La Marzocco Australian coffee community

La Marzocco commits to Australian coffee community

It would be fair to say that the coffee and hospitality industry has been hit extremely hard over the last few months by the current COVID-19 crisis. The hospitality sector has been forced to undertake what has been a completely new way of doing business with an uncertain point of return.
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good times milk bar

Good Times Milk Bar reopens with new head chef and menu

Good Times Milk Bar in Bentleigh, Victoria, ​is back in business, officially reopening on the 3 June 2020 with a new menu created by Head Chef ​Matti Fallon. The ca​fé ​says it used the lockdown period to rework its processes, favourite dishes, and takeaway offering, all while implementing new safety procedures to meet current regulations to ensure customer safety.
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Campaign provides internet access to vulnerable children in the Alta Mogiana region during lockdown

Each year since 2008, GIMA (Intermunicipal Games for the Environment) has provided the children of the Alta Mogiana region in Brazil with an opportunity to learn about environmental responsibility. Hundreds of Year 5 students would travel to Bom Jesus farm and join the competition between participating towns. The activities they perform are related to sports, the environment, culture and community, here they develop values such as friendship, respect, excellence, bravery, inspiration, and equality. Prizes include push-bikes, soccer balls, and school supplies.
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Coping with COVID-19

The coronavirus has hit the coffee industry hard. But true to its strength and resilience, many businesses are finding creative ways to stay afloat that could extend beyond the pandemic.
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The New Zealand specialty coffee industry bands together in the face of a complete café and hospitality lockdown.

New Zealand specialty coffee industry bands together

The New Zealand specialty coffee industry bands together in the face of a complete café and hospitality lockdown. Back in mid-March, few could have predicted a complete lockdown of New Zealand for five weeks, followed by two weeks of operating a business at level three restrictions. Overnight, the hospitality industry was halted.
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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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