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From Start To Finish
Coffee generates a lot of waste. Tonnes of organic and water waste is produced processing coffee at origin and thousands of takeaway cups end up in landfill in consuming countries. Between the two, a large amount of plastic disposable packaging is us
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The Evolution Of Coffee Grinders
In the 20th century, the coffee industry experienced an evolution from percolator-style to the drip method of coffee brewing. Now in the 21st century, we are seeing the development of pods, capsules, and other sophisticated brewing technologies aroun
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Back To Back
As the old adage goes, “getting to the top is hard, but staying there is even harder”. Devising ways to continually improve and build on achievements can be an immense challenge for any individual or business, especially those in highly competitive i
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Giraffe
When thinking of new patterns, animals are an easy and reliable source of inspiration. From cute koalas to majestic eagles, there’s no shortage of unique critters that can make a pattern stand out from the crowd. Not only are there hundreds of animal
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Concrete Jungle
Just as the world’s viable coffee producing regions are under threat due to climate change, the world’s sand supplies are also diminishing. According to Sand and Sustainability, a study by the United Nations Environment Programme, after water, sand i
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Tamping Touch
Correct tamping is one of the most understated skills necessary for even extraction. How hard you should tamp, whether it matters, and the future of automatic tampers still sparks conversation behind the coffee bar. Tamping is important for even extr
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Flavour Of The Week
The internet is arguably the most influential invention of the modern era. People are more connected than ever, as information, ideas, and knowledge spread at the click of a button. Society’s reliance on virtual communication has led to a decrease in
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Life In The Fast Lane
Ice, fresh, cold milk, and a perfectly balanced espresso shot are the key ingredients to a delicious iced latte over the summer months. The warm, balmy nights might give you a head-start waking up your machine and grinder from their slumber. But as t
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Keeping It Cool
From the humble cappuccino to the hallowed flat white, Australians love the hot, milky, espresso-based coffees that their country is known for. However, with such an emphasis placed on espresso-based coffee, Campos Coffee Founder Will Young says many
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One Of A Kind
The Australian tea industry has been evolving and gaining momentum with new growers winning awards nationally and abroad, year after year. Although colonial Australians have been growing and producing tea since the 19th century, Australia’s true pote
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Eagle One
The Apple iPhone is identified by the tech giant as “the world’s most powerful personal device”. Each day users utilise their smartphone to coordinate their day. They check the weather, emails, pay bills, and look up road directions thanks to square
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Coffee 4 Change
The goal of the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) is to not only provide thought leadership to the wider coffee community, but to drive real action and positive change. To this end, ASCA has been working to formalise a partnership with t
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BeanScene Covershoot
Welcome to the first edition of BeanScene for 2020. This year is already shaping up to be one of the most eventful yet for the Australian coffee industry, with the coffee world coming Down Under in May for the 2020 World Barista and Brewers Cup Champ
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Good morning, Vietnam
Vietnam is famous as the world’s largest producer of Robusta coffee. However, when Jibbi Little visited the country in December 2019, she experienced a completely different part of the nation’s industry. “I had never been to Vietnam before and really
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Looking Back To Look Forward
2019 was a big year for the New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association. It kicked off in February, with a full field of competitors in the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship. The venue, Expressions in Upper Hutt, once again created a magical
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Contributors
Kieran Westlake is the current President, past Treasurer, and past Vice-President of the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA), Australia’s peak industry body dedicated to promoting and growing the specialty coffee industry. In his role, Kie
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Lessons Learned
In the first year of my little garage roasting business, I managed to double the turnover. In the second year, I doubled it again. In the third year I doubled it yet again. That was eight-fold growth rate in just three years. How did I do this? For o
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E-scene
Every edition we highlight BeanScene’s digital coffee community, hearing from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram followers. For more information, visit www.beanscenemag.com.au My coffee journey is one that started through family bloodlines spannin
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United In Tragedy
As the clock stroke midnight on 31 December 2019, many Australians were not celebrating. They weren’t out with friends drinking espresso martinis to toast the new year. They were defending their properties, livestock, and lives as fires ravaged our s
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An Accademia For The World
Standing in the entrance to Accademia Del Caffè Espresso, visitors to the centre for espresso excellence could liken the establishment to the Peggy Guggenheim museum with its crisp white interior and artistic displays. But Accademia is not a display
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Cafesmart Raises More Than $200k In 2019
The annual CafeSmart campaign has raised more than $200,000 in 2019. StreetSmart Australia created CafeSmart to unite the coffee community to combat homelessness. Around 800 cafés participated in this year’s campaign by donating $1 per coffee sold on
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Sky’s The Limit
At any given time, airport cafés are swelling with activity. Passengers in transit congregate in cafés hoping to kill time, enjoy a meal or coffee, or simply to break up the monotony of waiting by the boarding gate. The fast-paced nature of airports
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Ziggy Varamulia Defends Asca Western Region Barista Championship Title
Ziggy Varamulia of Arlo by Mo has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) 2020 Vitasoy Western Region Barista Championship for the second year running. Matt Goncalves of Merchant & Maker placed second and Lena Richrath of Five Senses C
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Welcome to Southland
In 2009, Andre Selga and Nadia Moreira were running successful grocery and exporting businesses in their native Brazil. The pair had built a strong professional network and were exporting goods to Europe, the United States, and Africa. Everything qui
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Australian Coffee Championships Head To Adelaide
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Condesa Co Lab 2020 Australian Coffee Championships will take place at Tasting Australia in Adelaide from 27 to 30 March. The event will include the Vitasoy Barista Championship, Pauls Professional L
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Wishing Well
Visiting the town of Masina in Ethiopia, Project Origin General Manager Habib Maarbani was struck by how few options the people had for drinking water. “Where this particular town is in the mountains, access to clean and fresh running water is limite
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On Scene
The Markibar Izaga is designed for workflow and is purpose-built for speed and consistency. It combines excellence in practicality and functionality. The grinder features two operating modes: Pre-Grind and Grind On Demand. In Pre-Grind mode, the Izag
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Bridging The Gap
Coffee is Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) second largest export behind palm oil. The coffee industry employs approximately three million people and will play a major role in the developing country’s economic future. After PNG gained independence in 1975, ma
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Andre’s Next Adventure
For the past few years, 2017 Swiss Barista Champion Andre Eiermann has barely kept his feet on the ground. In his role as a brand ambassador for the Simonelli Group, the Swiss national has travelled from Europe to the United States, Asia, and, for th
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The Saga begins
In his position as CEO of Minas Hill Coffee, Marcelo Brussi has formed countless friends and contacts within the coffee industry. In 2014, a chance meeting with Melbourne-based Colombian coffee roaster Sebastian Farias left an indelible mark on him,
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