plan, announced in last night’s 2016-17 Budget, the small business entity turnover threshold will be increased from $2 million to $10 million from 1 July 2016.
From this date, businesses with an annual turnover of less than $10 million will receive a 1 per cent tax cut to 27.5 per cent. The $10 million threshold will be gradually increased each year so that all companies face a 27.5 per cent tax rate by 2023-24. Read more
Jura Australia has announced its partnership of Cancer Council and its iconic charity event – Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.
Jura Australia’s George Liakatos says the idea to align with Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea was inspired by the company’s shared goals of bringing people together and raising funds for worthy causes. Read more
Veneziano Coffee Roasters have launched a Western Australia distribution team for the first time.
Maan Tawachi, State Sales Manager and Brian Ibrahim, State Finance Manager will lead the new WA distributor team. Maan and Brian collectively have worked in the coffee industry for 10 years, and used the Veneziano brand for the past 10 years at their own cafés. Read more
Planet Ark Environmental Foundation has discovered new ways to control coffee waste.
The not-for-profit Australian organisation conduced a six-month feasibility study into commercial viability of recycling spent (used) coffee grounds produced by cafés and coffee shops within the City of Sydney. Read more
Head Chef Andy Hearnden has taken up residency at St Ali’s South Melbourne café.
Prior to taking his position at St Ali, Andy worked at a number of Melbourne restaurant institutions, including Entrecôte in Melbourne’s CBD and Gill’s Diner. He also completed a six-year stint in England working across London’s trendiest areas such as Shoreditch and Notting Hill. The New Zealand native however, has now firmly planted his roots in Melbourne with the St Ali Family. Read more