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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GETTING TO KNOW ASCA

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) is one of the driving forces behind the Australian specialty coffee industry. Formed in 2001, ASCA began with a group of people passionate about specialty coffee, at a time when the Australian specialty coffee industry was not as prevalent as it is today. ASCA is dedicated to the development and promotion of the specialty coffee industry all over the country. Education plays

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36TH PARALLEL TO LAUNCH AT MICE2019

MICE is excited to announce that 36th Parallel – a brand new roaster that has not officially started trading yet – is coordinating their launch to take place at MICE in 2019! We recently caught up with one of the trainers at 36th Parallel, Alex Djeri, to find out more about the inception of the brand and what coffee means to him. Q: How did 36th Parallel first

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ENSURING SIGHT FOR ALL

Sight For All is an organisation which fights blindness in developing areas of the world. In these areas, blind children receive a less than desirable education, which leads to a life of poverty through limited employment opportunities and often even early death. Knowing the facts: 36 million people worldwide are blind 1.4 million of these

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SUPPORTING COFFEE PRODUCERS AND THE TIMOR-LESTE COMMUNITY – ROASTERS WITH ALTITUDE

Roasters With Altitude is a small boutique coffee roaster, sourcing Arabica coffee beans ethically farmed from organic and sustainably grown crops in developing countries. The focus of Roasters With Altitude is to support fair-trade – they specialise in coffee from Timor-Leste, but also source beans from Ethiopia, Columbia, Brazil, Mexico and Sumatra. These beans are then roasted in the

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