BeanScene October 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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Wolff Coffee Roasters 140 Gerler Road, Hendra, 4011, QLD, Australia With the warmer months approaching and more people looking for ways to customise and connect with their coffee, BeanScene made its way to the Sunshine State to experiment with some cool coffee options at Wolff Coffee Roasters. The Hendra-based roaster has launched a new Cold Wolff RTD and Concentrate bag-in-box coffee to help make it easier for cafés to serve cold coffee and consumers to create a café-quality experience at home. Inspired by the popularity of its RTD cold brew bottles, the new Cold Wolff cask concept is available to give coffee lovers a delicious cool option that’s as easy as putting the 1.5-litre concentrate into the fridge to chill, and pouring at your convenience. It can be used as a foundation to create an…


In each issue of BeanScene we profile a few of our talented contributors. 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 long road ahead

On a recent visit to one of my local Melbourne cafés and roasters, I asked the owner how he was holding up after months of restrictions. The look in his eyes said it all. Tired. Exhausted. But still standing. Holding a coffee cup in his hands, he explained the $4.50 takeaway coffees he was selling out the door didn’t do much to cover operational costs. Instead, the reason the doors were still open, he said, was because of the local community and the sense of joy their service brings to others. In fact, the café offered free coffees for two hours in the afternoon just to entice people to connect with a friend or the barista. “Why pay $300 for therapy when a visit to your local café is free?” he asked…

melbourne welcomes back world barista championships in 2022

The coffee world will once again descend on Melbourne next year, when more than 60 national representatives vie for the titles of World Barista Champion and World Brewers Cup Champion at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) from 27 to 30 September 2022. Australia’s premier dedicated coffee expo, MICE was set to host the World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup in 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted plans and international travel. “We are thrilled to have secured these prestigious World Coffee Championships,” says MICE Show Director Lauren Winterbottom. “We already knew Australia was a renowned coffee destination, and now we have the chance to share our coffee culture with a global audience.” Salvatore Malatesta, CEO of MICE Platinum Sponsor St Ali, says news of the WBC coming back to Melbourne is just what…

stuff on the scene

ADM-DP31 COFFEE GUSSET BAG PACKAGING MACHINE The ADM-DP31 premade coffee gusset bag packaging machine has a unique setup for fully opening and filling a gusset bag of coffee beans and large products such as cookies with ease. Controlled by an intelligent touchscreen, it offers many functions and an extensive program for your coffee packaging needs. It’s simple to operate on all sizes, it also suits all material types. This includes 250-gram, 500-gram and one-kilogram using laminated, PET, foil, craft paper bags, and many more materials. Features include quick bag size changeover, outfeed conveyor inline or return options, automatic bag infeed drive, bag support and shaker, and automatic program setup. The ADM-DP31 boasts food grade stainless steel construction, anodised aluminium parts, and guarding and interlocks to AS4024 standards. It uses a Panasonic control panel…

making an impact

When Andrew MacKay started Cofi-Com in 1987, he says the coffee industry looked completely different to how it does today. “The market was smaller with fewer players operating in all states. Popular origins centred around Colombia, Brazil, Papua New Guinea, and India for low-quality Arabicas, with Robustas heavily sourced from Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Instant coffee was definitely the market leader with a 60 or 70 per cent share,” Andrew tells BeanScene. “But the pure coffee segment, roast and ground, was burgeoning, and it was led by small to medium-sized roasters, predominately in New South Wales and Victoria. These family roasteries found an audience in their local Greek, Turkish, and Italian communities. Many had been around for decades but really flourished in the 1980s and 1990s.” Andrew’s introduction to coffee came when he…