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Coffee industry survey: A path to recovery

Following a survey conducted by BeanScene’s publisher, Prime Creative Media, we reveal the latest stats from businesses in the coffee industry as we battle through COVID-19 and move into a new normal.
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The Rusty Rabbit

Thanks to a strong following and online presence, The Rusty Rabbit in Darlinghurst has fared better than many other businesses during COVID-19.
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Business as usual for Service Sphere

With the recent announcement from the Victorian Government on new Stage 4 restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne taking effect, Service Sphere has shared what this means for the coffee equipment specialist.
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What cafés need to know about Stage 4 restrictions in Victoria

Cafés and coffee roasters in Victoria are allowed to continue operations under Stage 4 restrictions, which came into effect from 11:59pm on 5 August. Cafés, restaurants, pubs, taverns, and bars, as well as “food and beverage product manufacturing” businesses are among the Permitted Work Premises that may operate with on-site operations.
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How cafés can adapt to change

Jared Chapman on how cafés can adapt to change, the importance of staying relevant and chasing new opportunities – and not just when a pandemic hits. Wow. What a challenging and different year 2020 has been so far. They say the only constant in life is change, and we have seen more than our fair share of change this year already.
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Coffee for Peace in Colombia launches virtual buyers caravan

Coffee for Peace in Colombia is hosting its the first ever Virtual Buyers Caravan, showcasing growers in Cauca and Valle del Cauca from 11 to 14 August. Coffee for Peace, an initiative led by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) and supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), says the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted business operations of all kinds. In the coffee realm, green coffee buyers have not been able to make their regular trips to coffee- producing countries to source coffee for their operations.
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Coffee producers adapt to thrive during coronavirus

Fairtrade is helping producers adapt to the challenges and restrictions of coronavirus so they can continue to farm coffee now and into the future. While COVID-19 has been less widespread at origin than in consuming countries at this stage, producers are feeling the blowback. Peter Kettler, Senior Coffee Manager at Fairtrade International, tells BeanScene coffee farmers have felt disruptions on multiple levels.
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ATO releases tax time toolkit to help small businesses

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released a tax time toolkit designed to help small businesses and their tax advisers. The toolkit packages up a series of easy-to-understand fact sheets on topics that small businesses need to know this tax time, especially given the tax implications of COVID-19.
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Harris Coffee launches million-dollar café recovery project

Harris Coffee has launched the Harris Café Recovery Project, a new scheme to assist coffee shops in rebuilding as they return to serving their local communities. Café owners around Australia are invited to apply for the Harris Café Recovery Project, with up to 25 café owners eligible to receive a share of the $1 million worth of support.
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