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BeanScene

BeanScene December 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.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Prime Creative Media Pty Ltd
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IN THIS ISSUE

2 min.
beanscene covershoot

For the last edition of BeanScene for 2018, we visited the Coffee Works Express (CWE) showroom in Riverwood, New South Wales where we couldn’t resist sharing the beauty of the latest espresso machine to touch down from Seattle, United States: the Slayer Steam EP. “I got the first glimpse of the Slayer EP machine at the Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle this year, and I knew it’d be the type of machine to capture people’s attention here in Australia,” BeanScene Editor Sarah Baker says. “The wait is over. The first shipment has arrived, and CWE is excited to unveil this beauty of a machine which is appealing not only for its design – something the Slayer team is renowned for – but its high functionality as a specialty coffee model and…

2 min.
contributors

Samantha Mason has worked at Mocopan Coffee as a Queensland Barista Trainer for more than five years. She was introduced to coffee at a young age and over the past 13 years has grown her passion and skills in various roles from barista to store manager. Samantha has an extensive knowledge in coffee and training and enjoys working with baristas of all calibres and imparting her words of wisdom to help them grow. She says the best part of her job is seeing people have a ‘lightbulb moment’ and watching their excitement for coffee ignite. 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 new appointment, Kieran is…

2 min.
australia’s got talent

Australia has never been short of talent. When it comes to our baristas, you only have to look at the recent results from the World Coffee Championships in Brazil to know we’ve got skills that truly are world-class. While tuning into the live stream of the competitor routines and final announcements, my heart skipped a beat. Silence filled the arena when the presenter made the nerve-wracking countdown from sixth to first place. It’s in this moment when reactions are raw. Disappointment is evident on the faces of the unlucky few, and pure joy overcomes the faces of baristas who no doubt have given their all over the past months, if not years, to hold the winner’s trophy high above their head. I congratulate the new world champions, and our Australian representatives…

1 min.
carolina ibarra garay of the united states wins 2018 world aeropress championship

Carolina Ibarra Garay of Café De Leche in the United States won the 2018 World AeroPress Championship (WAC), held at Commune in Sydney on 17 November. Chinese airline employee Xiaobo Zhang placed second, and Evgeni Pinchukov from Belarus placed third through a surprise wildcard return after getting eliminated in the first round. The Single O and WAC co-hosted event pitted champions from 56 countries against each other in a series of rounds using an AeroPress. Competitors were given the secret Kenya Mugaya AA coffee only four hours before the event. Carolina brewed 34.9 grams of the coffee in an inverted position using 200 grams of water at 85°C.…

1 min.
vicky chuaybamrung of mary street bakery wins breezey masters grand final

Vicky Chuaybamrung of Mary Street Bakery in Perth was crowned the first-ever female Breezey Masters Champion at the Grounds of Alexandria in Sydney on 13 November. Ben Lewis of Coffee Lab in the United Kingdom placed second and Matt Sharp of Highroad/Ona Coffee in Canberra placed third in the latte art competition. This year’s Breezey Masters saw 11 finalists from across the globe battle it out using Almond Breeze Barista Blend almond milk to produce their finest latte art across five rounds. Each of the contestants produced hearts, rosettas, tulips, and swans, then finished up with a free pour of their choice. As part of her prize, Vicky will be featured in Almond Breeze’s Barista Benchmark series that features “exceptional baristas” on the side of the Almond Breeze Barista Blend pack, which is distributed…

1 min.
mccafé wins monin coffee chain challenge 2018

McCafé has won the 2018 Monin Coffee Chain Challenge, held at Luna Park Sydney on 9 November. Jamaica Blue placed second and Velocity Espresso and Bar placed third out of the five competing teams. A team of baristas from across Australia represented McCafé in the competition, including Gabrielle Vella of McCafé Kenmore in Queensland, Alexa Smith of McCafé Sturt Street in Victoria, Jaylene Bruton-Peters of McCafé Langwarrin in Victoria, and Omar Ajajul Jalal of The Corner McCafé in New South Wales. “The award is a token for all the efforts we, our managers, licensees, head office staff, and Suntory put in,” Omar says. The Monin Coffee Chain Challenge is a team-based competition that sees the country’s leading coffee chains compete in skill-based challenges: latte art, seasonal beverage, and service time.…