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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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Pepper Tree Roastery

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Pepper Tree Wines have commenced building a Coffee House on site at their winery, to be called Contango Espresso-Roasters. Continuing the passion that is shared for terrior at Pepper Tree Wines instilled by the owner, Geologist John Davis, the group believe that coffee beans are similar to wine grapes, in that the flavour components are […]

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Bite Size Wins Prestigious Award

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Bite Size Coffee Treats has been awarded the Award of Outstanding Excellence at the 2012 Sydney Royal Fine Food Awards. The Award terms state: To receive this Award, the product must be of such superior quality that it represents a standard that all in the industry should seek to attain. Bite Size Coffee Treats are […]

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Internet Time by Hot Zone

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Hot Zone have introduced a wireless internet system which provides time managed internet access to the public for the low cost of a cup of coffee per day. In many cases, businesses that have previously offered free wi-fi have decided to remove the access due to freeloaders taking up valuable seating at prime times in […]

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Proaster in Australia

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Taehwan Automation Ind. manufactures quality coffee roasters under the brand name Proaster. Beginning with grain roasters, Taehwan Automation Ind. grew into a major food processing machinery producer in Korea, with 70% of the market share. With in-house technology and experience in creating various food-processing lines, they are now extending into domestic markets, as well as […]

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Grind Xtracted Book

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Grind has become a landmark at Cronulla Beach, enjoying a cult-like status where people hang out to enjoy the tunes, the views, the trends and the great coffees. The “I’d rather be at Grind” phenomenon went viral before Facebook existed, with loyal customers sending photos from all over the world. It’s been a busy year […]

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MPM expansion

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Australia’s leader in quality disposable food packaging, MPM Marketing Services, has expanded their manufacturing operations in Sydney. Their HACCP accredited facility now boasts several state-of-the-art machines, producing a range of paper hot cups under their leading brand, Castaway. The new equipment completes several high-speed production lines, which are now capable of producing up to 230 cups […]

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Win a Return Ticket To India

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Since time immemorial, spices have been used in a myriad of ways to add taste and flavour to food and beverages. Historically, spice played a large role in trade between nations, influencing trade routes and bringing people from foreign cultures together. Spices are still bringing people together today, and increasingly so, over a steaming hot […]

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Korea Cafe Show

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

It was a trip into the unknown for me. I was personally feeling a little nervous about the project I’d been asked to perform by my good friends from Taehwan Automation, who build the popular Proaster coffee roasters. Nevertheless, I was on my way to Korea to speak about emerging trends in the café marketplace […]

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Books

Barista Techniques – Second Edition

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

In 2003, Barista Techniques began its life as a set of training notes, which in 2005 evolved into the first edition of the book, Barista Techniques. As a result of its popularity and the demand for a comprehensive barista training resource, it was reprinted five times between 2005 and 2010. At the reprint stages, the […]

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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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Sydney’s First Food Trucks

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

“A fleet of 10 food trucks has been chosen to deliver on something Sydneysiders told the City they want: more quality food at all hours,” announced Lord Mayor Clover Moore. A food truck is a mobile eatery that travels to different locations in the city. The 10 successful operators will serve up exciting new food […]

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THE COFFEE CLUB ANNOUNCES EXPANSION PLANS

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Australia’s largest and fastest growing coffee shop chain, The Coffee Club, is announcing significant expansion plans on the back of excellent growth levels in 2011. The company is aiming to open a new store every fortnight for the next five years and is targeting 500 stores by 2020. The Coffee Club 2011 growth: • The […]

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9Bar hits Adelaide

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s an exciting time for the South Australian coffee community, with 9Bar Espresso Services opening its doors in Adelaide. February 1, 2012 saw the launching of a retail outlet and ‘on road’ technicians, ready for domestic and commercial trade. Bill Comley, former President Of AustralAsian Specialty Coffee Association, heads up the SA branch, setting 9Bar […]

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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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News from Above

Posted February 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Keeping it Real. Businesses nowadays are continually promoting what they want to be, often paying A-list celebrities to endorse a product they don’t believe in. The problem is, they often don’t live up to their promises and marketing messages. How many times have you seen engaging media campaigns that draw you in to a new […]

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Hudsons Coffee Best Baristas

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Hudsons Coffee has named its best barista and bean team! Yijun Yuan, from the Melbourne Central store, is the National Champion of the 2011 Hudsons Coffee Barista Competition; and husband and wife team, Adam and Allison DeVries, are the Bean Team winners. After months of gruelling heats, the top three competitors from across the country […]

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Vaalia Innergy Wins

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Australia’s favourite top-health yoghurt brand, Vaalia, has won the prestigious ‘Best new functional dairy product’ award for its probiotic drink Vaalia Innergy at the International Dairy Federation Dairy Innovation Awards. The 2011 awards, held at the IDF World Dairy Summit in Parma, Italy, drew more than 100 entries from 25 countries. Winners were selected by […]

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Rosé Revolution 2011

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Now in its second year, the Rosé Revolution is all about driving awareness of the dry, purpose-made, delicious Rosé style to consumers. The 2010 Rosé Revolution was one of the largest social media initiatives undertaken by a collaborative group of winemakers. The hashtag #RoseRev trended as the top Twitter hashtag in Australia on Nov 30, […]

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Gloria Jean’s Coffees Cup of Excellence

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Gloria Jean’s Coffees has taken delivery of the award winning Lot # 5 Norival Favaro – Sao Marcos bean and is giving its customers the opportunity to sample and buy the bean – which is one of the world’s most sought after coffees. Only 2,756 kilograms, or 46 sacks, of the bean was produced, making […]

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In memory of Neal

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Neal Robinson, aged 62, passed away recently following a courageous fight against cancer. Neal worked for over 25 years at Bunn-O-Matic Corporation, beginning in 1986 as a District Sales Manager for the Southeastern United States. He was promoted to Regional Sales Manager, then Regional Vice President for the Southeastern United States. In 1993 he served […]

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AMANTI’S eBar Arrives

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

After 20 years of providing free of cost* espresso equipment, AMANTI is now offering their revolutionary AMANTI Espresso Bar (eBar) free of cost. The eBar is a state of the art modular café designed to recreate the authentic Italian espresso experience. Beautifully crafted, the eBar is a fully functional modular café and a true masterpiece […]

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Disave’s New Factory

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

What better way to top off a successful, stressful and busy 12 months for Disavè Espresso Equipment Suppliers than moving locations! After many weeks working 16+ hour days, Dean, Paul and the team at Disavè have finally moved into their spacious new factory and showroom, conveniently located in Dandenong South. “We are very excited to […]

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Barista’s Iced Coffee

Posted November 8, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

How’s this for a very cool idea for summer! The guys at Bean Drinking are bottling their own brew, calling it a rich and decadent concoction of their finest specialty coffee – expertly blended by their own baristas. Each batch of iced coffee is pulled, blended and bottled by each barista for individuality. The origin […]

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The Ultimate Spice Experience

Posted November 8, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Herbie’s Spice Dust is the perfect topping for cappuccinos, hot chocolate, yoghurt and smoothies, with spices from the New World and the Old. Containing cocoa, sugar, strawberry, cassia, cinnamon, rose petals, vanilla, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom and chilli, the blends and spice mixes made at Herbie’s Spices contain no fillers, starches, MSG, free-flow agents or additives […]

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Campos Cupping Room

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Enjoy specialty coffee tastings in Campos Coffee’s  Cupping Room – a purpose built room above their store in Newtown, Sydney and Brisbane now open in Fortitude Valley! Sessions are open to the public but you must book ahead! For bookings in Sydney Phone 02 9690 0294 or email rose@camposcoffee.com For bookings in Brisbane  Phone 07 3252 3612 […]

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Australia’s Barista Champion – Matt Perger

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Australia’s Barista Champion, Matt Perger, has placed a highly commendable third at the recent 12th Annual World Barista Championship held in Bogotá, Colombia. Alejandro Mendez from Viva Espresso in El Salvador took out first place, with a performance that included a signature drink made with Salvadoran coffee accented with an infusion hand-crafted from coffee pulp, […]

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Ducale Coffee Smackdown

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Each year, the team at Ducale Coffee pit their coffee skills against each other to gain the lauded title of Ducale Champion! The prize awarded is huge bragging rights for a whole 12 months! Where better to hold this year’s competition, than under the bright lights of the first Melbourne Café Biz? Teams of 2 […]

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More on Vietnam

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Vietnam Barista Competition Returns After the success of the inaugural event at Food&Hotel Vietnam 2009, the Vietnam Barista Competition will be held for a second time at the biennial Food&Hotel Vietnam 2011. The competition is organised by Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) and Kerry Ingredients and is a highly recognised platform for Vietnam’s top baristas to […]

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Coffee Porter takes Silver

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Mixing a stimulant and a depressant may sound like a weird contradiction, but for Ashur Hall and Shaun Blissett of Illawarra Brewing Company (formally Five Islands), it ended up making perfect sense. Working closely with roaster Mitch Thornton and Tristan Creswick of Delano Coffee, the brewers wanted a beer that was a unique representation of […]

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Introducing Espressobits Spare Parts Manager – Clinton Webb

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Clinton has been a member of the Disavè team since January 2009. A motor mechanic by trade, Clinton got into the coffee industry in 2004 to raise some money to go snowboarding! Since then he has gained an immense amount of industry knowledge, working in roles ranging from hand packing, form and fill machine operating, […]

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Jammin the House

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Pura Milk Latte Art comps and the World Latte Art Championships have their place on the world stage, but it all starts on the streets, where the top latte artists battle head-to-head for glory, a gaffer tape trophy and, most importantly, respect! Ona Coffee has been spreading the craze of latte art around Canberra, […]

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In Hindsight

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

To celebrate the launch of the Nokia E6 and Nokia E7 smartphones, Nokia Australia have launched a new online book – In Hindsight: What 7 Entrepreneurs Learned on their Journey to Success. What does this have to do with the café industry? The book tells the warts and all stories of seven successful Aussie entrepreneurs, […]

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World Championships 2011 – Maastricht

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Held in the beautiful medieval city of Maastricht in the Netherlands, this year’s SCAE World of Coffee Exhibiition hosted the World Championships for Latte Art, Cup Tasters, Coffee in Good Spirits, the Cezve/Ibrik Championship and the new World Brewers Cup. With a strong Australian coffee culture, representatives were forthcoming for each of the championships. Kirby […]

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