BeanScene December 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

Will & Co Corner of Beach Road and Gould Street, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026 With warmer days approaching and Sydney’s lockdown lifting, we couldn’t think of a better way to represent our final cover of the year than with a beachside covershoot with Will & Co Coffee at its Bondi location. “We really wanted to celebrate Will & Co’s premium Specialty Pour Over Kits and highlight their versatility and convenience for coffee lovers – any time, any place, including on the beach after a surf,” says BeanScene Editor Sarah Baker. But rather than do the shoot in the Will & Co café and headquarters, we thought, ‘why not be ambitious and try our first location shoot?’ So, on a crisp spring morning at 7.30am, Will & Co Coffee Director Josh Passaro and photographer Jeff Mackay…


Liam Lever-Ford is the Victorian Barista Trainer at Suntory Coffee Australia. Growing up in Melbourne, Liam found his way into the coffee industry after nearly a decade working in the city’s specialty coffee scene. His experience culminated in Liam joining the team at Suntory Coffee Australia. Liam has a passion for coffee culture and communication, and he has taken this passion with him on travels throughout Asia, Europe and America. 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 Sales and Guest Roaster Manager for Ona Coffee, and heads up its Research…

a word from the editor beanscene® magazine

HOW SWEET IT IS They say you don’t miss what you don’t have, but it wasn’t until 22 October when Melbourne’s lockdown eased that I realised how much I had missed the company of friends and the connection that comes with socialising at your local café. For the first time in five months I heard laughter from groups of people gathered at tables around me. I watched friends give big bear hugs to those they had not seen for months and one table of customers clinked their coffees in cheers of finally returning to a sense of normalcy. If the past 18 months have taught us anything, it’s that joy can be found in the simplest of things. Just like the Olympics gave people joy during lockdown, this year’s World Coffee Championships…

diego campos of colombia crowned world barista champion

Diego Campos of Amor Perfecto in Colombia has been crowned the 2021 World Barista Champion. Andrea Allen of the United States was runner up, Hugh Kelly of Ona Coffee in Australia placed third, Emi Fukahori of Switzerland placed fourth, Martin Shabaya of Kenya placed fifth, and Wojciech Tysler of Ireland placed sixth. Diego of Amor Perfecto dropped to his knees with the announcement made, draping the Colombian flag over his shoulders as he told the crowd, “I can’t believe this. This is for my country. I love my country. This is for you Colombia”. Diego is the first Colombian barista to make it to the World Barista Championship (WBC) final round. Federico Bolanos coached Diego, who also trained the 2019 World Barista Champion Jooyeon Jeon of South Korea. For his routine, Diego complemented his Eugenioides…

australia’s charlie chu wins world cup tasters championship

Australia’s Kyoungha “Charlie” Chu has won the World Cup Tasters Championship at Host Milan. The Australian Cup Tasters Champion of Ona Coffee scored a perfect 8/8 in the final round to secure his win in a time of three minutes and 20 seconds. Charlie was ranked in fourth position leading into the Semi Finals round, taking a cautious seven minutes and 44 seconds to accurately guess all 8/8 coffees correctly. But it was Charlie’s accuracy that saw him enter the Final round, thanking team Ona and the Australian and Korean coffee community for their support before taking to the cupping table for the last time. “I am honoured to be here today, I couldn’t be happier,” Charlie said. With Charlie’s perfect 8/8 cups correctly identified in the final round, the Australian Champion became emotional as…

matt winton of switzerland wins world brewers cup

Switzerland’s Matt Winton has won the World Brewers Cup. Daiki Hatakeyama of Japan was runner up and Elika Liftee of the United States won third place. Australia’s Carlos Escobar of Toby’s Estate Coffee placed fourth in his first attempt at the world title, with Ply Pasarj of Canada placing fifth and Tomas Taussig of the Czech Republic placing sixth in the final round. “This is not a one person [win], it’s never about one person,” Matt told the crowd post-win. “It’s about everyone that has helped along the way, from the moment I first started drinking coffee through to my first coffee competition. Thank you to the producers, exporters and importers – everybody, thank you.” Australia’s Carlos Escobar expressed the same sentiment, sharing his fourth placing with Toby’s Estate’s coffee trainer Simon Gautherin…