GIMA cancels 2020 event, looks at new ways to support producers’ children

Flavia and Gabriel Oliveira of Bom Jesus, Sao Lucas, and Labareda farms in Alta Mogiana, Brazil, have announced the cancellation of the 13th Intercity Games for the Environment (GIMA) event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. GIMA aims to promote social and environmental responsibility and to create environmental awareness from early generations. Almost 1000 children attended its latest edition.
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Lithuanian capital to become giant outdoor café

Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, has announced its intentions to turn the city into one open-seating outdoor café. This is an attempt by the local government to help its cafés and restaurants which have been allowed to reopen as part of the country‘s gradual exit from coronavirus lockdown.
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Industry Beans reopens kitchens and takeaway brunch service

Coffee roaster Industry Beans has announced the reopening of its kitchens and takeaway brunch service at its flagship cafés. Industry Beans Fitzroy in Victoria, Sydney in New South Wales, and Newstead in Queensland will offer a curated takeaway brunch menu from today, including “some old favourites and some new built for home options too”.
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Genovese Coffee caters to the at-home market

With the coffee industry currently wading through murky waters, Genovese Coffee has turned its attention to the coffee-at-home market. “A lot of us are spending more time at home right now, but that doesn’t have to mean we go without our daily coffee,” Managing Director Adam Genovese says.
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Grinders Coffee offers support to essential healthcare workers

Grinders Coffee is saying “thank you” to thousands of essential healthcare workers by shouting them free coffees as they work around the clock to keep people safe from COVID-19. Doctors and nurses at Queensland’s Toowoomba Hospital will be among the first to benefit, with Grinders Coffee last week teaming up with on-site café Well Bean Co to shout 1000 free coffees.
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Hospitality leaders call for Australians to #EatAloneTogether

Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA), in partnership with Entertainment and several high-profile food industry personalities, has issued a call to action campaign for all Australians to unite and support their local cafés, restaurants, eateries, and artisan food producers that have been greatly affected by COVID-19 restrictions. The campaign, driven by the hashtag #EatAloneTogether, calls on all Australians to continue to order takeaway or delivery meals from their favourite local eateries.
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Face masks made of coffee produced in Vietnam

Vietnamese company ShoeX has launched AirX, the world’s first face masks made from Vietnamese coffee, which is antibacterial, reusable and biodegradable. “AirX is not just a recommendation to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but preserve the planet as well,” ShoeX Founder Thanh Le says.
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Enrolment opens for JobKeeper

Enrolment opens for JobKeeper

Enrolment is now open for the government’s $130 billion JobKeeper Payment scheme. The scheme is to support businesses significantly affected by the coronavirus to help keep more Australians in jobs. The JobKeeper payment is open to eligible employers, sole traders, and other entities to enable them to pay their eligible employee’s salary or wages of at least $1500 (before tax) per fortnight.
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Ride the home brewing wave with Bombora Coffee + Water Supplies

Home brewing is seeing exponential growth with the majority of coffee lovers now confined to their homes in an attempt to help ‘flatten the curve’. “For those in the coffee business, there’s no better time to complement online and take-away coffee sales with home brewing apparatus. This is a great time for coffee lovers to take their passion to the next level and experiment with alternative brew methods, and we’re here to help them do that,” says Bernard Peters of Bombora Coffee + Water Supplies.
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