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Active Coffee

Posted March 7, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Active Coffee is Australia’s fist real herbal coffee and 4 different blends are designed for the active coffee enthusiast. A unique patented roasting process stores all the goodness in each gourmet Italian blend. Active Coffee is a 100% natural herbal coffee that enriches your body & mind, leaving you fit for life. Antioxidants rich,- this […]

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Social Media

Posted February 24, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Over the last few years, “social media” have become buzzwords. It’s a concept that not many businesses truly understand or embrace to its full potential. Restaurants and cafés often feel obliged to set up a presence of core social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Twitter, without much thought of how and why they […]

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A new way in cafe security

Posted February 24, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Staff error, customer disputes and theft are easy enough faults. Costly faults too. That’s where CafeCam Australia comes in. Exciting business ventures and new ideas are commonplace for the coffee industry. Innovative coffee art, enticing aromas and bean roasting techniques break benchmarks every year to give cafés their point in difference. And when it comes […]

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The natural alternative is clear

Posted February 24, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

BioSalad Bowls are a better alternative to conventional plastic, made from plant-based bioplastic BioPak’s BioSalad Bowls are made from Ingeo bioplastic, a material produced by industry leader Natureworks in the USA. Ingeo is made from dextrose (sugar) that is derived from field corm already grown for man industrial and functional end-uses. Producing the bioplastic results […]

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Chux – Fresh new look

Posted February 24, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Chux brand has been around for over 40 years… It continues to deliver on its key promise of being strong, hygienic, reusable and of course reliable. Chux is a Cafe Culture Endorsed Product. Come and see us at Cafe Biz Brisbane Stand 23-24.  Click here for more information on Cafe Biz.

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Cafe Biz Feature Exhibitor – Apelino

Posted February 20, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Apelino Pty Ltd is proud to present for the first time in Australia the Piaggio Ape (pronounced Ah-Peh), the iconic three-wheeler from Italy. The manufacturer of the Ape (Italian for Bee), Piaggio is also well known for their Vespa (Italian for Wasp) scooters. For over sixty years, the Ape has been the world’s most versatile […]

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You’ll be glad…

Posted February 19, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

…you’re invited to the Cafe Biz Brisbane 2014 Pre-Event Function. Together with GLAD and COFFEE ROASTERS AUSTRALIA, Cafe Culture will be holding a Cafe Biz Pre-Event Function on Thursday 27th February, to gear up for the Cafe Biz main event two weeks later.  If you are located around the Gold Coast / Brisbane area, (or […]

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MORE WA Barista Championships

Posted February 12, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Hello WA Coffee Community. We would firstly like to thank all those who participated in any way for the WA State Competitions held in January. Hopefully we can continue to build on that for the next events to come and get those numbers up! WA still holds the title for having the most baristas to […]

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Latte Art Throw Down

Posted February 6, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

WHERE FIA Market Day Newcastle Jockey Club Darling St, Broadmeadow NSW 2292 CAFE CULTURE STAND Will be located through reception on the right WHEN 1.00pm check in for a 2pm start COMPETITION OUTLINE Knock out format. Each competitor will go head to head with one other to produce a free pour latte in three minutes […]

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Hash browns with chilli corn salsa

Posted February 3, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Serves 4 Ingredients 2 large (about 600g) waxy potatoes (such as sebago) 1 small onion 1 egg, beaten 1 tbs plain flour 2 tbs chopped flat-leaf parsley 2 tbs vegetable or olive oil 1/3 cup (80g) sour cream, to serve Chilli corn salsa 310g can corn kernels, rinsed, drained 1/2 red capsicum, chopped 1/2 green […]

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New Cafe-Bar for Brisbane

Posted January 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Brisbane’s most unique (and possibly smallest) new cafe-bar has opened in a heritage listed building on Charlotte Street. John Mills Himself is believed to be Australia’s first “all local liquor” bar and cafe. Located in the John Mills building, the new venue is at the back of the premises overlooking a workaday back alley and […]

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Pura/Dairy Farmers Latte Art Competition

Posted January 29, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

4 Drinks in 6 Minutes This competition has been a favourite at Cafe Biz since day one as many of Australia’s world champions have cut their teeth at this event.  The event is open to all and newcomers to the competition arena are encouraged to show off their skills by producing their best 4 drinks […]

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Coffee encrusted Wagyu steak

Posted January 22, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

with blueberry jus and charred eggplant puree Serves 1 Ingredients Coffee encrusted Wagyu 220 g Wagyu eye rump side steak 1 tbsp coffee, dark roast, freshly ground 1 tsp salt, Kosher, or 1/2 teaspoon table salt 1½ tsp teaspoon pepper, black ground, freshly ground Charred eggplant puree (Makes enough puree for 4 serves) 2 large […]

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Pay-by-the-minute cafe opens in London

Posted January 22, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

A Russian café that charges customers according to how long they stay – but offers unlimited free tea and biscuits – has opened its first UK branch. The unusual pricing strategy at Ziferblat (“everything is free, except the time you spend there”) has proven popular in Russia, where nine outlets have opened in the last […]

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WA Barista Champions!

Posted January 22, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

‘The Gathering’ of WA’s Coffee Community held the State AASCA Championships over the past weekend was a pleasing success, setting an exciting start for the eventful year ahead and opening positive communication channels between WA businesses. A line up of highly skilled professional baristas showcased their polished craft to a panel of distinguished judges including […]

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Newcastle FIA Latte Art Throwdown

Posted January 22, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

To Register for the Latte Art Throwdown, contact jarad@cafeculture.com or call Cafe Culture on (02) 6583 7163 For more info on the Newcastle FIA Market Day click here  

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WA Barista Championships!

Posted December 20, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Western Australian Coffee Community is proud to host THE GATHERING – Western Australian Barista Championships 18-19 January 2014 The Foyer – BHP Billiton, Brookfield Place Skyscraper, 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth For more information please contact sean@cafeculture.com or check out FACBEOOK:  WA State AASCA Championships

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Merry Christmas coffee fans

Posted December 13, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag
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Immerset looks to change pour-over coffee

Posted December 13, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Immerset uses a small helical valve to control the flow rate of coffee. The pour-over coffee gadget can be used fully closed or fully opened. Small things can make a big difference. Obviously this is true with coffee. The little bean transforms easily into a robust popular beverage that shows no sign of slowing […]

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New ACT Distributor

Posted December 13, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Byron Bay Cookie Company Appoints New Distributor in ACT The Byron Bay Cookie Company is pleased to announce it has appointed Cosmorex Coffee as its new distributors for the ACT region and surrounds. “It was important to us to secure strong distribution in the Canberra area, and we strongly believe that the Cosmorex Coffee is […]

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Simple Online Ordering

Posted December 13, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

YQme is a simple online ordering system that allows you to receive orders without annoying phone calls using your own website and smartphone app. Increase your efficiency in turnaround time. YQme is designed to be affordable for small businesses. Below is a testimonial from one of our successful and passionate merchants James Danaskos from Hole […]

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Muki Yeung

Posted December 4, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Account Manager – Ducale Coffee BARISTA PROFILE Muki Yeung recently took out first place at the Chux Barista Cup in Sydney. The competition brought a new format to the stage and some new talent to the fore. We now catch up with Muki for a quick chat to find out what and who has inspired […]

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Changing the way cafes order coffee cups!

Posted December 2, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

From Local Supplier to Online – changing the way cafes order coffee cups! For years cafes have relied on their local packaging supplier to order all their coffee cups and accessory needs. With the ever increasing pressure on café costs and time, there has been a move away from the local supplier to online ordering. […]

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‘Charbucks’ coffee prevails over Starbucks

Posted December 2, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

A small New Hampshire coffee producer that operates out of a barn has prevailed in a trademark infringement case brought by Starbucks over a blend called ”Charbucks.” ”We’re just a mom-and-pop little roastery,” said Annie Clark, who with her husband, Jim, owns Black Bear Micro Roastery in Tuftonboro. They were sued in 2001 in federal […]

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Cafe blames City of Sydney’s “restrictive conditions” for closure

Posted December 2, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

After two years, La Croix in Sydney’s Potts Point has closed its doors, with owners blaming red tape imposed by the City of Sydney. According to Good Food, co-owner Annie Wilkies said the business has been asked to jump through a number of expensive hoops by the council. “When a resident complained about the potential […]

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It’s a wrap!

Posted December 1, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Welcome to issue 34 of Café Culture Magazine, our last for 2013. Recapping the year, it’s been another great journey. Easing our way in with Café Biz Sydney, picking up momentum with extra events at Lunch and Fine Foods, building the business with new staff, bringing some new directions in training, consulting and industry reporting […]

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Instagram Challenge WINNER!

Posted December 1, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

With the recent launch of Bite Size Coffee Treats on Instagram, we ran a competition to find the coolest and most creative photo that people could capture using our delicious bit size treats and our lovely fans came through with some winners.  A lot of biscuits, smiles and costume changes went into it and produced […]

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New technology helps cafes to stay safe

Posted November 11, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

With Fair Work Australia’s compliance campaign underway in cafes across the country, and many state authorities undertaking their own safety audits, it has never been more important for cafes to ensure their ‘house is in order’ when it comes to workplace safety and compliance! A new online training, resources and reporting system, specifically designed for […]

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Sydney’s coffee industry reaches a new peak

Posted November 11, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Should 20-year-old Benjamin Terkalas serve you a coffee with that perfect crema at Beejay’s in Marrickville, don’t discount him as just the waiter. He’s the boss. Mr Terkalas opened the cafe and wine bar in May last year. He wrote the menus, designed the interior and oversees 13 staff, all of whom are older. “Everyone […]

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What do you get when you cross a café and an office?

Posted November 11, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

The answer is a Coffice and it’s a trend that’s gathering pace in Australia and other parts of the world. Easy access to the internet and the widespread use of smartphones means that working habits have changed and it’s no longer unusual to see coffee shops used for both social and business purposes. Eagle Waves […]

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Fresh Summer Breakfast Recipe

Posted November 11, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Soft breakfast tacos Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, seeds removed, finely chopped 1 red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped 1/4 cup sliced coriander leaves 1 tbs olive oil 4-6 drops Tabasco sauce (optional) 4 white-flour tortillas 8 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup (60ml) pure (thin) cream METHOD Step 1 – For the salsa, combine […]

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Free Coffee, Anyone? Lessons From a Cross-Canada Chemex Tour

Posted November 11, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

You wouldn’t think it difficult to give away a cup of good coffee. Considering how widely we consume it, how expensive it can be and the fact that it happens to contain a rather addictive substance, giving away coffee should be pretty easy, right? Six months ago, I decided to test this question. What would […]

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Cafetto Hall of Fame

2013 Hall of Fame – Peter Stathos

Posted October 21, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

CONGRATULATIONS! Peter Stathos of Mocopan awarded the Cafetto Hall of Fame trophy for his outstanding contribution to the Coffee Industry… Cafetto Hall Of Fame Induction 2013 from GOLD LEAF CREATIVE on Vimeo.

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New Friends at The Grounds

Posted October 21, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Grounds have adopted two special friends. Francis and Billy will temporarily move in while we continue the search for our resident duo Kevin Bacon and Bradley. Francis and Billy have come from a farm in Bowral in the Southern Hinterland of NSW. During their stay the search for our boys continue. Our close friend […]

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Rare Medium

Posted October 21, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

In the Café issue of Rare Medium, we’ve sought out a few of the nation’s café chefs to give us an insight, through their recipes, into the future for the Australian café scene. These cafés are living examples of the future trend of having a dual focus on excellent coffee and superb food offerings. We also hear from Sean […]

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Supermarkets give new meaning to the term coffee shop

Posted October 21, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

A BARISTA war is brewing as supermarkets muscle in on the expanding coffee market. Woolworths has set up trial coffee kiosks at two Melbourne stores, with a view to extending elsewhere if they prove successful. The move has excited some shoppers but riled nearby cafe owners who say they are losing business and cannot compete […]

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Hank’s Ploughmans Chutney

Posted October 21, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Hank’s traditional Ploughmans Chutney is a blend of the finest apple, tomato, sultanas, onion added with a touch of ginger to create a full-bodied chutney, rich in flavour and texture. Used in some of the finest restaurants and cafes to enhance the flavour, this chutney takes food appreciation to a new level with all meats […]

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Making Coffee Roasting Smoother

Posted October 21, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

The coffee bean roasting process heats up to 275 °C, with the beans being roasted from 3 to 30 minutes. 
To remove the heat-fused waste, a modular and effective waste extraction system is required, making Eximo’s speedLOCK ducting perfect for coffee roasters.
 Made from food-friendly galvanized and/or stainless steel to whatever length, angle or diameter […]

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Bite Size Instagram Competition!

Posted October 21, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Do you fancy yourself an Instagram aficionado? Have you been know to scale tall buildings to get the perfect shot? In honour of Bite Size Coffee Treats launching on Instagram, we are putting the challenge out! We want you to take the coolest, edgiest, most creative photo of a Bite Size Coffee Treat & Post […]

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Golden Bean Photos 2013

Posted October 17, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag
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How good does it get!

Posted October 17, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Yes! The Natvia Golden Bean not only attracted record numbers of entries and delegates but also had a week of perfect coastal weather in Port Macquarie.  What better place to showcase the world’s largest coffee roasters competition than in this magnificent beach side location with Australia’s best climate. The Golden Bean is now in its […]

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Golden Bean Winners Announced!

Posted October 13, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

THE RESULTS ARE IN!! Congratulations to PROUD MARY for their coffee Ghost Rider, taking out the Overall Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Award. Click below to download the results pdf for all bronze, silver and gold category winners.

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Quickview Location Map

Posted October 4, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Need to get around town…?  Click the map below for full screen view Looking for things to eat, drink, buy and do?  Check out Discover Magazine for all the latest info.

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Coffee Roaster Awards Night

Posted October 4, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

The final night of The 2013 Natvia Golden Bean Competition and Conference will host the renowned Awards Night, this year featuring a Back To School theme! Join us for dinner, drinks, live music and to congratulate the category winners and of course the overall Golden Bean winner for 2013. The school bus will depart Rydges […]

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Café Biz launch Brisbane event at the QLD Coffee Community barista finals

Posted September 30, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Another successful coffee networking event: This inaugural event took place at First Pour in Brisbane’s West End on Saturday 28 September.  Three finalists completed for the glory battling out against each other in front of a crowd of 50 passionate coffee lovers.  Raihaan Esat from DiBella Coffee Queensland won this event with his unique performance […]

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Specialty blends for men and women

Posted September 27, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

WHOEVER said men were from Mars and women were from Venus was wrong. They’re from Brazil and Ethiopia, according to a Riverina coffee roaster. The Blessed Bean owners Simone and Jason Dowding surveyed about 700 customers through blind cupping tests to distinguish the coffee characteristics favoured by each sex. “We did a lot of surveys […]

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Zatar Marinated Lamb Backstrap

Posted September 27, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

with Brocollini & Freekeh Salad Chef Andrew Mcdonald, Axil Coffee Roasters SERVES 6 – 8 3 lamb backstraps, cut in half 1 /4 bunch thyme, chopped 1 /4 bunch marjoram, chopped 1 tsp black sesame seeds 1 tsp white sesame seeds 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/2 tsp fenugreek powder 1 pinch sumac oil to coat […]

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The menu tricks that tap more than your appetite

Posted September 27, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Make no mistake: a menu is a manipulative document meant to make you spend more money than you anticipated. Blame the persuasive influence of a burgeoning trend called menu engineering: strategic tweaking designed to drive sales. Especially if you are hungry, you may well be swayed by the guile of a menu engineer bent on […]

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Pie Face to open first ‘drive through’ store

Posted September 23, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

On Tuesday 10th September, Coffee Brothers hosted a night for the industry featuring a latte art throw down that included some fantastic Australian barista talent and also a presentation from Sam Mariawa of the INIK Co-operative. 25 talented baristas came to Mona Vale for the challenge with in-house baristas taking on baristas from Piccolo’s in Balmain, […]

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Ready Set, only 2 weeks to, GO!

Posted September 23, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Take your seat amongst Roasting Royalty It’s 2 weeks to go until the Natvia Golden Bean for 2013. To assist you in this busy time we’ve put together a checklist …           YOUR CHECKLIST 1. Got my event coffee bags 2. Completed and sent back entry form 3. Packed and sent […]

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