Coffee Sustainability Catalogue launched in London

The Global Coffee Platform (GCP), the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and the Sustainable Coffee Challenge have publicly launched the Coffee Sustainability Catalogue 2016.

The report, shared during the international Vision2020 workshop in London, compiles information on the sustainability initiatives of more than 80 stakeholders throughout the coffee sector. Read more

Campos Coffee takes up residency at La Marzocco Café in Kexp Studios

Campos Coffee has been exclusively invited as the only Australian-owned roaster to be part of the first residency program at the La Marzocco Café in the famous Kexp Studios in Seattle, United States.

Kexp Studios are one of the most influential independent radio stations in the US, having hosted artists including Nirvana and Sir Paul McCartney. More than 500 artists perform live at the Kexp Studios each year.

Announced on 26 July, Campos Coffee will be in residency at the La Marzocco café and showroom from 2 to 27 August 2016.

This is an opportunity for Campos Coffee to take control of the café and bar and showcase its brand and unique offerings.

“Our coffee is getting noticed, and Australia is being acknowledged as much for our coffee, as for anything else we do. We’re both humbled and proud to be entrusted with this opportunity to showcase some of the best Australian roasted coffee to the world,” says Raf Bartkowski, Campos Coffee Director.

As part of the month-long residency, Campos Coffee will showcase its multi-award winning flagship Superior Blend, which the New York Times has stated as “worth taking the 21 hours flight to Australia for”.

Campos Coffee will also present a selection of single origin coffees, including the Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Goro, which Coffee Review awarded a highly coveted score of 94 points in June. It will also serve up the iconic Aussie flat white, along with affogatos, double ristrettos, piccolo lattes and cold brew.

Bringing a little taste of Australia to Seattle, the Campos Coffee residency will provide a selection of Aussie bites including Vegemite and Smashed Avo on toast, and condiments including premium Australian Manuka Honey, Grounded Pleasure’s Organic Panela Sugar, and couverture dark chocolate from artisan chocolatier Coco Chocolate.

The Campos Coffee relationship with La Marzocco started from humble beginnings back in 2002 with a single café and one La Marzocco coffee machine in Newtown, Sydney. Today Campos Coffee is one of Australia’s most highly regarded specialty coffee roasters – with a La Marzocco coffee machine in every café serving Campos Coffee.

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Dimbulah Coffee awarded bronze in international competition

Dimbulah Mountain Estate Coffee in collaboration with independent Melbourne roaster Knight Mattingly have won a bronze medal for their coffee in the AVPA’s (The Agency for the Valorization of Agricultural Products) second edition of the International Contest of Coffees Roasted in their Countries of Origin. 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

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