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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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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Australian Roasting Championship to take place next week

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) has announced the Australian Roasting Championship finals, will be held in Port Melbourne from 29 May to 1 June. Criteria Coffee is set to host the event, ASCA’s seven top ranked roasters will go head-to-head. The multi-day championship will see competitors roast a single origin coffee and blend, which plan an experience panel of cuppers then judges on cup quality and sensory assessment.
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Detpak RecycleMe

Detpak RecycleMe system completes the paper chain

The Detpak RecycleMe System provides recyclable cups alongside collection and guaranteed recycling logistics. Since the ABC TV series War on Waste drew attention to the more than one billion coffee cups sent to landfill every year, consumers, cafés, and companies have taken large strides to reduce single-use cup waste. One such company is Australian owned packaging manufacturer Detpak, which initiated a rollout of its RecycleMe System with customers in November 2018, providing a solution for takeaway cups. 
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My Room

My Room named official charity partner of Formula 1 Grand Prix

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation has announced children’s cancer charity My Room as the Official Charity Partner of the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019. My Room is a volunteer-led organisation dedicated to raising funds to achieve a 100 per cent cure rate for all childhood cancers.
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Ben Toovey

2018 Australian Roasting Champion Ben Toovey on the most important link

Coffee is an incredibly complex product, with many links in the chain from the origin that it’s grown in, to the final beverage we consume. You may hear some people say that the producer has “the most important role, because without them there is no coffee”. Or maybe you’ve heard that “it’s the barista that is the key, for without their careful preparation and customer service, all of the farmers’ hard work can be in vain”. I’m a roaster, so you may expect me to say that we have the most crucial task of reaching the full potential of the green coffee. The truth is, you probably won’t hear me say much at all, because I’m a coffee hermit, hiding in the roasting room and at the cupping table. 
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Women in coffee

ASCA opens nominations to Women in Coffee Awards

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) and Genovese Coffee have opened nominations for the Eleonora Genovese Australian Coffee Woman of the Year, and Rising Star Awards. The awards recognise the contributions Eleonora Genovese made to the Australian coffee community. ASCA says Eleonora displayed many qualities that women in the coffee industry should aspire towards, such as drive, leadership, and passion to unite the local and international coffee communities.
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