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Top 12 reasons to choose a cafe

Posted February 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

You might be surprised to know that price is not the primary factor when patrons are selecting a cafe.  Once upon a time it may have been the deal breaker, but the discerning taste of your average customer has been improved with the elevation of the nation’s cafe culture.  Well done Australia. Top 12 reasons […]

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Do you charge extra for alternative milk?

Posted February 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

We thought it might be fun to do a series of polls over the next couple of months. 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. If you have an idea for a poll that you would like us […]

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We all start somewhere

Posted February 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Story by DEMELZA JONES As a waitress in Edinburgh, I was asked to make a round of coffees for a table in a restaurant. Can’t be that hard, I thought. So I did what I thought I should, pressed the buttons and flicked the switches, and it felt more like flying an aeroplane than making […]

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Fact and fiction: 10 common workplace myths

Posted February 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Source: http://www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media-releases/2012-media-releases/december-2012/20121212-workplace-myths First published on 21 August on Fairfax websites Urban myths persist in many facets of our daily life. They seem to achieve widespread levels of acceptance, when clearly, a reality check would expose them for what they are. The workplace, it seems, is a fertile breeding ground for myth. The Fair Work Ombudsman […]

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Milk for everyone

Posted February 21, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

“I like lattes too” The best thing about café culture today is everyone can be included and accepted in the mix as a customer, because of the huge range of products that can now be purchased for a complete café experience. People who were lactose intolerant were always pushed into a corner with their beverage […]

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What is your favourite coffee?

Posted February 16, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

We thought it might be fun to do a series of polls over the next couple of months. 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. If you have an idea for a poll that you would like us […]

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VENITA CAFÉ

Posted February 16, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

159 Cumberland Road, Pascoe Vale, Melbourne T: (03) 9304 1358 It’s always nice to leave the city on a weekend and go exploring. It’s even nicer when you discover a little gem like this café situated in Pascole Vale. The café is a light-filled, energised, and welcoming space that caters to the family-centric people of […]

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Ideas for giving back

Posted February 16, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

IN THE COFFEE INDUSTRY Suspended coffee originated in the Italian city of Naples during the hard times of post war Europe. Noted for their civil solidarity in the face of things like earthquakes and war, the citizens of Naples found a way of making sure everyone, even the poor and homeless, could enjoy the daily […]

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Capsule Innovation

Posted February 16, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Australian coffee industry supplier Capsule Pack has unveiled an innovative solution to the country’s growing problem with used coffee capsules. Australians consume three million coffee capsules a day, or more than a billion a year, and until now the aluminium and plastic pods used by manufacturers were not biodegradable. The used coffee capsules are creating […]

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Breezey Masters returns in 2017

Posted February 9, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Almond Breeze Barista “Breezey Masters” 2017 to kick off in Melbourne Following the success of last years’ Almond Breeze Barista Blend “Breezey Masters” competitions, where are preparing for the 2017 competitions. Over 200 competitors took part in 2016 culminating at the Grand Final where Will Priestly claimed the inaugural title of Grand Breezey Master. Soon […]

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Start your own Cafe Business

Posted February 9, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Australasian Café School is now open and conducting classes for persons who want to start their own café business. The school runs a week long course giving the participants the right technical skills, including practical café beverage courses, during this period. Coffee is a big part of the café business, and our expert barista […]

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NEW Byron Canvas Aprons featuring Cross Back ties

Posted February 9, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Chef Works has created a new apron that acts as a ‘blank canvas’ – Space for your Style! Chef Works, the Worldwide Leading Hospitality Uniform Brand, has developed the Byron Canvas Apron Collection as an Australian Exclusive. “We have a wide product range with varying styles, fabrics, colours, features and technologies. We cater to every […]

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Women in Coffee

Posted February 2, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

While attending the 2016 Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference, we asked these lovely women What is your Greatest Achievement so far in 2016? It’s been a big year – I got married in October and started a new job at SilverChef the day after my honeymoon. It has ignited a newfound respect […]

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Stokes Lane Cafe

Posted February 2, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

G238 Princess HWY, Bulli, NSW T. (02) 4284 7094 Stokes Lane Café is set in a 1926 building, bringing extra charm and history to the coffee destination. Frequented by a friend living locally, I was taken to the cute café for the consistent quality coffee and friendly atmosphere. Originally operated as the first shop to […]

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MERAKI

Posted February 2, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

It all started with black coffee and sugar in a coke bottle with a cork and raffia strings. Growing up in a Southeast Asian village slum that was famous for its prostitution, drugs and gangsterism was what I knew to be normal. Squatting toilets with a bucket of water for “flushing”, learning to de-feather and […]

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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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2017 Australian International Tea Expo

Posted January 31, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Discover, taste, shop, and experience all things tea and coffee under one roof! The second Australian International Tea Expo is due to start with a bang in 2017! This year we are joining forces with MICE (Melbourne International Coffee Expo), one of the most well-respected coffee expos in the world! • Discover and experience tea […]

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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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Fix more than your thirst

Posted January 25, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

INTRODUCING: HERBAL FIX ‘Fix More Than Your Thirst’ with the new Herbal Fix range of 6 all-natural, functional beverages. Using scientifically formulated recipes, each beverage combines a unique blend of organic herbs, vitamins and minerals, which are known to have many benefits for the human body. Nutritious & delicious, Herbal Fix is the perfect refreshment […]

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Innovation in Coffee

Posted January 25, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

When we think about innovation in coffee, what first comes to mind are the new ways we’re drinking it – cold drip, nitro-brew, turmeric-lattes. Or alternatively, the latest, wildly popular single-origin varietal, perhaps a new Couture Caturra? Maybe a Bourbon irrigated with 100% Rye Bourbon? The innovations that fly under the radar are often the […]

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EXPAT.Roasters

Posted January 25, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

EXPAT.Roasters came about after many trips to Bali and naturally while I was there, I was always searching for the best coffee. I noticed along the way there was a huge thirst for knowledge and the baristas in the Indonesian coffee community were wanting more and more. I found there were some great coffee professionals […]

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The Anatomy of a Roast Profile

Posted January 19, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

So … you’ve read the books, the websites and done the online roasting course, tried to follow the information and profiles presented, and your roasting machine still won’t produce the results you’re after? Having the awesome opportunity to regularly visit roasters and be on a different roasting machine pretty much every second day of the […]

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Innovation in online ordering

Posted January 19, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

With the advent of the Internet, it’s now possible to put your company on the computer screen and smartphones of people all over the globe, instantly. Once upon a time, coffee roasting was a very localised service, similar to a butcher or baker; customers could walk to where the beans were roasted. If a roasting […]

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How do cafés spark innovation?

Posted January 19, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Innovation in cafe design can be seen in how the design of spaces are changing and adapting to customer needs. The growing use of mobile devices now allows workers to adopt a “work from anywhere” approach. This flexibility means that many people may now prefer to work from a café table rather than a workstation. […]

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Setting Standards & Driving Innovation

Posted January 19, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

The World Barista Championships Returning from judging the World Barista Championships in Dublin, I decided to share some thoughts on the role that these events play in the ever evolving world of specialty coffee. The World Barista Championship (WBC) can, from the outside, look very detached from the day to day café world. Baristas will […]

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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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Maltra Foods celebrates 20 years

Posted January 18, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Maltra Foods celebrates 20 years of manufacturing quality made products for food & beverage industry. Maltra Foods one of the largest powdered-food manufacturers in Australia, develops and manufactures high quality powdered and dry blended products for drinking chocolate, hot beverages, iced blended beverages, soft-serve, sports nutrition and baking categories across both foodservice and retail. A […]

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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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Let Cafe Culture help you make 2017 HUGE!

Posted January 12, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

The start of a new year means a fresh take on business and life for many people.  We’ve put together a few things that might help plan your next chapter to make your 2017 HUGE! Hold the cafe industry in your hands: Make sure your Cafe Culture Magazine subscription is up to date!  Issue #44 […]

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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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Building long lasting loyalty with your customers

Posted January 11, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Let’s face it – the Australian café industry has never been as crowded as it is right now. Café owners all around the country are fighting tooth and nail against each other for market share. Customers have the ultimate power of choice, so they need to be given a compelling reason to choose your café […]

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Cafe Products Showcase

Posted December 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Check it out!  All the latest and greatest products for your cafe.

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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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Finding the Sweet Spot

Posted December 21, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

We recently conducted an experiment to test the impact of temperature profiling on flavour. Four coffees were selected and evaluated, to determine the SWEET SPOT. What is the SWEET SPOT? This is a collaboration between Café Culture Magazine, Espress Group and Rancilio to find the optimised temperature profiled formula. Each coffee was flavour profiled based […]

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Merry Christmas from the team at CCI

Posted December 21, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The team at Cafe Culture International would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, happy holidays, a restful break, safe travels and happy food bellies! Our office will be closed until Monday 9th January. Wishing you all the very best for the new year.     Let’s make 2017 HUGE! Do you have a […]

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Be a success

Posted December 16, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Australasian Café School is now open and conducting classes for persons who want to start their own café business. The school runs a week long course, once a month, giving the participants the right technical skills, including practical café beverage courses, during this period. Coffee is a big part of the café business, and […]

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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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The humble cookie

Posted December 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Yes, this little favourite café product is quite an achiever in the sales revenue department. Cookie sales are the second easiest thing to sell in a café business after a cup of coffee! Ten years ago, Café Culture did some project work for a large Austalian cookie company and we did some experiments on “how […]

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Nutino launches new 3kg tub

Posted December 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Following popular demand, premium Italian chocolate hazelnut brand, Nutino, has launched a new commercial-sized 3kg tub of its popular spread for Australian foodservice professionals. The new commercial-sized tub is white in colour to ensure time poor foodservice professionals can easily and accurately track product volume to prevent stock shortages. It also features a wide opening […]

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Competition Winner

Posted December 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Congratulations to Eduardo Walther Grumpy Monkey Coffee Roasters Cafe Culture International held a simple Business Card Competition during the recent Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference in Port Macquarie.  Eduardo not only attended the event and became part of the judging team, but also entered one of his coffees in the Milk Category, […]

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Game-changing Sweet Bite

Posted December 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Sunny Queen shakes up the snack market with game-changing Sweet Bite Leading egg producer Sunny Queen Australia has launched a ready to serve, egg based sweet snack that has all the indulgence of a sweet treat but with less of the naughtiness. Sunny Queen Managing Director, John O’Hara, says launching a sweet egg-based range was […]

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Put health on your menu

Posted December 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Freezoccino – Making  Summer Great Making  the most of your Summer ice-blended beverage menu is so easy with Cappuccine Australia’s exceptionally delicious powder beverage mixes. Since 1991 Cappuccine’s  innovative flavour discoveries have captured customers’ imaginations time and time again with their vast range of specialty beverages. Be tempted by more than 20 incredible stand-alone flavours  […]

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Summer Uniform Tips + Free Badges from Cargo Crew!

Posted December 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cargo Crew provide a unique range of stylish, on-trend staff uniforms for cafés and businesses across Australia. With the warm weather settling in for Summer, the team from Cargo Crew have put together their top tips to keep your hard-working crew comfortable and look great. Lightweight Fabrics It’s all about breathability & movement in your […]

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