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The Bennetts Newsletter

September 2018 Newsletter! All things Bennetts and coffee...

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Win an Origin Trip to Brazil Ipanema Coffees & Premier Cru Release!

Our long-term exclusive partnership with Ipanema Coffees has resulted in something very exciting! Along with the release of their new specialty range, Bennetts are also giving the chance for two people to win an Origin Trip to Ipanema Coffees!

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The Bennetts Newsletter!

August 2018 Newsletter. All things Bennetts and coffee ...

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Scotty's Sentiments - PNG Spotlight

My latest trip this month was my fifth time back to Papua New Guinea over the past 32 years. It is interesting to see how PNGs coffee industry has survived throughout the years and the ever-present struggles they face today.

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The Bennetts Newsletter is BACK!

May 2018 Newsletter. All things Bennetts and coffee...

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Saving Wild Tigers by Doubling Down

For the whole month of July in the lead up to World Tiger Day, Bennetts will be doubling our donation for every bag of Indian Tiger Mountain sold. All you have to do is purchase Indian Tiger Mountain and for every bag Bennetts will donate 2 USD.

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The Bennetts Newsletter

July 2018 Newsletter! All things Bennetts and coffee...

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Bennetts 100 Year Stock-take Sale!

Some great discounts on some of our coffees! Get the before the 28th of June for the amazing prices!

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Organic Coffee - Frass and Furphy's Part 1

We get quite a few enquiries about how organic certification works, especially regarding importing coffee and quarantine requirements.

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Pimp your Profile with Anne Cooper in our Instagram Competition!

Our first competition for the year can see you win a private roasting consultation with roasting coach Anne Cooper! Read below to find out how to enter and win!

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The Bennetts Newsletter

June 2018 Newsletter. All things Bennetts and coffee...

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Fifty Shades of Green?

In the eternal quest for ‘better’ coffee, there are many labels applied to raw beans to get our attention, Shade-Grown being the most recent, but is this really better for the environment and produce a better cup?

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New Arrivals: Peruvian single-farmer Project 121 microlots fresh in!

Through our Project 121 program we help roasters build exclusive relationships with an individual farmer at origin. Here are the stories behind the lots we've recently received from our Peruvian small holder farmers…

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New Arrivals: Brazilian natural microlots have landed!

Our Brazillian natural microlots have landed and are a testament to the increased concern for quality and specialty coffee in Brazil.

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USA pull out of International Coffee Agreement

What does the International Coffee Agreement mean for the relationship between the USA and International Coffee Organisation?

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New Arrivals: Fresh-crop Rwandan just in!

An amazing coffee Rwanda's into a bar..... sorry. But on a serious note, our fresh Rwandan coffees have arrived!

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Why do coffee prices change? Part 1 of 2

Over the next two articles we'll be discussing some of the factors that impact the price of coffee. In this article, we'll look at futures, currency fluctuations, rising demand, and transportation costs.

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Why coffee prices change, Part 2 of 2

Last blog, we talked about the factors that impact the price of coffee. So far, we've looked at . This time, we're going to be discussing how climate, certifications, currency fluctuations, and local economics and politics come into the mix.

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Looking to the future in our Centenary year

Bennetts is pleased and humbled to be celebrating our company’s centenary in 2018. Pictured: Bill Bennett in Indonesia circa

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New arrivals: Colombian single-farmer project 121s fresh in!

Through our Project 121 program, we help roasters to build an exclusive relationship with a farmer at origin. Here are the stories behind the lots we've recently received from our Colombian partners...

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Will unbanning robusta cost Costa Rica?

Robusta has been banned from Costa Rica for 30 years to protect the nation's crops from the coffee borer beetle, but since the beetle has now been present for some years, that ban may be overturned.

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Guatemalans fresh in!

Ahh Huehuetenango. Even the name is a treat on the tongue ('Way - way - te - nang - goh', as per our team member Mr. Alex Capurro's lyrical native Spanish-speaker's pronunciation).

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Grounds for Health spreading good healthcare and cheer!

We’ve had some great news recently from Grounds for Health, the not-for-profit charity organisation that we’ve been supporting for some years now. Their mission is to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer among women in developing coffee countries.

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From battle grounds to coffee grounds.

An amazing origin story from Nicaragua, check out the natural-processed Jinotega SHB from Agropequaria Bariloche farm here.

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'Climate change itself is probably doing good...'

What coffee science has to say about Tony Abbott’s recent speech on Global Warming. Article by India Read.

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Costa Rica Harvest Update

Costa Rica’s 2017/18 harvest has begun!

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On opting to celebrate International Co-op Day

How can we ensure that the farmers and communities who grow coffee are receiving the opportunities and resources they need, that they aren’t taken advantage of, and that they have a access to security and stability?

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For better or worse? What the RFA/UTZ merger will mean for the coffee industry

The US’s recent withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement has done nothing to soothe global anxieties about climate change’s pealing alarm bells. For members of the Specialty Coffee community, that tolling is a particularly urgent knell.

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Defect Cup-Skilling

The Roaster Guilds' recent 'Demystifying Defects' cupping session was a rare, guided opportunity to dip a toe into waters that most coffee drinkers will spend a lifetime trying to avoid.

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Tea Change: Trouble Brewing for Tea Producers

Climate change is leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of tea farmers around the world. Article originally published in Cafe Culture International Magazine.

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Kim Elena Ionescu on Sustainability in Coffee

Another instalment of the Toby's Estate 'Knowledge Talks' by the Specialty Coffee Association's Chief Sustainability Officer, Kim Elena Ionescu, proved both sobering and heartening at once. The path to sustainability won't be easy, but as an industry our willingness to innovate and collaborate will keep us in good stead.

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The Golden Bean and why competitions present a golden opportunity for Roasters

Last week's Golden Bean Roasting Competition and Conference was an all-round success; a chance for the Australian roasting community to connect, learn, and share in an environment of friendly competitiveness.

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Talking better coffee with Peter Giuliano

SCAA member and Director of the Re:Co Specialty Coffee Symposium Peter Giuliano's recent visit to Australia as guest of Toby's Estate 'Knowledge Talks' series presented a fantastic opportunity to learn about the new sensory lexicon and flavour wheel released earlier this year.

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The Maragogype Varietal

The Second instalment of the Bennetts Varietal Mini-series focuses on the Maragogype bean.

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The Bourbon Varietal

It isn't just Origin that brings flavour to a cup - introducing the Bennett's Varietal mini-series. Episode 1: Bourbon Coffee

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