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Why transparency must apply to infused coffees

Transparency means more than disclosure of where a coffee comes from or the price paid for it. BeanScene explores why the use of infused coffees must be transparent throughout the supply chain, and where the responsibility lies. Read More
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Ona Coffee Melbourne to open 11 June

Ona Coffee Melbourne, the long-anticipated flagship store of the specialty coffee roaster, is officially opening its doors on Thursday, 11 June. Having delayed its opening by several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ona Coffee Melbourne at 22 Ovens Street, Brunswick will offer both dine-in service and takeaway, beginning with a maximum of 20 patrons inside and adhering to social distancing guidelines.
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Riverina Fresh to host webinar with industry experts on 13 May

Australian dairy brand Riverina Fresh is hosting a virtual coffee chat with some of Australia’s most iconic roasters on 13 May. Titled Home-ground: Live with Australia’s Specialty Coffee Experts, the virtual event will take place on Zoom from 12pm to 1pm discussing the state of the coffee industry, and tips to making cafe-quality coffee at home.
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Ona Coffee starts a movement

Ona Coffee has launched the #giveupthecup campaign with a plan to cease its use and distribution of single-use cups. The roaster encourages other coffee businesses to do the same. The takeaway cup has long been used as a symbol in the coffee industry, representing the last link in the supply chain as crop reaches cup. But its environmental impact is becoming impossible to ignore.
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The Ona Coffee Distributor (OCD) V3 is the third model of the patented distribution tool designed by former World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic.  Used by baristas around the world, the OCD distributes coffee grinds evenly around the portafilter basket prior to tamping, creating a more even and consistent espresso extraction.
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Ona Coffee to #giveupthecup, cease using single-use cups

Ona Coffee has announced a new sustainability campaign, #giveupthecup to eliminate all single-use takeaway cups from its venues and wholesale distribution. The announcement comes as Ona Coffee enters its 12th year and follows the conversion to solar energy of its headquarters and roastery in Fyshwick, Australian Capital Territory.
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Ona Coffee Melbourne to open in 2020

Ona Coffee is joining the Melbourne coffee community with a Brunswick café, headquarters, and training academy set to open in 2020. Melbourne is often touted as one of the coffee capitals of the world, alongside the likes of Seattle, London, and Milan. This is in no small part due to the city’s many specialty roasters emphasising innovation and development, community engagement and education, and coffee quality and sustainability.
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coffee crisis

Coffee in crisis: Australia’s response to low coffee prices

Coffee prices are at their lowest in more than a decade. Australian industry leaders tell BeanScene how this affects their relationships with farmers, the local market, and the future of coffee. Where will the coffee industry be in 50 years? A hopeful barista might tell you that coffee will resemble wine, with their role like that of a sommelier, recommending premium coffees from a select reserve list. Another could warn you of the perils of climate change, putting 50 per cent of coffee producing land at risk. But what if we faced an industry in which producers focus solely on volume and cherries are picked by machine?
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