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JOCO – Cups that care

Posted June 20, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

JOCO reusable glass cups redefine the takeaway coffee and tea experience. The product range includes the 8 oz, 12 oz and 16 oz cups and a nifty 6-cup carry tray. Each cup is made from strengthened borosilicate glass with a thermal silicone sleeve and ergonomic, splash safe, silicone lid. They are microwave safe, BPA free […]

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Coffee Appreciation Course for Suppliers

Posted June 20, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Up skill your team to better service this growing market! The Café Culture team are conducting a series of ‘coffee appreciation’ workshops designed specifically for industry suppliers. The Australian foodservice market is made up of  200+ coffee franchise chains, 900 coffee roasters and 150,000 coffee service points. In 2013 over 3.9 billion cups of coffee […]

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Translating Passion into Reality

Posted June 20, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Dimattina Coffee WA In recent years, the coffee scene in Western Australia has gone through a veritable renaissance. Micro-roasters and specialty coffee shops are popping up seemingly on every street corner, WA baristas are earning serious notoriety at national competitions, and the number of discerning coffee drinkers is growing every day. One of the companies […]

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Editors Note Issue 36

Posted June 20, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Winter is finally here, and all I can say is that we’ve had an exceptionally warm start to the season. With global warming worries aside, it has been pretty damn nice. Still, the lure of an open fire and a good read in hand is tempting us, so here’s what’s in store for this issue. […]

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Capsule Equipment Solutions

Posted May 1, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Dean and Emma Slade are very excited to share with you, their latest venture in the Australian Coffee Industry…Capsule Equip Pty Ltd. Dean has been a prominent figure in the Australian Coffee Industry for over 13 years and has an abundance of expertise and knowledge when it comes to coffee equipment. Capsule Equip was developed […]

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Australian Cafe Supplier Directory

Get your business seen!

Posted April 17, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Part of our annual flagship issue of Cafe Culture Magazine, the Cafe Supplier Directory is distributed to over 15,000 cafe businesses nationwide.  Created as a reference for cafe owners to quality products and services. As well as this, the printed version of the directory is readily available on the Cafe Culture website.   Don’t miss […]

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Masterpieces – Excelsior Jones

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

So you’re known for great coffee, but what about your food offering? Do you have a sandwich on your menu that causes the same sort of queues that your morning caffeine junkies are forming every day?  Would you like to see them back again later in the day with that same crazed look in their […]

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Powder vs Tablet

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

For traditional espresso machines, the most commonly used cleaning product is a backflushing powder such as Cafetto Espresso Clean® or Cafetto Evo®. It’s no surprise, however, that just like dishwasher powder, customers would soon be interested in the convenient, measured dose of a tablet. Essentially, an espresso machine cleaning tablet is exactly the same as […]

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Di Bella Roasting House

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

312 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA (08) 6215 0003 “Yes, another great edition to the Di Bella empire with this latest project in the hip precinct of South Fremantle.” The Di Bella Roasting warehouse is located in an old garage site on the busy part of South Terrace Road. The man behind the concept is […]

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SMALL PRINT BAKER & ROASTERY

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Brookfield Place, Print Hall  Basement Laneway 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA (08) 6282 0022 When Simon Catoni wanted to return to his hometown of Perth from a stint in Melbourne working with Dukes Coffee Roasters, an opportunity came up to set up a café/bakery/roasting concept with Dukes and The Colonial Leisure Group. Small Print […]

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The Source Espresso Bar

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

6/914 Military Road, Mosman NSW (02) 9969 1368 Mosman is not necessarily one of those suburbs I frequent regularly, as it’s kind of at the end of the road with no through traffic – which positively gives it a lovely village feel, even though it’s still close to the city. However, I recently ventured down […]

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Monkey and Leo

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

1/17 Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay NSW (02) 9326 9224 This little café was a great relief to find just on the edge of the Kings Cross district. You enter a completely different world when you walk through the doors of this Potts Point café. The café is bright and friendly and is totally focused […]

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S’wich on people

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s all about getting involved… Throughout 2014, the Sandwich Association will again be changing-it-up and delivering a series of hands-on practical events and competitions. So s’wich on people and get involved! As always, the objective of these events and competitions will be to inspire the food-mind and promote the innovation and trends that continue to be […]

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Beer & Food – The Perfect Match

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s the perfect time of year for a thirst-slacking beer and with the almost endless variety of beers available today, you don’t  have to look far to find one that will match your taste buds and many of the dishes you may be offering up on your menu. Beer Match The Chancer Golden Ale – […]

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Gluten Free – Daniel Churchill

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

No longer a new concept in this day and age, gluten free products on cafÉ and restaurant menus are not only common, but are essential if you want to cover the needs of your customers. But what does it mean? Gluten is a protein compound found in foods or produce derived from wheat. It is […]

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Tanzanian Coffee Farmstay

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Have you ever wondered where coffee comes from? We all know you can buy coffee from your distributor, or hopefully you have a close relationship with a coffee roaster who created a custom blend for your café … but apart from the blurb on the side of a bag, have you ever stopped to ponder […]

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Congrats to the WA Champs!

Posted March 28, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Thank you everyone who contributed to this event! We had such a great turn out, had quality competitors, raised money for Coffee Kids (amount to be revealed soon!) and got to drink and be merry while doing so! Well done to WA Brewers Cup champions: 1st Michael Munroe – Addison and Steele 2nd James Broadhurst […]

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Cafe Culture TV at Cafe Biz 2014

Posted March 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Brisbane Shines for Café Biz 2014 Check out the latest in Cafe Culture TV – wrapping up Cafe Biz Brisbane for 2014

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Cultured Gossip

TRANSPARENT…

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

AN INSIDE LOOK AT TYPIKA’S NEW COFFEE ROASTERY and mega café was held in Claremont, WA. The event bought together many of Perth’s leading café owners and baristas to enjoy an inside look at Typika’s new state of the art roasting facility, substantial and modern training facilities, all surrounded by Typika’s mega café. Guests were […]

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CCTV for Cafes

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Specialists in CCTV, CafeCam Australia should be your first stop when looking for security cameras to protect your café. Offering rental options for as little as $6.00 per day, CafeCam can protect your business from cash handling errors and stock shrinkage, as well as providing you with the ability to remotely monitor your business. It […]

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Masterpieces – Ruben Hills

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

So you’re known for great coffee, but what about your food offering? Do you have a sandwich on your menu that causes the same sort of queues that your morning caffeine junkies are forming every day?  Would you like to see them back again later in the day with that same crazed look in their […]

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Our Daily Bread

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Bread is often the defining factor of a sandwich; it can make it or break it. Bread needs to match and fit in with the fillings, whilst never overwhelming them; bread can be the star that flies under the radar. Gone are the days where the ‘white, wholemeal or multigrain’ option trifecta was enough. Consumers […]

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A new way in Cafe Security

Posted March 26, 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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A Ducting Case Study

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

With Little Italy Coffee Roasters The Situation In 2007, Little Italy established their coffee roasting business on the Northern Beaches of Sydney in New South Wales. Although mainly focused on coffee shops, they also retail direct to the public their own signature roasts. Adam Bortz, owner of Little Italy, manages everything hands on, from roasting […]

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Product Versatility

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

In following the theme of my previous articles on Specialty Beverages, I have decided to look at the versatility of the DaVinci Gourmet product offering in your business … specifically, the DaVinci Gourmet Coffee Shots. As mentioned in previous articles, a venture into the specialty beverage business will undoubtedly require an additional investment of money […]

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Business Insights

Reduce Reuse Recycle and reap the rewards

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

There are three easy ways to cut down your waste that can make a big difference to the amount that ends up in landfill. These are known as the ‘Three Rs’ – reduce, reuse and recycle. As a café owner, there are ways to apply the mantra to your business – and in the process […]

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Roaster Profile – The Wood Roaster

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The most common source of fuel used to supply a coffee roaster with heat is gas. The Wood Roaster, however, roast their coffee beans the traditional way, exclusively over a fire fuelled by IronBark wood. The differences in the outcome are not what one might initially expect, so Café Culture caught up with Kim Loupis, […]

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Cafe People – Mark Beattie

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Café Culture has been working with Mark and Alana Beattie for over five years and has proudly watched the growth of their business and the way they have aligned themselves within the coffee industry. It is always nice to listen to Mark’s ideas and opinions on this fast moving industry, as he has come from […]

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Australasian Specialty Coffee Association

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

UPDATE 2014 Another big year for Coffee in Australia, with the highlight surely being World Coffee Events (WCE) holding the World Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, and the World Cupping Championships at Australia’s premier coffee event, MICE, in May. I would like to acknowledge the efforts of the previous Executive in landing and preparing […]

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Social Media

Posted March 26, 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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RIDE IT

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Santos Tour Down Under When our friends invited us to join them at the Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide this year, we jumped at the chance. Being ardent cyclists and lovers of good food and wine, where else would one suggest we go at this time of year? We were eager to pack our […]

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The Gathering

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Western Australian AASCA CHAMPIONSHIPS ‘The Gathering’ of WA’s Coffee Community held the State AASCA Championships in January, 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 head […]

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Cafe Culture Food Safari

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

In November last year Café Culture launched an exciting new initiative to bring supplier and service providers together with café owners and their chefs to discuss the day to day challenges of running their café kitchens. The initiative has created an opportunity to fully understand the daily pressures within a café and to find solutions […]

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European Manufacturers Tour

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Due to the demand from a number of our clients, we felt that a trip to Europe was justified to discuss with some of the manufacturers what we required from them to offer the local market. So, during the month of October, a couple of our team travelled to Europe to meet with a number […]

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Ltd Espresso – World #1 on Beanhunter

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Late last year Beanhunter released the top cafés for a variety of cities and regions around the world, including Melbourne, Sydney, New York and London. They then thought it would be cool to list the world’s top cafés, and see how a café in one city/region ranked against a café from another city/region. To the surprise of […]

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Foodie Find: Di Bella Coffee Roasting Warehouse – Fremantle

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Western Australian coffee enthusiasts have flocked to the recently opened Di Bella Coffee roasting warehouse and distribution centre at the corner of South Terrace and Little Lefroy Lane in Fremantle, Western Australia. The roasting warehouse is a sensory experience, allowing customers to sample the premium range of signature blends and single origin coffees or take […]

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Northbridge Coffee Roasters New Facilities

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Roasting coffee in Northbridge since 1936, the journey of The Northbridge Coffee Roasters began when a real cup of coffee was considered a rare and exotic commodity. Brand new facilities have now been revealed at The Northbridge Coffee Roasters, including a modern temperature and humidity controlled warehouse, dedicated coffee equipment sales area and technical support […]

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Bespoke Industry Insight Tours

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

A new and unique opportunity is now available to the food industry with Passageway. Passageway is Australia’s only dedicated food industry travel service, committed to creating tailored market research opportunities and experiences, capable of delivering meaningful commercial outcomes for its clients and their businesses. Through their extensive national and international networks of leading food industry, […]

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Bellissimo Coffee Advisors – 2nd Edition

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Portland, Oregon – Bellissimo Coffee Advisors is excited to announce the release of the second edition of Effective & Essential Marketing for The Specialty Coffee Retailer by Bruce Milletto – the book that won “best educational product” by the Specialty Coffee Association of America. This updated, new version brings the reader all the essential marketing tools and […]

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EM0700 Precision Grinder

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Sunbeam Café Series The team at Sunbeam has pushed the limits again in designing a home grinder that ticks all the boxes. This exceptional grinder is a perfect edition to any home coffee brewing system, even good enough for an office or restaurant. The grinder features conical burrs giving good consistent and stable grinding. It […]

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Podpac Capsules

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Podpac Pty Ltd is a dynamic and innovative Australian company changing the way Nespresso® machines are used globally. With its state-of-the-art production line, next generation pod technology and contract packing services, Podpac enables local brands to enter this rapidly growing market with greater ease and without disrupting their current operation. Now for the first time, […]

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Roast Your Own

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Coffee Roaster has developed a “Roast Your Own” opportunity for customers to get involved in the entire roasting process, including bean, blend and roast selection. Customers blend and roast on the Piccolo Chinook shop roaster, designed and manufactured by The Coffee Roaster, capable of 500 g to 1 kg batches. Over 60 origins of […]

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Café eftpos specialists

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

You have the best coffee, but do you have the best eftpos solution? Live eftpos provides the latest technology with a small wireless terminal, tap and go (contactless) functionality and café specific software. Take payments at the table, improve cash flow with daily payments, and increase customer spend. Free set up, with no lock-in contracts […]

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The Coffee Revolution with health benefits

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Active Coffee is a unique Italian blend infused with 12 of nature’s most reviving herbs and spices for a better, brighter, bolder cup of coffee, to inspire your senses in a completely new way and help focus your mind for the busy day ahead! Packed with 300% more antioxidants than green tea, Active Coffee has […]

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Byron Bay Cookies Introduces New Chai Latte Cookie

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Known for its range of award-winning flavours, the Byron Bay Cookie Company has spent the last couple of months focusing on new product development, with the new Chai Latte cookie launching across Australia in February 2014. Blending a traditional selection of fragrant chai spices with large chunks of creamy white chocolate, the new Chai Latte […]

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Box Bottom Bags with Rippa Zippas

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Featuring a re-sealable zip lock The best standing bags on the market, with full foil protection to keep your product fresh, a wide opening for fast filling, a small footprint, perfect for retail and the Rippa Zippa is re-sealable when the top of the bag is heat sealed. Three great sizes available in natural kraft […]

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Industry News

Phil Di Bella – News from Above

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Selecting VS Sourcing: The importance of origin There’s a significant difference between choosing coffee and actually sourcing coffee direct from a farmer, and this is something that is close to my heart. When you go to origin, you are able to directly talk to and work with the people who supply your coffee. This is […]

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Cafe Biz 2014 Wrap Up

Posted March 21, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Brisbane Shines for Café Biz 2014 It was not a hard decision to bring the Café Biz expo to Brisbane for 2014 as this vibrant city ticked all the boxes for our most successful event to date. With record numbers through the door this caffeine fuelled expo was a hive of activity. With exhibitors from […]

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Latte Art Competition WINNERS 2014

Posted March 21, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Lion Dairy & Drinks Pura/Dairy Farmers Latte Art Competition 4 Drinks in 6 Minutes This year Café Biz 2014 set the stage for new blood to the Latte Art arena. An all time favourite event, this competition encourages new and budding baristas to compete on stage in a fun and relaxed format with an opportunity […]

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VIP Function

Posted March 20, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cafe Biz 2014 featured a secret location VIP function on the Saturday night for all exhibitors to attend.  The mystery location turned out to be the iconic XXXX Alehouse and was a huge success with the launch of FRIMA by Comcater and a pilot of Cafe Culture TV. Check out some feature images of the […]

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