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The Bennetts Newsletter

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

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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: 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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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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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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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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Winter is coming... to Brazil

What if millions of coffee bushes were damaged and global coffee prices spiked dramatically?

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Long Fermentation Process (LFP)

Our latest blog takes a look at the process of long fermentation, as we announce the arrival of our first coffee that has been fermented this way - Colombian Excelso Huila Timana.

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CafeSmart 2016

Our collaboration with StreetSmart to raise awareness for CafeSmart 2016 - A unique event to unite coffee makers and drinkers around Australia to take action against homelessness.

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Progression, Innovation and Caffeination: The Origins of the Coffeehouse

In our most recent editorial for Cafe Culture magazine, we explore the origins of the coffeehouse and follow its journey from humble beginnings as a social establishment housing artists and intellectuals to the global institution that we know it to be today.

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The 'New' Terms in Coffee

'Sustainably certified', 'Social premium', 'Direct trade'. In recent years terms such as these have made their way into the lexicon of our industry and are quickly becoming commonplace on coffee offerings from supermarket shelves to boutique cafes.

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Bennetts & 21st Century Tiger: Project Update

We have received an end-of-year update on the Mataki Tag Project from the 21st Century Tiger team on the ground in India.

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Golden Bean 2015 Wrap Up

As the dust settles on another Golden Bean it seems appropriate to reflect on what this competition means to the coffee community of Australia.

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#BennettsOnTour in Peru

Our self-titled #CaffeIndianaJones Alex has just returned from Peru after spending a week touring around the origin visiting producers. Whilst travelling he kept us up-to-date with photos and snippets on Twitter.

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Cupping with Cafe Granja La Esperanza

Join us for an evening of cupping and Q&A with special guests Hernando Tapsaco and Felipe Paz from the award winning Colombian producer Cafe Granja La Esperanza on Thursday 19 March.

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Christmas Closure

Bennetts will be closed during the Christmas period from 24 December 2014 until 2 January 2015, re-opening for business on Monday 5 January 2015.

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Sri Lanka Origin Trip

A short while ago Scott and I went to the beautiful country of Sri Lanka to meet with our tea supplier and visit tea growing regions.

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Meet the Bennetts: Putting the Q in Quality

The next department to be featured in our ‘Meet the Bennetts’ series is regarded as the brains of the operation – or rather the taste buds.

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#BennettsOnTour in Sri Lanka

Scott and Lorna have recently returned from visiting some of our tea partners in Sri Lanka. Whilst travelling they kept us up-to-date with photos and snippets on Twitter and Instagram.

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Bennetts at Golden Bean 2014

It’s coming up to that time of the year again. Every morning the sun is shining a little earlier and the allusion of spring is in the air. It’s nearly time to dust off the sunscreen and get ready to slip, slop, slap as we prepare to head to Port Macquarie for the Golden Bean!

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Meet the Bennetts: The Three Marketeers

So far we have covered off the accounts and despatch departments in the Meet the Bennetts series, but we haven’t yet met one of the most integral teams in the business.

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Bennetts & 21st Century Tiger: Project Update

We are excited to have received the latest trip report from the 21st Century Tiger team on the ground in India.

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Cup with Bennetts

Bennetts are hosting a cupping night at the Kew Court House on Thursday 24 July at 6pm.

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Bennetts are on Twitter and Facebook!

Connect with Bennetts on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with the latest news from the Bennetts team.

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Bennetts Sponsor Throw at Single O!

A wrap up of the biggest coffee party Sydney has ever seen!

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Bennetts sponsor World Cup Tasters Championship

Bennetts are excited to announce that we will be an official sponsor of the World Cup Tasters Championship 2014, held in conjunction with the upcoming Melbourne International Coffee Expo.

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Saving the Indian Tiger

We are eagerly awaiting our new season Tiger Mountain shipment, scheduled to arrive later this month. This year we are supporting an exciting new conservation project, and with the shipment nearly here we are finally able to share with you all a little about the new initiative.

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Connecting Coffee & People

For almost 100 years we have been the bridge between Australian businesses and the farmers and exporters of coffee and tea across the world.

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Bennetts Online has Arrived!

Welcome to the new Bennetts website! It’s been a long time coming but we’re finally here and excited to share with you the new Bennetts Online...

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Gold & Green

Bennetts HQ is abuzz this week with preparations for the upcoming Golden Bean conference in full swing. This year we will be judging as well as providing information about all things green in the Green Bean Zone.

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In the Hopper...

With the return of wintery weather after the recent warm spell (of course it wasn’t going to last, typical Melbourne!) we’ve gone back to drinking the hot stuff here at Bennetts HQ...

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Golden Bean Wrap Up

Get the wrap up on the Golden Bean this year as the Bennetts team return to Melbourne.

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A Good Brew

Bennetts are excited to announce the launch of Jillian Adams’ new book ‘A Good Brew’, the history of H.A. Bennett & Sons and tea and coffee in Australia.

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Ready, Set, Mo!

Bennetts are growing Mo's for Movember! Support Team Bennetts in our Movember campaign and watch our Mo’s grow.

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Meet the Bennetts: A is for Accounts

It’s always nice to be able to put a face to a name. Unfortunately, personally meeting all of our partners and clients face-to-face is often a challenge in our global industry.

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Meet the Bennetts: Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Our shipping and despatch department are veterans of the Bennetts team. Richard and Heidi have been with Bennetts since 2006 while Sherry is a relatively new addition to the Bennetts team, having started in 2012.

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Christmas with Grounds for Health

For the past two years, Bennetts have chosen to make a Christmas donation to Grounds for Health on behalf of our customers, as an alternative to adopting the hamper approach. In 2013 we will be donating to this significant organisation once more.

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Cafe Biz 2014

Bennetts are excited to be exhibiting at the upcoming Café Biz expo being held 15-16 March at Brisbane Showgrounds.

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