October 13, 2023

Coffee News Recap, 13 Oct: SCA announces updated rules for 2024 WBrC & WCTC, WAC to launch brand new format for Australian championship & other stories


Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the top coffee industry news from the previous week.

Here are this week’s coffee news stories.

Mon, 9 Oct

Tue, 10 Oct

Wed, 11 Oct

  • Caravela Coffee publishes 2022 impact report. The company will present its latest report via a live webinar on 7 November, and is encouraging other industry stakeholders to join discussions around “reshaping the value of specialty coffee”.
  • BIGFACE launches Dripkit single-serve products. NBA star Jimmy Butler’s lifestyle coffee brand now offers its DOUBLESTAR Ethiopian blend as Dripkit coffee bags. Each sachet contains 17g of ground coffee and brews around 295ml.

Thu, 12 Oct

  • Covoya Coffee to host free webinar on 19 October. Special guest Catalina Gonzales – the specialty co-ordinator for Covoya in Colombia – will discuss topics such as crop surveys, the challenges farmers and exporters face, and the future of Colombian coffee.

Fri, 13 Oct

  • HostMilano begins in Milan, Italy with over 2,000 exhibitors. The 43rd edition of the HoReCa expo is taking place at the Fiera Milano exhibition centre until 17 October, featuring the latest innovations in product development from companies like Carimali and Flo-Smart. Over 800 events will take place at the trade show, including the 2023 Latte Art Grading System World Championship and the Smart Label Host Innovation Awards.
  • Barista Attitude showcases new espresso machines at HostMilano. The coffee equipment manufacturer will host live demonstrations of several new products at its booth, including the single boiler Pilot espresso machine and the Tempesta GARA three-group – the official machine of the World Barista Championships. Brand ambassadors and WBC finalists Emi Fukahori and Michalis Michalis Dimitrakopoulos will assist with live demos.
  • Malkönig launches EK Omnia grinder at HostMilano. The new flagship grinder includes three grinding modes: Classic, Time, and Library modes. The latter allows baristas to save up to ten different recipes, and the EK Omnia can automatically adjust and pre-dose the correct weight of ground coffee.
A pour over coffee brewer used to highlight coffee's flavour profile.

Here are a few coffee news stories from previous weeks that you might find interesting. Take a look.

  • Fri, 6 Oct – Mahlkönig and La Marzocco launch new Sync System. Through the LM Pro app, users can link the Mahlkönig E80W Grind-by-Sync grinder with a La Marzocco espresso machine – which the companies say can help to improve extraction consistency and replicability.
  • Sun, 8 Oct – Drinking unsweetened coffee may aid weight loss. A review of three separate studies found that consuming unsweetened coffee was associated with some weight loss among participants. However, adding just one teaspoon of sugar per day was associated with 0.09kg of weight gain over four years.

Coffee news photo credits: World Coffee Events

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