puqpress

The rise of Puqpress

Puqpress automates the coffee tamping process using advanced technology to solve a simple problem and take pressure off the barista.

Jackup rigs are huge ships that weigh tens of thousands of tonnes. Once set up in the middle of the ocean, these behemoths raise themselves above sea level using long and sturdy stilts that shoot down to the ocean floor. Read more

Concrete jungle: Turning coffee into concrete

Civil engineering students from RMIT University are replacing sand in cement mixture with coffee grounds to reduce landfill and ease the strain on the world’s sand supplies.

Just as the world’s viable coffee producing regions are under threat due to climate change, the world’s sand supplies are also diminishing. Read more

Eagle One

Simonelli leaders talk about the Eagle One and a new era of espresso machines where less is more, and simplistic design meets big innovation.

The Apple iPhone is identified by the tech giant as “the world’s most powerful personal device”. Each day users utilise their smartphone to coordinate their day. They check the weather, emails, pay bills, and look up road directions thanks to square icons no bigger than a thumbnail. On the outside, the iPhone is simplistic, stylish, and user friendly, evident by the 46.89 million sold in the fourth quarter of 2018. On the inside, however, is a complex web of technology, just like the new Victoria Arduino Eagle One coffee machine. Read more

Rancilio Silvia Pro

The Rancilio Silvia goes Pro

The Rancilio Silvia has earned a reputation for reliability in the domestic coffee market. Its successor, the Silvia Pro, offers what consumers love about the original with the technology to match.

The first Rancilio Silvia left the factory in 1997. In the two-plus decades since, little has changed about the humble domestic espresso machine, which can still be recognised for its sleek and simple silver exterior. According to Paul O’Brien, Area Manager – Australasia for Rancilio, that’s because nothing had to. Read more

Rocket launches the Cronometro

The Cronometro brings a modern approach to the old adage of ‘30 mills in 30 seconds’ as Rocket Espresso releases its first domestic range of models with a built-in shot timer.

Minimalistic, elegant, and iconic are the first three words Charles Stephens, CEO of Espresso Company Australia (ECA), uses to describe the new Rocket Espresso Cronometro range.

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Rancilio Specialty RS1

Rancilio Specialty RS1 makes its mark

The Rancilio Specialty RS1 espresso machine has made an impression on the Australian market thanks to its temperature profiling technology and workflow considerations.

Rancilio is a company steeped in tradition, but that doesn’t mean the Italian manufacturer isn’t willing to try something new. Read more

La Marzocco KB90

La Marzocco goes straight in with the KB90

The KB90 is La Marzocco’s latest gift to the market with its retro design and focus on creating the ultimate workflow. BeanScene discovers how baristas are adapting to the new straight-in model.

Once every decade there’s a machine or device that fundamentally reinvents the way we use existing technology: IBM computers, the iPhone, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Tap-and-Go payment. In the espresso machine manufacturing world, the La Marzocco KB90 can now be added to a similar list. Read more

coffee roasters scale

How coffee roasters can manage scale

Coffee roasters across the globe are embracing new technology that allows them to scale up while maintaining their customer service and transparency.

People are becoming more aware of the quality and impact their products have on the world around them. In coffee, this has led to a boom in artisan and specialty roasters not just in Australia but Europe, North America, and even Asia.  Read more

Roasting Warehouse Airport West

Roasting Warehouse opens Airport West roastery/café

In a market that’s arguably becoming saturated with roasters, Roasting Warehouse has popped up in Airport West, promising to bring a point of difference in a transparent way. 

On first glance at Roasting Warehouse Specialty Coffee in the Melbourne suburb of Airport West, the words “large, industrial, and unassuming” come to mind. But as customers quickly learn when they walk through the doors, it’s all an optical illusion, with the 1500-square-metre purpose-built site a dedicated café, roastery, and retail paradise all in one. Read more