Campos Coffee partners with Vans Park Series, releases limited-edition blend

Campos Coffee has announced an exclusive partnership with the Vans Park Series park-terrain skateboarding championship. To celebrate the partnership, Campos Coffee will release a specially roasted Vans Park Series blend in a limited-edition bag featuring the 2019 series artwork designed by artist Ben Horton. Horton’s artwork will also feature on a limited-edition MiiR camping mug, both available in Australian through the website.
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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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MICE2019 a ticket to the world

The Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) is like the Australian Open of tournaments – it’s the first major event to kick-off the year, one of the most revered expos on the circuit, and arguably a crowd favourite by exhibitor and attendee standards. Event organisers are encouraging guests to plan their year wisely, starting with the Asia Pacific’s greatest coffee dedicated event, MICE 2019, from 7 to 9 February, before continuing onto the Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston, United States from 11 to 14 April for the World Barista Championship (WBC), and World of Coffee in Berlin, Germany from 8 to 10 June. “Next year is going to be huge,” says MICE Show Director Simon Coburn. “MICE hosts what is already considered a world-class expo, but next year we want to be acknowledged as the first must-attend event on the global coffee calendar.” 
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Brittany Gunther of Grinders Coffee named Coffee Masters – New York contender

The finalists for Coffee Masters – New York 2018 have been announced, including Australia’s Brittany Gunther of Grinders Coffee. Brittany will compete for the grand prize of US$5000 (approximately $6885) at The New York Coffee Festival, taking place from 12 – 14 October. Other finalists include Anthony Knauf of Black Sheep Coffee in New Zealand and numerous baristas from Europe as well as North and Central America.
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Almond Breeze launches #BreezeTheWaves reporter competition

To celebrate their recent partnership, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze and professional surfer Sally Fitzgibbons have launched a competition to find a #BreezeTheWaves reporter to accompany Sally on the remainder of the World Surfing Championship Tour. “Globally, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze is passionate about advocating an active and healthy lifestyle, and Sally absolutely personifies this image of wellness in everything she does, making her the perfect brand fit for us here in Australia,” says Michael McNulty, Blue Diamond Country Manager of Australia and New Zealand.
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Cooks Global Foods acquires Mojo Coffee Cartel

Cooks Global Foods has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire New Zealand’s Mojo Coffee Cartel. The transaction values the roastery at NZD $19 million (about AUD $17 million), to be paid through a combination of cash and shares. “Mojo is a well-established, popular, profitable business with a highly-successful brand with a network of 36 cafes in Wellington and Auckland,” says Keith Jackson, Cooks’ Executive Chairman.
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Coffee Masters – New York applications close soon

Time is running out for Australian participants to apply for Coffee Masters – New York with applications closing 31 August. Coffee Masters is a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary global barista tournamentwhich sees 16 top baristas from across the globe test their skills in six different challenges that emulate the busy working environment of a professional barista. The competition will take place at the New York Coffee Festival, which will be held from 12 to 14 October.
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