Australians love their coffee, but when it’s warm enough for your seatbelt to give you a blister, it’s not surprising that coffee sales can start to slump. Unless you’re lucky enough to own a café at the beach, the warm weather can make things difficult for café owners who rely so heavily on coffee sales to make a living. Read more
The countdown to CaféSmart 2016 is well and truly on, with just three weeks to go until Australia’s coffee community unites to raise awareness and funds to help combat homeless. Read more
The 2016 Project Origin Best of Honduras Late Harvest event has come to a close.
The event took place in Santa Barbara, Honduras from 4 July – 10 July. Read more
In our last column, we attempted to show how the sizing of coffee particles is not a trivial exercise. Three-dimensional objects with diverse morphologies, geometries, and topographies are not easily quantified in a simple metric. Read more
Julian Mitchell and Ryan Creed live and breathe the proverb “waste not, want not”.
Earlier this year the former health professionals turned waste entrepreneurs started Life Cykel, a business dedicated to reducing coffee waste by using it to grow mushrooms. Read more
Grinders Coffee has won a silver medal in the 2016 Melbourne Design Awards for its revised Lygon Street flagship store.
The Melbourne Design Awards program provides marketplace recognition across an extensive range of categories and celebrates the creativity and courage of those who are leading the way. Read more
The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has announced its line up of expert judges for the 2016 Australian Food Awards (AFA).
The AFA is Australia’s leading national fine food awards program that celebrates and recognises excellence in Australian premium food producers and produce. Read more
The newly-formed New Zealand Roaster and Barista Guild will host its first event as a merged group from 13 to 14 July. Read more
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
Following an intense two-day event, Foodco Group has crowned Muffin Break Penrith and Jamaica Blue Warringah Mall the winners of its tenth annual barista competition.
Held at Foodco’s Centre of Retail Excellence in Sydney from 22 – 23 June, two finalists from each state of Australia were selected to compete in the annual event, out of 340 baristas across Muffin Break bakery cafés, and 166 from Jamaica Blue cafés. Read more