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General Interest

Italians choose Australian AMANTI coffee !

Posted April 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

In a major coup for Australia, AMANTI coffee has been selected by an Italian chain of gelato stores in Viadana Italy.   How did it happen ?  Fabio, the owner of the chain was on holiday in Sydney.  Desperate for a good espresso, he tried a coffee at Corner Coffee Co at the top end […]

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Decaf: Some say, “why bother?” I say, “why not?”

Posted April 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Specialty Coffee industry has come a long way to develop the quality of coffee. To innovate brew methods, to find exacting parameters for incredible espresso extraction and to educate our customers on the farming practices, growing regions and taste expectations of our coffee. What this has accomplished is customer demand for an amazing coffee […]

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Give StixToGo a Go today!

Posted April 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Delight customers and make your cafe a standout with our StixToGo plugs! Here is why: Your coffees stay hotter for longer, which means customers enjoy your excellent coffee to the last drop, and will remember you for it. Also, StixToGo prevent accidental spills and mess. Customers love these spill-preventing, heat-retaining devices. StixToGo will be an […]

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Panama: discovering a treasure trove of aromas

Posted April 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

 With coffees carefully grown at high altitudes (starting at 1,650 – 1,800 meters) and lower temperatures resulting in slower growth, Don Pepe’s coffees are renown for exceptional flavours and aromas. In February of this year the team at Di Bella Coffee launched the new Crop to Cup Exclusives coffee Panama Geisha, highlighting the rare coffees […]

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Cafe Person – Paul O’Brien – National Business Manager EQS & OOH Rancilio

Posted April 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

“I always embrace the challenge.” Rancilio Australia’s Paul O’Brien speaks with the warmth and confidence of someone unafraid to make bold choices and push for better results.The fact that Rancilio Australia exists in its current form is testament to the boldness of Paul and others within the company. “It’s been hugely rewarding to see our […]

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Cultured Products

The Art of Blend

Posted April 21, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Art of Blend is a range of premium beverage bases, using the finest ingredients from Australia and around the world, to create the ultimate gourmet drinking experience. From Forastero cocoa to Arabica coffee and a secret blend of spices, The Art of Blend has the perfect balance of creaminess, mouth feel and flavour to […]

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Golden Bean News

Compak Golden Bean 2016 Dates Announced

Posted April 18, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Golden Bean North America: 14-17 SEPT 2016 CASTAWAY, PORTLAND, OREGON Signup to the newsletter for more information and updates Australia: 16-19 NOV 2016 RYDGES, PORT MACQUARIE, NSW Signup to the newsletter for more information and updates

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News

Phillip DiBella’s – News from above

Posted April 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Daily Luxury As most people know I enjoy the finer luxuries of life, but I know I am not alone. Whether you go out for fine dining or love to travel, you will notice that these days many more consumers seem to have the disposable income to buy premium products or enjoy premium services. So […]

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News

Salt Therapy

Posted April 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Like any professional, Stacey-lea Benjamin aimed to present the perfect cup every time she served a coffee. This is how we found her back in 2014 – the perfect personality for a barista – passionate, positive, affable. We immediately engaged Stacey-lea for a café marketing project that led to a very successful event for us […]

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Cultured Products

The ultimate flavour companion

Posted April 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

If you enjoy flavoured coffee, then you will love our “Justin Metcalf World Barista Judge” range of flavoured raw sugars. Developed by coffee experts, our flavoured raw sugar is designed work with, and compliment, your favourite coffee to offer a quality alternative to coffee syrup. This is true innovation, unique to Aurigin and superior to […]

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News

Base Espresso

Posted April 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

At Base the food philosophy is about fresh, healthful and interesting! Focusing on serving locally sourced organic alternatives and encouraging less use of processed products, they are constantly searching for new ideas.  The constant focus of their head chef combs through the history of classic nutritious solutions. Succulent lamb skewers with mouth watering roasted sweet […]

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News

Only the best for Mamma Marilena

Posted April 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Growing up watching his mother bake, Greg Sawyer knew from an early age that his passion in life was baking. Now, with 24 years of professional baking experience under his belt, Greg’s passion has truly come to fruition. As head baker for Mamma Marilena, a national gourmet treats supplier with its origins as a family […]

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News

MOVIE NEWS: Film Premier – The Coffee Man Australia’s World Barista Champion, Sasa Sestic

Posted April 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The movie documenting Australia’s first World Barista Champion in over 10 years, Canberra’s Sasa (pronounced “Sasha”) Sestic, will have its world premiere in Australia on 18 May 2016, ahead of premieres in USA, UK, France, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, Czech Republic, Italy, Honduras and Sasa’s home country of Serbia. The Coffee Man explores the extraordinary world […]

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Golden Bean News

How to win a Golden Bean – Tips

Posted April 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Compak Golden Bean North America: Castaway, 1900 NW 18th Avenue, Portland, Oregon USA 14- 17 September 2016 The Compak Golden Bean Australia: Ridges, Port Macquarie 16-19 November 2016 The Compak Golden Bean has become an annual highlight in Australia for more than a decade, and expanded to North America in 2015 with Portland hosting its […]

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Naturally Good Expo

Posted April 1, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Connecting café owners with healthy opportunities Australians’ growing appetite for healthy food and artisan products coupled with an increase in allergies and specialty diet trends has given rise to a new wave of opportunities for cafes. Consumers are demanding healthy options across all purchase types and eating out is no exception, with wholefoods, fair trade, […]

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Behmor Brazen Plus – The accurate electronic pour-over

Posted March 31, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

What is it? The manual and the carton call it a brewer and I’ve been caught calling it that too but in our market that invokes terrible memories of 1980’s dripolator machines which overheated the water and we are then fed with stale coffee only to wonder why it tasted bad.   I’m calling this an […]

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News

NEW 25G NUTELLA JAR: Ideal choice for cafés as bakery & pastry item add-on

Posted March 31, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Nutella, which is enjoyed in more than 75 countries internationally as well as being the number one hazelnut spread in Australia*, is now available in new 25 jars exclusive to the foodservice sector. Ideal to offer as a point-of-sale add-on when the customer purchases bakery or pastry goods, new Nutella 25g jars feature the same […]

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Calling On All Café Suppliers, FoodService Manufacturers, Distributors & Coffee Brands.

Posted March 31, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

As part of our ongoing commitment to the Café industry, we are compiling the next Café Pulse 6th Annual Café Owners survey.   Do you have a Café question that you want answered, or clarified? Please contact us with your question and our expert Café Owner panel will consider including it in the next successful Café […]

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News

Daylan Isai knows what is happening in his city

Posted March 30, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

“As an owner-operator, retailer and coffee enthusiast, this is arguably one of the most exciting times to be in Brisbane.” Daylan Isai knows what is happening in his city, and that’s exactly why the industry guru believes that this year’s Café Biz Roadshow is arriving at a critical time of Brisbane’s growth. “It’s a matter of being in […]

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Education

Cafe Pulse – Fact of the Week 9

Posted March 17, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Did you know that one in five Café Customers in Australian Café’s is TAKE AWAY only. Thank you to the +800 cafés included into this year’s annual “State Of the Café Industry Report”. We can now have real café benchmarks and thus café owners, coffee roasters and the café suppliers can best set benchmarks in […]

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News

Coffee World Comes To Hotelex Shanghai China March 29th to 1st April 2016

Posted March 17, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Coffee World Comes To Hotelex Shanghai China March 29th to 1st April 2016 The number of exhibitors has reached a massive 2,000+ with a promising 30.13% growth covering 17 exhibition halls and 4 outdoor halls. HOTELEX has over 600+ Coffee Industry exhibitors and products came from 130 countries and regions. Most of the domestic companies […]

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The rules have been broken in Brisbane’s café scene

Posted March 16, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

That’s according to one of Australia’s finest coffee gurus, Tim Adams, who is buzzing at the recent rapid change in his home state. “It used to be a real struggle to get a café’ owner to really invest, to buy into my spirit of excitement,” the owner of the Sunshine Coast’s Tim Adams Specialty Coffee […]

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Mrs Mac’s delicious NEW range of gluten-free pies and rolls

Posted March 3, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Introducing Mrs Mac’s delicious NEW range of gluten-free pies and rolls – unapologetically the best tasting gluten free pastry products on the market! The last few years have seen gluten free products explode in popularity as awareness and diagnosis of Coeliac disease and gluten intolerance continues grow. Whether as a lifestyle choice or to treat […]

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News

Innovation / Activation

Posted March 3, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Whether it be the launch of a new product or menu, a new promotion or an up-dating of pricing, it is often the case that the “detailed” strategising and planning goes into determining what the product, promotion or new price will be, with there being little or no real considered planning around the actual activation […]

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News

Evolving Interior Style!

Posted March 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Conversations about today’s design styles are captured in vigorous social media dialogue, magazines and publications, and these styles are eclectic, varied and vibrant. It is now difficult to capture a singular trend or interior movement that embodies contemporary style. Instead, current design styles are about self-expression, individualism and narrative rather than a single trend that […]

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News

Fiefy’s Specialty Café

Posted March 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Owned by Fiefy Anuwatanaphorn and Tim McDonald and established in 2011, Fiefy’s Specialty Café is set into the facade of an Adelaide CBD building and is a haven for the coffee lover and also the city traveller. Fiefy’s has been running strong for four years and has recently undergone a light renovation/ revitalisation. Fiefy and […]

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General Interest

Yum, baked cheesecake

Posted March 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Ingredients 250 g packet malt biscuits 125 g butter, melted 2 x 250 g packets cream cheese, room temp ¾ cup brown sugar ¾ cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste 3 eggs Caramel Sauce 150 g butter 150 g brown sugar 150 g thin cream Method 1. Preheat oven to 160°C/140°C fan-forced. Grease […]

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Brisbane coffee roasters are crema of the crop

Posted March 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Brisbane coffee roasters Elixir Coffee are proving consistency is key notching up 26 award wins since 2013 at prestigious competitions such as the Golden Bean, Sydney Royal Show and RASV Australian International Coffee Awards. This year is proving to be no different. The results of the Sydney Royal Show competition, just released, saw founders and brothers Jason […]

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General Interest

Kickstart the day

Posted March 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Whether it’s a tasty omelette to kickstart the day, or a lunch time fritter to fuel the afternoon ahead, eggs are an essential cafe menu item that will have customers coming back for a hearty, tasty meal. Sunny Queen Meal Solutions has introduced a range of new, on trend flavours to its unique, frozen, ready […]

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General Interest

Regional coffee roaster takes out Gold at Sydney Royal Fine Food awards

Posted March 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

NSW regional coffee roaster from Young, takes out the prestigious Gold medal award at the 2016 Sydney Royal fine food awards. Adrian Capra, coffee roaster and owner of Art of Espresso Coffee Company from the regional town of Young, NSW has roasted the city competition and taken out the champion of their class and Gold […]

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News

Introducing Di Bella Coffee Exclusives: Panama Geisha

Posted February 18, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Introducing Di Bella Coffee Exclusives: Panama Geisha “Since our humble beginnings as a small specialty coffee roaster, my goal has been to share exceptional coffee with my customers and friends. The new Di Bella Coffee Exclusives range features my personal highlights of this year’s premium crops. Each variety is unique and exclusive to Di Bella […]

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General Interest

Trip to Origin – Far North Queensland

Posted February 18, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

International Women’s Coffee Alliance (Australian Chapter Formation)   The proposed coffee tour to Far North Queensland is now a reality with a 5-day itinerary now available. It’s scheduled for the week straight after Easter from Tuesday 29th March to Saturday 2nd April and will includes… 5 coffee plantations (NQ Gold, Skybury, Jacques, Howe Farming and […]

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General Interest

Are you FULLY covered?

Posted February 18, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Insurance, a necessary investment Insurance is a commodity that people either love, or hate. In recent natural disasters in Australia, some have seen insurance as a godsend, assisting to get their businesses back up and running. Others see it as being “unnecessary” and some still have the opinion that “it will never happen to me”. […]

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General Interest

Smash waiting times with quick and versatile egg meals

Posted February 17, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Whether it’s fuel for your customers’ busy day ahead, or an oasis away from the daily grind, you can stand out from your competitors with a 100% real egg product that will surprise and delight your customers without the lengthy wait that comes with cracking and cooking eggs. Ready to thaw and use in minutes, […]

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News

Natvia Sweet Team back to defend WRBC title

Posted February 16, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

2015’s inaugural World’s Richest Barista Competition (WRBC) concluded with a nail biting finish whereby finalist Natvia Sweet Team and Veneziano Coffee Roasters could only be separate by 1 point. Both these teams will return to battle it out for the 2016 title and a share of the $50,000 prize pool. Since claiming the title Natvia […]

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News

Who said money doesn’t grow on trees?

Posted February 4, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

If you sell ZUMMO freshly squeezed orange juice then your GP on a $5.00 serving is about $4.40. You can make guaranteed profit from day one. We’re not suggesting that you should stop selling coffee but we are suggesting that you start to sell delicious juice as well and with Zummo its fast, easy and profitable! […]

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Golden Bean News

Why do you keep coming back?

Posted February 4, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

At the 2015 Compak Golden Bean we asked a few attendees what the competition and conference means to them and why they keep returning year after year. Check out what they have to say at the video below!  Thanks to all who volunteered their thoughts!

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General Interest

Go Green

Posted January 20, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Go Green when it comes to adding smoothies to your menu – this is one trend that has some nutritional and health cred behind it. Adding green vegetables and fruit to your youghurt smoothie is an ideal way to achieve the daily fruit and vegetable requirements while also meeting that on-the-go lifestyle customers have today. […]

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News

Little Clive

Posted January 19, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Brisbane doesn’t quite have the reputation for awesome cafes that its southern neighbours of Sydney and Melbourne are renown for, but a decent café culture is certainly developing with new and interesting places opening both in the city and nearby suburbs. I was recommended one recently called Little Clive, in Clive Street, Annerley and after […]

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General Interest

Ned Kelly of the East

Posted January 19, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

One of the new cafés opened over the past five years, as the focus on quality coffee continues in Malaysia, is The Good Golly Miss Molly café. This café has its hands full when it comes to customers. Located in Millennium Square, Jalan 14/1, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor (that’s Kuala Lumpur to you), […]

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One egg; three meals

Posted January 19, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

When poached eggs are this easy to make, why stop at breakfast? Cracking, cooking and serving hundreds of fresh eggs have, until now, kept the much loved poached egg meal off many cafe and catering menus due to the time and diligence needed in a busy kitchen. To combat this, the chefs behind one of […]

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A new chapter for Rob

Posted December 18, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Our beloved sales executive, Rob Marlowe, is leaving the Cafe Culture Team. Relocating to the Sunshine State with his wife and baby on the way, we wish him all the best with his new chapter. For all future sales enquiries for Cafe Culture International please contact david.stark@cafeculture.com or call him on his mobile 0411 655 […]

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Golden Bean News

Compak Golden Bean 2016 Dates Announced

Posted December 17, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Golden Bean North America: 14-17 SEPT 2016 CASTAWAY, PORTLAND, OREGON Signup to the newsletter for more information and updates Australia: 16-19 NOV 2016 RYDGES, PORT MACQUARIE, NSW Signup to the newsletter for more information and updates

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Golden Bean News

Join IWCA at origin

Posted December 17, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S COFFEE ALLIANCE Update: by Christine Cottrell As interest in the IWCA gains momentum quite a bit has happened since the last update 3 months ago. Certainly, there is a lot of enthusiastic girls across the country gathering to make plans and get ideas into action and some wonderful support from generous companies helping […]

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Golden Bean News

Empowering women to improve lives

Posted December 16, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Legal and cultural practices in many coffee growing regions around the world restrict women from the economic opportunities that would generate significant improvements for their families, their businesses and their communities. The empowerment of these women with these opportunities to make social and economic change must engage both men and women in understanding the value […]

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Golden Bean News

In the Compak Hopper

Posted December 16, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

At the 10th Anniversary of the Compak Golden Bean The Compak Golden Bean 2015 culminated with a lavish gala night of awards at the James Bond 007 dinner, trackside at the Newcastle Jockey Club. Forget the jeans and black t-shirts often associated with the coffee industry as guests donned their finest gowns and jewels to […]

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Golden Bean News

Roastress Coops

Posted December 16, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Anne Cooper is a country girl who has roasted up a great career as a Master Roastress. She has established herself over 23 years in the industry, from barista to cafe owner, to competitor, trainer, roaster, judge and consultant, including a raft of accreditations to back up that experience. Recently she formalised her credentials into […]

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Golden Bean News

Los Angeles roasters take out inaugural titles

Posted December 16, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

THE COMPAK GOLDEN BEAN NORTH AMERICA A well known and respected North American Coffee Roaster, Mike Perry from Klatch Coffee Inc. took to the stage in Portland OR at the awards night to accept the honor of being the first ever Compak Golden Bean Champion in this prestigious industry competition. Mike won the competition by […]

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News

Jarad’s Thai Fish Cakes

Posted December 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Ingredients: Paste • 25 g fresh garlic cloves, peeled • 4 small birds eye chilies (more or less for heat preference) • 25 g fresh lemongrass, cut fine • 25 g palm sugar, cut fine • 5 g shrimp paste • 20 g coriander roots and stem, cut fine • 20 g tamarind paste • […]

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General Interest

The origins of the COFFEEHOUSE

Posted December 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Progression, Innovation & Caffeination By Jacqueline Mocek The proliferation of the café in Australia throughout recent history has escalated to a point where it has become synonymous with the Australian way of life. Our “café culture” is world renowned. Whilst we can wholly claim the culture we have built around our humble cafés, the origin […]

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