Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2019 – Coffee & Food Highlights

The Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) was one of the most exciting and innovative events in the coffee world this year; however we couldn’t resist the urge to talk about our experiences in Melbourne itself.  The self-described coffee capital of Australia is home to thousands of amazing cafes and restaurants, a small handful of which

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Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) 2019

MICE; the annual pilgrimage that sees thousands of coffee professionals gather for three days of banter, competitions and, of course, plenty of caffeinated consumption.  This year saw one of the largest turnouts in the expo’s history and was a huge success for both exhibitors and attendees alike.  The Melbourne Exhibition Centre played host to MICE

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Brazil Trip 2018

First destination: Chapada Diamantina, Bahia Earlier this year I embarked on an unforgettable journey to Brazil.  The trip is in collaboration with our partners Hunt and Brew and Jarrad Seng. I love having the opportunity to share the beauty of my country; its diversity, the strength of our people and, of course, the great coffees.

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Dimattina Website Launch

After months of hard work and preparation, the Dimattina WA crew officially unveiled our new website with a bang! The Dimattina website has been a long time coming and on Thursday 19th July it was time to finally showcase what has been accomplished.  Marketing manager Toni Riccelli pulled no punches when it came to planning

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Dimattina Coffee South Melbourne’s Industry Support Night 2018

Dimattina Coffee has a wealth of knowledge. Being connected to strong industry leaders and café’s alike, Dimattina aims to educate and empower our accounts across Australia. Our Melbourne Industry nights, carefully organised by Candy Weiss, are curated to benefit our cafes by sharing expertise of prominent industry professionals in a comfortable learning environment. As Dimattina

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Banisu Elementary School Project

It’s no secret that many rural coffee-producing communities worldwide exist well below the poverty line.  For many communities, coffee is a lifeline crop that keeps them functioning, but not necessarily thriving.  For the Wau community in Papua New Guinea’s Morobe Province, a subsistence income is not enough to run a town with multiple needs, not

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Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2015

The Melbourne International Coffee Expo (or MICE) is to coffee professionals and hipsters what Mecca is to Muslims; a holy pilgrimage to a city renowned the world over for its art, culture and of course coffee.  Melbourne is truly the perfect setting for an event such as MICE. Down every graffiti encrusted alleyway you are

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Wahana Estate 2014

As part of our recent coffee discovery trip to Sumatra, the Dimattina Coffee crew were very fortunate to be able to spend a few days at Wahana Estate – which is located in the village of Lae Mungkur, Sidikalang North Sumatra. The drive to the estate from Medan (the capital of North Sumatra) is about

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Burundi Cup of Excellence – Part 2

Today is the opening of the Burundi Cup of Excellence competition.  We met for a casual breakfast before heading over to the venue down the road.  It is a relatively new building compared to what I have seen so far in Burundi, two storeys with tinted blue glass windows.  Upstairs we can hear the hustle

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Burundi Cup of Excellence 2013

Anyone unfamiliar with the annual Cup of Excellence competition could be forgiven for thinking of it as a simple process.  You taste coffee and say which one is the best right?  Well…yes…but the level of intricacy, hard work and dedication that goes into its conception is astronomical!  Cup of Excellence is something that has quite

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