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
Meister’s message • Cafe Imports Managing Editor Ever Meister is a natural storyteller with a curious mind. She is passionate about asking the questions nobody considers when it comes to producer privacy and marketing.
Alastair’s Aussie ambitions • Alastair McLeod is an Irishman with an Australian appreciation for quality coffee. He talks to BeanScene about European kitchens, his indigenous roots, and why six coffees a day is an acceptable quota.
A new era • Rancilio Specialty RS1 is making waves in the Australian market with its focus on temperature profiling, stability, and achieving the one percenters.
The finer details • Anfim and Espresso Company Australia are committed to taking coffee grinding technology to the next level, with science and passion backing its progress.
Win-win with Ordermentum • Ordermentum’s founders Adam Theobald and Andrew Low talk to BeanScene about their motivations behind creating an ordering platform that connects the entire food service industry in one place.
Gabriel’s gift • Brazilian coffee producer Gabriel Oliveira of Bom Jesus farm talks to BeanScene about his family’s strong environmental commitment and why specialty coffee goes beyond cup quality.
No death to coffee • Amid predictions of a 180-million-bag coffee shortfall by 2050, BeanScene asks: what are you doing to make a change before coffee takes its final curtain call?
All in the fine print • After making a name for himself at home, Scottie Callaghan has brought the Australian café model to Hong Kong, where he has discovered a need for customer service in an emerging specialty coffee scene.
A low-sugar future • Almond Breeze Barista Blend provides cafés with a great tasting and high performing low-sugar dairy alternative that ensures consumers can control how many calories go into their cup.
Myth becomes reality • Victoria Arduino’s Mythos 2, available in Australia through Espresso Mechanics, represents the next generation in coffee grinding.
People power • BeanLedger is using Blockchain to improve traceability throughout the coffee industry, and People of Coffee is leading the charge to support it.
On the ground • Cofi-Com reveals some of its plans for 2019, which include offering roasters the opportunity to meet and connect with their origin teams.
More than a label • Fairtrade is helping Papua New Guinea farmers improve the quality of their coffee through training and sharing expertise.
Raising the reputation • Project Origin is introducing carbonic maceration processing to farms in countries not known for their high scoring-coffees.
Our farmers, our heroes • Minas Hill Coffee works closely with three Brazilian farming partners to enrich their lives and the communities they serve.
Unlimited potential • John Russell Storey travels into the Ugandan heartland to discover a country committed to...