Melbourne Coffee Week returns

Your favourite week of the year is back for 2017. In a city fuelled by caffeine, it makes sense to have a weeklong celebration of all things coffee. Get involved by registering to hold an event as part of Melbourne Coffee Week - all proceeds are donated to our Charity Partner, StreetSmart. Melbourne Coffee Week [...] Continue reading »

Enhance your senses

Sensory Lab will be bringing their Brew Bar back to MICE for 2017. We sat down with General Manager Ross Quail to talk his favourite ocean oasis, the importance of family and perfect coffee with some of the best in the business. MICE: How do you wind down after a busy day at Sensory Lab? Ross Quail: A [...] Continue reading »

Introducing the Barista Big Bash

The epitome of latte art smackdowns is at MICE2017. See the biggest names from the past 10 years go head-to-head in three rounds of latte art madness at the Barista Big Bash. Who will take out the ultimate title? Introducing our competitors... Dave Makin - Australian Barista Champion 2006, 2008 Erin Sampson - Australian Latte Art Champion 2009 Kirby Berlin - [...] Continue reading »

V is for Veneziano

To ring in the new year, we caught up with Veneziano Coffee Roasters to talk inspiration, collaboration and double espresso donuts. MICE: Where do you find your inspiration? Veneziano: We find inspiration every day - in the roastery, at cafes, at origin with our growers, at competitions and at home. We are inspired by innovation and collaboration [...] Continue reading »

Shave the Barista

Whether you're a barista with a magnificent mane, bushy beard or luscious locks, we want you! Nominate yourself or your favourite barista to shave their carefully cultivated 'do at MICE2017 and help us raise much-needed funds for Australia's homeless with our Charity Partner Streetsmart Australia. Check out our social media for details. Continue reading »

Get Schooled at MICE2017

Want to learn more about your favourite beverage (coffee, of course!) and up-skill yourself or your baristas?A range of SCAE (SCA) certified courses are being offered to coffee aficionados and beginners alike throughout MICE2017. In partnership with MICE, reduced course fees are being offered to MICE attendees. *All prices exclude GST. Please note that course schedule may be [...] Continue reading »