Denim Co

Denim Co

Celebrating its 20th year under the sun in 2021, Denim Co was started by Fara and Evy Sutjipto, two sisters who combined two seemingly mismatched passions. Read More
martin monin

Monin’s family values

Martin Monin is set to one day take the reins of the family syrup business, breaking new ground in Asia and ensuring the sustainability of Monin for years to come. Martin Monin hadn’t always intended to join the family business. He began his professional career in the tech start-up arena, however, having a child of his own at a young age opened his eyes to the importance of continuing the legacy.
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Slingshot Carimali

Slingshot grinders forms European joint venture with Carimali

Australian grinder manufacturer Slingshot has entered a joint venture with Italian coffee machine manufacturer Carimali to to spread its reach to Europe. “The two brands will continue to operate separately while leveraging on mutual strengths and competences,” Carimali says in a public release.
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alastair mcleod

Alastair McLeod’s Aussie ambitions

Alastair McLeod is an Irishman with an Australian appreciation for quality coffee. He talks to BeanScene about European kitchens, his indigenous roots, and why six coffees a day is an acceptable quota. Alastair McLeod still boasts a strong Irish accent after calling Brisbane home for the past 22 years, but in that time he’s adopted a love for all things quintessentially Australian: Vegemite toast, mangos, and coffee. “I can still see my mummy and daddy in Belfast drinking instant coffee. My dad worked in cafes in Ireland and in restaurants throughout school, but Belfast wasn’t a discerning coffee culture growing up. It was in its formative years. They were serving instant coffee in the cafes,” Alastair says. 
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Steve Wrightson of Mocopan Coffee playing to win

Stepping out onto Sydney’s freshly manicured Allianz Stadium dressed in the Sydney Roosters’ iconic red, white and blue jersey is a memory few are lucky to share, but one Steve Wrightson recalls well. “It’s electric. I just loved playing the game of rugby league,” Steve says. “I played half a dozen games as a professional rugby league player until injury forced me to retire early.” Steve was a proud Roosters player, but his heart always stayed with his childhood team, the South Sydney Rabbitohs. 
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BioPak announces partnership with Swedish business Duni

BioPak has announced a partnership with Swedish-based accessory supplier Duni, a deal that will launch Biopak’s range of sustainable packaging solutions across Europe and the Asia Pacific region. “This partnership is a great opportunity to reduce plastic pollution and fight the war on waste on a global scale,” BioPak CEO Gary Smith says. “BioPak started back in 2006 with a simple vision – a world without waste. We were first to market offering sustainable, environmentally adapted packaging in Australia, expanding soon after to New Zealand. “Since then, BioPak has experienced unprecedented growth and we are delighted to partner with Duni in taking our ethos to the global stage, working with a company that shares our values in sustainability and customer prioritisation.”
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Coca-Cola acquires Costa coffee chain

The Coca-Cola Company has acquired the Costa coffee chain from its parent company Whitbread for £3.9 billion (approximately AU$7.0 billion). “Costa gives Coca-Cola new capabilities and expertise in coffee, and our system can create opportunities to grow the Costa brand worldwide,” says James Quincey, Coca-Cola President and CEO. “Hot beverages is one of the few segments of the total beverage landscape where Coca-Cola does not have a global brand. Costa gives us access to this market with a strong coffee platform.”
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