ONA COFFEE SWEEP THE ASCA CENTRAL REGION BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Angus Mackie of Ona Coffee has won the 2019 ASCA Central Region Barista Championship for the second year in a row. Competitors from Ona Coffee rounded out the top three positions, with two-time Australian Barista Champion Hugh Kelly placing second, and Joao Carlos Henriques placing third. The competition was held at Specialty Coffee Curators in Marrickville, New South Wales from 27 to

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THE BOARD OF ASCA: WHO ARE THEY? 

Recently we introduced MICE-lovers to the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) – the body behind the competitions you see on the Main Stage at MICE each year. ASCA recently held its Annual General Meeting, where the current ASCA Board was decided. We congratulate Kieran Westlake, Nic Michaelides, Chris Wheatley, David Boudrie, Michaela Gerard, Cameron Ballard,

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SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES TO THE MICE2019 PRODUCT INNOVATION AWARDS

Entries for the MICE2019 Product Innovation Awards have been open for the past month, and we have received some amazing submissions so far! The Awards recognise products created by MICE exhibitors that have made a significant impact on the coffee industry. The awards will include two categories: People’s Choice, judged by visitors to MICE, and Judges’ Choice, judged by an independent

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TALKING TOBY’S ESTATE WITH ROASTER BEN CHOI

In the lead up to the return of Toby’s Estate to MICE next year, we recently had a chance to chat with their Roaster Ben Choi – discussing everything from garage-based coffee roasting to new methods of single origin processing. Q: How did Toby’s Estate first start out? A: In a garage! Our founder Toby Smith learnt how to grow, roast and

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