Edition Roasters

Edition Roasters

Immediately when guests walk into Edition Roasters, they are greeted with a mono-colour palette with design elements inspired by traditional Japanese farmhouses. Read More
shinsaku fukayama

Shinsaku Fukayama shares the secret to his success

Shinsaku Fukayama of St Ali approaches latte art with the same discipline he brought to snowboarding, and hopes to share this with the wider coffee community. It often takes people many years to master a discipline. For Shinsaku “Shin” Fukayama, it took less than five years to go from drinking his first coffee to performing on the 2018 World Latte Art Championship stage.
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Paul Bassett

Paul Bassett: The trailblazer

Australia’s first World Barista Champion Paul Bassett reflects on his career in coffee, pursuit of flavour, and the global growth of specialty coffee. Paul Bassett is the only person alive who can boast having a World Barista Championship (WBC) title, television series, and Asian coffee chain to his name.
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Japanese coffee culture

The flavour master on Japanese coffee culture

Café consultant Hitomi Sato talks to BeanScene about Japanese coffee culture and how it differs to Australia. When Monin Beverage Innovation Manager for Japan and Korea Hitomi Sato touched down in Melbourne, she made a point of experiencing the city’s renowned coffee scene for herself. “Coffee people [from around the world] want to go to Seattle in the United States, Melbourne in Australia, and Milan in Italy to learn about coffee,” Hitomi says. “I went to Patricia Coffee Brewers and it felt really energetic. Customers were taking their time, enjoying it, and talking, and the operation speed was really high.”
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Blue Bottle Coffee Korea

Blue Bottle Coffee opens first café in Korea

The United States-based, Japanese-influenced Blue Bottle Coffee will open its first café in Korea on 3 May, marking a new phase of growth for the company in Asia. Blue Bottle’s roughly 4300-square-metre headquarters in Seoul will also include a roastery and training lab, which will be open for public tours, classes, and tastings. Korea is the second international market for the company, which opened its first Tokyo cafe in 2015, inspired by the hospitality of traditional Japanese kissaten– Japanese coffee houses serving drip coffee – culture.
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Open by Duotone

Open by Duotone

David Yeo moved from Melbourne to Perth six years ago, with the intention of contributing to the same community atmosphere and appreciation for specialty coffee he found in Melbourne. David’s ambitions became a reality with the unveiling of his new café, Open by Duotone, in June 2018. Open by Duotone is David’s second venue, following the launch of his first café, Duotone, three years earlier. David says Open by Duotone does not have the same space limitations as his first café’s CBD location.
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Wishbone

Wishbone

Elsternwick café Wishbone is very much a personal extension of Owner Alisa Barnes. Though not indicative of the café’s Japanese inspired menu, Alisa says Wishbone’s name encapsulates what she wants the café to be.
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Strange Café

Strange Café in Tokyo employs robot barista

Henn na Café (Strange Café) in Tokyo, Japan, has established a fully automated production line, using a robot named Sawyer to serve freshly-brewed filter coffee and a Melitta Cafina XT4 for espresso-based drinks. Travel group H.I.S. has opened the café in Shibuya Modi department store. If the test project proves successful, further Henn na Cafés will be opened across Japan. H.I.S. operates nine Henn na Hotels which employ similar technology.
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Habina Resource Centre wins 2018 Papua New Guinea Coffee Cupping Competition

Habina Resource Centre from the Eastern Highlands has won the 2018 Papua New Guinea Coffee Cupping Competition with a cupping score of 85.45. Judges described the coffee as tasting of “tropical fruit, brown sugar, tea, and bright lemon-lime acidity”. Six other producers also scored above 85, with Kamora from Obura-Wanenara at 85.41, Untoa Kosa from Obura-Wanenara at 85.32, Pandai from the Enga Province at 85.27, Tibunofi from the Eastern Highlands at 85.23, Obura-Wanenara Coffee Cooperative Society at 85.16 points, and Besser from Obura-Wanenara at 85.01 points.
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