The Melbourne International Coffee Expo

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It has long been a tradition to separate the coffee world championships—Barista, Brewing, Latte Art, Cup Tasting and Coffee in Good Spirits—over two locations. This year, the first two will be held in Rimini, Italy during the World of Coffee event; the latter three were held last weekend in Melbourne, Australia, during the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE). More »

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Your Favourite Coffee Memory: Olav Løkken Reisop, Norway

Our fourth winner is Olav Løkken Reisop of Oslo, who won a Wilfa Malt grinder. Olav is a published author, and his favourite coffee memory is a very evocative story of how he came around to enjoying coffee, a journey we’re sure many of you have also taken. More »

On Kickstarter: Wooden Coffee Cups!

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Aiming to produce sustainable drinkware, Dryad Coffee of Texas use reclaimed wood to produce cups like the one seen here. Right now they are fundraising through Kickstarter with an aim to eventually produce a range of them, including a thermos-looking takeaway cup. More »

Where Does Coffee Come From?

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Bizbrain and Nowsourcing have collaborated on a lovely microsite/presentation charting the route coffee takes from the time it is sown to when it is consumed by you. It is available right here.

Birdwatching at Oslo’s Legendary Coffee Bar Java

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Hot on the heels of the improbable success of its particular brand of slow TV, featuring veritable adrenaline rushes like real-time train rides and boat trips, not to mention live knitting, the Norwegian state channel, NRK, has launched the evocatively titled Piip-Show. There, you can sit and watch as birds stop by a facsimile of Oslo’s Java coffee bar to enjoy a seed or two. More »

Nordic Barista Cup on Hiatus, Will Return in New Format

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Growing from humble beginnings as a friendly competition between the top baristas of the Nordic countries into a truly international knowledge-based event, the Nordic Barista Cup has been on the calendar (or to-do list) of every serious coffee professional in the world these last years. In 2014, however, feeling that the current format had ran its course, the organising committee will spend the time they would normally use putting together another NBC to rethink the format into something that can continue to grow and expand in the future. More »