Sarah Baker

World Barista Champion

Hugh Kelly places third in World Barista Championship

Australia’s Hugh Kelly of Ona Coffee has placed third in the World Barista Championship finals on 26 October at Host Milano.

Hugh completed another standout rendition of his routine, which introduced the judges to the potential of the Coffea eugenoides and Coffea liberica species, the use of frozen metal rocks, compound chilling, and Eugenoides fermentation.

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Diego Campos of Colombia crowned World Barista Champion

Diego Campos of Colombia has been crowned the 2021 World Barista Champion.

Andrea Allen of the United States was Runner Up, Hugh Kelly of Ona Coffee and Australia placed third, Emi Fukahori of Switzerland placed fourth, Martin Shabaya of Kenya placed fifth, and Wojciech Tyler of Ireland placed sixth. Read more

Matt Winton

Matt Winton of Switzerland wins World Brewers Cup

Switzerland’s Matt Winton has won the World Brewers Cup.

Daiki Hatakeyama of Japan was runner up, Elika Liftee of the United States won third place, Carlos Escobar of Australia and Toby’s Estate Coffee placed fourth, Ply Pasarj of Canada placed fifth and Tomas Taussig of the Czech Republic placed sixth in the final round. Read more

banks defer loan repayments

ATO releases tax time toolkit to help small businesses

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released a tax time toolkit designed to help small businesses and their tax advisers.

The toolkit packages up a series of easy-to-understand fact sheets on topics that small businesses need to know this tax time, especially given the tax implications of COVID-19. Read more

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