MICE2020

The world returns for MICE2020

BeanScene finds out why MICE2020 is going to be the most exciting one yet and why top industry players are returning.  Melbourne’s coffee culture resinates deep within its laneways, where baristas can be seen serving coffee from an old shopfront, pop-up caravan, or a hole-in-the-wall covered in graffiti with milk crates out the front. It’s these unique characteristics that will be on display when the coffee world comes to Melbourne for the 2020 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE).
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Changing times: How coffee machines have developed over time

Maurizio Marcocci discusses how commercial coffee equipment has developed over time and the new features that will lead the industry into the future. People have always looked for ways to make their life simpler, and technology is constantly evolving to fulfil these needs. Cars and airplanes get us where we need to go, while phones and social media connect us to friends and family overseas. Coffee machines are no different.
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Host Milano discusses Australian coffee influences

Host Milano has declared 2019 as the “time to dare” for coffee lovers. The biannual Italian event celebrates three core segments of the Ho.Re.Ca industry – Food Service Equipment with Bread, Pizza and Pasta; Coffee/Tea with Coffee and Vending Machines, Bars and Gelato/Pastry; Furnishings and Tableware.
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Top office coffee solutions

Everyone deserves good coffee. However, for many office workers, access to professional equipment and skilled baristas is restricted. Some choose to make their own morning coffee at home and try not to spill it on the peak-hour train. Others enjoy revert to drive-through options, while some commit to getting up 15 minutes earlier just to detour to their regular café in order to start the day right. But this option is costly, and often time consuming. Then comes the afternoon slump with little to no extra time to exit the building or convince the boss that taking a 15-minute coffee break won’t turn into half an hour.
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Seven Miles to host Generation Automation event

Seven Miles Coffee Roasters will host a Generation Automation event on Tuesday 21 August at its Manly Vale roastery.  At the free event, Seven Miles will ask participants: can an automatic machine really do the job of a skilled barista? The event will showcase the latest automated equipment from brands including La Marzocco, Eversys, Sanremo and more. Guests will learn about the future of equipment automation from Seven Miles’ Coffee Science and Education team, and have the chance to play with some leading coffee equipment.
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Eversys’ Cameo appearance

When 2012 World Brewers Cup Champion Matt Perger made a speech about his involvement in the development of Eversys’ new machine at Host Milan 2017, he spoke about the consumer mentality of ‘guilt’ that harmed the sales of 1950s US brand Betty Crocker.  The promising product took a dive when home cooks were unable to admit to partners they baked a cake from a packet mix instead of taking the time to make the product from scratch. Matt told audiences that the coffee industry had experienced a similar ‘guilt trip,’ with industry members conditioned to look at a superautomatic machine and think of “low quality”, and a “non-player” in the market, which has held back consumer support.
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