You just never now where you name might show up! How about that?! Craig Simon and Veneziano Coffee Roasters get a bit of a mention in Time Magazine, October 2012.
Third wave coffee
Now that the dust has settled on Vienna and the World Barista Championship 2012, we thought we’d put together a bit of a summary.
There were three very talented Australian competitors whom we all cheered for loudly and proudly.
The camaraderie was very strong amongst the Aussies attending the show, but that also was extended to our New Zealand brothers as we watched them compete also…
Craig Simon finally did it. With his fourth attempt at the Australian Barista Championship, 2012 has proven to be his year. He will head to Vienna in early June to contend for the World Barista Championship.
“I am very excited to represent Veneziano Coffee Roasters and Australia in Vienna in a few weeks”, says a proud yet humble Craig. The judges clearly agreed he’s the man for the job, he scored 60 points higher than this year’s runner-up Will Priestly who was second runner-up last year, and he has the admiration and support from his fellow competitors and peers.
It was a long journey that began almost two years ago, when Craig selected coffee sourced from the farm Finca El Manzano owned by Emilio Lopez of Cuatro M Single Origin Coffee. Craig competed using that coffee at the Victorian barista competition in 2010 and has used it ever since.
Participate in daily cupping demonstrations on our stand (no. 72) at 11am and 2pm and watch our baristas compete in the national competitions.
Representing Veneziano in the barista championship from South Australia is Mike Wells; from Queensland Jean-Paul Sutton will also compete for the barista championship whilst Adrian Zwicker will take on the latte art crown alongside Victoria’s Jen Marks. Craig Simon, also from Victoria, will be going for the cupping title as well Australia’s champion barista.
Barley open a month and First Pour Adelaide is already attracting some appreciative attention. The Adelaide boys are stoked with this blogger’s review; by Make Coffee Not War.
Read about the first impression here.
Veneziano Coffee Roasters has just opened a First Pour espresso bar and specialty coffee showroom on the site of a completely refurbished former book store premises in Melbourne Street, North Adelaide.
The speciality coffee roaster has a number of long-standing and dedicated cafe customers in South Australia, including Argo on the Parade, Blefari Cafe, Restaurant Tranquilo, Sazon Espresso, Lime 2 Cafe, Jenny’s Gourmet Bakery, Lunchroom Espresso Bar and Chocolate @ No. 5 amongst them and saw it fit to bring its showroom concept to coffee-devoted Adelaide.
The Adelaide First Pour is modelled on its sister sites in Melbourne and Brisbane and is intended to be
Congratulations to Aimee, Stig, Sarah, Joseph and the team at Little Bean Blue… Seems their fourth spot in the Coffee Army handbook has been getting them some attention…
(Image by: Melbourne Coffee Army Magazine)
Hotspot: Little Bean Blue
Annabel Ross – March 1, 2012
The lowdown: Little Bean Blue is a narrow coffee bar at the business end of Little Collins Street, a hop, skip and jump from Parliament Station.
When: The café opened at the end of August 2011 in a space formerly occupied by a hairdressing salon.
Who: Little Bean Blue is part of the Cafenatics family, a chain of CBD cafes servicing the city’s corporate hubs. Like Eclipse in Collins Street and Little Wish down the other end of Little Collins Street, Little Bean Blue is
Extract from Epicure article, Erin Sampson amongst good company:
Erin Sampson – champion barista and manager, Veneziano Coffee Roasters
Favourite coffee drink during summer?
Since the weather has warmed up, I’ve been experimenting with a cold-drip filter coffee made from a quality single-origin (this week I used the Costa Rican Black Pearl) with a sprinkling of panela (unrefined whole cane sugar) and a dash of full-cream milk, then finished off with some ice cubes. On a hot day it makes a lovely, refreshing alternative to warm coffee.
City cafe where you can enjoy a coffee in good weather?
Veneziano Coffee Roasters were proud to host Miguel Meza on his first Australian visit in August 2011. Miguel is a coffee consultant and roaster currently working with farmers in India and Hawaii to supply first grade coffee to the specialty market around the world.
Throughout his visit, Miguel was both amazed and excited to see the extent of how Melbourne has embraced specialty coffee and the number of roasters and cafes on the scene. Veneziano also had the good fortune of Miguel lending his tastebuds and opinion whilst here to the countless cupping sessions held, in the ongoing quest for excellent coffee and experimentation with different blends.
Miguel’s aim is to give the bean every chance to make it to the cup in its most optimal state. This article discusses the main effects on flavour and aroma that can occur from harvest to processing.
Veneziano is extremely honoured to present an evening with R. Miguel Meza. Join us for this special industry event and benefit from the wealth of expertise he has to offer about coffee farming, particularly his in depth knowledge of coffee … Continued