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BeanScene Oct/Nov 2017

BeanScene is Australia’s world-class coffee magazine. Not simply one for industry insiders, BeanScene caters for coffee aficionados who love what ‘coffee culture’ contributes to everyday life and leisure pursuits. Packed with fascinating barista profiles, inspiring feature articles and tantalising coffee reviews, BeanScene is a must-read for coffee lovers in Australia.

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beanscene covershoot

For the October cover of BeanScene we decided to shoot something new, refreshing, and delicious. For the past five years, espresso martinis have been one of the top cocktails of choice around the country. During the shoot at Grinders Coffee’s flagship store in Carlton, Victoria, we asked our trusty cocktail maker Craig Williams the reason behind the craze, and his answer summed it up perfectly. “What’s not to love?” he said. “Bartenders produce a zillion espresso martinis every week and it’s down to three things: they're delicious, they give you a caffeine hit, and we live in one of the world's most progressive coffee cities." Grinders Coffee sees the potential to take its reach further with the development of its new X-tract martini mixed. See page 34. “It’s a 100-per-cent coffee extract made from…

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Jared Chapman is the National Team Leader for Mocopan Coffee. He has an extensive background in coffee, training and consulting, working with cafés of all shapes and sizes from independent cafés to corporate coffee chains. Jared’s passion is sharing this experience to help others in the industry run their businesses successfully. Adeline Teoh is a writer and content developer specialising in tea and tea culture. She has a background in small and international business, and organises events for The Sydney Tea Meetup. She loves high mountain oolongs and wild ancient Yunnan teas. Finding many tea resources too serious, she started www.teashirts.com.au, which focuses on the irreverent side of tea drinking. Aaron Dongsu Shin is the 2017 ASCA Australian Pura Latte Art Champion. Originally from Korea, Aaron studied architecture and joined the Korean…

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everyday heroes

I recently attended a meeting where the topic turned to personal heroes, and the seemingly simple question stumped me for a moment. Thinking of the literal word hero, I first considered comic book superhero Superman or Wonder Woman, who constantly save lives and sometimes, the world itself, in the movies. I dismissed the idea and decided to look deeper. The conversation brought up numerous options, from business visionary Richard Branson, entrepreneurial genius Steve Jobs, tennis legend Roger Federer, comic Ellen DeGeneres and former first Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. Interestingly, none of the “heroes” were selected for their hefty bank accounts or accomplishments, but for their character. Each uses their unique position of power for greater good, such as starting charity work, encouraging dreams, or inspiring young talent. It’s…

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GEISHA SETS WORLD RECORD AT BEST OF PANAMA FOR US$601 A POUND An Esmeralda Geisha Cañas Verdes Natural from Facienda La Esmeralda was sold at the Best of Panama Specialty Coffee auction for a record price of US$601 per pound. The bid surpassed the previous world record price for auction coffees of US$350.25 per pound, a title set by the same farm in 2014. After five hours and 270 bids, Jason Kew of Kew Specialty Coffee and Sydney Coffee Business, based in Sydney and Hong Kong, along with Taroh Suzuki of Saza Coffee in Japan, bought the top-scoring natural-processed Geisha from the Peterson family, one of the top producers of Geisha coffee in the world. JOSÉ ABEL GIRÓN WINS BEST OF HONDURAS LATE HARVEST AUCTION For the second year running, José Abel Girón of Las…

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on scene

KUVINGS C7000 COLD PRESS JUICER The Kuvings ultimate Cold Press Juicer C7000 juices whole fruit with less preparation time required. It delivers high yield when juicing fruit and vegetables. It retains more flavour and nutrients with no separation, real colour and tastes delicious. The C7000 features a slim and stylish chassis. It is available in white, black, burgundy, silver, and gold. Best of all, it’s easy to use and easy to clean. This product is ideal for cafés wanting on-demand cold press juicing. RRP $799. For more information, call 02 9798 0586 or visit www.kuvings.com.au E-SYRUPS E-syrups is a family business with many years experience in the café and hospitality game. Its range of coffee syrups have been brought about from bad experiences in product, prices, and a lack of good old-fashioned service.…

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stephen leighton is the voice

“I HATE THAT CONSUMERS ARE ONLY DRIVEN BY THE IMAGE OF ONE TYPE OF PRODUCER, A JUAN VALDEZ COOKIE-CUTTER STEREOTYPE WITH A HAT AND NO SHOES. THAT’S NOT A TRUE REPRESENTATION OF THE PRODUCERS I KNOW.” There are some voices more iconic than others. Actor Morgan Freeman falls into that category, as does Tour de France commentator Phil Liggett, announcer Craig Willis, and Has Bean Coffee Managing Director Stephen Leighton. Since 2012, Stephen has become synonymous with the World Barista Championship (WBC) – not for his coffee-making prowess, but for his ability to make each barista name sound as important and as elongated as announcing Floyd Mayweather to the boxing ring. Stephen has emceed every WBC since 2012, including Vienna, Melbourne, Seattle, and Rimini. Whether you see “the ginger from the Midlands” in…