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
Making an impact • The Australian coffee industry has made leaps and bounds over the past few decades and green bean trader Cofi-Com Founder Andrew Mackay has played no small part in helping it flourish with access to quality coffees and origins.
Gennaro’s zest for life • BeanScene speaks to Italian chef Gennaro Contaldo about his obsession with lemon espresso, morning coffee with Jamie Oliver, and magical adventures on the Amalfi Coast.
Thinking inside the box • Wolff Coffee Roasters has released its Cold Wolff RTD and Concentrate bag-in-box coffees, providing consumers and café owners with a convenient way to drink and customise cold coffee.
Total transparency • Transparency means more than disclosure of where a coffee comes from or the price paid for it. BeanScene explores why the use of infused coffees must be transparent throughout the supply chain, and where the responsibility lies.
What’s next? • BeanScene and Barista Technology look at how COVID-19 may change the café industry long-term and what businesses will need to remain profitable and successful.
Keeping community spirit • StreetSmart Australia and 10-year participant Axil Coffee Roasters discuss the success of CafeSmart 2021 amid lockdowns and why charity initiatives are so important.
Behind the scenes • BeanScene pays homage to the history of Brazilian coffee, and how it has evolved to meet Australia’s demand for high quality beans.
The right fit • Coffee Works Express CEO Fabio Cordovado reflects on a 12-year partnership with BRITA and the value of water filtration for coffee.
The roaster for roasters • YourCoffee has combined specialty coffee roasting with scalable production to offer an innovative contract service to online retailers, independent grocers, major retailers, and other specialty coffee roasters.
Connecting the chain • BeanScene explores the role Fairtrade has played in the rise of ethical consumerism and the importance of connecting coffee producers to consumers.
Partners in coffee • Will & Co has spent 2021 highlighting its café partners in a campaign that puts them front of mind in the local community when it comes to coffee.
#ShowYourStripes • New limited-edition packaging for Happy Happy Soy Boy uses climate stripes to visualise the sudden and drastic acceleration of climate change, highlighting the urgent need to make environmentally smart
The Ultimate Assist • Melbourne coffee vanguard leads from the front again – developing the innovative Caffe Assist, an automated milk steamer that provides fast, consistently high quality steamed and textured milk at the touch of a button.
How to get summer ready • Through the Arkadia brand, Maltra Foods is helping cafés fill out their beverage menu just in time for the warmer weather.
Unlike any other • Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters has built strong relationships with coffee producers in Myanmar, a young and unique origin when it comes to specialty coffee, which have withstood political turmoil and challenges during 2021.
The man behind the machine • Roasters are often quiet achievers left to do a solitary job, but Espressology Head Roaster Simon Cunliffe-Jones explains why he’s proud to be a hands-on influence in his...