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.
CONTRIBUTORS • In each issue of BeanScene we profile a few of our talented contributors.
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Stuff on the scene
From seed to cup • Emilio Lopez Diaz is a champion of El Salvador’s coffee industry. Through Topeca Coffee Roasters, he operates a vertically integrated company from production and milling to roasting and retailing.
Christine’s curious mind • Christine Manfield, one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs and culinary ambassadors, speaks to BeanScene about her fascination with flavour and the importance of being brave.
A society of coffee • SoCo Roasters talks to BeanScene about connecting with origin, developing a unique blend, and building a community around coffee.
Nomad’s land • Veneziano Coffee Roasters is just one facet of what parent company Nomad Coffee Group has to offer. CEO Craig Dickson discusses the group’s different arms and plans for growth.
Coffee in crisis • Coffee prices are at their lowest in more than a decade. Australian industry leaders tell BeanScene how this affects their relationships with farmers, the local market, and the future of coffee.
The world’s best • Introducing the 2019 World Coffee Champions who have proved their skill, determination, and talent on the world stage.
A window to coffee making • The Nexus One espresso machine from Aremde removes the wall of steel that traditionally separates the barista from the customer, revealing the secrets of coffee making.
Passion to professional • Jetblack Espresso is a one-stop-shop dedicated to enhancing the skills and knowledge of one of the largest growing demographics in the coffee sector – the home barista.
Through the looking glass • Clark St Coffee has designed an open and immersive coffee experience at its Richmond roastery.
Streamlining service • ClickPOS has launched a new tablet application designed to simplify café operations and put valuable information in the hands of those who need it.
Milk made easy • Übermilk from Barista Group streamlines a café’s workflow by reducing waste and improving quality and consistency.
Slayer’s latest hit • The Slayer Steam LP coffee machine combines an artisanal approach to crafting espresso with high-volume capacity.
Scaling up • The latest brewing scale from Hiroia is helping baristas track their brewing technique with greater visibility and more consistency.
Riding the wave • The new Aurelia Wave from Nuova Simonelli is packed with innovative features to maximise the potential of coffee and highlight different flavours.
A Major deal • Mazzer has created a grinder that helps baristas complete their daily work with user-friendly solutions, new electronic features, and Internet of Things technology to give more control over the final cup.
The Kees to customisation • Three coffee equipment specialists have partnered with Kees van der Westen to give Australians greater access to their own customisable specialty machine.
The complete package • Kirby and Sarah Koopman, Owners and Founders of Ransom Specialty Coffee Roasters, have established a business that specialises in customised coffees and barista...