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Industry Beans reopens kitchens and takeaway brunch service

Coffee roaster Industry Beans has announced the reopening of its kitchens and takeaway brunch service at its flagship cafés. Industry Beans Fitzroy in Victoria, Sydney in New South Wales, and Newstead in Queensland will offer a curated takeaway brunch menu from today, including “some old favourites and some new built for home options too”.
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Genovese Coffee caters to the at-home market

With the coffee industry currently wading through murky waters, Genovese Coffee has turned its attention to the coffee-at-home market. “A lot of us are spending more time at home right now, but that doesn’t have to mean we go without our daily coffee,” Managing Director Adam Genovese says.
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McCafé launches new coffee blend with Kenyan hit

McCafé has released a new coffee blend nationwide with complex flavours to keep up with Australia’s evolving coffee palate. “For 25 years, McCafé has been part of the daily ritual for many Aussies. As coffee tastes evolve, so does our blend,” says Jo Feeney, Director of Marketing McDonald’s Australia. The last significant recipe change to the McCafé blend was in 2016, following the introduction of group handle espresso machines in 2015, and the launch of McCafé Drive-Thru in 2014, an extension that is said to have transformed the accessibility and convenience of barista-made coffee in Australia.
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The Coffee Club and Starbucks to discount reusable coffee cups

In a stand against waste, this week it was announced that The Coffee Club and Starbucks Australia, two leading coffee chains, will offer a 50-cent discount incentive on hot beverage purchases when customers bring their own re-usable cups into store. The Coffee Club’s franchisee commitment will be offered in all The Coffee Club stores across Australia effective immediately, and has the potential to save Australian up to $130 a yearaccording to The Coffee Club press statement. In the wake of consumer demand for businesses to reduce waste, The Coffee Club has offered “Karma Cup” refills for many years and now wants to extend the environmentally friendly option for customers to also bring in their own reusable cup. The initiative hopes to make a difference to the estimated one million disposable coffee cups dumped in Australian landfill every year.
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BioPak completes the circle

As consumers become more aware of the consequences of waste in our environment, businesses have been keen to bandy about buzzwords such as ‘green’, ‘eco’, and ‘sustainable’ in the branding of their products. But how many of these products are truly sustainable? For food services packaging supplier BioPak, sustainability means aligning its business practices with the principles of a circular economy. The circular economy model is based on the living world’s cyclical model – where there is no landfill, but materials flow. In a living system, one species’ waste is another’s fuel. Living things grow, die, and their nutrients are returned to the soil safely. The circular economy is an industry model that is restorative and regenerative by design, where waste can build capital rather than reduce it. 
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Dining a top priority for domestic tourist, survey finds

Data from the most recent National Visitor Survey (NVS) released today has shown an increase in domestic tourists’ overnight spend on restaurant and takeaway meals, both in terms of the dollar amount and as a proportion of overall expenditure. For the year ending March 2018, domestic tourists spent $10.6 billion on meals from restaurants and takeaway food outlets, up from $9.7 billion for the corresponding 12 months in 2017. This represented percentage growth of 9.3 per cent year-on-year.
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War on waste got it wrong – some paper cups are recycled

Paper cup manufacturers are fighting back against a program aired Tuesday on ABC that claimed 100 per cent of coffee cups are ending up in landfill, and that the only alternative is reusable cups. War on Waste, an ABC series hosted by The Chaser’s Craig Reucassel, that aired this past Wednesday 31 May, saw Craig fill a tram full of take-away coffee cups, and announce that of the 1 billion coffee cups used in Australia every year, every one of them ends up in landfill.
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