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There can be only ONE Grand Master!

Posted October 20, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The stage has been set for an epic breezey battle in Sydney. The state rounds have been completed and 8 Breezey Masters have been crowned. Next Tuesday at the NEW Espresso Room in Circular the competitors will be challenged to produce the best tasting and presented coffee using the Almond Breeze Barista Blend Milk. Almond […]

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King of the Gold Coast takes home a cool $3k

Posted October 14, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Barefoot Barista hosted the Gold Coast Latte Art Championship last night which featured over 50 competitors. Competitors were challenged to create a number of set latte art designs and demonstrate there creativity with free pour in head to head smackdown battles. The event was the official launch of the MooBar cafe milk system. Moobar is […]

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Cambodia – So Wat?

Posted October 13, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Pol Pot, deforestation, poverty, land mines, Killing Fields? It can be hard to put aside some of the negative historical mental images of Cambodia but the fact is that it’s fast moving forward with regional investment from all over Asia and the world. With Kim Wildes 1981 hit “Cambodia” running through my mind we jumped […]

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Up close with Colin Harmon

Posted October 13, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

While a large proportion of the global coffee community has been in Dublin for the World Barista Championships, it’s appropriate to consider what one of Ireland’s most successful baristas has to say. During Colin Harmon’s visit to Australia recently, Leigh Michelmore from Veneziano Coffee hosted an event and about 50 people from Queensland’s coffee community […]

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First Fruits

Posted October 13, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

First Fruits are historically known as the best of the harvest. The bible indicatES a Jewish feast where the first fruits offering needed to be given before any of the crop could be harvested. Similarly, First Fruits wants to provide the finest, and serve their community. Partners Daniel Smith and Ben Taylor have just opened […]

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Passion starts here

Posted October 13, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Passion is exactly what you’ll taste in a cup that comes from a barista who is obsessed with coffee. A Barista who not only wakes up thinking about coffee but whom counts coffee beans to fall asleep at night.  A barista who checks for perfection and consistency while watching the espresso shot pour into the […]

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Drinking to great coffee – without the caffeine

Posted October 13, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Never has there been a better time to be a coffee drinker. What was once a social dalliance has become an art and a science all in one. We are armed in our homes with temperature-monitoring kettles, personal grinders, and beans so traceable we can name the donkey that carried them to the wetmill. In […]

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BIOCAP Biodegradable Capsules

Posted October 13, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The BioCap capsules are 100% biosourced and 100% biodegradable products. The compostable material has replaced common plastics of petro-chemical origin that are found in most types of packaging. As a result, they meet the European standard EN13432 for packaging waste. The ingredients used to manufacture the capsules are Fibres, Starch, Proteins, Lipids and Additives of […]

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Freezoccino – Making Summer Great

Posted October 13, 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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Golden Tumeric Elixir

Posted October 13, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Free Sample + Recipe Card Alchemy’s new all natural Golden Turmeric Elixir is a delicious, easy to make concentrate that combines the functional goodness of Turmeric, black pepper, ginger, cinnamon and organic vanilla. It blends easily in hot or cold milk, without any grittiness or settling, and it makes the best tasting Golden Latte available. […]

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General Interest

Compak Golden Bean Competition NOW OPEN

Posted October 12, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference returns once again to the tranquil mid north coast town of Port Macquarie, NSW.  For over 10 years this event has provided unique opportunities for Australian Coffee Roasters and a platform to connect, mingle, engage and enjoy this thriving industry. The event will take place from […]

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The Extraction Journey

Posted October 6, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s taken 18 months of blood, sweat, tears and some big life decisions, but Extraction Artisan Coffee is finally ready to change the game in The City of Logan for coffee lovers. The venture has been a labour of love for Alex Milosevic and Heather Scott, who – with their business partners Brett and Cath […]

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Cargo Crew announce the release of the “Henry Re-Engineered”

Posted October 6, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cargo Crew – home of the Modern Uniform – are renowned for their stylish and versatile apron range. The Henry Apron is without a doubt the classic of the Cargo Crew range, with its lightweight fabric, iconic press studs, and changeable cross-back straps. Crews from across the world love the genuine appeal of the textured […]

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Freezoccino – Making Summer Great

Posted October 6, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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  –  from everyone’s favourite Freezoccino […]

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Go Green this Summer with The Art of Blend

Posted October 6, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Avocado, cucumber & Kiwi Yoghurt Smoothie Green smoothies are a go to beverage choice for those in health conscious markets – especially moving into summer where customers are looking for a tasty and refreshing beverage to cool down with. Adding vegetables and fruit such as avocado, cucumber and kiwi to smoothies are an easy and […]

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Not so easy riding

Posted October 6, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cruising Vietnam’s Central Highlands Biker Style 930 kilometres of open road, dirt and rubble, two inexperienced riders, one sort of English speaking guide and a hell of a lot of close calls! Each day brought new challenges from the burning sun, to needing to stop and amuse the locals with yoga style stretching or the […]

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Low ‘n slow BBQ

Posted October 6, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Barbecue in Australia is booming. As Wood fired or charcoal ‘low and slow’ cooking continues to take over many backyards and cafes, The ABA’s co-founder and general manager, Adam Roberts, tells us about the gradual birth of a movement. Low n Slow barbecue, like the name suggests, sees large cuts of meats – usually fattier […]

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Expanding your business

Posted October 6, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Growing from one café to many Many of the successful cafe owners I speak with have set up one cafe and are now looking for what’s next. Making the leap from opening one successful business to unrolling multiple sites can be both challenging and rewarding. There are a number of common problems that cafe owners […]

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Facing the pressure

Posted October 6, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Managing wage woes and cutting expenses How business owners can find new ways to make money in the competitive landscape. It’s certainly no secret that Australian cafe, restaurant and venue owners are faced with pressure from the growing costs of doing business, particularly when it comes to higher than ever wage expenses. The recent minimum […]

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Celebrating 30 years of roasting passion

Posted September 29, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Marcello Nadile from Euroespresso Machine Company is celebrating 30 years of dedication to a passion for roasting great coffee, supplying unique and enduring coffee machines and providing a personalised service to the coffee industry. Euroespresso Machine Company was established in 1968 and was purchased by Marcello Nadile in 1986. As Australian agents for the famous […]

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Training Teenagers

Posted September 29, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Teenagers, or junior staff members, are relied upon heavily in our industry and they can become a great asset to our business. We love them because they come cheap and they do the jobs that, let’s face it, the rest of us don’t want to do.  However, if we don’t take the time to understand […]

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Building Coffee Dreams in Cambodia

Posted September 29, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

When Steve McGinness saw the situation on the ground in Cambodia, he knew he had to pitch in with helping the country’s poorest children. Feeding Dreams Cambodia is a community school that gives free education and daily meals to the poorest children in Siem Reap. The aim is to give children the skills to lift […]

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Coope Dota – Costa Rica

Posted September 29, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

From coconut tree lined beaches on the coast to cloud-high volcanoes and lush dense tropical jungles, Costa Rica is as pretty as a postcard in all directions. For those that didn’t take much notice in their geography class at school, Costa Rica is a Central American country which is a little smaller than Tasmania with […]

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Re-thinking Lock-In Contracts for your Business

Posted September 29, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Phil Di Bella’s News From Above One of my greatest frustrations with this industry is seeing cafe owners get locked into product supply contracts that do not allow them flexibility to exit the relationship if they wish to. I have always been an advocate for business owners retaining their freedom of choice when it comes […]

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Don’t throw it, Grow it!

Posted September 29, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The eco choice for your cafe Would you choose eco-friendly biodegradable, takeaway cups that are cheaper than conventional cups? Most takeaway cups are non-recycleable because of a petroleum plastic lining that takes many lifetimes to breakdown.  One billion cups are used in Australia each year with 90% ending up in our landfills, producing damaging greenhouse […]

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Not your average Tea Company

Posted September 29, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Tea Tonic Many companies are born of altruistic ideas but what is rare is one that can stick steadfast to these over 19 years of business growth. Tea Tonic is one of these! Right from its humble beginnings when as a practicing Naturopath specialising in skin conditions, Lisa Hilbert first blended a powerful combination of […]

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Freezoccino – Making Summer Great

Posted September 28, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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  –  from everyone’s favourite Freezoccino […]

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Golden Bean News

Aussie Expat takes out North American competition

Posted September 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Press Release – September 21st Compak Golden Bean North America Conclusion! Coffee vapours drifted over Portland last week as year two of the North American Compak Golden Bean Competition took place. Over 700 coffees were entered and judged from 244 North American Roasters. The Compak Golden Bean is now the largest global coffee roasting competition […]

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The Aussie Cafe Connection

Posted September 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Why are Aussie Cafes taking over America? Why are Aussie café concepts springing up in American cities? It’s because the High Quality Cafe (HiQC) is a profitable business model that has longevity in the complex and ever-changing hospitality business of café service. Restaurants have a limited shelf life, especially high-end dining businesses. The High Quality […]

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“The Works” vege bagel

Posted September 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

It doesn’t take a genius to eat a bagel for breakfast, but this veggie-heavy combo is worth trying: cream cheese, tomatoes, capers, red onions, and sprouts. Ingredients: 1 bagel, sliced and toasted (plain, everything, or any other flavor) cream cheese (You could also mix in 1 Tablespoon sun-dried tomato pesto to 8 oz of cream […]

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MooBar Product Launch

Posted September 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Queensland Launch invite you to to join us for the Gold Coast Latte Art Championship Thursday 13 October, starts 6pm At Barefoot Barista Shop 5/10 Palm Beach Ave, Palm Beach RSVP your attendance (click here) Before 6th October   |  Strictly limited numbers Great Prizes 1st prize $3000 cash prize, one of the largest prizes ever […]

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Coffee Notes

Posted September 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Sponsored by Espresso Company Australia T. 1300 326 326 W. www.espressocompany.com.au Thanks to the wonderful team at Espresso Company Australia, Café Culture’s panel of judges have critiqued these coffees to bring you some unique examples of fine Australian coffee roasting. All coffees were evaluated first as espresso and then as milk-based.         […]

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Cafe Person – Ned Schepis

Posted September 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Managing Director, Just Coffee Insurance Ned Schepis grew up with coffee as his constant companion. Ned comes from a Sicilian family which meant he “grew up having short blacks morning and night. I can remember as a young kid, my grandmother used to put the percolated coffee on the stove and I’d have some with […]

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Summer Inspired Blended Beverages

Posted September 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s official, the summer months are fast approaching as is the heat and humidity that goes along with it. But relax, The Art of Blend makes creating a seasonally inspired beverage menu so much easier, with our range of profitable, affordable, creative and easy to make smoothie and frappe beverages. The warmer months are the […]

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Rising Brew

Posted September 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

CAFÉ CULTURE IN JAPAN, PT I We recently visited Japan as part of a research trip with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. We were lucky enough to stop in at Glitch Coffee Roasters, a shared coffee roasting space thriving in the Chiyoda ward of central Tokyo. We were treated to a wonderful Ethiopia Aricha Natural as […]

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GBNA double trouble!

Posted September 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

In only its second year, the Compak Golden Bean North America has doubled in size! And it will be no trouble at all with the event drawing 130 delegates from all over the United States and Canada, judges will get through 650 coffee entries over the three day event. Featuring demonstrations and discussions on roasting, […]

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Better Coffee Relationships

Posted September 14, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Coffee Spanish book contains essential technical Spanish, plus advice needed by coffee buyers and roasters to communicate clearly. Not a “Learn to speak Spanish book”, it is written for anyone who is in coffee and wants to learn more about the language we all use and confuse in the green coffee buying & selling […]

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Stand out in the crowd

Posted September 14, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Dare to be different, Dare to be bold… Stand out in the crowd! To celebrate the beginning of Spring XTRACTED ESPRESSO SOLUTIONS are offering FREE CUSTOM BODY on all La Marzocco FB80 purchases  made in September or until stock sells out. This offer is available on all NEW 2 and 3 group FB80 AV models. […]

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Breezy Masters

Unbeaten ‘Money’ Wins Act Breezy Masters

Posted September 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The stakes have gone up in the 2016 Almond Breeze Breezy Masters with milk wizard Seng ‘Money’ Sanoubane winning the ACT competition. The territory’s finest baristas descended on Espresso Room at Woden on Tuesday night to win the last spot in next month’s national final, made possible by Almond Breeze Barista Blend. Third place was […]

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Fruit Minced Shortbread

Posted September 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

We took a classic and gave it a seasonal twist! Our delicious shortbread recipe has been tweaked in a unique way, creating a biscuit that your eyes tell you is shortbread but your tastebuds tell you is Christmassy fruit mince pie goodness. Chock full of fruit and spices, the Mamma Marilena Fruit Minced Shortbread has […]

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A uniform with head to toe style

Posted September 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cargo Crew, home of the Modern Uniform, are getting into Spring in a big way and have two newcomers to their range arriving this week. Chino Shorts and Skirts will bring a cool change to an already stylish range, while their new Rex Utility shirt is the most versatile utility shirt on the uniform market. For […]

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Hassle free music for your cafe

Posted September 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

SoundsLikeCafe – the service that delivers music to your cafe’s door regularly so you are never at a loss for contemporary music for your cafe. Since its inception in 2003 SoundsLikeCafé has established itself as the premium cafe music network in Australia. With over 1400 cafés nationally, this unique product has carved out a valuable […]

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So Natural Barista Soy

Posted September 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

So Natural Barista Soy Milk is Australia’s newest specialty milk designed especially for the use with Australian coffee. With quality ingredients the range contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and allows our nation of skilled baristas to make the ultimate latte every time they pour. Contact p. 1800 646 231 w. www.ffgl.com.au
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Specialty Turkish Coffee

Posted September 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

STC I  – Specialty Turkish Coffee The STC Pro designed by Turgay YILDIZLI (2013 World Cezve/Ibrik Champion) and handcrafted by SOY in Turkey has a unique construction creating ideal turbulence without increasing brew agitation leading to a more even extraction when compared to traditional Turkish coffee pots. The STC Stand X is a portable stainless […]

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Golden Goodness

Posted September 6, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Experience the natural goodness of Arkadia Golden Latte. A perfect blend of high quality turmeric, spices and organic panela sugar, this golden beauty is fast becoming the preferred choice for a morning pick-me-up. This perfect turmeric blend is ready to serve, just add to your preferred hot milk for a delicious & natural Golden latte. […]

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Andy Crowned Breezy Master Perth

Posted September 1, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The penultimate piece in the Breezy Masters puzzle is in place with Andy Tseng winning in Perth. The Northbridge Coffee Roasters generously provided the venue and the winning coffee at this week’s Breezy Masters Perth on Tuesday. Pixel Coffee’s Tseng used coffee from the host venue to win the Almond Breeze Australia latte art competition […]

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Lola Coffee

Posted September 1, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Shop 6, 855 Stanley St Woolloongabba QLD 4102 (entrance on Trafalgar St) Lola Coffee is set to establish a new benchmark in Brisbane’s coffee scene. Opening just last month owners Corinne and Brett Chilcott are bringing worlds of learning to their tiny espresso bar on the south side. Set in the industrial strip of Woolloongabba, […]

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Cultured Products

Carton & Co Water

Posted September 1, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Pure Water. One of life’s essentials.  Simply packaged in an ecofriendly, recyclable carton.  Carton & Co was created in Australia to shake up bottled water.  To do things differently and create better outcomes without sacrificing convenience.  Customers love the ‘guilt-free’ nature of Carton & Co water. The BPA-free, recyclable packaging is made from renewable resources […]

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The Art of Blend at Fine Food 2016

Posted September 1, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Experience everything The Art of Blend has to offer The Art of Blend will be showcasing their extensive and versatile range of premium beverage powders at the Annual Fine Food show. Kicking off at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from the 12th – 15th September 2016, The Art of Blend invites you to stop […]

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Cultured Products

Hot Apple Cider

Posted September 1, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Those Girls Beverage Co. have made winter much more enjoyable for Australia. Their New York inspired, non-alcoholic Hot Apple Cider has hit the wholesale market at the perfect time to bring smiles to the faces of those who are feeling the cold. The liquid gold Hot Apple Cider tastes like apple pie and contains no […]

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