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Tevo Maxi – Espresso Machine Cleaning Tablets

Posted July 28, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Offical product of the world barista championship.

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Taylor Made for Breezy Success

Posted July 28, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The nation’s largest city produced Australia’s biggest Breezy Masters crowd on the weekend when Sam Taylor was crowned NSW winner in the Almond Breeze Australia latte art competition. The Rocks Aroma Festival fans were there for the boutique coffee roasters, chocolatiers, tea-makers and gourmet providores. But the huge crowd got more when they saw Sam, […]

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GRINDERS COFFEE’S NEW ACADEMY MANAGER

Posted July 28, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Grinders Coffee can proudly reveal their new Coffee Academy Manager, training wunderkind Andy Easthope. Andy has leads a life fuelled by passion, with the Adelaide product starting in the world of coffee as a barista while he aimed to support his dream of becoming a musician. As luck would have it, he fell in love […]

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University of Wollongong’s Barista Comp and Latte Art Smack-down

Posted July 28, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

We are hosting the second ever University of Wollongong’s Barista Comp and Latte Art Smack-down on August 9th and 10th respectively. It is a great opportunity for baristas and the only one of its kind in Wollongong – we love the energy and passion people bring to the event. This year we are sponsored by ZEST specialty […]

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Cafe Biz

We want your feedback!

Posted July 25, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Thanks for participating in this year’s Cafe Biz Roadshow! The Cafe Biz Roadshow format was a first for Cafe Culture International this year. Now that the calendar of events has come to an end we would appreciate your feedback to assist in creating a better experience for all involved next year. Please take 5 minutes […]

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Laneway Specialty Coffee

Posted July 21, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

As the coffee scene gains momentum in the Top End, Laneway Specialty Coffee is noted as a local favourite for both its food and coffee. Located on a corner in the inner suburb of Parap, also home to the vibrant local Parap Saturday markets, on our visit the place was bustling inside and out with […]

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Velvet Fairy Frappe

Posted July 21, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

There is a distinct advantage when it comes to designing a creative beverage menu. The addition of Velvet Dairy Frappe from The Art of Blend range provides the perfect base for creating rich, creamy and creative Frappes. Developed with versatility and creativity in mind, The Art of Blend Velvet Dairy Frappe base is made from […]

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The Bare Bite Journey – Case Study

Posted July 14, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Sam Tinsley has spent the better part of 25 years in the Food Service and CAFE Industry. Her interest in healthy food began when her now teenage son Lachlan was born with multiple food intolerances. After many hours of research she recognised an underdeveloped sector in the market and decided to act on it. Sam […]

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Australia, it is time to get excited. The PEAK is finally here!

Posted July 14, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

AMC Roastery supply to Showcase the Innovative new Mahlkoenig “PEAK” grinder at Cafebiz Hobart 2016 AMC Roastery Supply, and leading global coffee grinding specialists Mahlkönig, are excited to announce we will be displaying the most anticipated grinder of 2016 … the Mahlkönig PEAK, during the CAFEBIZ Roadshows in Adelaide and Hobart. AMC Roastery supply will […]

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Australasian Café School

Posted July 12, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cafés have always been tricky businesses to get right and many don’t ever get past the first six months from start up because of bad business planning. We know this at Café Culture International as we have consulted to hundreds of café start-ups during 15 years as a consulting business. Sadly, we have done nearly […]

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Josh Rivers wins SA Breezy Masters

Posted July 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

“Settle it son, who’s the champion?” Wu-Tang Clan asked the question, and we can confirm one of their biggest fans has been awarded the title of South Australia’s Breezy Master thanks to Almond Breeze Australia. Joshua Rivers combined his love for coffee and the Wu-Tang Clan when he named his Brighton café Coffee Rules Everything […]

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Aromatic Spiced Chai

Posted July 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Art of Blends Aromatic Spiced Chai beverage powder has a spiced enriched creamy flavour like no other. Created using a gourmet blend of the best exotic spices from Australia and the world including cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove, the Art of Blend Aromatic Spiced Chai beverage base is the perfect addition to every […]

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Reach your sales potential

Posted July 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

More and more people have witnessed the cafe revolution and want a taste of the action, but until now there hasn’t been a formal way of accessing the industry. The unfortunate reality for keen beans is six out of ten café businesses fail within the first year. That’s where Café Culture International’s new initiative comes […]

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The Cargo Crew difference

Posted July 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Led by originality and their fashion design heritage, Cargo Crew have taken a fresh approach to uniform design that delivers style together with functionality. So what’s so different about Cargo Crew? Original & Diverse Cargo Crew are a creative business leading the uniform industry with innovative and original uniform design, and they sell industry direct. […]

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BREEZY MASTER FOR QLD

Posted July 1, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Di Bella Coffee label has earned another huge award with roaster Raihaan Esat becoming the Queensland Breezy Master thanks to Almond Breeze Australia. All the action went down on Tuesday night at Extraction Artisan Coffee on the Gold Coast, with Raihaan claiming victory from Kayla Hanna (Kayla’s Specialty Coffee) and Abrisca Coffee’s Jayed Kim […]

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Cafe Biz Roadshow Next Stop: Adelaide

Posted June 28, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Discover something amazing at Adelaide Cafe Biz Roadshow Calling ALL Cafe Owners, Baristas, Chefs, Waitresses and startups… want to know more more about CAFE, attend workshops and check out heaps of NEW products… Put Wednesday 6th July in your diary NOW to join us at Cafe Biz Expo Adelaide. It gets better – its FREE if […]

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JUSTEEN SINGLE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS WITH CAFÉ CULTURE

Posted June 9, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

 Justeen Single has been one of the most dynamic people in the café marketing and consulting industry over the last decade so it was fitting her contributions be acknowledged at restaurant Fusion 7 this week. The Port Macquarie restaurant perfectly fuses style with quality – two qualities that also happen to distinguish Justeen – and […]

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Kitl Cold Processed

Posted June 9, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Award winning, cold processed boutique Kitl Syrups, made from organic ingredients, are a healthy and delightful new alternative on café menus. Four delicious flavours: Elderflower, Mint, Ginger and Grapefruit, Kitl is versatile in its uses: mix with sparkling water for a refreshing beverage, poured over ice cream, add as a cocktail mixer or as the […]

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Chocolate Chia Seed Cake

Posted June 9, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Once you have perfected this cake you can add so much more to it. It is chocolatey, high in fibre from the chia seeds and packed with lots of protein – not too sweet and a total tastebud pleaser! You only need a bowl and a whisk to get the job done. To make it extra special remember to make the raw chocolate […]

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Trainers vs facilitators

Posted June 9, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

I used to believe a coffee trainer just had to understand coffee well, have a good palette and be able to teach making nice coffee to other people. These days, however, another myriad of personal qualities have become vital in for a successful coffee trainer. This piece delves into an element of personality and its […]

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What happened to boycotting supermarket branded milk?

Posted June 9, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Project host Waleed Aly got the masses revved up on May 16 when he urged them to boycott supermarket branded dairy products: Aly was so fired up that he described it as his “greatest call to arms”. A few weeks later and we’ve all noticed the social media furore has died down, and a […]

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Justine Schofield launches new menu with The Coffee Club

Posted June 8, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Justine Schofield has today unveiled her signature culinary twist to The Coffee Club’s menu with three of her signature recipes. The Australian food personality’s recipes are set to become favourites at The Coffee Club and include a smoked salmon and cream cheese omelette, an all-day breakfast granola bowl, as well as a chicken, avocado and […]

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Cafe Biz Roadshow Next Stop: Darwin

Posted May 31, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Discover something amazing at Darwin Cafe Biz Roadshow Calling ALL Cafe Owners, Baristas, Chefs, Waitresses and startups… want to know more more about CAFE, attend workshops and check out heaps of NEW products… Put Wednesdasy 22nd June in your diary NOW to join us at Cafe Biz Expo Darwin. It gets better – its FREE […]

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The Australian Women in Coffee Association launches in South Australia

Posted May 31, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Australian Women in Coffee Association launched on the 29th May 2016. So far the group stands at 7 members and is led by Georgina Lumb, Australian National Aeropress Champion 2016 and Training Manager at Patio Coffee Roasters. All 7 founding members come from different work backgrounds and all contribute different experiences as women currently […]

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Embracing the whole supply chain

Posted May 27, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Hugh Kelly is on the march to next month’s World Barista Championship in Dublin. It’s been a huge year for the Canberra barista after he won the Australian Barista Championship in March, keeping the title in the Ona Coffee family after company director Sasha Sestic won it in 2015. He’s also one of the stars […]

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Milk Wars

Posted May 20, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

CCI director Sean Edwards speaks for cafes in the midst of milk wars where nothing is what it seems. Blame game You can’t blame one party for how things are now, and I can certainly sympathise with both farmers and companies. I grew up in the Hunter Valley milking a small herd of cows, and […]

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Chef Works – Urban Collection

Posted May 20, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Chef Works Urban Collection is a street-inspired line of culinary apparel. Influenced by the emerging trends of food trucks and pop-up restaurants; The Urban Collection is the perfect combination of edgy fashion and forward thinking functionality. From aprons to chef jackets & shirts, each piece serves as an opportunity to make a bold statement to […]

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IWCA / Women in Coffee Update

Posted May 20, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

By Christine Cottrell What began as the idea to form an Australian chapter of the IWCA has morphed into something different and bigger than expected – as more and more women (and men) are getting involved with the Women in Coffee networks springing up in the various states. At a recent meeting in Brisbane at Café […]

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Managing health food trends

Posted May 20, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

 As a qualified chef and nutritionist with a degree in health promotion, I meet many health conscious people. There are those with serious food allergies who’d love to eat out often, if there were more places serving food they could safely eat. Then there are regular healthy people focussed on healthy choices, even when out. […]

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Australian Cafe Supplier Directory 2016

Posted May 18, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Now in its 5th year, the Australian Cafe Supplier Directory has become the go-to tool for café owners and franchise/chain stores. Businesses participating in the 2016 listing will benefit from promotion via Café Culture magazine, www.cafeculture.com and Café Culture Enews. The packages outlined in this media kit provide efficient engagement for café suppliers to connect […]

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Coffee and Mushrooms – A Strange Combination?

Posted May 13, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Not if you ask Jan Willem Bosman Jansen, the founder of the Dutch start-up GRO (Green Recycled Organics). He found out that coffee grounds are the perfect base for growing delicious mushrooms – making his venture a very sustainable one. Initially the idea came from Africa. The founder’s wife worked in a home for HIV […]

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Cafe Biz News

Castaway Paper Coffee Cups

Posted May 6, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

There are many things to think about when choosing which type of coffee cup to serve your brew in: serving temperatures, insulating properties, surface texture and feel, custom printing options, and which cup sizes you want to offer. To help point you in the right direction, we have explained the key differences between our four […]

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Cafe Biz

What is Café Biz

Posted May 5, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

WHAT IS CAFÉ BIZ ROADSHOW? Sean Edwards, Managing Director of Cafe Culture International tells us about the new direction for Café Biz. Café Biz has been streamlined into a travelling roadshow of 50 handpicked café business solutions that will visit four cities that have missed out on many educational hospitality events. 13 years ago after […]

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Puqpress

Posted May 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Delivering the perfect espresso shot can be a challenge even for seasoned baristas. Put just little more pressure on one side or the other and the water passes through unevenly giving you less than perfect espresso. PuqPress is the world’s first automatic precision coffee tamper that delivers proven results. Baristas now demand consistently better results, […]

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Hurom H22 Commercial Cold Press Juicer

Posted May 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Specifically designed for commercial use, the Hurom H22 brings Cold Press Juicing to any small business or commercial operation. Comprising a heavy duty design with twice the chamber capacity of Hurom’s consumer models, 3 complete top sections, transparent hopper and up to an 8 hour run time, the Hurom H22 enables any small business to […]

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Silver Chef’s Rent-Try-Buy® Solution

Posted May 1, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Silver Chef is the only specialist hospitality funder in Australia and provides equipment funding solutions to assist businesses achieve their full potential. Silver Chef’s Rent-Try-Buy® Solution is unlike anything else on the market. Why? Because it allows you to save your hard-earned working capital rather than spend it on depreciating assets. Rent-Try-Buy is a 12-month […]

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Milkadamia is waiting to be discovered

Posted April 29, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Designed for baristas to make amazing non-dairy milk coffee & chai. Milkadamia is created from Australian macadamias grown on our farms in the NSW Hinterland just near Byron Bay. Unlike many other non-dairy alternatives Milkadamia has a velvety creamy texture just like real milk, foams beautifully & can withstand high heating temperatures meaning less waste. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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