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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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Education

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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Education

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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It’s a WIN WIN!

Posted July 23, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Assist in growing the Cafe Market and win $1000 cash from Silver Chef and a review in Cafe Culture magazine. Calling on all café owners, baristas, roasters & coffee professionals to complete our 4th Annual One Day Café Pulse survey for 2015. This takes less than 8 minutes to complete online and the collective results […]

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BUN COFFEE CELEBRATES A DECADE IN BUSINESS

Posted July 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Award winning coffee roastery Bun Coffee has reached a major milestone this month with the celebration of its 10th birthday. What began with one passionate man roasting coffee and working part time as a barista to support the business has turned into a company with 10 employees, over 135 stockists throughout Australia, 30 overseas outlets […]

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Yum…Cheesecake recipe which uses Byron Bay Cookies

Posted July 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

WHITE CHOC MAC & MANGO CHEESECAKE Serves: 12 Ingredients:  300g Byron Bay Cookies White Choc Chunk & Macadamia (for base), and an extra 100g for mixing. 100g butter, melted + extra for greasing 2 ripe medium mangoes 10g sachet gelatine (or 2 teaspoons gelatine powder) ¼ cup boiling water 250g white chocolate melts 500g spreadable cream […]

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Cafe – Fact of the Week 2

Posted July 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Over 75% of Cafe Owners have used the same Coffee brand for over 3+ years, with 25% of those for 6 years or more. That is a telling statistic in today’s industry and in such a tough economic climate. Of special note in the Café Pulse Day Survey was to understand that larger volume Café […]

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CAFE SMART – Action Against Homelessness

Posted July 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

CAFE SMART – Action Against Homelessness 
On one day of the year cafes donate $1 per coffee sold.  We ask coffee drinkers to visit participating cafes and ‘drink coffee do good’
In 2014 415 cafes and 20 Coffee Roasters raised $120,000 to fund 91 community projects           Café Sign Up!   streetsmartaustralia.org/cafesmart_signup/ Roaster Partner […]

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Creative Smoothie flavours

Posted July 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

The appetite for smoothies as a healthy-yet-sweet snack has had a huge impact on the beverage market, with traditional fruit flavours such as banana, mango & berry rounding out the top spots on beverage menus. Creative Yoghurt Smoothie from The Art of Blend range of beverage powders is strictly created to offer more versatile and […]

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Winter flavour give away

Posted July 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

As part of the Beverage Mix for Profit Master class held @ Café Biz in Brisbane, Alchemy founder Michael Bishop presented an entertaining conversation about how flavour can turn into café gold. To receive expert advice and a free gift to start your Flavoured Hot Chocolate menu item, just click on the link below. If […]

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Newcastle #GetRoasted

Posted July 7, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

— ANNOUNCING — The Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition & Conference Wednesday 11th – Saturday 14th November Newcastle Jockey Club, Newcastle   Newcastle #GetRoasted The Compak Golden Bean Australia is turning 10 and this years’ event will be held in Newcastle.  “Newy” is NSW second largest city, home to many of Australia’s leading café / coffee […]

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Cafe – Fact of the Week

Posted June 25, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Café Owners two years ago voted in the bi annual Café Pulse survey that when it comes to choosing their preferred Coffee supplier / Roaster of choice that “Quality Wins Over Price”.This year Café Pulse will be running a series of “One Day” short surveys over the coming next three weeks to mutually collect wider café […]

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International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) – Australian Chapter Formation

Posted June 11, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

A group of 20 Australian women will gather in northern NSW to form the Australian chapter of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA). Three days of social and networking activities from 13 – 15 June will culminate in the inaugural meeting on the last day. They will have the opportunity to visit plantations, roasteries and […]

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Roband’s Grill Sheets “clean up” at The Old Fisherman, Terrigal

Posted June 11, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Ben & Sabina Kelley recently bought The Old Fisherman at Terrigal Beach situated on the beautiful NSW Central Coast in August 2014. Overlooking the surf beach at Terrigal, The Old Fisherman specializes in its’ famous fish and chips, but also offers a full seafood menu for al-fresco dining or takeaway. Ben & Sabina have many […]

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Brisbane Brothers aim to raise $10,000 for charity one coffee at a time

Posted June 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Local Brisbane businessmen, David and Jason Narciso of Elixir Coffee, are aiming to raise over $10,000 at this month’s St Vincent De Paul CEO Sleepout to help the homelessness issue in Brisbane. Locals can show their support just by drinking their usual coffee at Elixir HQ Espresso Lounge on Hayward Street in Stafford. Customers are able to get […]

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Velvet Dairy Frappe

Posted June 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

A Frappe bases perfect for every flavour Popularity surrounding Frappes is constantly increasing as consumers demand for more gourmet and diverse flavour selections. With a subtle touch of vanilla, Velvet Dairy Frappe base from The Art of Blend beverage range makes for the perfect beverage base to build on. Pairing the beverage base with traditional […]

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The Trinity ONE: A Specialty Coffee Brewer

Posted June 4, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Trinity ONE is a high quality brewing device designed for specialty coffee. It can brew pour over, air pressure, and cold brew methods. About this project The Trinity ONE is your ‘go to’ device for brewing specialty coffee. Combining a number of brewing methods including pour over, air pressure, and cold brew, it reduces bench […]

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Cafe Biz News

Natvia Sweet Team take out the title

Posted May 29, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Devondale World’s Richest Barista Competition with a prize pool of $50,000 saw 14 teams compete head to head in a new and exciting format over the two days at Café Biz. The challenge is designed to reproduce the pressure of what happens in great espresso bars around the world as baristas must co-operate as a team […]

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Cafe Biz News

Café Biz 2015 done and dusted!

Posted May 29, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

It was not a hard decision to bring the Café Biz expo back to Brisbane for 2015 as this vibrant city ticks all the boxes for our caffeine fuelled expo. With over 100 exhibitors from all sectors of the café industry Café Biz was the perfect event for café owners, new starters, coffee roasters and […]

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Cafe Biz News

Compak Roasters Cup WINNER!

Posted May 29, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Compak Golden Bean Roasters Cup sponsored by Coffee Roasters Australia, saw Anne Cooper as head judge and coordinator test competitors on the Proaster 100g sample roaster to create their best roast for judging on day two. Marichi Clarke (director of coffee at Red Star Coffee) placed first with Danny Andrade in second place. Thank […]

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Cafe Biz News

Café Biz 2015 was a great opportunity to showcase our premium range…

Posted May 29, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Café Biz 2015 was a great opportunity to showcase our premium range of beverage powders including our new blend Decadent Milk Chocolate to café retailers. It gave us a platform to show how versatile our range can be serving our products as hot, cold and icy beverages. The wide range of visitors to the show […]

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Cafe Biz News

Trinity ONE success at Cafe Biz Expo

Posted May 29, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

It was amazing to exhibit at the Café Biz Expo 2015 held in Brisbane last weekend – a fantastic event with strong local and broader industry representation.   My Trinity ONE prototype was put to the test with over 200 samples being served up over the two days. Of the many highlights, it was certainly […]

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Cafe Biz News

COMPAK #GRINDERARMY Out in force at Cafe Biz

Posted April 30, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

We’re sure you have heard about them… well here’s your chance to get up close and personal and see these beauties in action. It’s not just talk… these grinders are precise, quick and have been designed to demand attention on your coffee counter… Baristas love them and the results speak for themselves. At Café Biz […]

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Cafe Biz

Secure your piece of the action NOW!

Posted April 30, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

3 weeks till #CafeBriz 2015 have you secured your piece of the action? Last chance to book your space at Australia’s largest cafe exhibition Cafe Biz 2015 Over the last 10 years Café Biz expo has alternated between Sydney and Melbourne. In 2014 Café Biz was held in Brisbane for the first time and was […]

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Cafe Biz News

Pesado Range

Posted April 30, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Featuring at Cafe Biz Expo Brisbane Our Pesado range is 100% made in Melbourne with innovation, attention to detail and technology to help you achieve the perfect coffee. All wooden handles are made on a hand lathe with the option of Oak, Zebrano, Wenge and Rosewood, smoothly finished with perfect ergonomic shape. All anodized aluminum […]

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Hands in the air for a World Champion

Posted April 23, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

When the final announcement at this year’s World Barista Championships in Seattle came down to the final two competitors USA and Australia many things were running through my mind. Are we going to be second like so many WBC’s in the past? Is the American favourite Charles Babinski going to take it out as I […]

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A night in the Garage for Tanna Island

Posted April 16, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

WHEN:  21st April 2015 from 6:30pm WHERE: Grinders Garage, 204 Norton St, Leichhardt NSW ENTRY: Min $10 donation Come and be a part of THE WORLD’S (not) RICHEST BARISTA COMPETITION ($50 entry), TRIANGULATION (whiskey and coffee), RAFFLES, INSTANT PRIZES, ONLINE AUCTION ITEMS, BOOZE AND GRUB! The devastation of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu has sent the […]

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Carimali product launch

Posted April 14, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Carimali exhibits Bubble and Armonia Soft at Cafe Biz 2015 April 2015, Chignolo d’Isola, Italy – Bubble, the new Carimali traditional machine is now available and will be shown for the first time at Café Biz 2015. Carimali enriches its traditional Italian coffee machine range with this new clever model, ideal for those coffee professionals […]

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Decadent Milk Chocolate

Posted April 13, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Art of Blend offers beverage bases that provide the ultimate drinking experience and are strictly created so you can ‘design to excite’ your customers. With the demand and growth in the beverage market, The Art of Blend has extended their beverage range with the addition of Decadent Milk Chocolate. With a classic blend of […]

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Be a part of The Rocks Aroma Festival

Posted April 13, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Sunday 26 July, 10am—5pm Once again, coffee lovers will be coming from far and wide to immerse themselves in the world of the bean at The Rocks Aroma Festival 2015. Over 100,000 people attend every year, including industry professionals, coffee lovers and connoisseurs, and leading media and bloggers. Registration is now open for coffee roasters […]

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Cafe Biz News

Wi-Fi with your coffee?

Posted April 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Its hard to believe but research is finding again and again that free Wi-Fi is one of the most important criteria for many customers. Whether in a Hotel, Pub or Café customers are expecting and demanding free Wi-Fi. In the old days many cafes would simply take a standard ADSL service, install a modem / […]

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DRINKS4U – Superior international beverages

Posted April 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

International brand beverages chosen by us, to bring DRINKS4U Drinks4U sources, imports and distributes world-class beverages at competitive prices for the Australian hospitality and retail sectors. With a strong focus on American beverages, Drinks4U currently supplies Australian cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and hotels with superior quality, non-alcoholic drinks including Ascania, JOIA, Americana and Martinelliís Apple Juice. Drinks4U […]

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The Brewover – Crowdfunded

Posted April 2, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

What a success for Simon Lucas (Manna Beans) and Brendan Baxter (Bean Green), creators of the Brewover! Raising well over the required amount to get this product happening, the Kickstarter campaign lasted 60 days and shone plenty of light on this marvellous coffee must-have. The Brewover is a clever 3 in 1 vessel capturing 3 […]

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Rancilio Classe 11 Xcelsius

Posted April 2, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

A concept never seen before: Grinders Coffee are the exclusive distributors of Rancilio equipment in Australia and they are now extremely excited to introduce the Classe 11 Xcelsius, a new chapter in the history of high quality espresso. with trailblazing and intuitive technology, the Classe 11 will become the new benchmark in extraction performance. Cafe […]

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Bite Size MD – Jeremy Dakis

Posted April 2, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

 Bite Size Coffee treats is Australia’s market leader in the field of coffee accompaniments. Jeremy Dakis, MD of Bite Size,set out on a mission to transform the coffee experience in this country and throughout the years that cafe culture has known him, he has done just that. Born in 1977 in Sydney, the first 12 […]

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Cultured Products

Buderim Ginger Beer

Posted April 2, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

As fine purveyors of all things ginger, Buderim Ginger has just unveiled its Ginger Beer in a new look 250 ml slimline can.  Crafted like no other, Buderim’s non-alcoholic Ginger Beer is made with only the freshest real Australian ginger and no artificial colours or flavours. Buderim Ginger has been perfecting its recipe for over […]

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“Open for Business”

Posted March 31, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Nothing says “Open for Business” quite like a Café Market Umbrella As soon as you open a market umbrella a customer sits down. Sunranger Café Umbrellas are well made, well priced and designed to be light, strong and look great. They can be fully printed with your logo which adds that extra flair to your […]

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New initiative makes the search for executive level personnel easy

Posted March 31, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Caffeinated Recruitment, an initiative between Café Culture and Eather Recruitment now provides a new service specifically dedicated to the catering, hospitality and food industry. Combining long-standing expertise, strong industry knowledge and established connections, Caffeinated Recruitment offers a wide-ranging service encompassing regional, national and international requirements. Darren Eather, Managing Director stated “I am looking forward to […]

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News

Sir Charles

Posted March 31, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s always a pleasure finding and visiting cafés that just GET IT, especially when it comes to the space, the design and aesthetics and of course, the menu offering … With cafés now looking to progress the café experience to another strata with a real focus in food service, Sir Charles has just about got […]

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Cafe Culture – Publisher’s note

Posted March 31, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

After having a nice quite break over Christmas, I thought it would be good to ease into the new year slowly with some forward planning and a strategic approach to what lies ahead in business for the year. No such luck, as I was on a plane circling the globe again. First, speaking in Thailand […]

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Breakfast Smoothies – Banana, Coconut and Muesli Smoothie

Posted March 31, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Smoothies are the perfect addition to any beverage menu – there is one for every occasion. The focus on convenience, health, versatility and suited to the on-the-go lifestyle of today. Smoothies offer the versatility of a number of flavours along with added health and protein benefits by using fruits, vegetables and extra protein. The Art […]

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