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.
RISE TO THE CHALLENGE
SMARTMEALS PROVIDES THOUSANDS OF MEALS TO THE HOMELESS WHILE SAVING JOBS
LA MARZOCCO NAMED A GREAT PLACE TO WORK
FIRST CUP OF EXCELLENCE ETHIOPIA AWARDS THREE COFFEES MORE THAN 90 POINTS
SUPPLY AND DEMAND UNCERTAINTY BALANCE OUT IN APRIL COFFEE PRICES
The Wolff Pack • Peter and Penny Wolff have mastered their craft, pioneered the Brisbane specialty coffee scene, and taken their customers on a journey over the past 36 years.
Matt’s coffee awakening • English-born chef Matthew Wilkinson shares a rather alarming admission about running one of Melbourne’s most iconic cafés, and why queuing isn’t always a bad thing.
A virtual world • As the world adapts to life during coronavirus, coffee judging competitions have vowed to continue in a revised, virtual format, to support farmers and share top quality coffees with the world.
Coping with COVID • The coronavirus has hit the coffee industry hard. But true to its strength and resilience, many businesses are finding creative ways to stay afloat that could extend beyond the pandemic.
At all costs • BeanScene asks finance experts what government support small businesses are entitled to, and the value of their venues post COVID-19.
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Adapt to thrive • Fairtrade is helping producers adapt to the challenges and restrictions of coronavirus so they can continue to farm coffee now and into the future.
Best in show • The 2020 Australian International Coffee Awards provides roasters a chance to put their brand on the map in a rigorous judging process that celebrates the complexity and craft of roasting.
On the grid • Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters has developed a new tool to focus on aligning expectations and making coffee tasting more accessible.
Family values • Martin Monin is set to one day take the reins of the family syrup business, breaking new ground in Asia and ensuring the sustainability of Monin for years to come.
When reality bites • Espressology’s Instaurator paints a genuine picture of why business ownership is a complex beast that isn’t all rainbows and unicorns.
Worth every penny • Three Pence Coffee Roasters talks to BeanScene about taking the leap to Imf roasting equipment and the value in staying connected to its customers.
Kony 2020 • Mazzer has packaged its latest developments in grinder technology in a compact size with the launch of the Kony S.
The coffee formula • Lower pressure, reduced dosage, and coarser grinds could be the key to espresso reproducibility, faster shot times, and saving thousands of dollars per year.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS • Coronavirus has thrown the Australian coffee industry one of the biggest curveballs it has ever dealt with. BeanScene celebrates the businesses that adapted to the new environment and shares their messages, products, and ways to support them.
The Bean Barn • Maurizio Marcocci of Service Sphere introduces a new online platform to unify Australian roasters and create a whole new experimental world for coffee consumers.
Thirsty camel • Jibbi Little shares a latte art design as tricky as getting a camel through the eye of a needle.