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Compak Golden Bean Competition NOW OPEN

Posted October 12, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference returns once again to the tranquil mid north coast town of Port Macquarie, NSW.  For over 10 years this event has provided unique opportunities for Australian Coffee Roasters and a platform to connect, mingle, engage and enjoy this thriving industry. The event will take place from […]

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World Tea Brewers Cup

Posted August 25, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

There is precious time left for competitors to register for the first World Tea Brewers Cup event in Australia. The inaugural event will happen at Fine Food Australia in Melbourne on September 12 and 13, and it includes brewing as well as tasting tea. It’s all going down thanks to naming sponsor Brita Water Filters, […]

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Photographic Branding Matters

Posted August 25, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

It always amazes me that people spend thousands of dollars and hours of time setting up their business – they get the right equipment, the right look and the right feel for their café, roastery or product – only to fall over at the critical hurdle of the marketing. You certainly wouldn’t use instant coffee […]

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Savouring Sweet Success

Posted August 25, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Espresso Room Canberra is continuing to prove itself as one of Australia’s most dynamic and innovative cafe scenes, due in large part to the work of visionaries including Espresso Room owner Michael Rose. The last three years have seen Michael’s steady rise in the nation’s capital as Espresso Room has expanded: the first store was […]

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Decadent Milk Chocolate

Posted August 18, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Mixed berries + Chocolate = an unbeatable flavour With a distinct chocolate flavour and smooth mouth feel, The Art of Blend Decadent Milk Chocolate is an all-in-one beverage powder. While chocolate flavoured beverages, be them hot, cold or blended are forever popular, Decadent Milk Chocolate paired with something a little extra will create an endless […]

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The Heat is On

Posted August 18, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

A basic guide to better understanding heat transfer on a drum roaster As roasters, one of the most important things we are always trying to achieve is better control of the roasting process. And one aspect of this is better understanding Heat Transfer (HT). Understanding HT involves grasping the mechanisms & factors that drive & […]

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Re-thinking Lock-In Contracts for your Business

Posted August 4, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

News from Above with Philip Di Bella One of my greatest frustrations with this industry is seeing cafe owners get locked into product supply contracts that do not allow them flexibility to exit the relationship if they wish to. I have always been an advocate for business owners retaining their freedom of choice when it […]

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Beyond Coffee Culture

Posted August 4, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

DC’s approach to specialty coffee is different. They see beyond coffee culture and see coffee as a part of culture. They continue to explore different mediums that bridge the grower to the consumer to deliver the specialty coffee message. This unconventional way of doing business starts at the top, with two visionaries taking this team […]

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The Ultimate Coffee Man

Posted July 28, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Richard Tho, also known as Richard Macchia‘tho, is a barista judge of international competitions whose photographic work has featured in the Sydney Morning Herald. Here, he tells the tale behind his Mr Everywhere status in the industry. I got into coffee in 2008 because the kitchen at work had two espresso machines. It looked serious […]

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Cafe Biz

What’s in your H20?

Posted July 28, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

We’ve saved the best until last at Café Biz with Hobart set to receive real clarity. Pentair will provide free water testing at Café Biz Hobart so owners and operators can see what’s really in their glass. Pentair’s Flinn Lambert is excited about bringing the initiative to Hobart to show everyone’s water is different. “It’s […]

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Tevo Maxi – Espresso Machine Cleaning Tablets

Posted July 28, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Offical product of the world barista championship.

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Taylor Made for Breezy Success

Posted July 28, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The nation’s largest city produced Australia’s biggest Breezy Masters crowd on the weekend when Sam Taylor was crowned NSW winner in the Almond Breeze Australia latte art competition. The Rocks Aroma Festival fans were there for the boutique coffee roasters, chocolatiers, tea-makers and gourmet providores. But the huge crowd got more when they saw Sam, […]

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GRINDERS COFFEE’S NEW ACADEMY MANAGER

Posted July 28, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Grinders Coffee can proudly reveal their new Coffee Academy Manager, training wunderkind Andy Easthope. Andy has leads a life fuelled by passion, with the Adelaide product starting in the world of coffee as a barista while he aimed to support his dream of becoming a musician. As luck would have it, he fell in love […]

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University of Wollongong’s Barista Comp and Latte Art Smack-down

Posted July 28, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

We are hosting the second ever University of Wollongong’s Barista Comp and Latte Art Smack-down on August 9th and 10th respectively. It is a great opportunity for baristas and the only one of its kind in Wollongong – we love the energy and passion people bring to the event. This year we are sponsored by ZEST specialty […]

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Velvet Fairy Frappe

Posted July 21, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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 made from […]

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The Bare Bite Journey – Case Study

Posted July 14, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Sam Tinsley has spent the better part of 25 years in the Food Service and CAFE Industry. Her interest in healthy food began when her now teenage son Lachlan was born with multiple food intolerances. After many hours of research she recognised an underdeveloped sector in the market and decided to act on it. Sam […]

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Cafe Biz

Australia, it is time to get excited. The PEAK is finally here!

Posted July 14, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

AMC Roastery supply to Showcase the Innovative new Mahlkoenig “PEAK” grinder at Cafebiz Hobart 2016 AMC Roastery Supply, and leading global coffee grinding specialists Mahlkönig, are excited to announce we will be displaying the most anticipated grinder of 2016 … the Mahlkönig PEAK, during the CAFEBIZ Roadshows in Adelaide and Hobart. AMC Roastery supply will […]

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Cafe Biz – Next Stop Hobart 10th August 2016 at Hobart Showgrounds

Posted July 13, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Tasmania’s cafe scene has come a long way since the state’s first espresso machine was installed in the Manhattan Milkbar in Hobart in 1956. Move forward to 2016 and a culture of innovation has the city buzzing with a vibrant cafe industry and food culture of more than 100 cafes. Café Biz Roadshow is in […]

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Australasian Café School

Posted July 12, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cafés have always been tricky businesses to get right and many don’t ever get past the first six months from start up because of bad business planning. We know this at Café Culture International as we have consulted to hundreds of café start-ups during 15 years as a consulting business. Sadly, we have done nearly […]

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Josh Rivers wins SA Breezy Masters

Posted July 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

“Settle it son, who’s the champion?” Wu-Tang Clan asked the question, and we can confirm one of their biggest fans has been awarded the title of South Australia’s Breezy Master thanks to Almond Breeze Australia. Joshua Rivers combined his love for coffee and the Wu-Tang Clan when he named his Brighton café Coffee Rules Everything […]

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Aromatic Spiced Chai

Posted July 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Art of Blends Aromatic Spiced Chai beverage powder has a spiced enriched creamy flavour like no other. Created using a gourmet blend of the best exotic spices from Australia and the world including cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove, the Art of Blend Aromatic Spiced Chai beverage base is the perfect addition to every […]

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Reach your sales potential

Posted July 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

More and more people have witnessed the cafe revolution and want a taste of the action, but until now there hasn’t been a formal way of accessing the industry. The unfortunate reality for keen beans is six out of ten café businesses fail within the first year. That’s where Café Culture International’s new initiative comes […]

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The Cargo Crew difference

Posted July 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Led by originality and their fashion design heritage, Cargo Crew have taken a fresh approach to uniform design that delivers style together with functionality. So what’s so different about Cargo Crew? Original & Diverse Cargo Crew are a creative business leading the uniform industry with innovative and original uniform design, and they sell industry direct. […]

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Winter Warmer

Posted June 23, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Italian Style Hot Chocolate The Art of Blend beverages powders cater for every occasion – the cooler months included. A range of The Art of Blend blends can be enjoyed as hot beverages, including the latest beverage blend Italian Style Hot Chocolate. The Italian Style Hot Chocolate differs from traditional chocolate powders, with an Italian […]

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BREEZY MASTERS WON IN NT

Posted June 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Ladies and gentlemen, the 2016 Northern Territory Breezy Master has been crowned and it is Julian Mou of Harriet ExPresso Bar! The Darwin local claimed victory from Café Del’ Art’s Sunny Singh in the final, with Pouya Khoshtarash from The Pearl taking home third prize. Thanks to Almond Breeze Australia, Mou took home $1000 and […]

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Provoking Ratio – Part 2

Posted June 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Lighter Roasts: The biggest issue is the price of the green unroasted product. As this becomes the predominant flavour it must be of a certain quality for the coffee to be competitive and enjoyable. The good news is that the yield is much better and usually levels out to match the group handle price for […]

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Transforming Demand

Posted June 16, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Frank Green transforming demand for reusable cups and water bottles. A young Australian company is taking the coffee world by storm with a range of new products that are transforming the way consumers are enjoying their daily café experience. frank green’s award winning SmartCup entered the world last year with a bang as a stylish reusable option […]

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CARTON & CO WATER – Lighter on the Planet

Posted June 16, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

WHO WE ARE: We grew up in the beautiful surroundings of Perth and the southwest of WA, enjoying its pristine beaches, crisp air and blue skies. Carton & Co has given us a genuine opportunity to give back to our community and the environment: starting a local business to give ourselves and others work-life balance, […]

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People eat with their eyes.

Posted June 16, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

One of the most underestimated aspects of food-to-go retailing is the fact that people eat with their eyes. That is to say, in order to attract, entice and ultimately convert a potential customer into purchasing food from a convenience grab n go store the products must first and foremost be merchandised (displayed) screaming order, freshness, […]

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Stop coffee spills for good

Posted June 16, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Our StixToGo® plugs make the transportation of takeaway coffees fast, safe and secure. And they keep the heat inside the cup where it belongs which is perfect during the colder months because no one wants a lukewarm Flat White. Delight your customers and make your cafe a standout with StixToGo®. Here is why: Your coffees […]

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Provoking Ratio – Part 1

Posted June 16, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Three topics you don’t want to bring up at the dinner table are politics, religion and coffee, it seems depending on who you ask in today’s world you will get a different answer on how to make a perfect espresso even when asking some of the world’s leading baristas. Before we enter this very deep […]

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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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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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My Crop to Cup – Direct Trade invites you to the next Specialty Coffee Brazilian cupping session.

Posted June 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The team at The Reservoir in Surry hills and My Crop to Cup – Direct Trade would like to invite you to our next Specialty Coffee Brazilian cupping session Location: The Reservoir Address: 47 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills Time: next Tuesday 7th June @ 5.45pm (for 6pm start) to 7.30pm We will be showcasing the latest […]

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Clorox

Posted June 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

w. www.cloroxcommercial.com.au Clorox Commercial markets variants of leading consumer branded products including CHUX, GLAD, OSO and Handy Andy. These products are designed and packed for convenience, speed, quality, reliability and value in tough working environments like cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs where efficiency, cleanliness, hygiene and safety are so essential to productivity and reputation. Clorox […]

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Organic Certification Update

Posted June 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The market for all things organic is exploding, but with labels such as ‘all natural’ and ‘100% organic’, are we buying the real deal or just buying into the marketing hype? There is no doubt Australians can recognise bad coffee. Australia is a country where the proximity to the hippest coffee joint can determine real […]

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Just Coffee Insurance

Posted June 1, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

t. 1300 605 061 e. info@justcoffeeinsurance.com.au w. www.justcoffeeinsurance.com Just Coffee Insurance provides specifically designed insurance for the coffee industry, whether that be for mobile coffee services, retail coffee shops or product suppliers. With 26 years insurance experience, we have, in conjunction with major insurance companies, developed a range of insurance products that cater for the […]

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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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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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