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BeanScene February 2018

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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bean scene cover shoot

Bodum Australia Suite 39, 26-32 Pirrama Road Pyrmont, New South Wales, 2009 www.bodum.com We start 2018 with a bang. For the February cover of BeanScene, we looked no further than one of the most popular brewing devices on the market, the Bodum e-Pebo. This electronic vacuum-brewing device was released in 2016 and has quickly become a popular model that’s bringing theatrics back to the brew bar. To bring the shoot to life we visited Quists Coffee in Melbourne’s Little Collins Street, an 80-year-old institution that was established as Melbourne’s first coffee roaster in 1938. “While the store is tiny, the community vibe in that store is electric,” BeanScene Editor Sarah Baker says. “I couldn’t believe the volume of people walking in. Each personally knew the staff and came in to buy retail bags of…

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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. Rebecca Zentveld is the Creative Director of Zentveld’s Coffee. Rebecca established her own coffee roastery at age 24 when, with her partner John, she moved from Melbourne back to the Zentveld family coffee plantation in the hills behind Byron Bay. After 24 years, Rebecca likes to consider Zentveld’s as an Australian coffee specialist. It grows, buys, and roasts sustainable, practically organic, Australian estate coffee. Aaron Dongsu Shin is the 2017 ASCA Australian Pura Latte Art Champion. Originally from Korea, Aaron studied…

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tourist talks

While sipping beachside cocktails (and the odd espresso martini or cold brew) on my holiday break, I got talking to some European tourists. The question about occupation came up. When I explained that I work for a coffee magazine, I was instantly hit was 20 questions and looks of curiosity for a job that couldn’t possibly revolve around the humble bean. Truth be known, there’s often too much news to make the cut in print editions of the magazine. In between sips of spritz I found myself explaining the current coffee landscape, the excitement building around MICE2018 and breaking down the different components of our industry – baristas, cafés, equipment, and origin – to people who had never heard the words competitions and baristas in the same sentence. They did, however, have…

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MORTEN MÜNCHOW OF COFFEEMIND TO JOIN KNOWLEDGE TALKS CoffeeMind Founder Morten Münchow has been announced as the first guest speaker in Toby’s Estate’s Knowledge Talks 2018 series. CoffeeMind is a Copenhagen-based coffee academy providing unique educational coffee courses, research and consultancy services within the various areas of the specialty coffee industry. During the Knowledge Talks series, Morten will present on Coffee Roasting: Education and Scientific Research, and will provide audiences with valuable insights into the foundations and research of coffee roasting, also touching on his time spent developing the roasting certification system for the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE, now the Specialty Coffee Association). Morten’s Knowledge Talks tour dates include: • Brisbane: Monday 12 February at Newstead Brewing, 67 Castlemaine Street, Milton. • Melbourne: Tuesday 13 February at Toby’s Estate 325 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. • Sydney:…

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stuff on the scene

GRINDERS COLD BREW A growing number of consumers are looking for coffee alternatives, especially this summer. Grinders Coffee has launched its Cold Brew product, being served in cafés and restaurants around the country. It is also available in Woolworths stores nationwide. Coffee lovers can expect a pure, smooth-tasting Colombian single origin coffee with intense notes of rich chocolate and hazelnut. Grinders Cold Brew uses no additives such as sugar or preservatives. Grinders recommends serving its Cold Brew straight up over ice or, for a creamier taste, with a dash of milk – whether it be regular, almond, coconut, or soy. Available in 300-millilitre glass bottles, Grinders Cold Brew contains six 50-millilitre serves per bottle. Thanks to its unique production process, Grinders Cold Brew has a 12-month shelf life, and can be kept refrigerated…

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born to be bodum

When Jørgen Bodum finished his business studies in Copenhagen, his mother set him an ultimatum: come work at the family company or sell it. That company was Bodum, a table and kitchenware company founded by Jørgen’s father Peter Bodum in 1944. Thankfully, the decision was a simple one as Jørgen had always wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. While other children were busy playing outdoors and skiing on their holidays, from a young age Jørgen would work in the family warehouse and production centre. Sadly, Jorgen’s father died when he was only 17. His mother, who he describes as “tiny but strong”, took over the running of the business after Peter’s passing. “Despite everyone telling her she could not run a company, she did very well. She is, as well as my…