Here in Western Australia we can often miss out - or feel as if we are missing out, since so many publications are put together in the East and inevitably have an Eastern States flavour.
We are very hopeful that this will not be the case with Bean Scene Magazine.
In a recently released press package, Publisher John Murphy outlined their vision for the magazine:
"We will produce a magazine that makes the best of coffee available and accessible to anyone who wants to know more. Although the magazine is written by the industry’s foremost aficionados and experts, it is presented in a way that can be enjoyed by the home enthusiast and uneducated consumer alike. This is a policy of inclusiveness; coffee lovers come in all forms and BeanScene will bridge the gap and encourage those interested to acquire the necessary knowledge to develop a love and appreciation of the bean. Although we are Melbourne based, the magazine will truly reflect a national perspective – city and state rivalries will have no place in BeanScene. We are about showcasing the industry’s best, no matter where they are based and our goal is to develop the industry as a whole for the betterment of everyone."
Bean Scene Editor Steve Agi has expressed a keen interest in contributions from Western Australia and I know that the vibrant and competitive specialty coffee scene here has much to share with other coffee lovers across Australia.