Campos Coffee releases limited-edition micro lots

Campos Coffee is the only Australian company to have purchased 300 units of the Esmeralda Special Tumaco San Jose ES-N-5 Natural Geisha, which is now available to purchase from Campos Coffee in celebration of International Coffee Day. Read More
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Lavazza and Brunetti to host a free coffee hour for International Coffee Day

To celebrate International Coffee Day 2019, Italian coffeehouse Lavazza, in collaboration with Melbourne café Brunetti, will give away free coffee to Melburnians between 10am and 11am at Brunetti Flinders Lane on 1 October. During Free Coffee Hour, caffeine lovers will be serenaded by an operatic duo with accompanying musician, and Lavazza will host interactive coffee experiences for customers in-store, including coffee caviar making.
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Minas Hill Coffee celebrates International Coffee Day with Brazilian event

To celebrate International Coffee Day, the Consulate General of Brazil in Sydney hosted a business breakfast for industry members on 3 October at Australian Museum in Sydney. The event was in the partnership with Apex Brazil, the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA) and Minas Hill Coffee. On arrival, guest sampled coffees from Brazilian farms including Santo Antonio, Bahia and Vertentes, roasted and served by DC Specialty Coffee in Melbourne. Read More

Sunbeam study reveals consumer turn offs

On 1 October, Sunbeam, in collaboration with Lonergan Research, released a study revealing that 98 per cent of Australians have at least one pet peeve that ruins a coffee experience. Topping the list is temperature at 65 per cent, burnt coffee at 58 per cent, strength at 56 per cent, foam inconsistencies at 39 per cent, and curdled soy milk at 27 per cent. According to the research, Australians are impatient too. Two in five of the 501 people surveyed say a long wait makes for a bad coffee experience, with men, at 44 per cent, and Baby Boomers, at 45 per cent, being the least patient.
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ICO honours women on International Coffee Day

The International Coffee Organization (ICO) has chosen the theme of ‘Women in Coffee’ for International Coffee Day (ICD) 2018. “The idea for the 2018 campaign goes beyond paying homage to women,” the ICO says on the ICD website. “We want to highlight the need for equity and equality in the coffee sector, from bean to cup, and that can only be achieved by empowering women to the benefit of the whole coffee sector.”
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Tia Maria to attempt world’s largest espresso martini record

On October 1, Tia Maria will attempt to create the world’s largest espresso martini as part of a Guinness World Record attempt to celebrate International Coffee Day. “The espresso martini is fast becoming the signature cocktail of Australia so where better to celebrate our commitment to making the world’s best, than overlooking the iconic Sydney Opera House,” Tia Maria Brand Ambassador Mark Hickey says. “As a coffee loving nation, craft cocktail culture is taking many of its cues from coffee culture and vice versa, so it’s no wonder drinkers are looking to what’s next as they demand new and exciting flavour profiles.”
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