Food & Wine

BeanScene June 2018

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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6 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
beanscene covershoot

La Marzocco Melbourne showroom: 104 Nicholson St, Abbotsford, VIC 3067 au.lamarzocco.com One of the biggest machine releases in the past eight months is the La Marzocco Leva. Designed with advantanced technology and traditional ideologies in mind, the Leva is an evolution of the lever machine, and what better way to celebrate its triumph than star on the cover of BeanScene's June edition. For the shoot, Beanscene visited La Marzocco’s Melbourne HQ in Abbotsford. There, the 120-kilogram beauty stood tall and shiny, ready for its close up. La Marzocco’s Marketing and Sales Assistant Carlo Fantinelli provided assistance pulling shot after shot, while the machine’s best angles were tested. Resident BeanScene photographer Blake Storey says coffee machines are notoriously challenging to shoot on covers because of their size and stainless steel reflections, but the Leva's…

2 min.

Kyle Rutten is the National Training Manager for Suntory and Mocopan Coffee Australia. He has extensive experience in training and development, and people management. Kyle has a strong background in specialty coffee with a focus in bringing that expertise into the corporate coffee industry. He is passionate about developing people through knowledge and experience to further their careers. Professor Graham King is the Director of Southern Cross Plant Science, Southern Cross University. Graham has worked alongside many plant breeders in the 30 years since earning his PhD from the University of London, and is recognised as a leading crop plant geneticist. Graham has a broad understanding of plant adaption to different growing environments through working with tree fruit, arable and vegetable crops. He has more than 130 refereed publications, and is…

2 min.
the coffee connection

Most people tell me I make friends with strangers easily. It’s always been a strength, but on a recent trip to the Special Coffee Expo in Seattle, United States, I let the topic of coffee do the talking. On my first day in the Emerald City I visited Starbucks at Pike Place, the original site of the global coffee giant. With a line staggered out the door and down the street, I eventually made my way to the front. The friendly assistant asked where I was from, and immediately responded with, “Ah Melbourne, the coffee capital of the world, lucky you”. A walk through Pike Market’s famous fish stalls had the same affect. When I befriended Sean the fishmonger, he asked what I was doing in Seattle. On reply, he instantly…

6 min.

ICO ASKS US TO RECONSIDER PLANNED WITHDRAWAL The International Coffee Council (ICC) is inviting the United States Government to reconsider its planned withdrawal from the International Coffee Agreement 2007. The international commodity agreement is between coffee producing and consuming countries, with the objective to strengthen the global coffee sector and promote its sustainable expansion. The International Coffee Organization (ICO) is the intergovernmental group responsible for administering the international commodity agreement between coffee producing and consuming countries, whose objective is to strengthen the global coffee sector and promote its sustainable expansion. From 9 to 13 April at the Council’s 121st session in Mexico City, ICO Executive Director José Sette reported that on 29 March, the ICO Secretariat received communication from the US announcing its withdrawal from the International Coffee Agreement 2007. According to the provisions of…

4 min.
mice on the move

For the past seven years, the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) has called the Melbourne Showgrounds home, and its Big Tent the site of national and world coffee champions. But the time has come to move homes. After extensive discussion, MICE Show Director Simon Coburn says the relocation of MICE is set to position the national coffee expo event as a more universally attended event. “For the first time in 2019, MICE will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC),” Simon says. After a successful 2018 event, seven wonderful years of memories at the Melbourne Showgrounds, including hosting the World Barista Championships (WBC) in 2013, the decision to move MICE is a result of listening to exhibitor feedback for a change of scenery. “We listened, and we’ve responded with a more…

3 min.
café essentials

MONIN SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE Make coffee drinks, shakes, desserts, and other recipes stand out with Monin’s new Salted Caramel sauce. Delivering a sophisticated sweet-salt, smoky taste, this fun concoction encapsulates the classic delight of salted caramel. No mess, no hassle, and there’s no need to make it. Available in 1.89-litre bottles. For more information, contact your Monin distributor at orders@stalex.com.au or call 1800 225 417 TEAPIGS Teapigs has a great range of super premium tea. The whole leaves, herbs and flowers in its tea temples have been handled gently to maintain every drop of its precious flavour. Teapigs are housed in biodegradable tea temples, making it easy for baristas to prepare and for customers to see the quality of the product. The Teapigs range is available in packs of 50, including English Breakfast,…