BeanScene August 2021

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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Victoria Arduino Australia Experience Lab 8 Breese St, Brunswick VIC 3056 03 0404 095 318 For the August edition of BeanScene, we headed to the booming coffee suburb of Brunswick in Melbourne, home to the new Victoria Arduino Experience Lab. As BeanScene Editor Sarah Baker and regular photographer Blake Storey walked up Breese Street, a brick veneer building with a large display window caught our eye – stylish enough to rival any high-end fashion store at the top end of Collins Street. But instead of haute couture, was a display of Victoria Arduino’s finest crafted espresso machines underneath the brand’s iconic wings symbol. Inside, we discovered a modern showroom combining Melbourne’s unique industrial culture with Italian class. On one wall is a giant handprinted mural and on the other, a large display screen airing replays…

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Babin Gurung is the New South Wales Barista Trainer of Suntory Coffee Australia. With a Masters degree in accounting from the University of Southern Queensland, the only numbers Babin crunches these days are extraction and dose times. He came to Australia from Nepal 11 years ago to study, fell in love with coffee, and hasn’t looked back. Babin has worked at many different cafés in Sydney, and now enjoys sharing his coffee knowledge and skills to help build a new generation of baristas. Matthew Lewin is the 2019 ASCA Vitasoy Barista Champion, and Vitasoy ambassador and coffee consultant. Matthew has worked in the coffee industry for the past 10 years, honing his barista skills and coffee knowledge. He won the 2018 Fushan Cup Barista Championship in China. Matthew is currently the…

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best foot forward

While watching television the other night, I was stunned at the volume of coffee commercials. I watched McCafé promote its “coffee fit for an Aussie” campaign, George Clooney as smooth as the Nespresso coffee he was holding, and Italian class oozing out of Lavazza’s Milan-based advert. What followed next was an episode of How to Stay Married with an entire segment exposing Lisa McCune’s character of having a single-use coffee cup addiction with her teenage daughter advocating the KeepCup. Coffee really is embedded in our everyday culture the way soccer is to the Italians. While the battle of the big brands play out on our TV screens, behind the scenes is a passionate industry working hard to retain its discerning reputation. Once such brand making its presence known after seven years…

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jde peet’s acquires campos coffee

International coffee giant JDE Peet’s has announced its acquisition of Australian specialty roaster Campos Coffee, which subject to limited pre-closing conditions, is expected to be completed during July 2021. “The Campos team have built an incredible brand and network across Australia, delivering award winning and consistently outstanding coffee to their customers,” JDE Peet’s Australia & New Zealand General Manager Albert Moncau says. “The business is a perfect fit for us and we look forward to welcoming the Campos team to our world of coffee and tea, learning from each other’s expertise and building on their award winning coffee experience.” Campos Coffee is a specialty coffee leader in Australia, available in more than 600 cafés and present in multiple channels including direct-to-consumer, retail, and its own flagship cafés. Over the years, the Campos team…

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wa government to ban single-use coffee cups by end of 2022

Western Australia’s Plan for Plastics has been fast-tracked by four years and will see single-use plastics, which now include coffee cups and lids, to be banned by the end of 2022. WA’s Plan for Plastics serves as a roadmap for WA as it moves towards a sustainable, plastic-free state. The plan will be implemented in two stages with stage one seeing banning of all single use plastic bowls, cups, plates, cutlery, straws, polystyrene food containers, thick plastic bags, and helium balloons by 31 December 2021. Coffee cups and lids will be banned in the second stage of WA’s Plan for Plastics, alongside plastic barrier and produce bags, cotton buds with plastic shafts, polystyrene packaging, microbeads, and oxo-degradable plastics, which will be banned by the end of 2022. Consumers and businesses, however, will still be…

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study suggests covid-19 will cause severe coffee production crisis

A study led by American based Rutgers University has predicted that COVID-19’s socio-economic effects will likely cause a severe production crisis within the coffee industry. Titled ‘Epidemics and the future of coffee production’, the study saw researchers from the University of Arizona, University of Hawaii at Hilo, CIRAD, Santa Clara University, Purdue University West Lafayette, and University of Exeter take part. “Any major impacts in the global coffee industry will have serious implications for millions of people across the globe, including the coffee retail market here in the United States,” says Kevon Rhiney, Lead Author and Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Rutgers-New Brunswick. The study proposed that the coffee leaf rust (CLR) epidemic that has already impacted Latin America and the Caribbean over the past decade, in combination with COVID-19,…