When it comes to the Australian Barista Championships, Ona Coffee has just gone two for two.
After the success of the company’s director Sasa Sestic last year, Ona’s head barista trainer High Kelly topped the charts this time around.
Kelly – who helped Sestic on his march to world glory just over twelve months ago – claimed his place in the nation competition by winning the Central Regional Barista Championships last September.
Are you ready to rumble?
The Australian coffee company Muzz Buzz operates some forty-two stores across Western Austria.
However, the regional chain has come under a fair bit of flack from parents after plans of a brand new store in Kalgoorlie became public knowledge.
Congratulations to Ben Morrow who finally walked away with the gold at the Australian Pura Latte Art Championships earlier this month.
After six years of entering and a handful of second places, the Sensory Lab affiliated barista managed to put together a chart-topping routine that featured some signature artwork to fend off some very strong competition.
Following Ben in the standings were Shinsaku Fukayama (also of Sensory Coffee) and Jibbi Little, who finished second and third respectively.
The Australian coffee chain Di Bella Coffee looks set to pump in around $5m in to their Indian operations in a bid to increase their presence in the country, reports in India suggest.
As well as this influx of revenue, the company is also set to open up a specialised Barista training centre in the country and could even introduce roasting hubs in some of its stores.
According to the creators of this strange new liquid, Elixir Speciality Coffee ‘looks like whiskey, feels like tea [and is] made from coffee.’ They’re pretty big with the hyperbole too, stating that this new drink is ‘unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before.’
Whether or not that is true is another question, and one that we can’t answer because we haven’t had a swig of it.
A little sigh gets let out as figure reaches up remove the calendar from its home for the past twelve months. In its place a new calendar, all shiny, picturesque and blank. “New year; new me,” says whispers in a sullen tone.
It is a scene that gets played out in houses around the world. As soon as one year ends, resolutions aplenty get thrown around. Some might opt to head to the gym more regularly; other may decide to be more positive and a few opt for a complete overhaul. McDonald’s certainly fall into the latter category.
For the first time in five years Starbucks has rolled out a new holiday-themed drink, and there is already such a buzz about their new offering that we are beginning to contemplate buying some ear muffs and blindfolds.
For better or for worse, at this time of year one drink is synonymous with visits to the local coffee shop. That is, of course, the Pumpkin Spice Latte – or the PSL if you’re down with the times.
“We’re well aware it’s attractive to criminals to use the cryptocurrencies, and what will happen now is that it will be imaged by our computer experts within the Queensland Police Service and [our] investigations will progress from that.”
That is what Superintendent Mich Niland of Taskforce Maxima said about a digital cash machine that has cast aspersions on a long standing coffee shop in Brisbane, Australia.
Our attention has been brought to the story of a coffee lover who claimed she had to have extensive sojourns during the working day in order to find a certain type of drink.
It transpires that Pardeep Sidhu, a public servant working in the Australian capital of Canberra, fell into trouble over her erratic time keeping and tried saying that some of the elongated breaks were because she had to find a coffee shop or café that served organic coffee with soy milk.
We do like our coffee, but that’s a step too far – isn’t it?
When one thinks of a coffee growing nation, traditional powerhouses such as Brazil, Colombia and Ethiopia probably spring to mind. But the coffee belt spans many nations; some are located firmly within the prosperous geographical area whilst others brush against it, forcefully trying to get a piece of the action. One such country that straddles this wondrous ‘belt’ is Australia, and some coffee farmers based in the state of Queensland are beginning their harvest right on time.