May 19, 2023

Coffee News Recap, 19 May: Volunteer applications open for PRF Colombia, ASCA announces winners of 2023 Australian Barista Championship and Brewers Cup & other stories


Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the top coffee industry news from the previous week. Here are this week’s stories.

Mon, 15 May

  • Apply to be a volunteer at this year’s PRF Colombia. The event will take place on 14 & 15 September 2023 at the Plaza Mayor in Medellín. PRF Colombia will feature lectures, panel discussions, workshops, cupping sessions, several coffee competitions, and the second iteration of the Global Coffee Awards. English volunteers can apply here and Spanish volunteers can apply here.

Tue, 16 May

  • Mahlkönig announces new international distributors. New partners include BaristaEquip and Chris’ Coffee in the US, JAKSU in Argentina, Altatec in Paraguay, SIDASA and Icoffee Solutions in Guatemala, KMS Roasting in Uzbekistan, Unicafé in Modlova, Primulator AB in Sweden, Best Friend of Barista in Ukraine, and Espressomat in Spain.

Wed, 17 May

Thu, 18 May

  • Danish roaster CleverCoffee launches 100% carbon-neutral coffee. Impact No. 01, which is sourced from Fazienda Santa Clara in Brazil through exporter Sancoffee, has been certified as 100% carbon neutral. CleverCoffee is also selling Impact No. 02, which is a shade-grown and certified organic coffee sourced from the Cafesmo Co-operative in Honduras.

Fri, 19 May

PRF volunteers serve coffee at an event.

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

  • Thu, 11 May – Starbucks opens first location in Rome. The store overlooks the Piazza Montecitorio in central Rome, and is the company’s 25th location in Italy. The chain plans to open two more stores in Rome by the end of May.
  • Sat, 13 May – De’Longhi reports decline in 2023 Q1 revenue. The Italian coffee machine and appliance manufacturer said revenue fell by 18%, although it also states these figures are in comparison to “extraordinary growth” over the last two years.

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