Shave the Barista with StreetSmart

Are you a barista up for a good time, for a good cause? MICE2018 will host Shave the Barista, a fundraiser to raise money for our Charity Partner StreetSmart, and we’re calling for baristas, male and female, to shave their locks and beards for a good cause. In 2017, StreetSmart raised a whopping $285,500 through

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All I want for Christmas…

…is awesome coffee gear! Thank you to our exhibitors – Bombora Coffee & Water Supplies, MONIN, Grinders Coffee, Purabon, Rumble Coffee Roasters, Veneziano Coffee Roasters, La Marzocco, Those Girls Beverage Co., IQ Merchandising and Café de Costa Rica – for donating such awesome prizes. You are all legends with plenty of Christmas spirit. We were

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Ten minutes with Toby’s Estate

We were lucky enough to catch up with the talented Nich Rae, Head Roaster at Toby’s Estate. We chatted inspiration, food, rappers and (of course) coffee.   MICE: Who would you choose to have a coffee with and why? Nich Rae: For sure, I would have to say New York rapper Joe Budden. His insights

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The Cupping Room is back!

The popular MICE Cupping Room will return in 2018. Exhibitors at the show are invited to utilise the Cupping Room for public or private sessions throughout the event. In the Cupping Room you have the freedom to take consumers on a sensory journey. From coffee connoisseurs to rookies, everyone is welcome to take part in

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Attention roasters!

Entries are now open to enter for the 2018 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA). Conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), entries for the AICA competition will close on 21 February, 2018. This year, more than 800 coffee entries were received from over 180 exhibitors, including coffees from New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong,

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Feeling the Zest!

This week we have a chat to local legend Rod Greenfield of Zest Coffee and cover a range of topics from greatest achievements to food & coffee! MICE: What inspires you? Rod Greenfield:  Discovery – at Zest we love exploring and searching and progressing in every facet of specialty coffee. We traverse origins, we tirelessly

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Have you heard?

We are excited to announce that the #ASCATop12 have now been finalised, a massive congratulations to all of these competitors.   The lucky group that make up the #ASCATop12 now have the opportunity to compete at the Australian Coffee Championships at MICE2018.   Regional winners are straight through to the Semi-Finals, while the other #ASCATop12

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A glimpse into the future…

The always popular MICE Product Innovation Awards will be returning for 2018! The awards will be split into two categories. The first category is People’s Choice Award which will be judged by visitors to MICE and the second category will be Judge’s Choice Award which will be judged by a three person independent panel and

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