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How many coffees do you have on offer?

Posted March 23, 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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What Can Baristas Learn From Bartenders?

Posted March 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

There might be a gap between the world of coffee shops and cocktail bars. One is focused on the daytime service, the other one comes alive in the evening hours. The first helps you wake up in the morning, and you can stop by the second after work. With a growth of both scenes, their […]

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A Coffee Negroni for Ten People

Posted March 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Batched Cocktails Save yourself some time behind the bar. Why make one drink when you can make ten? Batched cocktails have grown significantly in popularity across the cocktail world. They’re a great, easy option for the amateur bartender — particularly useful when you’re hosting a party, because you’re not going to be stuck behind the bar all night mixing […]

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Bees: the ingredient your coffee needs most

Posted March 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

The next time you’re enjoying a good cup of coffee, thank the bees. Yes. The bees. Every cappuccino, every latte, every short black has one thing in common, apart from the actual coffee: they require bees to get from the plant to your mouth. And there’s a big problem with that. If you haven’t heard […]

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Compact POS Without Compromise

Posted March 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

New Uniwell HX-2500 Uniwell POS Australia is proud to announce the release of the latest in Uniwell Corporation’s Hybrid ePOS family – the new HX-2500. This 10” touch screen POS terminal is set to change the Café POS landscape, with an incredibly powerful feature-set that lends itself to hospitality venues of all shapes and sizes. […]

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Industry Night – Get Breezey in Melbourne

Posted March 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Breezey Masters 2017 kicks off Thursday 30th March @ Di Bella Coffee North Melbourne The first event of the 2017 Breezey Masters national barista series will be held next Thursday evening at Di Bella Coffee North Melbourne, entry is FREE and we encourage everyone to come along and enjoy the fun! Over 200 competitors took […]

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Revolutionary Integrated Grinder & Tamper

Posted March 17, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Barista Technology Australia Launches Revolutionary Integrated Grinder and Tamper Espresso perfection has finally arrived! Revolutionary technology with the potential to reshape the entire coffee industry has already taken the market by storm. CEO Brett Bolwell comments, The advanced grind-on-demand coffee grinder with automatic tamper is the result of a unique collaboration between two industry-leading brands, Puqpress […]

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Penalty Rates in Perspective

Posted March 17, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

In recent weeks there has been extensive media coverage of the decision by the Fair Work Commission to reduce penalty rates in the general retail, hospitality, fast food, pharmacy and restaurant awards. The ensuing public debate has been largely negative and sensationalised. NSW Business Chamber is keen to ensure that the benefits underpinning the penalty […]

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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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