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Café Talk: Sydney

Posted September 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

COBAA’s Supplier Networking Breakfast featured a line-up of speakers from Sydney’s renowned Independent and Franchise Cafés. Jack Hanna from The Grounds of Alexandria, Mark Tyler from Coffee Brothers and Charlie Hachem from Piccolo Me confessed what they value in suppliers, how suppliers can assist in their growth anhow to better connect with cafés.

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Café Talk: Sydney

Posted March 12, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

ALL Things Cafe That FoodService Suppliers need to know … The Cafe scene is booming – however, how will your business engage these cafes? You may know that Café owners & Baristas tend to spend most of their waking hours in the café, tending to customers, dealing with staff and suppliers, etc, etc – generally ensuring that […]

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Café Talk: Perth & Adelaide

Posted February 24, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

ALL Things Cafe That Food Service Suppliers need to know … The Cafe scene is booming – however, how will your business engage these cafes? You may know that Café owners & Baristas tend to spend most of their waking hours in the café, tending to customers, dealing with staff and suppliers, etc, etc – generally ensuring […]

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The Future Health of Your Business

Posted December 9, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

News from above – by Phil Di Bella As the year draws to a close, I always like to reflect on the evolving landscape of the coffee industry and the potential opportunities that will arise for cafés over the next five years. Cafés have largely been driven by our nation’s love for quality coffee and […]

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Café Talk: Melbourne

Posted September 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Join COBAA for the SECOND “Café Talk” supplier networking industry breakfast Surviving and Thriving in Today’s Cafe Market Today’s café market is without a doubt, one of the toughest and most cut throat environments any supplier could wish to compete in. There are thousands of products and brand choices, rapid growth with in house roasting and […]

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Reduce Reuse Recycle and reap the rewards

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

There are three easy ways to cut down your waste that can make a big difference to the amount that ends up in landfill. These are known as the ‘Three Rs’ – reduce, reuse and recycle. As a café owner, there are ways to apply the mantra to your business – and in the process […]

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Cafe Success

Posted December 4, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Sustainability and Longevity A couple of years ago I wrote an article (Café Culture Magazine issue 25) about an experiment I did. I took over a coffee shop to see if I could improve sales with what I thought were the key principles in a successful coffee business. In the three months that I had […]

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Charles Stephens & Salvatore Savarino

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

In this issue of Café Culture, we’ve decided to profile two well known coffee industry characters, Charles Stephens and Salvatore Savarino. Both men are from Espresso Company Australia (ECA). I first met Charles over twelve years ago at a dinner during Fine Foods in Sydney, as he was preparing to launch his Famous ECM Giotto into […]

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Everyone is entitled to have an opinion

Posted June 9, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Everyone is entitled to have an opinion; it’s the way you voice this opinion that can either be constructive or destructive. It seems in the age of social media and blogging reviews that there is no shortage of critics, where more often than not the blogger extends a negative review about their experiences. The damage […]

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The India Origin Tour

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Win a trip to India Thanks to Equal Are you Australia’s favourite barista? Sign up at www.mycoffeemybarista.com.ay One of the great things about our business is that we occasionally get the opportunity to visit a coffee growing region in some exotic location in the world. A big thank you to the Rubiaceae family for making […]

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Social Media

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

A year or two ago, it may have been easy to dismiss social media as a mere fad, but when over 10 million Australians now use Facebook each month*, social media can no longer be ignored. It’s an important tool in your communications mix and an effective way to connect and gain feedback from your […]

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Direct Trade: Veneziano Coffee Roasters

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Direct trade is a term associated with current coffee buzz words, but what does it really mean? In short, it’s about cutting out the middleman and providing the grower and the roaster with direct access to one other, opening up clear communication so farmers understand what the roaster is looking to purchase. Veneziano Coffee Roasters […]

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Coffee Varietals

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

With wine, we think of ordering by a specific variety alongside its origin. With coffee, I believe this will also eventually happen. The more we dig into where the coffee industry is heading, the more convinced I am that we are closely following the wine industry. The cup characteristics of coffee are not only determined […]

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Innovations in Milk

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

From its beginnings as a co-operative of dairy farmers in 1950, Murray Goulburn has grown to become Australia’s largest processor of milk and the nation’s largest exporter of processed food. Continuing its long history of supplying innovative products to Australia’s foodservice sector, in 2009 Murray Goulburn Foodservice Division joined forces with TetraPak to commission Focus […]

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The DC Laundry

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

By the time this year’s Café Biz rolls around, Ducale Coffee’s latest commitment to the Sydney coffee scene, ‘The DC laundry’ in Potts Point, will be open for business. It’s not a café, it’s not a roasting plant, and it’s not a show room. It’s a space Ducale have created for the individual to explore […]

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Art of Coffee

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Art of Coffee, a new iPhone and iPod Touch app aimed at anyone from the home barista to the industry professional, promises to outline the ‘how to’ of latte art. More than 30 designs are included, using both etching and free pouring techniques. The app is a comprehensive latte art trainer, with three platforms to […]

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Human Error

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Today’s highly compliant and fast moving business environment has created some major exposures. In the past, risk was measured on the probability of natural disasters or a one-in-five-hundred possibility of a serious accident. The current focus, however, is on fines and penalties against companies breaching the law, theft or fraud by people in positions of […]

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Stock Control

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

increasing customer satisfaction. Previously we investigated loyalty systems and how a point of sale system can improve the sales process. These two areas focus on increasing revenue in your hospitality business. There will come a time where the revenue or turnover from a business has reached a certain level where you need to turn your attention to […]

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Building your Brand

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

In our ever more complicated and fragmented world, we increasingly use brands as compass points to help guide us through our busy lives. Think about it for a moment: you’ve got a well-deserved Saturday night off and a partner or friend suggests the following options – Hoyts, Hogs Breath, Penfolds Grange or The Wallabies. Now […]

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The Steeping Room

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Steeping Room at ONA Coffee is a sensory concept designed to inform and educate their customers on the finer appreciation of specialty coffee. Using equipment that allows the coffee to be brewed in its purest form (meaning no milk, sugar or any other additive), the baristas take customers on a flavour journey around the […]

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The Recycle Challenge

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

A common reaction to the excessive use of disposable coffee cups is: “Why don’t we just recycle them all?” To meet the demands of liquid portability, the simple paper cup is not just made out of paper; the paper is coated with plastic to make it waterproof. Disposable paper cups are made of about 95% […]

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Food for thought

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Have you considered the merits of producing you own baked goods from scratch, as opposed to outsourcing? The process can have an impact on your customers’ health, perception of you business – and also your bottom line … Ihad to really think about it when considering baking my own instead of outsourcing. Ultimately, I did […]

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The Cold Drip

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

STORY BY JACK SCHEEREN A few years ago when the Roast and Ground coffee industry told us that coffee should be drunk at 65, not 75 degrees, I don’t think anyone would have ever thought that we would one day be drinking it at 4 degrees. At ONA Coffee we are always looking for something […]

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Get the Pressure On

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

STORY BY ANDY FREEMAN www.coffeesnobs.com.au In the last couple of years, the buzz words in the pointy-end espresso market have been ‘pressure profiling’, but what is it and how does it make espresso better? Slayer, La Marzocco, Cimbali and others are producing machines heading towards a $30,000 price tag, and all of the companies are […]

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The Q Fuss

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

STORY BY INSTAURATOR Managing Director – Coffee Logic International. Around the world, Australia and New Zealand are recognised as world leaders in the espresso realm – quite an achievement for two continents located roughly 12,630 kilometres from coffee’s original birth place in Ethiopia. However, this shouldn’t be all too surprising, as there are two things […]

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Building economic pressures with Phillip DiBella

Posted November 8, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

With building economic pressures, these days people are much more discerning about where they spend their money. Great news for bank balances … bad news for retailers.  With a lot of people scaling back their lifestyles and spending less on dining out, we need to start thinking: when a customer does walk into your café, […]

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What’s Become of Cafe Culture

Posted August 16, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

For many, good coffee is a luxury we like to treat ourselves to on a daily basis. Founder and owner of Numero Uno Coffee Roasters, Gina Di Brita is a proud and passionate female figurehead. Numero Uno has a strong vision. Since 2003, Gina has been ticking all the right boxes when it comes to […]

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