Jody Leslie

Toby’s Estate appoints Jody Leslie as General Manager

Toby’s Estate General Manager Jody Leslie on her career in food service, diving head-first into specialty coffee, and preparing for long-term growth. In her short time as General Manager of Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters, Jody Leslie has already seen how the Australian coffee scene differs to the rest of the world. “Compared to the United States for instance, Australia has a larger focus on specialty coffee,” Jody tells BeanScene. “If I had a theory as to why, it would be around the age of our coffee industry. It matured around the same time as the rise of specialty coffee [globally].
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MICE2020 opens EOI for extended floorspace

Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) 2020 organisers have announced they are in discussions with the venue to secure additional space. “MICE2020 is shaping up to be the expo’s best year yet. We have seen increased interest from companies – both local and international – who want to present what they can offer to the Australian community,” MICE Show Director Lauren Winterbottom says. “MICE2019 saw a new venue, more exhibitors, and higher attendance than any previous year. We can’t wait for MICE2020 to be even bigger.”
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Matthew Lewin WBC

Matthew Lewin reflects on WBC journey

Matthew Lewin went into the 2019 World Barista Championship (WBC) with his head held high, routine prepared, and ready to share his ideas with a global audience. The Ona Coffee Barista Trainer had won his first Australian Barista Championship title in February in his sixth year competing and was ready to make his mark on the world stage.
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Barista mats

Barista Mats

Barista Mats are a simple and effective way to reduce standing worker fatigue. Co-creators Lachlan Mckenzie and Nick Rio launched Barista Mats at the 2017 Melbourne International Coffee Expo. Since then, hundreds of the mats have been sold throughout Australia and now New Zealand. This includes food and beverage operations such as cafés, mobile coffee carts, roasters, green bean suppliers, technicians, canteens, and restaurants.
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MICE2020 exhibition space

MICE2020 exhibition space selling fast

The 2020 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) is filling up fast, with more than 40 per cent of exhibition space sold just one month after MICE2019. Now in its ninth edition, MICE2020 will be held at the Melbourne International Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) from 4 to 7 May.
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MICE2019 reports record attendance

The 2019 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE2019) has concluded with the highest daily record attendance figures in the event’s eight-year history. Total attendance for MICE2019 across the three-day event from 7 to 9 February was 11,978, an increase over the previous record year in 2018.
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Energy Bar

The Energy Bar wins Judge’s Choice at 2019 Product Innovation Awards

BrewBar’s Energy Bar system has won Judge’s Choice in the Product Innovation Awards, held at the 2019 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE). Energy Bar is a software managed system that regulates the output of electricity as required by a coffee machine. It allows electrical equipment with significant electricity requirements to operate from a 240v 10-amp supply. The unit can also be built to run some equipment for three to five hours with no additional power supply.

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Milkit dual milk tap

Milkit Dual Milk Tap wins People’s Choice at 2019 Product Innovation Awards

United Supplies has won People’s Choice for the Milkit Dual Milk Tap system in the 2019 Product Innovation Awards, held at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE). “We’re beyond excited to have won the people’s choice award for the Milkit Dual Milk Tap system. Being recognised by our peers with this award is a great honour,” says Nicole Saleh, Marketing Director for United Supplies.
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Veneziano to launch cold brew range at MICE

Veneziano Coffee Roasters has announced it will launch a new range of cold brew coffee at the 2019 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) from 7 to 9 February. Brewed over 24 hours to create a smooth full-bodied coffee, the range include three flavours – Hibiscus, Blood Orange, and Apple, Ginger and Rosella.
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#ASCATop12 prepare for Australian Coffee Championships

In MICE 2019 showguide: A coffee lover’s guidebook, the Australian Specialty Coffee Association’s (ASCA) top ranked barista, latte artist, brewer, and cup taster reveal their favourite coffees and career highlights. The ASCA 2019 Australian Coffee Championships will be held from 7 to 9 February at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE).
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