BeanScene October 2019

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

The October edition of BeanScene is our biggest for the year – due in part to the size of our Roaster’s Directory that returns for its sixth edition. This reference has become a bible resource for café owners and suppliers. With the stage set for a bumper edition, it seems fitting that we reached out to one of the industry’s most respected and largest specialty coffee roasters, Toby’s Estate, which has plans to expand further to South-east Asia, and the Middle East. For this cover shot, however, it was over to the Sydney suburb of Chippendale to shoot a range of coffee images in the roaster’s dedicated café and roastery. “Toby’s Estate has such an extensive array of coffees to present, but we were drawn to the simplicity and beauty of its espresso…

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Dr Monika Fekete is a chemical scientist with a passion for coffee. She is the Founder of Coffee Science Lab, Australia’s first independent scientific coffee consultancy. She has collaborated with innovative coffee companies, roasters, and competition baristas, helping them underpin coffee research and development projects with solid scientific principles. Monika regularly hosts workshops around putting coffee science to practice. She also works for the Department of Food and Agriculture Innovation at Monash University. 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…

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our master chefs

Some aromas are distinctive. I can smell the buttery crispness of Lune croissants 50 metres away as my feet take me on a direction I hadn’t intended, but now, I feel I must. Freshly cut grass on a sunny day tells me spring has arrived, and hand sanitiser is one of those sterile scents I unfortunately associate with hospitals. However, I never tire of the aroma of roasting coffee beans. I can pick that nutty, chocolatey, warm browning scent hundreds of metres away from a train platform, or as I drive into an industrial estate. That’s exactly what happened when I visited Ona Coffee in Canberra this past month. As I peered through the glass window from the café into the roastery, I was met with the familiar faces of Ona’s…

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ona coffee wins top three in central region barista championship for fourth year running

Hugh Kelly of Ona Coffee has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) 2020 Central Region Barista Championship for the fourth time. Alex Murfet of Ona Coffee Sydney placed second and Theveshran Moodley of The Cupping Room by Ona Coffee placed third in the competition, held at Fine Foods Sydney from 10 to 11 September. This marks the fourth consecutive year Ona Coffee has taken out the top three spots in the Central Region Barista Championship. “We’ve got a good quality-driven culture at Ona,” Hugh says. “Everyone is genuinely passionate, obsessed, and pushing each other.” Frankie Shi of Infinity Coffee Roasters won the ASCA 2020 Central Region Cup Tasters Championship. Alice Park of Pure Brew Co won the ASCA 2020 Central Region Latte Art Championship. Anthony Sofatzis of Ona Coffee won the ASCA 2020 Central Region…

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eat drink design awards announces 2019 nominees

The 2019 Eat Drink Design Awards shortlist has been announced, revealing some of Australia’s most exceptionally designed cafés. Organisers say this year’s selection includes a diverse array of spatial environments found in unexpected corners of the country, including homely suburban cafés, country bars, inner-city fine dining restaurants, hotels in the wilderness, shopping centre diners, and airport eateries. “Australia’s reputation as a drinking and dining destination has been helped by the great design happening here. This shortlist is a survey of the exceptional quality and diversity in the design of our region’s hospitality industry,” Jury Chair Cassie Hansen says. Best Café Design nominees are Industry Beans York Street and Saint George Dining in New South Wales; Marchetti 545 and Campos Gasworks in Queensland; Sisterhood in Tasmania; Via, Lobbs Café, Saint Dreux, A Café Called John,…

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elida estate makes history with us$1029 per pound price at best of panama auction

After setting a new record for the highest score in the 2019 Best of Panama (BoP) competition in May, Elida Estate’s natural Geisha has done it again in the BoP auction on 17 July, selling for US$1029 per pound (about $1464). Buyers of the coffee are Japan’s Saza Coffee; Taiwan’s Black Gold, OK Lao, Haaya Gourmet Coffee, HWC Roasters, and On The Up; Britain’s Difference Coffee; America’s Klatch Coffee, Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea, and Dragonfly; China’s Coffee Tech and Grand Cru Coffee; Malaysia’s The Hub Coffee, and Australia’s Aroma Coffee. Mike Perry, BoP judge and Head of Klatch Coffee, says Elida Estate’s natural processed entry left a great impression on him at the judging table. “I think every judge has different things that blow them away. This year, the natural really stood out.…