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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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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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World Tea Brewers Cup

Posted August 25, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

There is precious time left for competitors to register for the first World Tea Brewers Cup event in Australia. The inaugural event will happen at Fine Food Australia in Melbourne on September 12 and 13, and it includes brewing as well as tasting tea. It’s all going down thanks to naming sponsor Brita Water Filters, […]

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Photographic Branding Matters

Posted August 25, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

It always amazes me that people spend thousands of dollars and hours of time setting up their business – they get the right equipment, the right look and the right feel for their café, roastery or product – only to fall over at the critical hurdle of the marketing. You certainly wouldn’t use instant coffee […]

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Let Minnow Café

Posted August 25, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

57 Park Ave,Clayfield QLD 4011 t. (07) 3357 8771 fb. Let-Minnow-Café This 100 year old Queenslander once known as the Clayfield Aquarium has now been recreated into a special place for food and coffee. Paying homage to the aquarium, customers can find fishy puns throughout the Let Minnow Café and the menu. Inclusivity is an […]

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Savouring Sweet Success

Posted August 25, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Espresso Room Canberra is continuing to prove itself as one of Australia’s most dynamic and innovative cafe scenes, due in large part to the work of visionaries including Espresso Room owner Michael Rose. The last three years have seen Michael’s steady rise in the nation’s capital as Espresso Room has expanded: the first store was […]

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Breezy Masters

Breezy Master for Victoria

Posted August 19, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Camberwell’s Short black Cafe has added to ist reputation with barista Aaron Dongsu Shin winning the title of Victorian Breezy Master thanks to Almond Breeze Australia. All the action went down on Tuesday night at Maillard Atelier, the exciting new space in Coburg which has been created as a neutral communal space for coffee professionals for […]

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Decadent Milk Chocolate

Posted August 18, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Mixed berries + Chocolate = an unbeatable flavour With a distinct chocolate flavour and smooth mouth feel, The Art of Blend Decadent Milk Chocolate is an all-in-one beverage powder. While chocolate flavoured beverages, be them hot, cold or blended are forever popular, Decadent Milk Chocolate paired with something a little extra will create an endless […]

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The Heat is On

Posted August 18, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

A basic guide to better understanding heat transfer on a drum roaster As roasters, one of the most important things we are always trying to achieve is better control of the roasting process. And one aspect of this is better understanding Heat Transfer (HT). Understanding HT involves grasping the mechanisms & factors that drive & […]

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Up Close with Colin Harmon

Posted August 18, 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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Will Wins Breezy Masters Tasmania

Posted August 11, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Pilgrim Coffee proved to be a powerhouse when it filled the dais at the Tasmanian Breezy Masters this week. The Hobart institution hosted the event on Tuesday and owner Will Priestley was crowned state winner in the Almond Breeze Australia latte art competition. Priestley claimed victory from his partner Chelsea Lowik, who also owns and […]

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Superfoods Smoothie

Posted August 11, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Super Acai Yoghurt Smoothie With a major focus being on convenience, health, versatility and suited to the on-the-go lifestyle of today, Yoghurt Smoothies have become one of the most popular items on a beverage menu. Yoghurt Smoothies offer complete flavour versatility by adding fresh fruits and more recently vegetables and superfoods, to add health benefits […]

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Women in Coffee

Posted August 11, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Australian Women in Coffee Association was launched just three months ago and is already fostering communities of support for coffee lovers across the country. There were 20 women at the May 11 launch of the association at Axil Coffee Roasters in Hawthorn, and founder Maria Paoli from Melbourne Coffee Tours said the groundswell of […]

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Sausage Sanga Satire

Posted August 11, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

One topic guaranteed to kill the conversation around the table is politics but not when mixed with that most Australian of snacks, the humble sausage sandwich or ‘sausage sanga’. The country went to a double dissolution election on July 2 and at the time of writing this some days later there is still no clear […]

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Boema Celebrates 60 years

Posted August 11, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Some might say Boema Coffee Equipment’s 60 years in the industry was a long time, but the reality is Boema are just getting started. The company’s anniversary gives pause to remember Boema was founded on and remains committed to quality above all else. Back in 1956, Boema was one of the first companies to supply […]

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Is your product ready for North America?

Posted August 10, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Launch your unique product to the North American Market If you are looking to launch your product to the North American market, The Compak Golden Bean North America Green Bean Zone is the perfect opportunity. Kicking off in mid-September in Portland Oregon, jump on board now and showcase your goods to a fresh new market. […]

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Introducing Cargo Crew Your Way – Uniforms made personal

Posted August 9, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cargo Crew, home of The Modern Uniform, are now inviting customers to put their personal stamp on their favourite uniform pieces with Cargo Crew Your Way Your Way invites you to choose from a range of customisation options including in-house logo embroidery, retro-inspired embroidered patches, fun tin button badges, screen-printing, premium enamel pins, and monograming. […]

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Re-thinking Lock-In Contracts for your Business

Posted August 4, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

News from Above with Philip Di Bella 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 […]

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Beyond Coffee Culture

Posted August 4, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

DC’s approach to specialty coffee is different. They see beyond coffee culture and see coffee as a part of culture. They continue to explore different mediums that bridge the grower to the consumer to deliver the specialty coffee message. This unconventional way of doing business starts at the top, with two visionaries taking this team […]

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The Ultimate Coffee Man

Posted July 28, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Richard Tho, also known as Richard Macchia‘tho, is a barista judge of international competitions whose photographic work has featured in the Sydney Morning Herald. Here, he tells the tale behind his Mr Everywhere status in the industry. I got into coffee in 2008 because the kitchen at work had two espresso machines. It looked serious […]

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Cafe Biz

What’s in your H20?

Posted July 28, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

We’ve saved the best until last at Café Biz with Hobart set to receive real clarity. Pentair will provide free water testing at Café Biz Hobart so owners and operators can see what’s really in their glass. Pentair’s Flinn Lambert is excited about bringing the initiative to Hobart to show everyone’s water is different. “It’s […]

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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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