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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Stuff on the scene
An unlikely champion • Agnieszka Rojewska has been gracing the competition stage for more than 10 years. The eight-time national titleholder and former World Barista Champion explains why she enjoys the thrill of the chase, but not always the catch.
India’s daughter-in-law • Chef and restaurateur Sarah Todd has been on an Indian exploration since concluding MasterChef Australia five years ago. She shares with BeanScene the challenges of restaurant life, inspiring a new generation, and why coffee is set to become India’s next big thing.
A cool change • Veneziano Coffee Roasters is determined to bring café-quality cold brew to consumers with its ready-to-drink range.
Cup of gold • Campos Coffee is releasing its most expensive coffee to date, Esmeralda Jaramillo from the 2019 Best of Panama, in single serves to make this Geisha experience available to anyone.
Counting beans • BeanScene looks at the financial realities of starting a coffee roastery, common mistakes people make, and how they can be avoided.
Changing tastes • Grinders Coffee has begun holding public cupping sessions to educate consumers about what goes on behind the scenes to make great coffee.
Code of Ona • Ona Coffee has revamped its training program, incorporating knowledge the roaster has gained from competitions, café service, and activities across the supply chain.
A competitive edge • To Veneziano, a training program is only as good as the people who teach it. That’s why the roaster is investing in its trainers to empower customers to create careers of significance in coffee.
A foundation for the future • Green bean trader Minas Hill has launched a foundation to formalise its commitment to origin and aims to ramp up its sustainability in 2020.
Eyes on Milan • BeanScene Editor Sarah Baker travelled to Italy to find out why HostMilano has a reputation for being the biggest and greatest global hospitality trade show.
A year to act • Lavazza’s 2020 calendar titled Earth CelebrAction is designed to champion sustainability by celebrating the planet and acting as a call to arms to fight for its future.
Oat is in • Research shows dairy-free milk has surged in popularity. Australian owned Alternative Dairy Co is determined to capitalise on the trend, expanding its barista range with the introduction of its new oat milk.
It’s time • The Cronometro brings a modern approach to the old adage of ‘30 mills in 30 seconds’ as Rocket Espresso releases its first domestic range of models with a built-in shot timer.
Roll out • Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue have partnered with Milklab, providing the dairy alternative brand with a new platform for consumer engagement.
Leading the change • KeepCup Co-founder and Managing Director Abigail...