BeanScene December 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

It’s our last edition of BeanScene for 2019. We’ve seen espresso, filters, lattes, and coffee machines grace the covers this year. To finish with a refreshing bang, we’ve gone straight to Veneziano Coffee Roasters who are embracing the summer months with its new-release cold brew can range and signature drinks. While the temperature may have only been shy of 20°C and raining on the day of our shoot, Veneziano is ready to unleash its summer range and is confident customers will be impressed with the new offerings. “We looked into the different ways we can serve cold brew. It's delicious to drink straight, but we wanted to experiment and try different pairings of citrus, cinnamon, and oat milk, which led us to the signature drinks we are now serving on the in-store…

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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, a certified food service professional, and Head of Channel Strategy for hospitality equipment funder Silver Chef. 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…

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look up, look out, and write the next chapter

What a month it’s been. As I write this edition’s editor’s letter on a Frecciarossa train from the small Italian town of Civitanova to Verona, it’s about the only time I’ve had to reflect on this whirlwind trip across the country. It’s taken me from HostMilano – the biggest foodservice expo in the world – to La Marzocco’s new Accademia facility, Simonelli’s massive production centre, and the Swiss town of Ardon to see the future of super-automation at Eversys’s factory. There’s no better word to describe HostMilano than “massive”. With four MCG-sized halls dedicated to coffee production and service, it requires fit legs to take you through the endless aisles and the stamina to enjoy many espressos and engage with hundreds of people from across the world. If I had a dollar…

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tilly sproule wins fifth straight asca northern region barista championship

Tilly Sproule of Tim Adams Specialty Coffee has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Northern Region Vitasoy Barista Championship for the fifth year straight. Zhuolu Xie of TonyJ Lab placed second and Sarah Jin of Extraction Artisan Coffee placed third in the competition, which took place at Latitude Coffee from 5 to 6 October. “This year I dived into the power of our relationships, and why developing relationships with our producers is the key for the sustainable future of specialty coffee,” Tilly says. As well as placing third in Barista, Sarah Jin won the ASCA 2020 Northern Region Brewers Cup, where Karen Silver of Pourboy placed second and Cooper Ahrens of Blue Sky Coffee placed third. Kyujong Han of Ginger & Green café won the ASCA Northern Region Pauls Professional Latte Art Championship…

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anthony douglas wins asca 2020 southern region barista championship

Anthony Douglas of Axil Coffee Roasters has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) 2020 Southern Region Vitasoy Barista Championship. First time competitors Ben Cheong of Veneziano Coffee Roasters placed second and William Cruger of Five Senses placed third in the competition, held at St Ali in Port Melbourne from 26 to 27 October. This year marks Anthony’s sixth time competing and first time winning the barista championship. “This is the culmination of six years of hard work,” Anthony says. “I was inspired by feedback on my previous routine at nationals, where I scored well across most of the boxes except for flavour, so I realised there was a lot of work I needed to do to understand flavour and how it was perceived and better control that.” St Ali also hosted the ASCA…

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enzen liu of cuckoo callay crowned almond breeze 2019 breezey masters champion

Enzen Liu is the winner of this year’s Almond Breeze Breezey Masters competition. The specialist latte art event, now in its fourth year, sees baristas from across Australia and New Zealand showcase their latte art skills using Almond Breeze Barista Blend. Enzen, Head Barista of Cuckoo Callay in Sydney, battled his way through knock-out rounds in a latte art smackdown at Specialty Coffee Curators in Marrickville to secure his place in the final against Victor Vu of Bicycle Thieves Café in Melbourne. Both first and second place-getters won a trip to the United States to compete at the New York Coffee Festival. In the final round of the Breezey Masters Final, Enzen produced a free pour seahorse and poodle design that saw him take the title. “To win is a dream come true. I…