Paul Bassett

Paul Bassett: The trailblazer

Australia’s first World Barista Champion Paul Bassett reflects on his career in coffee, pursuit of flavour, and the global growth of specialty coffee. Paul Bassett is the only person alive who can boast having a World Barista Championship (WBC) title, television series, and Asian coffee chain to his name.
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Matt Golinski

Matt Golinski a man of the land

Matt Golinski has coffee on his mind even before his interview with BeanScene magazine begins. On an early morning call to the Sunshine Coast-local, Matt answers the phone while at his local fruit shop buying milk and coffee. “Can I call you back? I’m just getting the only one-kilogram bag of beans on the shelf,” Matt says.
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Sunbeam study reveals consumer turn offs

On 1 October, Sunbeam, in collaboration with Lonergan Research, released a study revealing that 98 per cent of Australians have at least one pet peeve that ruins a coffee experience. Topping the list is temperature at 65 per cent, burnt coffee at 58 per cent, strength at 56 per cent, foam inconsistencies at 39 per cent, and curdled soy milk at 27 per cent. According to the research, Australians are impatient too. Two in five of the 501 people surveyed say a long wait makes for a bad coffee experience, with men, at 44 per cent, and Baby Boomers, at 45 per cent, being the least patient.
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