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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

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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Cafe Biz News

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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Cafe Biz News

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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Cafe Biz News

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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Cafe Biz News

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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General Interest

Italians choose Australian AMANTI coffee !

Posted April 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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

Posted April 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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Give StixToGo a Go today!

Posted April 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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Panama: discovering a treasure trove of aromas

Posted April 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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

Posted April 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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The Art of Blend

Posted April 21, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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Golden Bean News

Compak Golden Bean 2016 Dates Announced

Posted April 18, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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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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News

Base Espresso

Posted April 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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Only the best for Mamma Marilena

Posted April 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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News

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

Posted April 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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Golden Bean News

How to win a Golden Bean – Tips

Posted April 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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Naturally Good Expo

Posted April 1, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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Behmor Brazen Plus – The accurate electronic pour-over

Posted March 31, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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

Posted March 31, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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

Posted March 31, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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Daylan Isai knows what is happening in his city

Posted March 30, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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Cafe Pulse – Fact of the Week 9

Posted March 17, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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

Posted March 17, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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The rules have been broken in Brisbane’s café scene

Posted March 16, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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

Posted March 3, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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Innovation / Activation

Posted March 3, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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Evolving Interior Style!

Posted March 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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Fiefy’s Specialty Café

Posted March 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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General Interest

Yum, baked cheesecake

Posted March 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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Brisbane coffee roasters are crema of the crop

Posted March 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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Kickstart the day

Posted March 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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

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