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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SCA kicks of #ExpoSeason with #ExpoWeekend virtual event

The Specialty Coffee Expo has announced an #ExpoWeekend virtual event from 30 April to 3 May. With SCE Portland cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Specialty Coffee Association intends to bring some of the expo’s features online this #ExpoSeason.
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Detpak to make face masks in the fight against COVID-19

Detpak parent company Detmold Group will employ up to 160 extra staff to produce millions of face masks to the South Australian and Federal Governments in the fight against COVID-19. Both governments have reached an agreement with Detmold to produce 145 million masks from its Brompton manufacturing plant in Adelaide – 45 million for SA Health and 100 million for the Federal Government’s National Medical Stockpile.
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