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POLL – Do you offer a loyalty card?

Posted April 20, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cafe Culture are conducting weekly polls, asking you things about your business. We would love your input each week on various subjects, and we will publish the results of each poll on the following week’s newsletter, with another poll. Do you want even more info? • Contribute your poll idea here • More poll results […]

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Women in Coffee

Posted April 20, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Women in Coffee Learn about Farming El Salvador and Tanzania Women in Coffee QLD ended 2016 with Aida Batlle from El Salvador speaking about her innovative farming practices, along with the challenges she faces as a farmer in Central America. Over a dozen different processing methods raised eyebrows, as did the stories about truckloads of […]

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World Barista Champion – Berg Wu

Posted April 20, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Interview with Zach Mazrim, Cafe Culture China How did you first get into coffee, and what was the journey you took before becoming a champion? I started drinking coffee during college, mostly in coffee shops. However, as a college student, I couldn’t afford buying coffee every day. So, I began brewing coffee by myself. Somehow […]

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Cafe Liquor

Posted April 20, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Over time, one’s drinking habits can change One of the biggest changes we have seen recently is with the younger generations going from sticking with their one or two well-known familiar brands (VB or Jack Daniels, for example) to a myriad of boutique craft beers, whiskeys and wines. In 2017, the range of labels to […]

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That’s my cup of tea

Posted April 20, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Ah …tea. Saviour of afternoons and soother of stressful situations. This wonderful drink is making a comeback, and research shows consumers want it to taste great and do great things for those who grow it. This time, it’s all about drinking responsibly, says UTZ’s Melanie Mokken. Those Aussie ancestors knew what they were about, especially […]

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5 ways to make your social media sizzle

Posted April 20, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Garnering attention and creating buzz online No doubt you’re all familiar with the “You Never Lamb Alone” campaign released annually in the lead up to Australia Day. The videos commissioned by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) have evolved over the years from tongue-in-cheek tirades delivered by Sam Kekovich to a more subdued yet clever combo […]

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Caffeine & Horsepower

Posted April 20, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Around five years ago we did a great article on coffee people and their autos. It was exciting to link people to a vehicle that expressed their personalities. We had some surprising rides presented, and it was a fun story that our readers talked about for years. We thought it was time to take another […]

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Puqpress M1: The newest cafe MUST HAVE!

Posted April 20, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

ARE YOU SEEKING CONSISTENT SHOTS EVERY TIME, NO MATTER WHICH OF YOUR BARISTAS ARE PULLING SHOTS? Grind & Tamp all in one! Reduce waste from channeled shots and eliminate human error, this combination will not only save your business time but save your Barista as well, by reducing the incidence of Barista Wrist and associated […]

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POS System for $10 / month

Posted April 20, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Horizon POS… use it anywhere Australians are famous for adopting the latest technology available. The iPad generation are more focused on easier, less expensive alternatives to the standard POS Systems. We worked hard to find the best value solution for our tech savvy clients… and so Horizon POS was born! Horizon POS is a locally […]

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Global First: NUTELLA® Foodservice Facebook Page

Posted April 13, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

FERRERO FOODSERVICE Launches Global First NUTELLA® Foodservice Facebook Page Ferrero Foodservice allows global-first direct communication with customers SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, APRIL 2017: Ferrero Foodservice has launched a “Nutella Foodservice” Facebook page specifically for foodservice professionals in Australia and New Zealand. The foodservice Facebook page is a global-first and sees the company communicating directly with end-users, something […]

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Horizon POS… use it anywhere

Posted April 12, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Australians are famous for adopting the latest technology available. The iPad generation are more focused on easier, less expensive alternatives to the standard POS Systems. We have worked hard to find the best value solution for our tech savvy clients, and so Horizon POS was born! Horizon POS is a locally supported iPad POS system […]

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POS Tips for Café Start-Ups

Posted April 6, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Starting a hospitality business is a huge undertaking. There are so many things to think about – location, equipment requirements, décor, marketing efforts, menu development, just to name a few. So it’s little wonder that choosing an effective POS system is often forgotten in the inevitable scramble leading up to opening. So whether you are […]

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What is your most popular alternative milk?

Posted April 6, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cafe Culture are conducting weekly polls, asking you things about your business. We would love your input each week on various subjects, and we will publish the results of each poll on the following week’s newsletter, with another poll. Do you want even more info? • Contribute your poll idea here • More poll results […]

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Lucky Breezes through Melbourne

Posted April 6, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

The first round of the national ALMOND BREEZE Breezey Masters competition for 2017 was held on the 30th March of the newly fitted out North Melbourne, Roasting Warehouse. The competition consisted of many of Victoria’s best baristas, an interstate raider and an international intruder. The baristas competed on the new Slayer steam espresso machines and […]

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Keeping loyal customers

Posted April 6, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Whether you run your business from home, online, or out of a commercial office, your customers are vital to your success. Loyal customers are those that come back to purchase from your business again. Not only can they help you increase your profits, they also often generate positive word of mouth, which can be an […]

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Make a Positive Difference

Posted April 6, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

7 Key Behaviors of People Who Make a Positive Difference In the World By Kathy Caprino Look around you and you’ll see three kinds of people — those who hate their work, and complain bitterly, those who just tolerate their work and see it as a paycheck and aren’t looking for more (or feel they […]

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Victory for Team ONA

Posted April 6, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

The team from ONA Coffee is reeling after incredible results at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2017 ONA Coffee’s Head Trainer, Hugh Kelly, has taken the Australian Barista Championship title for the second consecutive year, only the second time this feat has been achieved in Australia. Hugh will travel to Korea in late 2017 to […]

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Roband Grill Station – Grill Sheet & Clip

Posted April 6, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

The modern, stylish Roband Grill Station sets the benchmark for commercial contact grills. The versatile unit rapidly toasts sandwiches, paninis and focaccias, in addition to producing beautifully seared and grilled tender meat, poultry and fish. The optional non-stick Grill Sheet (PTFE) and retainer clip keeps the plates clean, prevents food sticking and is removable, cleanable […]

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Arkadia Chai Sticky Blend – New Look & Taste

Posted April 6, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

As part of Maltra Foods continual improvements of the Arkadia range, it is excited to introduce the new recipe of Arkadia Chai Sticky blend in a convenient 1kg jar. Barista’s and chai lovers will love the new recipe. Arkadia Chai Sticky Blend is handcrafted and all natural. This wet Chai blend is made from 100% […]

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BREWTIFUL

Posted March 31, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Thanks for checking out our new product BREWTIFUL. Unfortunately you have just been April Fooled! Have a great day!

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10 Tips for Start-ups!

Posted March 30, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Are you thinking of starting a business? Are you considering becoming your own boss rather than returning to the daily grind? You may be thinking of starting a new business, buying an established business or perhaps you’ve decided to turn your passion into a business venture? Whatever it is, starting a business is an exciting […]

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The Five Best Tricks To Remember Names

Posted March 30, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s one of my personal frustrations that I am naturally terrible at remembering names. I place great value on truly connecting with other people, and I know one of the simplest ways you can make someone feel recognized is to remember and speak their name. Plus, let’s face it, blanking on someone’s name whom you’ve […]

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Breezey Masters 2017

Posted March 30, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Brought to you by Almond Breeze Barista For the second year in a row, we are out to find Australia’s Breezey Masters and Grand Breezey Master! With over 200 competitors in 2016, we travelled the country to find a winner in every state (each taking home $1000 cash and a Reg Barber trophy), and then […]

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The perfect condiment for your café

Posted March 29, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar Family owned condiment manufacturer – The Food Company, have recently released a 100% Australian Premium Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar to the foodservice market. Using Dark Balsamic Vinegar sourced from Queensland, caramelised using Australian cane sugar and then reduced using their own carefully developed reduction method, this caramelised balsamic vinegar delivers a wonderful flavour. […]

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Save on your next La Marzocco purchase

Posted March 29, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Buy now and be as happy as Larry La Marzocco’s are selling fast at 2016 prices – don’t miss out!  Check out what’s on offer below. Based in Port Melbourne, Victoria, Xtracted Espresso Solution’s is a National distributor for La Marzocco Australasia that is owned and operated by 3rd generation industry professional Dean Slade and […]

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Golden Bean Topics – Your Opinion

Posted March 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Each year the Golden Bean invites coffee roasters and industry players to participate in seminars, coffee judging and fun sponsored evenings at the Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference. This creates a valuable opportunity for roasters to be educated on new products, share industry knowledge, network with each other and form great alliances within […]

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How many coffees do you have on offer?

Posted March 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cafe Culture are conducting weekly polls, asking you things about your business. We would love your input each week on various subjects, and we will publish the results of each poll on the following week’s newsletter, with another poll. Do you want even more info? • Contribute your poll idea here • More poll results […]

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What Can Baristas Learn From Bartenders?

Posted March 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

There might be a gap between the world of coffee shops and cocktail bars. One is focused on the daytime service, the other one comes alive in the evening hours. The first helps you wake up in the morning, and you can stop by the second after work. With a growth of both scenes, their […]

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A Coffee Negroni for Ten People

Posted March 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Batched Cocktails Save yourself some time behind the bar. Why make one drink when you can make ten? Batched cocktails have grown significantly in popularity across the cocktail world. They’re a great, easy option for the amateur bartender — particularly useful when you’re hosting a party, because you’re not going to be stuck behind the bar all night mixing […]

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Bees: the ingredient your coffee needs most

Posted March 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

The next time you’re enjoying a good cup of coffee, thank the bees. Yes. The bees. Every cappuccino, every latte, every short black has one thing in common, apart from the actual coffee: they require bees to get from the plant to your mouth. And there’s a big problem with that. If you haven’t heard […]

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Compact POS Without Compromise

Posted March 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

New Uniwell HX-2500 Uniwell POS Australia is proud to announce the release of the latest in Uniwell Corporation’s Hybrid ePOS family – the new HX-2500. This 10” touch screen POS terminal is set to change the Café POS landscape, with an incredibly powerful feature-set that lends itself to hospitality venues of all shapes and sizes. […]

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Industry Night – Get Breezey in Melbourne

Posted March 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Breezey Masters 2017 kicks off Thursday 30th March @ Di Bella Coffee North Melbourne The first event of the 2017 Breezey Masters national barista series will be held next Thursday evening at Di Bella Coffee North Melbourne, entry is FREE and we encourage everyone to come along and enjoy the fun! Over 200 competitors took […]

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Revolutionary Integrated Grinder & Tamper

Posted March 17, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Barista Technology Australia Launches Revolutionary Integrated Grinder and Tamper Espresso perfection has finally arrived! Revolutionary technology with the potential to reshape the entire coffee industry has already taken the market by storm. CEO Brett Bolwell comments, The advanced grind-on-demand coffee grinder with automatic tamper is the result of a unique collaboration between two industry-leading brands, Puqpress […]

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Penalty Rates in Perspective

Posted March 17, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

In recent weeks there has been extensive media coverage of the decision by the Fair Work Commission to reduce penalty rates in the general retail, hospitality, fast food, pharmacy and restaurant awards. The ensuing public debate has been largely negative and sensationalised. NSW Business Chamber is keen to ensure that the benefits underpinning the penalty […]

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Opportunities for business growth

Posted March 17, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

You might be looking to create new products, find new business processes, or just be motivated to keep going. Whatever you decide, considering ways you can grow your business and adding them to your business plan, will help you towards your business goals and find new ways to achieve success. Business.gov.au have included a number […]

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A Little Appreciation Goes A Long Way

Posted March 16, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Why gratitude is the gift that keeps on giving Story by:  Amy Rees Anderson Appreciation is one of life’s greatest motivators, so when we take the time to let people know that we value them, it inspires them to continue doing even more. That is precisely why gratitude is the ultimate gift that keeps on […]

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Major Format Changes Coming for the 2017 World Barista Championship

Posted March 16, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Story by: Daily Coffee News Nick Brown | March 13, 2017 Several major changes are coming to the World Barista Championship, including simultaneous routines through the first competition round, espresso temperature control, and a customisable stage configuration, according to an announcement from event organiser World Coffee Events. The group said the changes were led by […]

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Organic Goodness – Times are changing with Organic Times

Posted March 16, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Gone are the days of describing “organic food” as boring or tasteless and where you would only find these products on the shelves of health food shops. Today, many organic foods are seen as everyday foods without the nasties, or as gourmet and premium made with only the best ingredients. Melbourne-based company Organic Times are […]

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Is tumeric the new coffee?

Posted March 16, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

No doubt you have heard all the buzz around turmeric, the wonder spice, superfood that is bursting with functional goodness. You may also know of, have tried, or are even serving Turmeric Lattes in your cafe. With all this buzz, people are asking, “Is turmeric the new coffee?” Why Turmeric? Turmeric has, as its active […]

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What’s your go-to coffee companion?

Posted March 16, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cafe Culture are conducting weekly polls, asking you things about your business. We would love your input each week on various subjects, and we will publish the results of each poll on the following week’s newsletter, with another poll. Do you want even more info? • Contribute your poll idea here • More poll results […]

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Whats the best business advice you’ve received?

Posted March 9, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cafe Culture are conducting weekly polls, asking you things about your business. We would love your input each week on various subjects, and we will publish the results of each poll on the following week’s newsletter, with another poll. Do you want even more info? • Contribute your poll idea here • More poll results […]

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The Coffee Works Project

Posted March 9, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

When you travel the globe like me looking at coffee businesses, you get a sixth sense to feel out the best businesses. I get a strange tingle in my body when I find these spaces, and it happened recently on my last visit to London. I stumbled across The Coffee Works Project in the Borough […]

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Honey, I forgot my Laptop!

Posted March 9, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

“I didn’t bring my laptop, can I still sit down for a coffee?” This is the question I am throwing back at the server at cafés around San Francisco and Bay Area this week. Patrons of these cafes are taking up the seats with their laptops and office stuff spread all over the café table. […]

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CRA Technology launches new coffee roasters

Posted March 9, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Introducing: THE PHANTOM SERIES Owners of COFFEE ROASTERS AUSTRALIA, Mark and Alana Beattie have officially launched their own line of coffee roasters under their CRA TECHNOLOGY brand. The PHANTOM SERIES of coffee roasters initially are available in a 7kg and 22kg format. The 22kg is also available as a fully integrated line with loader, destoner […]

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Uniwell POS Australia – focusing on Cafe POS Solutions

Posted March 9, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Uniwell POS Australia and its development partners have been providing integrated Point of Sale systems to Australian hospitality businesses for decades. If you are searching for a suitable, cost-effective POS for your café, whether big or small, we invite you to consider the solutions we offer. Here are 4 good reasons to consider a Uniwell4Cafés […]

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What size takeaway cups do you offer?

Posted March 2, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cafe Culture are conducting weekly polls, asking you things about your business. We would love your input each week on various subjects, and we will publish the results of each poll on the following week’s newsletter, with another poll. Do you want even more info? • Contribute your poll idea here • More poll results […]

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Do you want to attract more customers?

Posted March 2, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Grow your business through marketing and advertising! Whether you’re a cafe, personal trainer or a large computer repair shop, if you want to grow and build your business, you’ll need to attract new customers and keep them coming back for more. Effectively marketing your business is one way to grow your brand and your business. […]

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Congratulations Quists Coffee

Posted March 2, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cafe Culture 2016 Australian Coffee Roasters Hall of Fame winner The 2016 Compak Golden Bean saw the relaunch of the Hall of Fame to reward iconic coffee businesses for their achievements and longevity in the business. Café Culture Magazine sponsored this year’s trophy and was very excited about being part of this award process. Managing […]

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Hail the new specialty tea brew

Posted March 2, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

It was a great honour to witness the crowning of the first World Tea Brewers Cup Australian Champion, Ayden Graham – barista and tea specialist of the St. Ali Coffee family, during the recent Brita World Tea Brewers Cup (Brita WTBC) at FineFood Melbourne. This amazing 20-year-old South Yarra man has been brewing drinks for […]

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Cafe People – Liz & Mick Beggs

Posted March 2, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Liz & Mick Beggs Kyzan Group I had the pleasure of meeting Liz and Mick Beggs back in 2007, when they were running a sports fashion brand out of France and Liz had started a café called Peak in a retail space in Hunter Street, Newcastle. Liz was totally new to the café world, but […]

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