Partners Coffee Toby's Estate Brooklyn

Toby’s Estate Brooklyn rebrands as Partners Coffee

Toby’s Estate Brooklyn has rebranded as Partners Coffee, officially parting ways with Toby’s Estate Australia effective 6 April. Partners Coffee says its comprehensive rebrand reflects the American company’s roots in Brooklyn, New York.
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Coffee Quality Institute

Coffee Quality Institute appoints new CEO

The United States-based Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) has announced it has appointed Dr Tina Yerkes as its new Chief Executive Officer. “I am honoured and excited to have been chosen to lead CQI into its next phase. There is a great deal of passion in the CQI staff and board, and I am convinced we will grow programs and partnerships significantly over the next several years as we strive for greater impact on coffee quality and the farming communities who depend on this industry for their livelihoods,” Yerkes said.
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Coffee Alchemy

Coffee Alchemy opens Gumption NYC

Hazel de los Reyes and Clare Lim of Sydney-based roaster Coffee Alchemy have opened their first roaster and café in Brooklyn, United States. “We’ve opened doors and it’s so exciting. It’s really happening,” says Clare, direct from New York. The duo’s first overseas venue, Gumption Coffee, an extension of its Sydney store, had a soft opening in late December 2018, but Clare says it’s time to make some noise internationally.
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Sasa Sestic

Sasa Sestic to present at Specialty Coffee Expo 2019

Ona Coffee and Project Origin Founder Sasa Sestic will speak on processing innovations at the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)’s 2019 Specialty Coffee Expo on 13 April in Boston, United States. In Coffee Processing and the Future of Specialty: How Innovations in Processing Can Change Perceptions of Specialty Coffee, the 2015 World Barista Champion will present his findings from years of experimental planning and processing on coffee farms.
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Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting

Victorian town’s water named second best in world

Hamilton in Victoria has placed second in the 2019 Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting municipal water category. The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting wad held on 23 February, and judged water from around the world in categories also including bottled, sparkling, and purified drinking water.
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Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz confirms intention to run for president

Starbucks Founder and Chairman Emeritus Howard Schultz has confirmed he is considering running for presidency of the United States in 2020. “I love our country, and I am seriously considering running for president as a centrist independent,” Howard said on Twitter. “This moment is like no other. Our two parties are more divided than ever. Let’s discuss how we can come together to create opportunities for more people.”
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Bluestone Lane

Bluestone Lane opens new NY venue as part of shared retail concept

Australian-influenced American coffee chain Bluestone Lane has announced the opening of a new location at 902 Broadway in New York. Bluestone Lane is the brainchild of Australian Nick Stone. Having moved to the city that never sleeps some years ago, Nick found that he couldn’t find a decent drop to help him stay wake. Nick took a practical approach to solving his coffee woes and opened the first Bluestone Lane in NY’s Midtown East. The chain has since spread across the United States.
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Ashley Palmer-Watts

Ashley Palmer-Watts’s ambition

There are some magical coffee moments you never forget. For Dinner By Heston Blumenthal’s Chef Director Ashley Palmer-Watts, that moment was five years ago when he, two chefs, and a maître d’ climbed Africa’s highest mountain peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.
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