Women in Coffee WA to host Passions and Perspectives event

Women in Coffee Western Australia will host a Passions and Perspectives evening at Moccamaster Australia on 31 October. At the event, guest speakers who will share their stories and experience in the areas of entrepreneurship, social media, the competition arena, and business in the coffee and café industries.
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Caffeine Trader

Caffeine Trader

Situated in Westfield Carousel Shopping Centre, local hot spot Caffeine Trader is the perfect pit stop after a long shopping trip.  Since opening, the Caffeine Trader team has seamlessly emerged within the Western Australian community. The coffee lovers of Cannington have been extremely happy and welcoming of the offering. The café says it has become their home away from home within the centre.
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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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Minas Hill

Minas Hill to host Brazilian cupping and breakfast in WA

Minas Hill Coffee will host a cupping session followed by a Brazilian-style breakfast in Western Australia on 16 March. The cupping will highlight some of the coffee trader’s 2019 crop range, including coffees from its ongoing partners Ismael Adrade, Pedro Gabarra, and Gabriel Oliveira.
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Western Region

Ziggy Varamulia of Max and Sons wins Western Region Barista Championship

Ziggy Varamulia of Max and Sons in Perth has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) 2019 Western Region Barista Championship. Rhys Woods of Lo. Ki in Adelaide placed second, and Rummy Keshet of Offshoot Coffee in Perth placed third. The competition was held at the Double Shot Coffee Fiesta in Unley, South Australia from 3 to 4 November.
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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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The Good Cartel

The Good Cartel serves more coffee each week than town’s population

Broome café The Good Cartel has revealed it makes approximately 15,000 cups of coffee a week, more than the town’s population of almost 14,000. From its beginnings as a small food truck, The Good Cartel says it has grown to become Broome’s go-to destination, an alfresco dining and drive-through restaurant.
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BioPak helps Perth café divert more than 33,000 kilograms of waste

Perth café Yelo has diverted 33,095 kilograms of waste from landfill and created 23 tonnes of compost since signing up to BioPak’s composting service in June. Yelo Owner Mike Pond says the service allows patrons to enjoy the convenience of disposable takeaway packaging, including coffee cups, while doing the right thing by the environment. “This is a fantastic initiative, which we believe will help divert potentially tonnes of waste away from landfills and turned into composting that can be used for commercial-level agriculture – at no cost to our customers,” Mike says. “In fact, the composting service will save us more than 20 per cent a year in waste bills.”
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Perth café launches promotion to support strawberry farmers

Family-owned Perth café Caffn8 is giving customers 10 per cent off their coffee when they display a receipt for a strawberry purchase they made that day. The promotion comes after a rash of incidents across Australia of people finding sewing needles inserted into strawberries. The contamination scandal has caused a crisis within the strawberry farming industry, with multiple businesses forced to recall products.
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