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The rise of black coffee in third wave brewing methods

Posted December 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

For most in the Australian Café Industry; the coffee professional, the roaster, the coffee lovers, the term “Third Wave” is completely understood. However it may be of interest to these coffee purists to know the following facts. If first-wave coffee describes the post-WWII 1945 proliferation of low-quality robusta coffee, second-wave coffee is exemplified by mass […]

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Folk Kiosk

Posted December 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Purveyors of fine coffee and nourishing food. Folk Kiosk is a quaint and charismatic oasis located on the north side of the main hub of Byron Bay. Following a recommendation from a good friend as to where her favourite local coffee spot was, I was taken to a tranquil delight that pleased all the senses. […]

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Candy Weiss & Mama Chomp

Posted December 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Café Culture has known Candy Weiss for at least six years. She works as Head Coffee Trainer for the iconic company Dimattina Coffee and has been an integral part of the Golden Bean barista team for the past four years. On the other side of her full-time job with Dimattina Coffee, Candy has a new […]

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Sasa Returns

Posted December 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

To serve coffee to the farmers who grew his Sudan Rume By Habib Maarbani In March 2011 a seedling was planted 1,900 metres above sea level on a mountain on the west range of Los Farallones de Cali, Colombia. It was the first of 18,000 seedlings to be planted on what would come to be […]

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Trevs@Dickson

Posted December 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Tucked away in a “blink and you’ll miss it” strip of shops behind Dickson’s main shopping hub, is this little gem. Trevs@Dickson came on strong recommendation from various Canberrians for a casual weekday brunch. Sporting a solid variety of dairy free, gluten free and vegetarian options, this busy (yet extremely efficient) little spot certainly caters […]

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Cafe People: Flinn Lambert

Posted December 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER PENTAIR FOODSERVICE If you could look behind the scenes in a convenience store, café, restaurant or pub, you would more than likely find Everpure, Claris and Shurflo systems filtering and pumping the essential ingredient we can so easily take for granted. And most probably it would be the likes of Flinn Lambert, […]

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Go Green

Posted December 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Avocado & Cucumber Yoghurt Smoothie 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 […]

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Homemade Cashew Cinnamon Bread Pudding

Posted December 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Our Café Bounce balls are a tasty and nutritious snack for those of us with on the go lifestyles. However, lately we have also been experimenting with how to use them in the kitchen. We got together with our friend Sara Fogarty, a qualified chef, to collaborate on a delicious holiday recipe featuring the Cashew […]

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Catering safely to the masses when the heat is on

Posted December 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Commercial kitchens are known to be amongst the most pressure-cooked work environments around, so it has never been more important for caterers to be able to trust in the products they serve, when the heat is on. One way caterers can feel confident in the product they serve, especially when it comes to eggs and […]

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Cafe Culture Mag Issue #41 out now!

Posted December 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

FEATURING • The Compak Golden Bean #GetRoasted Celebrating the 10th Anniversary This year the Compak Golden Bean experienced the biggest number of roasters in attendance in the event’s history and with over 1,200 actual coffee entries the event continues to be the largest coffee roasters competition and awards in the world. • Cafe Products Showcase […]

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Cultured Products

Compak Fresh Master Grinder

Posted December 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

KEY FEATURES • Bean flow control via high precision auger • One or two on-demand ground coffees • Precise dosing • Push button “grind” for manual dosing • Double fan cooling system • Three positions switch with by-pass • Universal adjustable height porta filter holder ELECTRONIC FEATURES • Multi language display • Three modes: Pre-selection […]

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Golden Bean Wrap 

Posted November 26, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

As the dust settles on another Golden Bean it seems appropriate to reflect on what this competition means to the coffee community of Australia. To say a fantastic time was had by all doesn’t do justice to the Golden Bean – a pioneering competition which brings together an otherwise disparate group of coffee professionals who […]

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 THE COFFEE CLUB FULL OF BEANS FOLLOWING GOLD MEDAL WIN 

Posted November 26, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Coffee Club is celebrating after outclassing more than 50 competitors to scoop up top honours at the recent Golden Bean Coffee Awards.  The Coffee Club’s exclusive signature blend was awarded gold in the Chain Store/Franchise (Espresso) Category with judges praising its harmonious balance and full bodied flavour. The blend also took home the bronze […]

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CAFÉ BOUNCE: A NEW AND EXCLUSIVE RANGE FOR CAFES

Posted November 26, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Café Bounce is an exclusive range of exotic, delectable and natural energy balls that partner perfectly with a tea or coffee. Crafted from the finest quality nuts, fruits and seeds (with no artificial colours, flavours or additives), Café Bounce balls are a super healthy, tasty alternative for health conscious customers. Teresa Boyce, Bounce nutritionist says, […]

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Taste success with new range of canapes

Posted November 26, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Sunny Queen Meal Solutions’ versatile Mini Fritters and Egg Bites have been launched just in time for the festive season, making holiday catering an easier, convenient, cost effective option to feed hungry festive mouths. The new meal solutions offer a balance of convenience and elegance, suitable for parties, festivities and corporate functions. When there’s lots […]

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EXQUISITE WHITE CHOCOLATE

Posted November 26, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

A little bit sweet and a little bit salty – White Chocolate Salted Caramel With a distinct white chocolate flavour and a creamy mouth feel and the versatility of being served hot, cold or over ice, The Art of Blend Exquisite White Chocolate is a profitable premium beverage powder. While serving a white chocolate beverage […]

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Golden Bean News

Newcastle has been shaken, not stirred

Posted November 17, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

#getroasted The Compak Golden Bean 2015 culminated with an amazing gala night of awards at the James Bond 007 dinner, Newcastle Jockey Club on Saturday night. Forget the jeans and black t-shirts often associated with the coffee industry as guests donned their finest gowns and jewels to celebrate with the winners of the 10th Compak […]

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Golden Bean News

And the winner is…

Posted November 14, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

CONGRATULATIONS Uncle Joe’s Coffee House for blend Purple Haze who took out the Overall Champion Compak Golden Bean award for 2015 Well done to all roasters who entered the competition. Full wrap up coming soon.   For a full list of winners, please download the results pdf from the button below.

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Golden Bean News

Competition Entries Close Tuesday

Posted October 30, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Entries are now due It’s time to pack the coffee bags and pop them in the post or on a courier. Entries must be received by Tuesday 03 November – yep that’s right, Melbourne Cup Day Three days of professional development So now that you’ve entered your coffee it’s time to sign up to help […]

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Golden Bean News

Champions Testimonials

Posted October 30, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

2010 Champion, Mahalia Coffee “The Golden Bean competition is an integral part of my development and helps keep my desire strong in the pursuit of finding that perfect profile and favour outcome as a roaster. To have my coffee appraised, and judged by my industry folk is a truly humbling and rewarding experience. The event is just seamless, […]

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SAVE THE COFFEE DATE

Posted October 29, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

CHANGE COFFEE ON DECEMBER 4th BUY TWO COFFEES. GET ONE. CHANGE A CHILD’S LIFE 26th October 2015, Sydney, Australia– Change Coffee launches on the 4th of December 2015. Change Coffee is one day of the year when coffee drinkers are urged to ‘buy’ one extra cup of coffee. Essentially it’s ‘Buy 2, Get 1’ with the […]

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The Art of Blend recipe book

Posted October 22, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Frosty Boy Australia gives a ‘virtual’ taste of The Art of Blend via recipe book and snappy videos Frosty Boy Australia has released the ultimate do-it-yourself recipe book, giving retailers a great new option to expand their beverage menu. The invaluable resource showcases 85 decadent and indulgent beverages, including a Gingerbread Frappe, Coconut Cherry Yoghurt Smoothie and an Almond […]

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Win Café Bounce stock and POS tray for your cafe

Posted October 22, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

CAFÉ BOUNCE: A NEW AND EXCLUSIVE RANGE FOR CAFES Getting through the day without a coffee hit is practically unthinkable but the choice of accompanying snacks – muffins, banana bread, friands – are rather threatening to our health and aren’t convenient to eat on-the-run. That’s why Bounce, a market leader in nutritious snacks, has launched […]

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Decadent Milk Chocolate & Peanut Butter

Posted October 21, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Certain flavours just go together – chocolate & mint, peanut butter & jelly and caramel & white chocolate. More recently sweet and savoury flavour profiles are sweeping the beverage market especially when it comes to frappe flavours and nothing can be more popular than chocolate and peanut butter. Chocolate & Peanut Butter are the epitome […]

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Golden Bean News

Bean, Head Bean

Posted October 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Compak Golden Bean 2015 Newcastle Jockey Club 11-14 November This year’s Golden Bean will be hosted in Newcastle, the port city of the Hunter Valley. Newcastle is a vibrant coastal city with direct flights from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. We chose this location because of the accessibility for our delegates either by air or an […]

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Golden Bean News

Spotlight on Newcastle

Posted October 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Newcastle to host 2015 Compak Golden Bean Roasters Competition and Conference Why Newcastle? Newcastle is a destination with a diversity of attractions, accessible with direct flights from major cities and just over an hour’s drive north of Sydney. Outside of the Golden Bean event, there is a burgeoning café scene to explore, supported by many […]

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CAFÉ BOUNCE: A new and exclusive range for cafes

Posted October 8, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

CAFÉ BOUNCE: A NEW AND EXCLUSIVE RANGE FOR CAFES Back in the early noughties, there weren’t many options available to the health-conscious customer in search of a handy snack; excepting fruit and nuts, of course. Nature aced those. Thankfully, Aussie lovebirds Paula and Andy Hannagan had the balls to invest everything in their business, – […]

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Useful iPad Apps for Busy Owners and Store Managers

Posted October 8, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Most small businesses operate on a tight budget, in a realtime 24x7x365 world Busy owners and store managers can now use an iPad for more than in-store POS (24×7) to instantly access fast, accurate procedures and document templates to manage finance, HR and contract business issues important to the business (eg. late invoices, casual staff, […]

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Velvet Dairy Frappe Base

Posted October 8, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

The premium blended beverages market continues to grows, with menus becoming more adventurous with flavours. More are creating the trend of drinkable deserts, combining classic deserts normally enjoyed at the end of a meal, into blended beverages full of amazing flavours. The Art of Blend Velvet Dairy Frappe – with a subtle undertone of vanilla […]

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Cafe Pulse – Fact of the Week 8

Posted October 8, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Did you know that the average café turns 236 coffees per day? 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 some cafes being higher […]

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Superfoods Smoothie – Super Acai Yoghurt Smoothie

Posted September 24, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

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 and additional protein. The […]

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Cafe Pulse – Fact of the Week 7

Posted September 24, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

One in FIVE Cafes have a Full Commercial Kitchen offer ! Where does your Café sit within the Australian Market? With over +800 cafes in this vital Café Industry study just completed we have added a new survey question break out on the “Primary Business Type” which will allow the Big Data capture to be […]

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Golden Bean News

Golden Bean snags “the sexiest bag on the market”

Posted September 17, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

We are pleased announce that Coffee Bags Pty Ltd have come on board this year as an event sponsor and very soon you’ll be receiving the competition bags to pack your entries. Peter & Carolyn from Coffee Bags Pty Ltd recognise the importance of protecting your coffee entries, and know how important it is that […]

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Australian Coffee Houses Sign Up For World First Coffee #colLABoration

Posted September 11, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Australia continues its legacy of leading the world coffee market with some of its leading roasters signing up to a world first initiative to influence the next phase of business. #TheColLABorationExperiment is an initiative that will feature 10 of Australia’s leading specialty coffee roasters who will work together to develop some of the country’s first […]

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Join us for Australia largest coffee #ColLABoration

Posted September 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Australian specialty coffee brand MILKLAB has drawn over 1, 000 global coffee-crazed social media followers after launching its social media handles this week (FACEBOOK: MILKLAB INSTAGRAM:MILKLABCO)… all without even revealing what their secret product is! The brand has gained momentum from its exclusive “sneak peak” tour around Australia’s top coffee houses giving a selected group […]

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Cafe Pulse – Fact of the Week 6

Posted September 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

68% of Cafe owners choose quality over price Anything catch your attention here? Differentiating yourself from the cafe next door is the gamble that you take! There is a very strong connection between the Coffee Bean Price and that of the perceived Coffee Quality, so many Roasters that often get this balance wrong – beware […]

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Step up to the tools!

Posted September 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Entries now open for Chux Barista Cup at Fine Food Australia Hosted by Devondale, the annual Chux Barista Cup will be held at Fine Food Australia in Sydney on Sunday 20th September. Step up to the tools and compete head to head in a fast paced, café themed format. The Chux Barista Cup is a […]

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Help shape the industry AND WIN $1000!

Posted September 8, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Assist in growing the Cafe Market and WIN one of THREE $1000 cash prizes from Silver Chef and an ultimate Café review in Cafe Culture magazine. Calling on all café owners, baristas, roasters & coffee professionals to complete our PART 2 Café Pulse survey for 2015. This takes less than 5 minutes to complete online […]

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Golden Bean News

Super Cupping

Posted September 4, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

SUPER! Cupping in the Garage  24 | 9 | 15 This is a new initiative by the team at Cafe Culture International to assist roasters to efficiently cup and source new coffees. This exciting event will include 8 leading green bean coffee wholesalers and over 50 coffees. In addition, this event will also include a […]

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MILKLAB

Posted August 27, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Australian specialty coffee brand MILKLAB has drawn over 1, 000 global coffee-crazed social media followers after launching its social media handles this week (FACEBOOK: MILKLAB INSTAGRAM:MILKLABCO)… all without even revealing what their secret product is! The brand has gained momentum from its exclusive “sneak peak” tour around Australia’s top coffee houses giving a selected group […]

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Australian International Tea Expo

Posted August 27, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Australian International Tea Expo is the new trade show and conference in Australia for international specialty teas and related products. This event will bring industry professionals from all over the world to Geelong and showcase all this city has to offer. The expo will be centralised on Geelong’s waterfront with the main event at […]

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Cafe Pulse – Fact of the Week 5

Posted August 27, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

How Big Is Our Current Coffee Industry? There are currently over +150,000 commercial espresso machines as service points nationally and it’s tipped to expand even more during 2016. Fact – Did you know our Out Of Home ( OOH ) Coffee landscape in Australia is growing annually +15% year on year to 2013 to reach […]

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Velvet Fairy Frappe

Posted August 27, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Flavour versatility 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 […]

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Nepal still needs our help!

Posted August 13, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Many people are still struggling with limited shelter, food and water on the trail from Kathmandu to Chitwan in Nepal. Candice and Heath from Happy Farmer Organics, have been involved in and have strong ties emotionally to this beautiful country and its people, through volunteering in 2009 and helping to fund projects to improve the […]

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Cafe Pulse – Fact of the Week 4

Posted August 13, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Roasters Do Not Just Service Cafés The Annual Café Pulse research reveals exciting information about the Out Of Home ( OOH ) Coffee service points and it shouldn’t surprise Café Owners that they are not the sole focus when it comes to servicing the wider FoodService channel hunger for Coffee supply. The below highlights the […]

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Zummo Juicers Pty Ltd – Opening of the Australian Head office

Posted August 13, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Zummo Juicers Pty Ltd are pleased to announce the Opening of the Australian Head office and warehouse, located at Pinkenba, to accommodate the increasing demand on our range of automatic juicing machines from Zummo Spain.  The Zummo fully automatic juicing machines are a great addition to cafes, restaurants, and commercial cold pressing operations and are […]

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Italian Style Hot Chocolate

Posted August 13, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Art of Blend has added a new gourmet chocolate powder to their range of premium beverage powders –Italian Style Hot Chocolate. Each powder from The Art of Blend range has the look, taste and feeling of a premium beverage and the newest blend is no different. Italian Style Hot Chocolate differs from other chocolate […]

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JED’S BEAN BAGS® LAUNCHES IN AUSTRALIA: A WORLD FIRST INNOVATION IN COFFEE

Posted July 30, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Clever New Zealand Coffee Company, Jed’s Coffee Co, is set to make a mark on coffee lovers of Australia with the launch of Jed’s Bean Bags®, a clever innovation using pyramid-bag technology to create ‘brew in your cup’ fresh roasted coffee – and it’s a ‘world first’ innovation that’s now available in Australia exclusively at Woolworths for $6.99. Jed’s […]

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StixToGo!

Posted July 23, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

StixToGo are little plugs for take away coffee cups, used by major US coffee businesses. StixToGo plugs prevent spilling and keep beverages hot. It’s a great way to enhance your customer’s coffee experience.  Increase customer satisfaction and improve perception of your cafe with StixToGo! Your excellent coffee stays hotter for longer as the popular milk […]

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Trinity ONE: The future of coffee brewing?

Posted July 23, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Mark Folker’s coffee brewing invention, the Trinity ONE, was recently funded on Kickstarter, and is now heading for production. Based in Brisbane, Mark developed the Trinity ONE concept from scratch, and managed to raise $106,528 AUD on Kickstarter to propel his brewer from prototype-to-product. His next prototype is now just weeks away, and Mark plans […]

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