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Congratulations

Posted November 21, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The coastal city of Port Macquarie last week was blessed with the smell of roasted coffee in the air as the industry judged the countries best roasted coffee. Competition organiser Sean Edwards from Café Culture was honoured to bring this global event back to his home town where the event originated eleven years ago. The […]

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Roasters for Hire

Posted October 27, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Baristas and cafe owners are becoming more fascinated with the often secretive and always coveted art of roasting, and as more information becomes available it has created a desire for coffee lovers to get their hands dirty and experience it first hand. Whether for better understanding of their product or to balance their bottom line, […]

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Women in Business Award

Posted August 9, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Following on from their success at the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards earlier this year, Alana Beattie, Marketing Director of Coffee Roasters Australia in Arundel, Queensland has now won the major award at the Gold Coast’s prestigious Women in Business awards. Born in NZ, Alana moved to California for her final five years of college […]

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SILK Soy on trend

Posted February 1, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Procal Dairies’ recent launch of SILK Soy into the Australian market, has benefited from the trend which has led to an increase in the popularity of plant based beverages such as soy. As the coffee industry continues to develop lighter roasts in order to preserve the flavour of the beans, and the natural acids in […]

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Quick Staff for Hospitality

Posted December 23, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Need staff in a hurry? Quick Staff have recently launched their online recruitment service that matches employees with employers FAST. This can be anything from one-off shifts, casual work or permanent employment. The system is designed for tourism, hospitality and retail, and provides full control to the employer!  Instead of the usual way to recruit […]

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Detmold Launches I Am Eco

Posted December 14, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Australian owned and operated, leading, global packaging company, Detmold Group has taken its environmental packaging range to a new level with the launch of a new brand called I am eco™. Detmold Group Marketing Manager Shane Fuller said: “In an Australian first, this new range includes use of a unique bagasse sugarcane board material formed […]

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Darwin Barista’s Association

Posted December 14, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

With the rising coffee culture and cafés in Darwin, Christos Panos from Café Del’ Art and a few other passionate baristas thought it was time to set up a Facebook group called the Darwin Barista’s Association. This group is dedicated to inspiring excellence in coffee brewing across the Northern Territory, bringing all coffee lovers, be […]

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Do you have the dancing bean passion?

Posted December 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Dancing Bean is about to celebrate 15 years of boutique coffee roasting, and here’s a little bit of insight into their success. How often do you see a coffee business still running under the same ownership for 15 years or more? Dancing Bean in Brisbane is coming up to that milestone; that’s no mean feat. […]

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The coffee roasters industry choice awards

Posted December 3, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

This year’s Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition hosted the inaugural Coffee Roasters Industry Choice Award.  This is a national award across three categories (small, medium and large roasters) with a holistic approach to the judging criteria based on the success of the coffee roaster across all facets of their business. The industry panel short-listed […]

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Tattoos and coffee

Posted November 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

I was 25 when I got my first tattoo. I remember everything about it. Where I was, what the parlour smelt like, and most importantly, how cool I felt … Even cooler when I settled on a Celtic butterfly in the small of my back – classy, I know. The thing is, that first tattoo […]

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Leading Hospitality Business Broker sells own company for $11.5 million.

Posted November 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Benchmark Business Sales Specialist Broker & entrepreneur Emil Parthenides has sold his business, 131 PIZZA, for $11.5 million.  In 2009, Emil Parthenides started a small independent pizza branding business 131 Pizza on a shoestring budget. He invested $5,000 to see his idea grow legs, with tentative expectations. Emil Parthenides has sold his 131 Pizza business […]

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2014 Jamaica Blue Golden Cuisine Champion

Posted October 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Boronia chef, Ashley Sheppard, has beat-out almost 100 competitor cooks from across Australia and New Zealand to win the coveted title of 2014 Jamaica Blue Golden Cuisine Champion – for the third time! Ashley won the title in 2011 and 2012 and was again declared “Champion” at the 2014 Jamaica Blue Golden Cuisine Grand Final […]

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Brewover Crowdfunding

Posted October 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Brewover is the latest creation from Bean Green’s Brendan Baxter and Simon Lucas from Manna Beans – a clever 3 in 1 vessel capturing 3 techniques to produce your favourite cup of coffee. • Adjustable pour over and flow rate • Cold Drip • Cold Brew • Parts/valves are removable and interchangeable This terrific […]

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The Singing Barista

Posted October 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

James Park possesses one of those extraordinary voices that invoke powerful human emotions. He is the owner of Groove Café, situated in the southern Gold Coast town of Tugun, a hidden treasure of the Gold Coast’s rising cultural music scene. The locals all know James as the Singing Barista, and his love of singing and […]

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You Can Walk 4 Cass

Posted September 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

In November last year Joe and Gloria Nascimento’s beautiful and courageous daughter Cass lost her battle to Brain Cancer at just 19. Joe is a Director at Global Coffee Solutions and has been involved in coffee for many years, warmly described as a friend to all in the industry. Cass’s amazing mother Gloria is the […]

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Swiss Water Process Tour Amazing coffee without caffeine!

Posted July 16, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

In conjunction with the annual SCAA 2014 Event in April this year, Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company (SWDCC) invited its customers to their operation plant in Vancouver, Canada. As Bennetts is the exclusive distributor of SWISS WATER® Process products to the Australian market, we were eager to take the opportunity to attend an “access all […]

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Soy Milk Formula for the Professional Barista

Posted July 16, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Procal Dairies launched the much anticipated SILK soy milk for baristas at the recent Melbourne International Coffee Expo. The response was overwhelming from the baristas, roasters and café patrons.  Procal identified a gap in the market for a high performance soy milk which provided a creamy, flavour balanced coffee. Market trends confirm the continued increase […]

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$70 million investment

Posted June 20, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

to kick-start the NSW hazelnut industry The planting of more than one million hazelnut trees has started on a new $70 million investment near Narrandera, NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, announced earlier this month. The trees are being planted on a new 2,000-hectare farm owned by Agri Australis Pty Ltd, which is an […]

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TRANSPARENT…

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

AN INSIDE LOOK AT TYPIKA’S NEW COFFEE ROASTERY and mega café was held in Claremont, WA. The event bought together many of Perth’s leading café owners and baristas to enjoy an inside look at Typika’s new state of the art roasting facility, substantial and modern training facilities, all surrounded by Typika’s mega café. Guests were […]

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Ltd Espresso – World #1 on Beanhunter

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Late last year Beanhunter released the top cafés for a variety of cities and regions around the world, including Melbourne, Sydney, New York and London. They then thought it would be cool to list the world’s top cafés, and see how a café in one city/region ranked against a café from another city/region. To the surprise of […]

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Foodie Find: Di Bella Coffee Roasting Warehouse – Fremantle

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Western Australian coffee enthusiasts have flocked to the recently opened Di Bella Coffee roasting warehouse and distribution centre at the corner of South Terrace and Little Lefroy Lane in Fremantle, Western Australia. The roasting warehouse is a sensory experience, allowing customers to sample the premium range of signature blends and single origin coffees or take […]

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Northbridge Coffee Roasters New Facilities

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Roasting coffee in Northbridge since 1936, the journey of The Northbridge Coffee Roasters began when a real cup of coffee was considered a rare and exotic commodity. Brand new facilities have now been revealed at The Northbridge Coffee Roasters, including a modern temperature and humidity controlled warehouse, dedicated coffee equipment sales area and technical support […]

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Bespoke Industry Insight Tours

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

A new and unique opportunity is now available to the food industry with Passageway. Passageway is Australia’s only dedicated food industry travel service, committed to creating tailored market research opportunities and experiences, capable of delivering meaningful commercial outcomes for its clients and their businesses. Through their extensive national and international networks of leading food industry, […]

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Bellissimo Coffee Advisors – 2nd Edition

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Portland, Oregon – Bellissimo Coffee Advisors is excited to announce the release of the second edition of Effective & Essential Marketing for The Specialty Coffee Retailer by Bruce Milletto – the book that won “best educational product” by the Specialty Coffee Association of America. This updated, new version brings the reader all the essential marketing tools and […]

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Nitrogen Charged Cold Brew

Posted December 4, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Melbourne First – NBHD Neanderthal Delivers Nitrogen-charged Cold Brew Coffee on tap! Combining a nitrogen-powered beer tap, craft coffee and third wave principles, brothers Dax and Nicholas Byrne have created a first for Melbourne at South Yarra’s NBHD Neanderthal, cold brew coffee “on tap”. Aiming to change Melbourne’s perception of cold brew coffee, the NBHD […]

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100 Dishes of the Pacific Coast

Posted December 4, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

One of the largest regions in NSW now has a stunning cookbook featuring the top restaurants along the legendary Pacific Coast from the Central Coast to the Tweed. Great images, recipes reflecting the eclectic character of each location, the creativity and expertise of leading chefs deliver a unique culinary journey along the NSW coast with […]

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GLORIA JEAN’S Coffees Latte Art Championships

Posted December 4, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Gloria Jean’s Coffees has opened more than 800 coffee houses across 39 markets worldwide, including more than 400 coffee houses in Australia.  Their vision is, “to be the most loved & respected coffee company worldwide.” To ensure their vision is met, training of their team members is vital. Excellence in coffee presentation is a critical […]

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Café Biz 2014 Launch at QLD Coffee Community Barista Final

Posted December 4, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Another successful coffee networking event: this inaugural event took place at First Pour in Brisbane’s West End. Three finalists competed for the glory, battling it out in front of a crowd of 50 passionate coffee lovers. Raihaan Esat from DiBella Coffee, Queensland, took out the final with his unique performance using infused herbs and fruits, including […]

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Dramanti Dress up for Charity

Posted December 4, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Dragan Sestic and his team at Dramanti Coffee Roasters dressed up recently and all for a good cause … that’s if they really needed a reason. The charity in this case was Still I Rise, a 100% not-for-profit charity, funding counselling and physical therapy services for Australians affected by cancer. Dragan found out about the […]

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Golden Bean Coffee Roasters’ Good Work

Posted December 4, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

In October, Port Macquarie put on a month-long party celebrating the passion, creativity and bounty from its farmers, vignerons, brewers, entertainers and artists with the SBS Feast Tastings on Hastings food and wine festival. The festival was very apt and was at the perfect time to incorporate the Natvia Golden Bean Coffee Auction, which ultimately […]

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Why choose the wood roasting process?

Posted August 3, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

All coffee roasting equipment roasts coffee through the same process: by creating heat that transforms the physical and chemical properties of green coffee beans into roasted coffee products. Physically, the beans turn from green to varied shades of brown. Chemically, the aromatics, acids and other flavour components are either created, balanced, or altered in a […]

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Social Enterprise

Posted August 2, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

There are around 20,000 social enterprises in Australia. Many are small, single site operations and they come in all different forms, including entrepreneur and youth-led community activities in the arts, education, environment, and they can be ‘for profit’ and ‘not for profit’, co-operatives and employee owned organisations. A working definition could be: social enterprises are […]

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Coffee roaster shows his earnest side

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

We first met master roaster Ernest Igual in 2006 when as roaster for Campos Coffee they took out the inaugural Golden Bean Roasting Award. Around the same time, Sam Gabrielian was forging inroads into specialty coffee. It was around this time that Ernest and Sam crossed paths and as fate would have it, this year […]

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Zero Japan – Stamp of Quality

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Over 20 years ago, Koji Inoue was working at a Japanese porcelain manufacturer when he first thought of creating his own range of teapots. He longed to express his creativity, blending beautiful and functional design with rich tradition. The idea grew so compelling, that Koji quit his job to pursue creating what is now known […]

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Crop Del Monte – From the mountains of Colombia

Posted May 2, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Crop Del Monte Specialty Coffee Traders is based in Brisbane and was founded by Andres F. Rodriguez an Agricultural Engineer who grew up in the Coffee Triangle of Colombia and who spent part of his childhood learning about coffee at his father’s farm. Today, CROP DEL MONTE wants to create close relationships between small coffee […]

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Coffee T&I and Cafe Culture Co-operative

Posted April 30, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Coffee t&i and Café Culture Magazine have recently confirmed an exciting new venture of working together by way of cross media participation. This alignment will expand both partners’ reach into the marketplace, bringing news, views and stories from a burgeoning café industry across Australasia. Coffee t&i is a bimonthly editorial trade magazine facilitating the development […]

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Keeping up with Henri

Posted April 27, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Henri Kalisse recently left Ducale Coffee (dc) to pursue other avenues within his much loved coffee industry and has now emerged as the Global General Manager for KeepCup. As General Manager at dc, Henri revitalised the brand by working with the team to ensure all coffees met the more sophisticated palate of today’s coffee drinkers […]

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Rawirat Techasitthanet

Posted April 26, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

We now have the pleasure of uncovering her talents for the rest of the Australian coffee industry and public to enjoy. Jibbi has 5 years’ experience working as a barista in numerous establishments. She has spent time training with Campos, Toby’s Estate, Golden Crobra, Umami and Di Bella Coffee and is constantly learning and looking […]

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2013 Australian Cup Tasting Champion from Gloria Jean’s Coffee

Posted April 26, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Gloria Jean’s Coffees expert Elisha Mauger has been crowned Cup Tasting Champion in her first appearance at the national AASCA Australian Specialty Coffee Championships in Melbourne. In what was a fiercely contested final, Elisha claimed glory by correctly identifying seven coffees in a record-breaking time of three minutes, 17 seconds. Hot on her heels, her closest […]

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Zarraffa’s 2012 Awards

Posted November 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Franchisees, management and staff gathered to celebrate a stellar year of expansion and financial growth at the two day conference that culminated in the awarding of the 2012 Franchisee, Rookie and Store of the Year honours. The 2012 Award recipients are: Franchisee of the Year (24 plus months trading) – David & Lynn Fulcher from […]

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Melitta C-35 Revealed at Golden Bean

Posted November 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

With many of the country’s coffee roasters in one room at the 2012 Golden Bean, the guys from Global Coffee Solutions (GCS) took the opportunity to reveal their newest coffee machine to the market, the Melitta C-35. To best test the machine and the reaction from the roasters, GCS used beans from last year’s Golden […]

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Meet the new Café Culture Roadie, Jules Morman

Posted November 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Jules Morman has been announced as our official Café Culture Roadie for 2013. Each year Café Culture add a new roadie to the crew of hardworking individuals who make up the team on the road that runs our events. Jules’ enthusiasm and love for the industry has made her an easy choice. She has been […]

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The Coffee Guide 2013 Edition

Posted November 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Here come the beans! The new editions of The Coffee Guide are available in time for Christmas, each with more reviews and recommendations than ever, with 300 cafés featured. This edition is beautifully photographed and elegantly designed. The unstoppable growth of coffee popularity is best captured and reflected in this publication, as all wait to find […]

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Aussies Win Team Roasting Challenge – Roasters Guild Retreat

Posted August 31, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

By Anne Cooper The annual Roasters Guild Retreat was held this year at the lovely Skamania Lodge at Stevenson just outside Portland. Each year it seems to be getting bigger and bigger with more and more attendees coming from far and wide, including Aussies like myself; Ed Strachan and Yu Yama from Single Origin Roasters […]

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Jammin’ Da House 2012 – Round 2

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Jammin’ Da House is ONA Coffee’s own latte art smackdown, designed to encourage baristas to enjoy competing without all the official rules of competition and involve the Canberra community in the appreciation of specialty coffee. However, more than this, the events are to raise money for the communities of ONA Coffee’s direct trade relationships. This […]

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Sasha Launches Fat Poppy

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Like most things truly unique, they normally begin with an individual who spent a large portion of their life feeling different. By chance, this individual found her calling in coffee … lucky for us! Sasha Jade, previously profiled in Café Culture, has recently launched her very own blend and brand, Fat Poppy Specialty Coffee. In […]

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Di Bella Coffee Takes Plunge in India

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Australian coffee entrepreneur Phillip Di Bella has taken the plunge in India, rolling out his first seven retail outlets, with a string of cafés to follow in the world’s second-most populous nation. Phillip Di Bella said the new venture is very exciting, as Di Bella Coffee will be targeting a gap in the Indian market. […]

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Coffee Selectors

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

A  brand new coffee club has had a great start in business after its launch at this year’s AromaFest   in Sydney. Coffee Selectors was born when Director Matt Kearns noticed a gap in the market for easily accessible, freshly roasted coffee for home coffee drinkers. “After sampling many amazing Australian roasted blends in our […]

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Plantation Owners Deliver Quality Green Bean

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Mount Hagen is the third largest city in Papau New Guinea, named after the volcano on which she sits. At an elevation of over 5,000 ft above sea level, Carpenter Estates owns the largest coffee and tea plantations in Papua New Guinea. Carpenter Products are international traders of high quality green bean coffee delivered to […]

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The Great Australian Sandwichship

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Great Australian Sandwichship was created in 2010 to showcase Australia’s finest and most innovative sandwich makers – and to celebrate the heroes of our lunchtime! The core objective of the competition is to create an easily accessible nationwide benchmark for Australia’s sandwich foodservice industry, from which business owners, managers and staff can be inspired […]

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