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BeanScene April 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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beanscene covershoot

Zest Specialty Coffee Roasters 49 – 51 Enterprise Ave, Berwick, Victoria, 3806 www.zestcoffee.com.au What better environment to do the April covershoot for BeanScene magazine than at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE). The team at Zest Specialty Coffee Roasters were kind enough to agree to an early morning photoshoot with our resident photographer Blake Storey. With limited time before the doors opened on day two of the tradeshow, a production line took shape at Zest's stand. We had two people on the Sanremo coffee machine pouring shots, the company's Timothy Sweet conveniently found himself in the right spot at the right time and became our resident latte artist, and Zest's Head of Coffee Rob McDonald positioned about 20 cupping bowls in a row and became our hand model. Unlike a regular coffee…

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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. Rob Mcdonald is Head of Coffee at Zest Specialty Coffee Roasters. As a coffee all-rounder: Q grader, Origin Project Manager, Green Bean Buyer, Marketeer, and Australian Filter Roasting award-winner, Rob endeavours to use his skills to identify, design, create and communicate a greater coffee value proposition for Australian consumers. Rob is not only passionately dedicated to great coffee flavour, but also to the full creative scope and constituents of value yet to be explored throughout Australia’s evolving coffee industry. Aaron Dongsu…

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the magnificent seven

The Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) is the first calendar event to start the year. While other trade shows boast of being bigger, MICE is Australia’s own piece of the action, and one of the most significant for our growing industry. Since it started seven years, MICE has earned respect from industry members around the world and become a great reason to visit the land Down Under. Sure, we’re an ant compared to Host Milan, and perhaps a butterfly in size compared to the Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle, but we’re an influencial event that the world knows about, and wants to be part of, (see our show wrap on page 56). I was there for the first MICE, the year we hosted the World Barista Championship (WBC), the World Latte Art…

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VICTOR VU OF CODE BLACK WINS MILKLAB BARISTA BATTLE SERIES FINAL Victor Vu of Code Black Coffee Roasters has won a coffee-focused trip to Peru in the final of the MilkLab Barista Battle Series at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE). Georgina Lumb of Soho Coffee Roasters placed second. To celebrate Freedom Foods Group’s Platinum Milk sponsorship of MICE, its alternative milk brand MilkLab hosted four preliminary competition rounds across Melbourne in the lead up to MICE, including Code Black, Dimattina and Stovetop. Baristas went head to head in the final round with five minutes to complete three beverages, divided into categories of latte art using MilkLab Soy, a Signature Drink using MilkLab’s new Macadamia product, and a flavour round creating a beverage using MilkLab’s Lactose Free milk. The judges looked for taste and…

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stuff on the scene

ROBUR S Robur S is Mazzer’s new coffee grinder designed for high volume coffee shops. Available in doser and electronic on-demand models, the Robur S integrates technological advances, which improves dose consistency and reduces coffee retention by 52 per cent. It has an excellent grinding speed (average for espresso is five grams per second) with low revolutions per minute (420 rpm to 50 hertz). The Robur S features an in-built memory board to keep track of coffee statistics, and lets the user program different time settings for single, double, and triple doses. The special cooling system with double fan keeps coffee safe from temperature exposure, preserving maximum aroma. Robur S Electronic is cloud compatible. For more information, visit www.cms.com.au CREAM CREATOR The Cream Creator from Germany is an innovative milk foam generator for the…

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morten’s mission

“PEOPLE TEND TO FORGET THE PICTURE AND EMOTIONS OF THE DREAM THAT STARTED IT ALL AND REGRESS TO ALL THE TECHNICAL AND SYSTEMIC NECESSITIES OF A BUSINESS.” As a scientist and researcher, Morten Münchow believes in experiments having a cause and effect, and results that are black and white. In 2002, he recalls brewing a coffee in a small moka pot. While most coffee drinkers savour the brew and determine if they like it or not, Morten had a deeper train of thought. “I tasted the succession of flavour characteristics during the brew,” he says. “I thought about it. I understood it, and I realised I could explain it.” Thanks to a ‘coincidental connection’ with his morning brew, Morten used his understanding of chromatography, a technique used to separate a mixture of chemical substances,…