BeanScene April 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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beanscene covershoot

As we welcome autumn and Melbourne farewells its coldest summer in 19 years, we head north to Seven Hills in New South Wales for a warm and delicious V60 pour over brew, elegantly shot for the cover of this month’s edition of BeanScene. To help bring this image to life, regular BeanScene photographer Jeff Mackay went to visit our friends at Paradox Coffee Roasters. Using the Paradox training facility as a backdrop, Jeff found the best vantage points then snapped away, capturing every stage of the filter coffee’s production. “What I love is that the image represents a cup that is lively, vibrant and truly alive,” says BeanScene Editor Sarah Baker. “This cover was about creating something special for the Paradox team, celebrating its great range of coffees and hopefully demonstrating to…


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. Caleb Cha is the 2015 World Latte Art Champion and 2015 ASCA Australian Latte Art Champion. Caleb started working in the coffee industry six months after he moved to Australia from Korea. In 2014, he competed in his first national latte art championship and won second place. The next year Caleb went on to win the Australian title, then World. Caleb has worked in the coffee industry for 13 years…

finding our feet

For the first time in a year, I’ve had events to schedule into my calendar. Last December, I remember flicking through my diary and seeing nothing but X symbols marked on cancelled activities. This time around, at almost one year to the date our world took an almighty dive into the unknown, industry events are back, and there’s a feeling of optimism in the air. My week kicked off with International Women’s Day and emceeing Veneziano Coffee Roasters’ Women in Coffee event. It was such a great occasion to share a coffee, indulge in a wine, and interview seven incredible women who had forged their own career path, found success, and did so with inspiring mentors around them. Despite the different sectors each represented, from roasting to green bean buying, technician…


VENEZIANO HOSTS WOMEN IN COFFEE EVENT In celebration of International Women’s Day, Veneziano Coffee Roasters hosted a series of Q&A Women in Coffee events along the east coast from 4 to 9 March. The panels took place at Veneziano venues in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, with its Richmond café attracting an audience of more than 60 industry professionals and coffee enthusiasts who heard the inspiring stories, challenges and work entailed in the lives of women who have forged successful career paths in different avenues of the industry. “It was terrific to acknowledge such talented women in our industry and celebrate one of the first industry event’s post-lockdown. A big thank you also to Veneziano’s Jade Jennings, an inspiring and talented industry woman in her own right, for her organisation in running the event,”…

stuff on the scene

CAMPOS SUPERIOR BLEND Campos Superior has a fresh new look. Rest assured, it’s still the same high-quality coffee inside. The new Campos Superior Blend packaging emulates the roaster’s famous green cup that is widely recognised and sought after. Campos Superior is the roaster’s signature, quintessential coffee blend and what it has proudly served in its cafés from the very start. Combining fresh, high-quality specialty coffees from producing partners in Ethiopia, Kenya and Colombia, this full-bodied coffee is carefully roasted to deliver sweet caramel, butterscotch, and milk chocolate flavours in the cup. Campos prides itself on the blend tasting consistent throughout the year. This consistency can only come from the roasting and blending expertise it has built up since day one. It is dedicated to that richness, sweetness, complexity, and those particular flavours, all…

toby’s rae of light

A lot of work goes into making a cup of coffee, but not even Nich Rae, Head of Coffee at Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters, realised how much until his first trip to origin. “It’s really the last piece of the puzzle to truly understand coffee. It’s like when you read about something your whole life and then try to put it into practice – in our case at a café – but then, when you actually get to go and experience it for yourself, it brings everything together,” Nich says. “Visiting origin brings meaning to why we do what we’re doing. When you come back from origin, you value the coffee more because you’ve seen how difficult it is to make it.” Nich’s first exposure to the intricacies of coffee came while…