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A coffee with the 2017 Australian AeroPress Champion Jen Argyle

A coffee with the 2017 Australian AeroPress Champion Jen Argyle Our Head Barista Trainer Rie Moustakas chats to Jen about her wins at the State and National competitions, and how she will represent Australia at the World Aeropress Competition in Seoul, South Korea on 9th November 2017, against champions from …

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All-Stars Chengdu 2017

Written by Rie Moustakas, Head Barista Trainer, Blacklist Coffee Roasters. How fortunate to be invited to China as a participant in the All-Stars program! This was the first time the event has been held in Chengdu. The ‘stars’ gathered at Hotelex for a hospitality expo 11-13 August 2017. All-Stars is …

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2017 ASCA National Brewers Cup

The 2017 ASCA National Brewers Cup Finals was held on Saturday 1 April 2017 as part of the Melbourne International Coffee Expo at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Eisha Ryden-Hale, Barista at Blackbox Brewers and Barista Trainer at Blacklist Coffee Roasters, had previously won the Brewers Cup in the Western Region Championship …

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The Australian International Coffee Awards

Melbourne, Victoria. The apparent coffee capital of the Australia and where the 2017 Australian International Coffee Awards, hosted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria is held. This competition, held over 3 days, sees more than 800 different coffees entered from local roasters and more than 180 coffees from International …

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El Salvador

For the month of December, Blacklist Coffee Roasters is celebrating the origin of El Salvador. El Salvador is a tiny country in Central America nestled between Honduras and Guatemala. It has a population of about 6 million people, and it only takes 2 days to drive from one side of …

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2017 ASCA Western Region Coffee Championship

  The ASCA (Australia Specialty Coffee Association) Western Region Coffee Championships took place on 29 to 30 October at the Little Italy by the Sea Festival in Fremantle. The categories were Barista, Latte Art, Brewer’s Cup and Cupping. The winners in each category will represent the Western Region (an amalgamation …

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2016 China Amalfi Latte Art Championship, Beijing

  Written by Rie Moustakas – Head Barista Trainer at Blacklist Coffee Roasters On the 10th and 11th of September, I had the honour and privilege of being invited to judge the first AMALFI Latte Art Championship in Beijing, China. It was held at Easy Home Shopping Mall. Standing next …

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Papua New Guinea’s 3rd National Coffee Cupping Competition

Papua New Guinea’s 3rd National Coffee Cupping Competition was held on the 15th to the 19th of August in Lae City in Papua New Guinea. After 18 hours, I finally arrived at the Lae International Hotel after travelling through Brisbane, Port Moresby and then on to Lae City. Lae is …

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Project Origin WA Cupping 2016

We had the privilege of hosting the Project Origin Cupping on 14th June. Habib Maarbani from Project Origin flew over to allow local roasters to sample a wide range of their coffees and provided lots of valuable information on topics such as direct trade and processing methods. It was a …

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The Coffee Man Film

It was the long awaited coffee industry event of the year – the launch of THE COFFEE MAN documentary film. The film is currently being released all over the world, with sold out screenings all across Australia and Asia. Blacklist Coffee Roasters had the privilege of hosting the Perth screening …

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