BeanScene June 2020

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

There's a comforting feeling when you step into your regular coffee shop. There's the friendly smile from your favourite barista, the familiar ambience and a level of excitement about the delicious coffee you'll soon be enjoying. This is how the team at BeanScene feels when it visits the Campos Coffee Melbourne flagship store, and a feeling it hopes will return for café lovers all over the country. Undoubtedly, the situation over the past few months has been challenging for our beloved coffee shops and baristas. Many have been forced to close, or operate via takeaway only as social distancing was enforced to stop the spread of coronavirus. For this reason, the cover of our June edition was taken at the Campos Coffee Elgin Street store, pre-corona. In this shoot, we admired the…


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 role, Kieran is excited to create opportunities and pathways for ASCA members. He is also a member of the Specialty Coffee Association and a certified food service professional. Jared Chapman is the Group Customer Manager at Suntory 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. Rawirat Techasitthanet, also known as Jibbi Little, is originally from Thailand and lives in Sydney, Australia. She is a barista,…

rise to the challenge

Before the year started the phrases “unprecedented”, “social distancing”, and “flattening the curve” were far from my most used vocabulary. While I’d be happy to never hear them again, the one exception I’ll make is for the word “pivot”. Since COVID-19 jumped into our island home and stripped us of our social liberties, family, and friends, what the country has managed to do so well, is pivot. Companies turned homes into functioning offices overnight. Zoom meetings quickly replaced the need for interstate business travel, and parents became teachers without the pay cheque. On the hospitality front, cafés turned into general stores supplying everything bar the kitchen sink. Some businesses decided to use staff, space, and equipment to produce in-demand products such as hand sanitiser, and others changed direction entirely from paper cup…

smartmeals provides thousands of meals to the homeless while saving jobs

CafeSmart organiser Streetsmart Australia has provided more than 5470 meals to vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic through its SmartMeals program. StreetSmart Australia says charity meals programs are shut across the country. With gatherings restricted and older volunteers protecting their health, food security for vulnerable Australians is an emerging challenge. At the same time, restaurants and cafés are closing or reducing hours. This is making people with limited resources vulnerable to poverty, hunger, and homelessness. “These are rapidly changing times and there is great uncertainty for community services, and even more for the people we support,” says Patrick Lawrence of the First Step Program in St Kilda, Victoria. “It’s been great to be able to offer our clients a nourishing sandwich. It’s been greatly appreciated by our vulnerable clients and has doubtless had…

la marzocco named a great place to work

La Marzocco in Scarperia, Florence has once again been named a “Great Place to Work” in Italy, achieving the 19th position on Great Place to Work’s 2020 list. Great Place to Work is an international brand dedicated to the examination of workplace culture and management support in creating an environment where employees define their workplace as empowering and remarkable. On 23 April, the organisation hosted a virtual event ceremony on Facebook to announce Italy’s top 60 companies. La Marzocco says the recognition by Great Place To Work acknowledges it as an excellent work environment that creates a positive impact on the residing territory and in the industry. Today, the Florentine manufacturer “continues to cultivate and sustain a workplace culture where people feel safe, encouraged, and equipped to explore and develop their talent, grow…

first cup of excellence ethiopia awards three coffees more than 90 points

Niguse Gemeda Mude has won the first Cup of Excellence (COE) Ethiopia with his Sidama sun-dried natural coffee, which scored 91.04 in the competition. This was one of three coffees to score more than 90 points in the competition, each receiving the Presidential Award. Rumudamo Coffee Industry Trade scored 90.89 and RumuDamo scored 90.25 with their 74110 varietal washed coffees, both from Sidamo. COE organisers, the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority, with USAID’s Feed the Future Ethiopia Value Chain Activity, announced the top 28 winning coffees from the competition. They will be sold in an online auction on 25 June. “It’s exciting to know my coffee has made it this far. Becoming number one was what I was aiming for. I am very happy to promote our…