Coffee Industry

Coffee Sector Organisations and Events

A list of organisations and events in the coffee industry in Australia, New Zealand and worldwide. Useful whether you are a coffee drinker, producer or retailer.

Coffee Organisations

Australasian Specialty Coffee Association
AASCA is a not-for-profit association for the whole of the coffee industry in Australia, open to anyone who is interested in specialty coffee.

Australia Coffee Traders Association
Representing the Australian coffee industry – assisting and improving the standard, promotion and image of coffee by providing a platform for networking and furthering education.

Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO)
FLO is the organization that coordinates Fairtrade labelling at an international level.

The Fair Trade Association Australia & New Zealand
The Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand (FTAANZ) & Fairtrade Labelling Australia and New Zealand (FLANZ) have been working together since 2005 to promote and build the fair trade movement, support producers in the Asia-Pacific and develop the Fairtrade market in Australia and New Zealand.

Rainforest Alliance
The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. They work with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travelers.

Australian Certified Organic
Australian Certified Organic (ACO) is Australia’s largest certifier for organic and biodynamic produce and has over 1500 operators within its certification system. ACO is a fully-owned subsidiary of Biological Farmers of Australia (BFA)

Organic Federation of Australia
The OFA Organic Trust was established to enable the organic industry, and all others interested in organic farming, to invest in scientific research and education relevant to organic and bio-dynamic management systems.

UTZ Certified
The UTZ CERTIFIED program provides the assurance of responsible coffee production and sourcing that coffee drinkers expect. By tracking where the coffee comes from and how it was produced.

4C Association
Within the 4C Association, producers, trade & industry and civil society from around the world work together for more sustainability in the entire coffee sector. This global community has joined forces to continuously improve the social, environmental and economic conditions for the people making their living with coffee.

European Coffee Federation (ECF)
The European Coffee Federation (ECF) is the umbrella organisation representing the European soluble coffee manufacturing industry (AFCASOLE), the green coffee trade (CECA) and the coffee roasting industry (EUCA).

International Coffee Organization (ICO)
The International Coffee Organization (ICO) is the main intergovernmental organization for coffee, bringing together producing and consuming countries to tackle the challenges facing the world coffee sector through international cooperation.

Swiss Water® Process Decaffeinated Coffee
HA Bennett & Sons Pty Ltd are Australia's sole distributor of the genuine Swiss Water® Process Decaffeinated green coffee beans.

Coffee Events

Good Food and Wine Show, Melbourne
Discover thousands of tastes, flavours, products and techniques from hundreds of exhibitors at the Good Food & Wine Show in Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.

Aroma Festival, The Rocks, Sydney

Melbourne Historical Coffee Trek