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Staff turnover is a huge issue for all small businesses

Posted June 8, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

If you’re like most businesses staffing is not only one of your biggest expenses, it’s also one of your biggest headaches. This headache is something that Jora Local have set out on a mission to address. “We know staff turnover is a huge issue for all small businesses, especially owner/operators in the hospitality space” said […]

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Third annual Global Barista Celebration Championship

Posted June 8, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Late last year, Coffee Brothers Owner/Director Tony Macri and I were invited to Harbin, China, judging and competing respectively in the third annual Global Barista Celebration Championship (GBCC). The competition features a shared focus between latte art and the coffee flavour profile, with categories in both espresso and milk-based. Not only was the GBCC a […]

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7 tips to help you in the new financial year

Posted June 8, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s nearly the beginning of a new financial year. Which means it’s time to review, reset and plan for the year ahead. Here are 7 tips to help your business start the new financial year out right. Sit down, assess and review your business finances, and if available get guidance from your accountant or bookkeeper.  […]

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Gain up to 40% of business!

Posted June 1, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Australian Retailers that don’t accept cards are losing forty percent of potential customers Two in five Australian cardholders avoid shops that don’t provide card payment options for low-value transactions  SYDNEY, Australia – 31 May 2017 The vast majority of Australians prefer using their payment cards and are avoiding shops that do not accept them. 61 […]

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Climate Change

Posted June 1, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Usually it’s the coffee market that we know for bobbing up and down like a fishing lure at a trout farm. But at the minute, it’s also the tea market that has us on our toes. Between tough competition, increasing production costs, and the dreaded, ever-looming spectre of climate change, the market is brewing up […]

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Retro coffee – was it really that bad?

Posted June 1, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

For many a coffee drinker only recently discovering the wonders of the liquid gold, the image of a cappuccino stacked with a mountainous peak of frothed milk is all but a tale mentioned in conversation amongst seasoned baristas and aficionados. However, the select few that have been around long enough to experience such wonders have […]

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Abacus

Posted May 30, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

• With abacus customers can use our system’s interface for self-ordering. It allows them to easily choose and order their own food and drinks. • Faced with long queues and no time to wait?  Why not order from your phone or your computer at work?  It will push straight through to their POS.  It will […]

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Barrel Aged Coffee Beer

Posted May 25, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

The overlap of industries With craft beer and specialty coffee still in their infancy, innovation has been the focal point of both industries. Granted, coffee and beer have been around for a few millennia; it’s only within the past several years that the pioneers in both of these industries have really elevated the quality of […]

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The US Roasters Guild Sensory Summit

Posted May 25, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Future of Coffee Science is Looking Bright! The Sensory Summit is a U.S. Roasters Guild Event focused on the higher-level needs of experienced roasters and coffee tasters. With only 110 spots available, this year’s Summit (held on Jan 26 – 29) was a collaborative event with UC Davis, taking place at the Robert Mondavi […]

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Seek qualified baristas with Barista Seeker

Posted May 25, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Barista Seeker is a job board for the barista industry, founded nearly 2 years ago to cater for a void in the market. Other hospitality sites exist but none that are specifically dedicated to baristas. The barista industry and community are growing rapidly in Australia. After baristaseeker.com.au was launched, many café owners around Melbourne were […]

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Pros & Cons of social media for business

Posted May 25, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Pros of social media When used effectively, social media can have all the benefits of word of mouth, just on a larger scale! It can also help you reach a high number of potential customers. Potential advantages of social media can include: reduced marketing costs increased sales increased traffic to your website improved ranking on […]

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Great Cafe Workflow

Posted May 18, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Story by Sean Edwards Efficient cafe workflow is vital in combining speed and quality in the coffee process. Smart operators understand this, and at the very beginning of the planning concept will find ways to combine elements into the fit-out that will allow for an efficient workflow to happen. I get to see hundreds of […]

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Cafe Milk Satisfaction Survey

Posted May 18, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Did you know that 97% of all coffee served is milk based espresso*? With that in mind, we invite cafe owners to answer some critical questions around Full Cream Milk pricing, service, availability and customer perception of the product. Cafe Culture International is conducting an independent customer survey on ‘which is the best full cream […]

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Eco Barista Skinny Series Out Now

Posted May 18, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

EPS DISTRIBUTION provide a wide range of products for the everyday barista. Priding ourselves on service, delivery and a quality product, we offer a comprehensive range of cup sizes and lid options to suit all your needs. An independent and 100% Australian owned business we are the barista’s choice. Features Eco Barista™ cups are made […]

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Roband Grill Station

Posted May 18, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Can you grill six or eight sandwiches at once? Get your hands on a six or eight sandwich capacity Roband Grill Station, so you can keep up with customer demand at the times when it really matters. The modern, stylish Roband Grill Station sets the benchmark for commercial contact grills. The versatile unit rapidly toasts […]

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The new common language of coffee

Posted May 11, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

The New Coffee Flavour Wheel By Christine Cottrell The Knowledge Talk initiated by Toby’s Estate Coffee in Brisbane and presented by Peter Giuliano from the SCAA has shed light on how the new Coffee Taster’s Flavour Wheel was produced. Peter opened his talk by saying how people these days really care about the way coffee […]

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Mr Bean Cold Brew Coffee

Posted May 11, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Mr Bean Cold Brew is the result of our true love for combing cold brewing methods with superbly roasted coffee. Brewed in our specially designed stainless steel vats for 20+ hours using chilled 0.02 micron filtered water. One 500ml bottle of Mr Bean Cold Brew Concentrate makes up to 16 serves with endless mixing combinations. […]

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Lem Butler – World Barista Finalist

Posted May 11, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

By Zach Mazrim, Cafe Culture China Many people who don’t understand coffee or the industry still view being a barista as child’s play. Working part-time at Starbucks or the local café dispensing drinks is a job for a sixteen-year old. This usually entails after school shifts or a heavier load during summer and winter vacations. […]

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Hospitality Business Profitability

Posted May 11, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

WEBSITE UNVEILED TO HELP HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES INTO PROFITABILITY The anticipated relaunch of Profitable Hospitality was unveiled last month(April 20), bringing to market a fresh new look and tailored content to support hospitality professionals in management, marketing and operations. The revamped platform comes after a 12-month overhaul of the site’s content and functionality to align with […]

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The Journey of a Coffee Drinker

Posted May 5, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

By Kevin Chilvers I first met Cafe Culture Magazine Publisher Sean Edwards at Toby’s Estate, Chippendale. I was a relative newby to the cafe industry and ordered a cappuccino – Sean ordered a piccolo latte – I’d never heard of a piccolo latte at the time. It sounded a little bit special. I don’t think […]

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Breezey Masters 2017

Posted May 5, 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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Good Libations

Posted May 4, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Espresso Martini is on trend and it’s here to stay. Backed by over 45 years of experience in coffee and manufacturing, Directors Justin Metcalf and Duncan Jamieson have developed this ready-to-drink solution for retail and wholesale. The bar world, just like the café world, has drinks that come on trend every few years. The […]

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The Chinese Coffee Market

Posted May 4, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

The state of the Chinese Coffee and Cafe Market By David Parnham This year will be our third exciting survey, with results seeing significant trends appearing in the expanding local Chinese coffee and cafe marketplace. The Third Annual China Coffee Market Report is now available, with over 65 Questions in the survey. This year we […]

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Scott Browning

Posted May 4, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Marketing Manager, MPM Marketing Services If you were to look in nearly every commercial kitchen or Cafe in Australia and New Zealand, you would be likely to find one of the food packaging products that are designed and marketed by Scott Browning, the marketing manager for MPM Marketing Services. You will more likely recognise the […]

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HOT OFF THE (COLD) PRESS:

Posted May 4, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

INTRODUCING A FANCIER FIX TO SHAKE UP THE DAILY GRIND FOR COFFEE LOVERS Lion Dairy & Drinks launches Dare Cold Pressed coffee Well Latte-dah, one of Australia’s leading iced coffee brands, Dare – which is owned and manufactured in Australia by Lion Dairy & Drinks (LDD) – is ready to spill the beans on their […]

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What do you think of when you think “Point of Sales?”

Posted May 4, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Introducing: ABACUS IPAD POS TECHNOLOGY Do you think of a big, bulky, outdated system? Do you remember pressing a button, hard, several times before it even responds? Do you lament the laborious training with an unfamiliar monster of a machine? We all know the “big” names. These “big” names come with “big” hardware and “big” […]

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For the chocolate connoisseur

Posted April 27, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Luxuria Emporium hot chocolate is a rich, intense flavoured dark chocolate containing decadent flavours, sourced from only the finest cocoa bean plantations on the Ivory Coast. Our supreme blend of cocoa creates a delicious hot chocolate with a mild intensity and smooth texture, finishing with a fruity and pleasant aftertaste. A 1 kg pack contains […]

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Tokyo Coffee

Posted April 27, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

By Luke Shilling For the last couple of years, I have been coffee consulting around the world. Every country has been a great opportunity to experience unique coffee culture and also to compare how Australia’s own style is influencing the rest of the world. My most recent trip was Tokyo, Japan. Today, Japan is the […]

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POLL – How many baristas are employed?

Posted April 27, 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 – Karen Puryicky

Posted April 27, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Born in Colombia, Karen Puryicky grew up in the beautiful coffee growing region not far from Bogota called Tolima. Inevitably loving coffee from an early age, it was only upon travelling to Australia to learn English that her true coffee journey began. Her appreciation of the complexity of this seemingly simple beverage grew significantly during […]

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Lee and Me Café

Posted April 27, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Lee and Me café is located in the CBD of Wollongong. Owners, husband and wife duo, Lee and Shay Sullivan (Lee) and Benny (Me) have made a special space right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Crown St Mall. Drawn in initially by the personality of the 1890s heritage building and the […]

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What are your superannuation obligations?

Posted April 27, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Super is money you pay for your workers to provide for their retirement. As an employer, you must: offer eligible employees a choice of super fund. Temporary residents are not eligible for choice of fund. pay the minimum amount – this is called the super guarantee (SG). Currently it is 9.5% of ordinary time earnings. […]

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Key Café Trends to consider in 2017

Posted April 27, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Phillip Di Bella’s News from Above With the New Year well and truly rung in, many café owners have settled back into usual trade after the hustle of the holiday period. But what lies ahead for the industry in 2017? What trends should owners prepare for in the face of ever-changing consumer tastes? Here are […]

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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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