Honduras Cup of Excellence

Honduras Cup of Excellence awards six coffees above 90 points

Desarrollos Santa Lucia has won the 2019 Honduras Cup of Excellence (COE) with a 94.84 washed Geisha from the Comayagua region. “I want to thank my father Dr Mierisch, and my brothers Erwin and Steve Mierisch for all the knowledge that they have been passed to me but most importantly for always believing in me. Last but not least thank you to the entire Fincas Mierisch team whom without this never has been possible. I am honoured to receive our first time first place in Cup of Excellence,” says Eleane Mierisch of the winning family.
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Lavazza Australia

Lavazza grants Australia special permission

Lavazza explains why the Australian market has been given a leave pass to make history with one of the world’s most precious and original sources of Arabica coffee. Imagine sitting in the inner sanctum of Lavazza’s decision-making room in Torino, Italy, with Giuseppe Lavazza pondering one of the biggest brand decisions the family company has ever made.  No country has ever been given permission to alter the roast profile of one Lavazza’s premium coffees outside of Italy, until now. That honour has gone to Australia.
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Pedro Gabarra

Pedro Gabarra Teixeira’s good nature

Pedro Gabarra Teixeira is a sixth-generation Brazilian coffee farmer committed to protecting the natural habitats around his farms and educating the community on the importance of preservation. Despite Pedro Gabarra Teixeira’s family having more than 150 years of coffee farming behind them, his first taste of the coffee industry came further down the supply chain. “I am a sixth-generation coffee farmer, but I wasn’t actually raised on the farms. My relationship with coffee actually started in 2001, when I was at university and started to roast,” Pedro tells BeanScene. “The idea behind the roaster was to give Brazil the best coffees of Brazil, not necessarily exporting everything good. That’s how I got into coffee.”
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Veneziano Coffee Richmond

Veneziano creates end-to-end specialty coffee experience

With the coffee industry constantly trying to bring something new to market, Veneziano Coffee Roasters has its sights on delivering customers an end-to-end specialty coffee experience. Its new flagship café, Veneziano Coffee Richmond, is an 80-seat dining space placed in the heart of its River Street roastery, training studio and headquarters.
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Minas Hill

Minas Hill Coffee: Our farmers, our heroes

Minas Hill Coffee Founder Marcelo Brussi says his admiration for coffee farmers comes from his relationship with his grandfather, Francisco Brussi, who grew up working on coffee farms.  Francisco’s parents migrated from Italy to Brazil to work in coffee farms before he was born. After his father left the family when Francisco was 10, he, his mother and brother, moved to Sao Paulo. When Francisco was an adult, the State Department of Agriculture hired him to monitor coffee exports, due to his knowledge as a coffee picker and worker.
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Scottie Callaghan

Scottie Callaghan in the fine print

While working in Hong Kong for a Chinese start-up named Holly Brown, Australian coffee professional Scottie Callaghan noticed a lack of cafés in the area offering the personalised service he was familiar with. “There was a gap in the market where there was no café offering an Australian espresso bar experience: a friendly barista, ready and prepared to make you a good cup of coffee and do so efficiently, and remember your name – all the little customer service things that are expected in Australia,” Scottie tells BeanScene.
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Project Origin

Project Origin raises reputations

When Sasa Sestic first introduced carbonic maceration (CM) to the global coffee community on the 2015 World Barista Championship (WBC) stage, the industry saw the value the new processing method could offer in terms of taste and coffee quality. CM sees farmers ferment coffee in a controlled setting, allowing them to bring out complex flavours and ensure greater consistency.
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NZSCA

NZSCA announces 2019 annual general meeting

The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) will host its 2019 annual general meeting at the Sherwood Queenstown hotel on 24 May. The NZSCA says this event is a great time to catch up and network with all members of the New Zealand coffee community.
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Cirrus FIne Coffee

Cirrus Fine Coffee holds breakfast with sustainable ethos

On 13 December, Cirrus Fine Coffee held a sustainable breakfast at its Port Melbourne roastery. At the breakfast, held with sister companies Australian Ecosystems and Biofilta, William Angliss College graduating student chefs prepared food with sustainable produce from Cirrus Fine Coffee’s on-site pop-up farm. The farm uses nutrients from composted coffee grounds to feed its produce.
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