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Billy’s Coffee

Posted January 31, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

We are humbled and gracious that such an event exits. We were not going to enter …  Wow … The friendship and wonderful time mixing with people at the Golden Bean event was just priceless. We are happy the judges loved our coffee, just as our folks in Cairns do. We are a small business […]

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Merchandise

Posted January 29, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Are you a medal winner? Advertise your win by purchasing medal stickers for your coffee bags.         Advertise your win in the next issue of Cafe Culture Magazine Contact Chrissie ASAP for pricing and to get in on the action – chrissie@cafeculture.com or submit your info on the form below and we […]

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Bricks & Mortar Coffee Co.

Posted January 25, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

At Bricks & Mortar Coffee Co our passion for delicious coffee is present in every bean we roast. Sourcing the finest Arabica greens from the world’s best coffee growing regions, we roast with the care and attention that excellent coffee deserves. We strive to find that fine balance between science and art to extract the […]

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Ambrose Coffee

Posted January 25, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Ambrose coffee is a coffee roastery located at Woodville in NSW Hunter Valley. We source our premium grade Arabica coffee beans from well-known coffee growing regions around the world and participate in the industry fair trade initiative. We believe great tasting coffee starts with a foundation of freshness. Our commitment to deliver the freshest roasted […]

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Ground Control Coffee Silver Medal

Posted January 19, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

The O.G came to fruition when we found our current organic roast just didn’t seem to have the complexity and flavours we were looking for. We went for a three bean blend with a medium roast to really highlight the flavours of all three beans. We have always held our organic coffee in high regard […]

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Peak Coffee Australia’s Methods Create Madness – Silver Medal

Posted January 19, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Espresso – Silver (Methods Create Madness) Espresso – Bronze (Goat Slayer) Milk Based – Bronze (Goat Slayer) With the success of the previous year’s silver medal winning blend, I was determined to find my place in Golden Bean 2016, blending and cupping over and over again, trying to perfect the flavour and working with our […]

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Blynzz wins with “Happy”

Posted January 12, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Blynzz Coffee Roasters are very proud of their efforts in winning a bronze medal in the Milk Based category. This win means Blynzz Coffee Roasters have won awards for the past five years straight at the Australian Golden Bean Competition. This is a mighty result for a small batch roasted based in Beechworth regional Victoria. […]

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Golden Beanie of the Year

Posted January 11, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

NED SCHEPIS Every few years here at Café Culture International we stumble upon a true industry business champion – a person whose dedication and passion to their craft is extraordinarily high. The gentleman we would like to give recognition to and place into our own hall of fame as a Golden Bean “Beanie” is Ned […]

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Zest Specialty Coffee Roasters

Posted December 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Silver: Milk – Composition VII Decaf – Zest Specialty Decaf Organic – Ethiopian ‘Suke Quto microlot’ Bronze: Milk – African Mailman, Corcovado Espresso – African Mailman, Libertango, Ethiopian “Suke Quto microlot”, Filter – Colombian “San Marcos microlot”, Kenyan “Kiamutira microlot”. The entire team at Zest is invested in the pursuit of delicious flavour … A […]

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La Crema

Posted December 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Medal: Silver Category: Milk Based (Latte) Blend: The “LC Brazil” A bean as varied and complex as the music and song of Brazil. On the nose: it has a rich but delicate fragrance of lightly toasted peanuts, followed up by a subtle, grainy aroma. On the palate: this single origin bean has an elegant oaky […]

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Quists Coffee

Posted December 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Medal: Silver Category: Milk Based (Latte) We are very proud to win a silver medal for milk based coffee for our Miscela Italiana blend – a blend of beans carefully selected, roasted then blended to produce a coffee for those seeking the true taste of Italian espresso. It was a huge honour to also be […]

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The Hunter Valley Coffee Roaster

Posted December 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Medal: Gold Category: Australian Grown Blend: “Silver Lining” by Mountain Top Coffee The Hunter Valley Coffee Roaster prides itself on the choice of an Australian grown coffee as part of our offering. Our search for Australian coffee led us to Mountain Top Coffee, where we lucky enough to receive a small amount of their K7 […]

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Coffee Brothers

Posted December 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Medal/Category: Gold – Milk Based Gold – Organic Espresso Bronze – Milk Based Bronze – Espresso Bronze – Decaffeinated In 2016 a silver medal in a category was our goal. To come away with two gold and three bronze to become equal runners up with Ona Coffee was a dream! Having the Milk Based winner […]

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Double Gold (Milk & Espresso) takes out Franchise Overall

Posted December 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Compak Golden Bean has always been active in promoting the growth of multiple stores in the awards process to lift the quality of coffee service in this area. We have seen a major impact at the street level, with huge improvements in service and the quality of the roasted beans being on offer to […]

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The hard work definitely paid off

Posted December 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Being awarded 2016 Golden Bean Overall Champion is a huge honour for us, and we are still somewhat in shock. This year we spent a lot of time analysing our past results and fine tuning our roasting parameters. The hard work definitely paid off! I am especially excited for our wholesale customers, who can now […]

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Congratulations

Posted November 21, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The coastal city of Port Macquarie last week was blessed with the smell of roasted coffee in the air as the industry judged the countries best roasted coffee. Competition organiser Sean Edwards from Café Culture was honoured to bring this global event back to his home town where the event originated eleven years ago. The […]

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Lion Dairy & Drinks

Posted November 10, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

p. 1800 000 570 e. customerservice@lionco.com w. www.lionfoodservice.com.au Milk Matters to us, we hope it does to you to. We produce some of Australia’s most iconic brands in milk, dairy beverages, cheese, yoghurt, juice and soy. Every year we purchase a billion litres of milk from over 550 Australian dairy farmers, and deliver directly to […]

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Green Bean Zone Saturday 19th November 2016

Posted November 10, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Green Bean Zone 9.00am – 11.00am This initiative is designed to create a link between the green bean buyers and roasters. In many cases it is quite difficult to meet face to face due to the geographical challenges in Australia and roasters are only getting to choose from the coffees that are sent to them […]

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Compak Golden Bean’s New Head Barista

Posted November 4, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Andy Easthope of Grinders Coffee to Head up Compak Golden Bean Engine Room We are pleased to announce that Andy Easthope, Coffee Academy Manager at Grinders Coffee will oversee the production of all Espresso and Milk Based coffees at the up coming Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition. Andy, originally from Adelaide, started in the […]

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‘Speakeasy’ themed awards night

Posted November 4, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Compak Golden Bean 2016 Awards Night We have picked a fun, dress-up ‘Speakeasy’ theme for this year’s Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition awards ceremony. Get your best gangster, show girl, Gatsby or jazz musician outfit out of the attic and dust it off for the Australian coffee roasters’ night of nights at Cassegrain Winery […]

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Why Attend?

Posted November 3, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The 2016 Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference The roasters have entered… the coffee is coming in… the delegate spaces are filling fast. With now less than 2 weeks to go before sunny Port Macquarie erupts into a coffee roasters dream! What’s that you say… you’re not coming along?  Well it’s time to […]

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Project Origin

Posted November 3, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

T.  0467 001 710 E. habib@projectorigin.com.au W. projectorigin.com.au Origins: • Colombia • Nicaragua • Honduras • El Salvador • Brazil • Ethiopia • Rwanda • Panama • India • Indonesia Project Origin sources exceptional quality green beans from over a hundred producers in ten countries. We choose to work with farmers, exporters and cooperatives with positive attitudes […]

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Elephant Hills Coffee

Posted November 3, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

E. pathy@elephanthills.com.au ORIGINS • India Established in 1958, Thalanar Estate have produced high altitude shade grown washed Arabica from the Anaimalai (Elephant Hills) region of South India. Since 2010 commenced direct trading relationship with specialty roasters in Australia and New Zealand. Sourcing fine washed Arabica from our family owned estate and other specialty coffee from […]

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FAQs

Posted November 3, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Frequently Asked Questions The competition Q – What if I don’t receive the competition bags – can I still enter? A – If you don’t get Golden Bean branded bags in time to submit your coffees, please send your coffee to us in unbranded bags clearly mark with the category number on the top left […]

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ENTER the Competition

Posted November 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Part 1 of the event You can enter the Australian competition by submitting your coffee to be judged at the event.  Roasters are encouraged to engage in both parts of the event, send in coffee entries and also attend the conference to partake in the judging, seminars, industry networking and fun sponsored evenings – click […]

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FTA Coffee

Posted October 31, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

T. +61383980500 E. coffee@fta.com.au W. ftacoffee.com.au FB. www.facebook.com/FTAcoffee ORIGINS: Brazil Colombia India Rwanda Ethiopia Guatemala El Salvador Zambia Tanzania Burundi At FTA Coffee, we strive to seamlessly connect roasters to the worlds finest green coffee. With our partners Olam International our teams work closely with both our producer and roasting partners in order to provide […]

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Cafe Culture International

Posted October 20, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

p. 02 6583 7163 e. info@cafeculture.com w. www.cafeculture.com fb. www.facebook.com/cafeculturemag Café Culture is dedicated to the networking and marketing needs of the entire Café Industry. We specialise in tailored marketing campaigns to develop solutions based upon your business objectives. To increase brand awareness, launch a new product and to help your bottom line we offer […]

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Rydges Port Macquarie

Posted October 20, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Rydges Port Macquarie offeres 98 stylish guest rooms with Rydges DREAM bed. Ensuite bathrooms, mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities, a selection of Foxtel changes, on demand movies. Stay onsite for the Golden Bean Competition and Conference and mention GBA for special room rates.                   […]

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Sumatra Coffee House

Posted October 13, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

t. 1300 205 571 e. enquiries@sumatracoffeehouse.com w. sumatracoffeehouse.com fb. www.facebook.com/SumatraCoffeeHouse   ORIGINS • Sumatra (Indonesia) • Myanmar • Colombia • Brazil • Guatemala • Costa Rica • Ethiopia   Established in 2012, Sumatra Coffee House began its journey with a single mission; to make the finest quality authentic Sumatran Gayo coffee available for the world […]

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Crop to Cup

Posted October 13, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

t. 0410 450 369 e. michaela@croptocup.com.au fb. www.facebook.com/CroptoCup ORIGINS Rwanda – Muhundo Peru – Organic Indian – Nugget (Mysore) Kenya – Twiga Panama – Geisha (Don Pepe) What started out as our pursuit for the highest quality coffee beans, evolved into a raw coffee buying programme that enables us to make significant contributions to coffee […]

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First Crop Coffee

Posted October 13, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

t. +61 406 009 647 e. celina@firstcrop.com.au w. www.firstcrop.com.au ORIGINS • Colombia • El Salvador • Guatemala • Nicaragua • Kenya • Tanzania • Ethiopia • Papua New Guinea     Personalised green coffee sourcing and importing. We work closely with roasters and producers to bridge the gap with origin by sourcing directly and ethically, using strong […]

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Bennetts

Posted October 13, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

p. + 61 3 9853 0328 e. trading@hab.com.au w. www.hab.com.au fb. www.facebook.com/HABennetts ORIGINS • Colombia • El Salvador • Ethiopia • Honduras • Indonesia • Nicaragua • Panama • PNG   A third generation family company, Bennetts is the leading importer of quality coffee and tea to the Australian market. Founded in 1918, we’ve been […]

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ATTEND the Conference

Posted October 12, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Part 2 of the event Attend the Australian event, participate as a judge, learn from professional industry speakers and connect with like minded people.  Roasters are encouraged to engage in both parts of the event, send in coffee entries and also attend the conference to partake in the judging, seminars, industry networking and fun sponsored […]

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Silver Chef Limited

Posted October 12, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

t. 1800 337 153 e. admin@silverchef.com.au w. www.silverchef.com.au ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS WITH SILVER CHEF Silver Chef is the only specialist hospitality funder in Australia. We’ve provided equipment funding solutions based on our customer’s potential for 30 years. Rent-Try-Buy is a 12-month agreement that lets you try before you buy. You can free up your working […]

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Coffee Roasters Australia

Posted October 12, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

p. 07 5529 0888 e. sales@coffeeroasters.com.au w. www.coffeeroasters.com.au fb. www.facebook.com/coffeeroastersaustralia CRA specialises in high quality coffee roasting equipment and associated products. Not just equipment distributors, we also design, modify and manufacture various equipment and control systems. We have a range of brands each of these with unique product advantages ensuring that our customers have choice. […]

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d’Ancap

Posted October 12, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

p. 03 9530 8992 e. info@casaespresso.com.au w. www.casaespresso.com.au w. www.ancapcups.com Italy’s most prestigious cup maker, d’Ancap, is now in Australia. Kiln fired at 1400c degrees and 100% made in italy, our range of quality porcelain products are the choice of coffee roasters, cafes and baristas around the world. State of the art production techniques, thick […]

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Compak Golden Bean Competition NOW OPEN

Posted October 12, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference returns once again to the tranquil mid north coast town of Port Macquarie, NSW.  For over 10 years this event has provided unique opportunities for Australian Coffee Roasters and a platform to connect, mingle, engage and enjoy this thriving industry. The event will take place from […]

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Aussie Expat takes out North American competition

Posted September 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Press Release – September 21st Compak Golden Bean North America Conclusion! Coffee vapours drifted over Portland last week as year two of the North American Compak Golden Bean Competition took place. Over 700 coffees were entered and judged from 244 North American Roasters. The Compak Golden Bean is now the largest global coffee roasting competition […]

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Compak Coffee Grinders

Posted August 11, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

p. 03 9681 7537 e. info@compakgrinders.com.au w. www.compakgrinders.com.au Compak Coffee Grinders relationship with its customers, is based on honesty, trust and motivation to continue growing together. With years of experience, passion and constant effort, Compak have developed a line of high quality and competitive products that are loved by coffee professionals in over 60 countries. […]

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Rancilio

Posted August 11, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

W. ranciliogroup.com Innovation is the technological core of the Rancilio Group. The Rancilio Group is engaged in designing and testing to provide the most effective solutions for our customers’ global needs and where research priorities care for people, society and the environment. In order to achieve an unmistakable flavour and style, we work with enthusiasm and […]

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Clorox

Posted August 11, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

w. www.cloroxcommercial.com.au Clorox Commercial markets variants of leading consumer branded products including CHUX, GLAD, OSO and Handy Andy. These products are designed and packed for convenience, speed, quality, reliability and value in tough working environments like cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs where efficiency, cleanliness, hygiene and safety are so essential to productivity and reputation. Clorox […]

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Castaway Food Packaging

Posted August 11, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

t. 07 3853 5800 e. info@castawayfoodpackaging.com.au w. www.castawayfoodpackaging.com.au CASTAWAY is Australia’s leading brand in disposable food packaging.  Owned and marketed exclusively by MPM Marketing Services, we specialise in manufacturing and custom printing high-quality disposable packaging products.  Our extensive range includes recyclable coffee cups, biodegradable lids, napkins, brown and white paper bags, plates, cutlery, wrapping materials, […]

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Pentair Everpure

Posted August 11, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

p. 1300 137 344 e. au.sales@pentair.com w. www.everpure.com Pentair® Everpure® has been a leading global provider of quality water solutions to the foodservice industry for more than 80 years. Our total water management approach systematically manages the water in your café to ensure all your water using equipment is operating efficiently and your ingredient water […]

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Reg Barber Enterprises

Posted August 11, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

e. reg@coffeetamper.com w. www.coffeetamper.com f. www.facebook.com/RegBarberEnterprisesInc Over 20 years ago, Reg Barber was inspired to create a better coffee tamper after using a flimsy, plastic tamper. Today, he is known as the man who revolutionized the coffee tamper into a modern, must-have piece of equipment for every barista. His coffee journey began in 1995 when […]

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Just Coffee Insurance

Posted August 11, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

t. 1300 605 061 e. info@justcoffeeinsurance.com.au w. www.justcoffeeinsurance.com Just Coffee Insurance provides specifically designed insurance for the coffee industry, whether that be for mobile coffee services, retail coffee shops or product suppliers. With 26 years insurance experience, we have, in conjunction with major insurance companies, developed a range of insurance products that cater for the […]

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Behmor

Posted August 10, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

w. behmor.com Local distributor: CoffeeSnobs What began in 1997 as a visit to a local roaster/co-op in the cloud forests of Monte Verde, Costa Rica, morphed into personal quest to create an affordable, yet user friendly, home coffee roaster that would enable anyone the means to roast their own coffee and enjoy the true meaning […]

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Posted July 1, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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Posted May 26, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag
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Compak Golden Bean 2016 Dates Announced

Posted April 18, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Golden Bean North America: 14-17 SEPT 2016 CASTAWAY, PORTLAND, OREGON Signup to the newsletter for more information and updates Australia: 16-19 NOV 2016 RYDGES, PORT MACQUARIE, NSW Signup to the newsletter for more information and updates

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How to win a Golden Bean – Tips

Posted April 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Compak Golden Bean North America: Castaway, 1900 NW 18th Avenue, Portland, Oregon USA 14- 17 September 2016 The Compak Golden Bean Australia: Ridges, Port Macquarie 16-19 November 2016 The Compak Golden Bean has become an annual highlight in Australia for more than a decade, and expanded to North America in 2015 with Portland hosting its […]

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