Sacred Grounds

Thirty Second Bean Company acquires Marrickville roaster

Thirty Second Bean Company, the holding company for Campos Coffee, has announced its acquisition of Marrickville-based organic coffee roaster Sacred Grounds. Following the acquisition, Ben Matthews will lead Sacred Grounds as its new General Manager, previously holding the role of General Manager Sales at Campos Coffee.
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Batch Espresso

Batch Espresso

With two successful venues in the Sydney CBD and more than 15 years’ experience under his belt, Batch Espresso Owner David Smith and wife Nok wanted to try something new when they opened their third location. “We’ve got much more of a specialty coffee focus at the new Clarence Street café, with a lot of varietals and single origins on the menu,” David says. “Our York Street venue has a nice 20-seat dining area and full kitchen, and Pitt Street – my first location – is by a train station and busy five-way intersection, so it serves a lot of takeaway coffees.
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The Grounds Eveleigh

The Grounds to open in Eveleigh

The Grounds has announced it will open a new site in South Eveleigh, New South Wales, in late 2020. The site, in Eveleigh’s Australian Technology Park, will be The Grounds’ biggest yet, at 814 square metres and based in The Locomotive Workshop. Head Roaster Nick Ferguson says The Grounds hopes to transform the space into a community hub, with a unique dining and coffee experience.
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Docs Corowa

Docs Corowa

At only 20 years of age, Jack Schilg was excited to bring something new to the Corowa coffee scene when he took over Doc Yarrum Café a year and a half ago. “I wanted to put a fresh modern café spin on it,” Jack says. “We’ve just finished pretty extensive renovations with some new architects in town. The new Docs has a contemporary feel to it, and the exterior looks really nice and inviting.”
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Australian Comandante Championship

Ona Coffee Marrickville to host first Australian Comandante Championship

Ona Coffee has announced its New South Wales flagship, Ona Coffee Marrickville, will host the first Australian Comandante Championship in late May. The Comandante Championship is a filter brewing competition spearheaded by the coffee grinder producing company Comandante. In the competition, brewers must use Comandante hand grinders to advance through a series of rounds using various brewing devices.
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Adore Coffee Roasters

Adore Coffee Roasters to feature at Sydney Royal Easter Show

The 2019 Sydney Royal Easter Show will see Adore Coffee Roasters bring its bespoke specialty blends to the public across two sites constructed from converted 20-foot shipping containers. “It’s definitely an exciting few weeks here,” Adore Coffee Roasters General Manager says Nick Mastro says. “With so many roasters opening up every month, and coffee shops opening all the time, this is a great opportunity to introduce our specialty coffee to an even larger cross section of people who may have never tried specialty coffee before.”
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ASCA announces 2019 Monin Australian Coffee in Good Spirits Championship

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) 2019 Monin Australian Coffee in Good Spirits (CIGS) Championship will be held at Manly Spirits Co in New South Wales on 2 May. CIGS promotes innovative beverage recipes that showcase coffee and spirits in a competition format. Competitors must make a signature beverage and Irish coffee using Manly Spirits Co’s Terra Firma vodka.
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Byron Fresh

Byron Fresh

In 2004, hospitality veteran Markus Hofer took over Byron Fresh, a café located just 50 metres from the beach in Byron Bay. Byron Fresh first appeared on Markus’s radar while scouting locations for a previous employer.
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Urban Artisans

Urban Artisans

After 25 years working behind the scenes in the hospitality industry in financial advisory roles and a lifetime of travelling the world for good food and coffee, Roupinah Simonian jumped at the opportunity to open a café of her own with friend, experienced restaurateur Lisa Dolores.
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