expat roasters australia

Shae Mcnamara’s Expat Roasters opens in Australia

The Bali-based Expat Roasters, owned by Australia’s Shae Mcnamara, has expanded its roasting operations from Indonesia to Australia. Established in Bali in 2016, Expat Roasters is a specialty coffee producer working closely with local Indonesian farmers and producers to source the finest quality local product. Expat Roasters wholesales its specialty coffee across the Indonesian café market and other parts of Asia.
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Mikael Jasin

Mikael Jasin finds common ground

Mikael Jasin discusses his journey from the alleyways of Melbourne to the finals of the World Barista Championship and how coffee connects people and countries. Placing fourth in the 2019 World Barista Championship (WBC) was no overnight success for Mikael Jasin. The Indonesian barista spent day and night training for the competition, and seven years building his experience in and knowledge of coffee.
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John Ryan Ting

John Ryan Ting crosses the bench

After helping establish Singapore’s specialty coffee industry on the world stage, John Ryan Ting has taken his knowledge, skills, and love of teaching to Indonesia. John Ryan Ting is one of few baristas with experience on both sides of the competition table. Before becoming a certified World Barista Championship (WBC) judge – including at the 2013 WBC in Melbourne – he had two Singapore Barista Champion titles to his name.
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Cup of Excellence Indonesia

Cup of Excellence pilot begins in Indonesia

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) has commenced a preliminary Cup of Excellence (COE) trial in the town of Takengon in Aceh, Indonesia. In partnership with the Speciality Coffee Association of Indonesia (SCAI) and the local government of Aceh Tenga, ACE has received entries from more than 40 farmers for pre-selection.
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Starbucks Indonesia

Starbucks Indonesia unveils Dewata Coffee Sanctuary

Starbucks Indonesia opened the doors to its Dewata Coffee Sanctuary on 12 January. The store pays tribute to the important role that Indonesia, the fourth largest Arabica coffee growing region in the world, plays in bringing Starbucks customers their coffees.

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Bureaux Collective

Bureaux Collective to host Taste of Jakarta

The Bureaux Collective will highlight the best of the Indonesian coffee scene when it hosts Taste of: Jakarta at its Abbotsford workspace on 24 January. The event will see Indonesian representatives from Say Something Coffee, 9 Cups Coffee, Pigeonhole Coffee, Juno Coffee Company, and Morph Coffee Roasters roasting “the finest [coffee] Jakarta has to offer”.
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MICE

Say “I do” to MICE2019

Weddings are a big occasion in anyone’s life. Tradition stipulates that a bride must wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.  The 2019 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) might not be a wedding per se, but it’s definitely a celebration that will unite the coffee industry and see family members travel from far and wide to attend. 
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