australian specialty coffee

Australian specialty coffee community stands united

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association recognises the strength and unity of the coffee industry in the face of COVID-19. Like the people COVID-19 has infected, the virus is making the daily life of many cafés and industry members a challenge, and there are some hit worse than others.
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Coffee competitions virtual

Coffee competitions go virtual

As the world adapts to life during coronavirus, coffee judging competitions have vowed to continue in a revised, virtual format, to support farmers and share top quality coffees with the world. There’s something special about cupping a freshly brewed coffee in the origin of where it’s produced. It could be the sound of Spanish words echoing in the room, the squawk of a toucan in the nearby tree, famers looking on, or the unique slurping sounds of international judges who collectively make the Cup of Excellence (COE) competition one of the most revered in the world.
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COVID-19 coffee consumption

COVID-19 hits world coffee consumption, but could benefit Australia

Global coffee demand is expected to drop by one million 60-kilogram bags this year, with consumption impacted by the effects of COVID-19, according to the latest Coffee Outlook report from agribusiness specialist Rabobank. In its Q2 2020 Coffee Outlook – Harvest Time, Rabobank estimates global coffee consumption to decline by 0.8 per cent to 164.1 million bags in 2020.
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Financial experts offer advice to cafés on surviving COVID-19

BeanScene asks financial experts for advice on what government support small businesses like cafés are entitled to, and the value of their venues post COVID-19. The Federal and State Governments have released a range of support programs for small businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Open for Business: Cafetto

During this time, the hospitality industry has been hit hard with most businesses forced to remodel and focus on their takeaway options.
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Open for Business: Club House

Producing matte finishing on high fired porcelain has long been a major challenge for the porcelain industry. With great satisfaction, and after years of research, Club House has succeeded in the development of a special type of porcelain, fired at a temperature of more than 1300°C. The porcelain is resistant to shocks and bumps. It has perfect permeability, a high degree of flexibility, and is available in a range of colours and finishings.
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