The New Zealand specialty coffee industry bands together in the face of a complete café and hospitality lockdown.

New Zealand specialty coffee industry bands together

The New Zealand specialty coffee industry bands together in the face of a complete café and hospitality lockdown. Back in mid-March, few could have predicted a complete lockdown of New Zealand for five weeks, followed by two weeks of operating a business at level three restrictions. Overnight, the hospitality industry was halted.
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Coffee competitions virtual

Coffee competitions go virtual

As the world adapts to life during coronavirus, coffee judging competitions have vowed to continue in a revised, virtual format, to support farmers and share top quality coffees with the world. There’s something special about cupping a freshly brewed coffee in the origin of where it’s produced. It could be the sound of Spanish words echoing in the room, the squawk of a toucan in the nearby tree, famers looking on, or the unique slurping sounds of international judges who collectively make the Cup of Excellence (COE) competition one of the most revered in the world.
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toby's estate single serve

Toby’s Estate explores the unknown

Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters is exploring the unknown with a new range of single-serve coffee bags, making specialty coffee more convenient and accessible to a broader audience. Specialty coffee is no longer solely the domain of the café. As general knowledge of coffee grows, consumers look for new ways to enjoy café-quality coffee anywhere. Nich Rae, Head of Coffee at Toby’s Estate, says roasters are looking at new ways to serve their coffee to customers outside of a specialty café.
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Riverina Fresh webinar

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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danes specialty coffee

Danes Specialty Coffee celebrates its silver anniversary

As Danes Specialty Coffee celebrates its 25-year anniversary, Managing Director Paul Jackson reflects on the evolution of Australian specialty coffee and how the past is destined to repeat. After Italian immigrants brought their love for espresso to Australia in the 1950s, coffee quickly became ingrained in Australian culture.
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soco roasters single origin

SoCo Roasters spotlights its single origin program

SoCo Roasters is providing unique and high-quality coffees to its cafés through its quarterly single origin program. When SoCo Roasters introduced itself to the coffee community at the 2019 Melbourne International Coffee Expo, its goal was to deliver great coffee.
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maxie coffee

Maxie Coffee

The greater Kingston area has one of the fastest growing populations in Tasmania. Despite its growth, Sam Whang-Randall, Owner of Maxie Coffee, says until recently, the area’s specialty coffee scene was virtually non-existent.
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