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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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Excitement in the London Coffee Market

Posted March 1, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s not all about red double decker buses, union Jacks and warm beer. It’s more about the great hospitality of the new cafes scene in London Town that’s caffeinating and entertaining this vibrant World city. You don’t have to look too hard now in London for a great coffee and an excellent café experience. Every […]

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So tasty, so fresh, so summer

Posted February 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

If there’s one thing you crave in the middle of summer, when you’re thinking of your beach body and sweating in the summer heat: it’s eating healthy and fresh.  A great pre-made item for your takeaway counter could be healthy and fresh rice paper rolls.  The best thing is you can put almost anything in […]

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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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