BeanScene February 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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THE PLUG & PLAY SOLUTION The TONE NITRO incorporates an integrated cooler and uses nitrogen from the air instead of high-pressure nitrogen cylinders to deliver maximum performance and space efficiency in the workplace. The addition of nitrogen enriches your beverages by giving them a smooth, velvety texture with a foamy surface no matter whether iced coffee/ tea or sophisticated cocktail creations. Nitro has a 5 liters plug & play canister and works in unison with Touch 01 to deliver a total solution that generates a wow factor.…

touch 03

THE FIRST BOILERLESS BATCH BREWER The most revolutionary brewer on today‘s market. TONE boilerless Touch 03 features a state-of-the-art brewing system that sustainably channels brew water through a highly innovative heating element that eliminates the need for a traditional heating phase. Touch 03 can reach 94°C / 201° F within 2 seconds after powering on and brew batches from 250 ml to 2 liters. The Touch 03 offers two working mode, basic and advanced. In basic mode, the Tone 03 comes with four pre-defined temperature and pulsation built-in and labelled as mild, medium, bold, and xbold. In advanced mode, the barista is empowered to easily adjust brew recipes to profile various coffee and tea beverages by controlling (via tablet) at different stages of brewing (blooming-, turbulence-, development-) the temperature, brew time, delays,…

beanscene covershoot

Welcome to the first edition of BeanScene for 2021. Following a year of restrictions, challenges, and unpredictability, (knock on wood) Australians and their vibrant coffee industry are finally starting to feel a sense of normality. The BeanScene team saw this firsthand when it visited The Penny Drop in Box Hill, Victoria, for the covershoot of the February edition. “There was real buzz to the place, and the warmth and hospitality from The Penny Drop staff was on full display,” BeanScene Editor Sarah Baker says. “The café was gorgeous, and the coffee was brilliant, but what really warmed our hearts was the practically full dining area, with people enjoying their coffee, food, and conversation. It was amazing to see a representation of Melbourne’s café scene back to its vibrant self.” Together with the team…


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. Babin Gurung is the Suntory Coffee New South Wales Barista Trainer. 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…

the little things

Last year tested most people’s strength and resilience, but it also taught us to “stop and smell the roses”. More than just a slogan illuminated in a restaurant bar, the words became a mantra when I focused on what really mattered and sidelined the ‘extras’ during the Victorian lockdown. I had never noticed the willie wagtail birds cleverly weaving a nest in my backyard before. I never knew my neighbour’s name until she stopped to give me a freshly cut rose, and I never knew my local barista went to the same high school as I did. It’s the little things. It’s also the simple yet powerful values of community and culture that allowed people like Market Lane Coffee Co-Founder Fleur Studd to keep her commitments to producers, entire team employed, and coffee…


EAT DRINK DESIGN AWARDS REVEALS AUSTRALIA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL CAFÉ There Café in Footscray, Victoria has won Best Café Design in the 2020 Eat Drink Design Awards. Housed in a 19th-century wool store, previously known as the long-time headquarters of book publisher Lonely Planet, There Café’s pared-back interior celebrates the site’s industrial character while softly layering new interventions. “There Café makes dramatic yet sensitive use of its heritage location. Executed with impressive restraint by Ewert Leaf, this buzzing inner-west meeting spot is a place where our jury could happily imagine settling in for a long afternoon to drink coffee with friends,” reads the jury citation. “Premium finishes share a subtle, uniform colour palette, with steel beams, leather banquettes, polished concrete and industrial light fittings accentuating the soaring, almost floor-to-ceiling windows that draw in waves of…