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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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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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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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Regional coffee roaster takes out Gold at Sydney Royal Fine Food awards

Posted March 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

NSW regional coffee roaster from Young, takes out the prestigious Gold medal award at the 2016 Sydney Royal fine food awards. Adrian Capra, coffee roaster and owner of Art of Espresso Coffee Company from the regional town of Young, NSW has roasted the city competition and taken out the champion of their class and Gold […]

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Trip to Origin – Far North Queensland

Posted February 18, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

International Women’s Coffee Alliance (Australian Chapter Formation)   The proposed coffee tour to Far North Queensland is now a reality with a 5-day itinerary now available. It’s scheduled for the week straight after Easter from Tuesday 29th March to Saturday 2nd April and will includes… 5 coffee plantations (NQ Gold, Skybury, Jacques, Howe Farming and […]

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Are you FULLY covered?

Posted February 18, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Insurance, a necessary investment Insurance is a commodity that people either love, or hate. In recent natural disasters in Australia, some have seen insurance as a godsend, assisting to get their businesses back up and running. Others see it as being “unnecessary” and some still have the opinion that “it will never happen to me”. […]

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Smash waiting times with quick and versatile egg meals

Posted February 17, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Whether it’s fuel for your customers’ busy day ahead, or an oasis away from the daily grind, you can stand out from your competitors with a 100% real egg product that will surprise and delight your customers without the lengthy wait that comes with cracking and cooking eggs. Ready to thaw and use in minutes, […]

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Go Green

Posted January 20, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Go Green when it comes to adding smoothies to your menu – this is one trend that has some nutritional and health cred behind it. Adding green vegetables and fruit to your youghurt smoothie is an ideal way to achieve the daily fruit and vegetable requirements while also meeting that on-the-go lifestyle customers have today. […]

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Ned Kelly of the East

Posted January 19, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

One of the new cafés opened over the past five years, as the focus on quality coffee continues in Malaysia, is The Good Golly Miss Molly café. This café has its hands full when it comes to customers. Located in Millennium Square, Jalan 14/1, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor (that’s Kuala Lumpur to you), […]

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One egg; three meals

Posted January 19, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

When poached eggs are this easy to make, why stop at breakfast? Cracking, cooking and serving hundreds of fresh eggs have, until now, kept the much loved poached egg meal off many cafe and catering menus due to the time and diligence needed in a busy kitchen. To combat this, the chefs behind one of […]

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The origins of the COFFEEHOUSE

Posted December 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Progression, Innovation & Caffeination By Jacqueline Mocek The proliferation of the café in Australia throughout recent history has escalated to a point where it has become synonymous with the Australian way of life. Our “café culture” is world renowned. Whilst we can wholly claim the culture we have built around our humble cafés, the origin […]

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Candy Weiss & Mama Chomp

Posted December 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Café Culture has known Candy Weiss for at least six years. She works as Head Coffee Trainer for the iconic company Dimattina Coffee and has been an integral part of the Golden Bean barista team for the past four years. On the other side of her full-time job with Dimattina Coffee, Candy has a new […]

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Cafe Fact of the Week: Alcohol

Posted December 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Did you know that one in five Australian Café’s are fully licensed to sell alcohol? 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 some […]

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Trevs@Dickson

Posted December 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Tucked away in a “blink and you’ll miss it” strip of shops behind Dickson’s main shopping hub, is this little gem. Trevs@Dickson came on strong recommendation from various Canberrians for a casual weekday brunch. Sporting a solid variety of dairy free, gluten free and vegetarian options, this busy (yet extremely efficient) little spot certainly caters […]

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Cafe People: Flinn Lambert

Posted December 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER PENTAIR FOODSERVICE If you could look behind the scenes in a convenience store, café, restaurant or pub, you would more than likely find Everpure, Claris and Shurflo systems filtering and pumping the essential ingredient we can so easily take for granted. And most probably it would be the likes of Flinn Lambert, […]

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Go Green

Posted December 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Avocado & Cucumber Yoghurt Smoothie Go Green when it comes to adding smoothies to your menu – this is one trend that has some nutritional and health cred behind it. Adding green vegetables and fruit to your youghurt smoothie is an ideal way to achieve the daily fruit and vegetable requirements while also meeting that […]

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Homemade Cashew Cinnamon Bread Pudding

Posted December 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Our Café Bounce balls are a tasty and nutritious snack for those of us with on the go lifestyles. However, lately we have also been experimenting with how to use them in the kitchen. We got together with our friend Sara Fogarty, a qualified chef, to collaborate on a delicious holiday recipe featuring the Cashew […]

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Catering safely to the masses when the heat is on

Posted December 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Commercial kitchens are known to be amongst the most pressure-cooked work environments around, so it has never been more important for caterers to be able to trust in the products they serve, when the heat is on. One way caterers can feel confident in the product they serve, especially when it comes to eggs and […]

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Cafe Culture Mag Issue #41 out now!

Posted December 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

FEATURING • The Compak Golden Bean #GetRoasted Celebrating the 10th Anniversary This year the Compak Golden Bean experienced the biggest number of roasters in attendance in the event’s history and with over 1,200 actual coffee entries the event continues to be the largest coffee roasters competition and awards in the world. • Cafe Products Showcase […]

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Golden Bean Wrap 

Posted November 26, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

As the dust settles on another Golden Bean it seems appropriate to reflect on what this competition means to the coffee community of Australia. To say a fantastic time was had by all doesn’t do justice to the Golden Bean – a pioneering competition which brings together an otherwise disparate group of coffee professionals who […]

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 THE COFFEE CLUB FULL OF BEANS FOLLOWING GOLD MEDAL WIN 

Posted November 26, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Coffee Club is celebrating after outclassing more than 50 competitors to scoop up top honours at the recent Golden Bean Coffee Awards.  The Coffee Club’s exclusive signature blend was awarded gold in the Chain Store/Franchise (Espresso) Category with judges praising its harmonious balance and full bodied flavour. The blend also took home the bronze […]

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CAFÉ BOUNCE: A NEW AND EXCLUSIVE RANGE FOR CAFES

Posted November 26, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Café Bounce is an exclusive range of exotic, delectable and natural energy balls that partner perfectly with a tea or coffee. Crafted from the finest quality nuts, fruits and seeds (with no artificial colours, flavours or additives), Café Bounce balls are a super healthy, tasty alternative for health conscious customers. Teresa Boyce, Bounce nutritionist says, […]

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Taste success with new range of canapes

Posted November 26, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Sunny Queen Meal Solutions’ versatile Mini Fritters and Egg Bites have been launched just in time for the festive season, making holiday catering an easier, convenient, cost effective option to feed hungry festive mouths. The new meal solutions offer a balance of convenience and elegance, suitable for parties, festivities and corporate functions. When there’s lots […]

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The Art of Blend recipe book

Posted October 22, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Frosty Boy Australia gives a ‘virtual’ taste of The Art of Blend via recipe book and snappy videos Frosty Boy Australia has released the ultimate do-it-yourself recipe book, giving retailers a great new option to expand their beverage menu. The invaluable resource showcases 85 decadent and indulgent beverages, including a Gingerbread Frappe, Coconut Cherry Yoghurt Smoothie and an Almond […]

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Win Café Bounce stock and POS tray for your cafe

Posted October 22, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

CAFÉ BOUNCE: A NEW AND EXCLUSIVE RANGE FOR CAFES Getting through the day without a coffee hit is practically unthinkable but the choice of accompanying snacks – muffins, banana bread, friands – are rather threatening to our health and aren’t convenient to eat on-the-run. That’s why Bounce, a market leader in nutritious snacks, has launched […]

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CAFÉ BOUNCE: A new and exclusive range for cafes

Posted October 8, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

CAFÉ BOUNCE: A NEW AND EXCLUSIVE RANGE FOR CAFES Back in the early noughties, there weren’t many options available to the health-conscious customer in search of a handy snack; excepting fruit and nuts, of course. Nature aced those. Thankfully, Aussie lovebirds Paula and Andy Hannagan had the balls to invest everything in their business, – […]

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Useful iPad Apps for Busy Owners and Store Managers

Posted October 8, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Most small businesses operate on a tight budget, in a realtime 24x7x365 world Busy owners and store managers can now use an iPad for more than in-store POS (24×7) to instantly access fast, accurate procedures and document templates to manage finance, HR and contract business issues important to the business (eg. late invoices, casual staff, […]

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Velvet Dairy Frappe Base

Posted October 8, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

The premium blended beverages market continues to grows, with menus becoming more adventurous with flavours. More are creating the trend of drinkable deserts, combining classic deserts normally enjoyed at the end of a meal, into blended beverages full of amazing flavours. The Art of Blend Velvet Dairy Frappe – with a subtle undertone of vanilla […]

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Superfoods Smoothie – Super Acai Yoghurt Smoothie

Posted September 24, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

With a major focus being on convenience, health, versatility and suited to the on-the-go lifestyle of today, Yoghurt Smoothies have become one of the most popular items on a beverage menu. Yoghurt Smoothies offer complete flavour versatility by adding fresh fruits and more recently vegetables and superfoods, to add health benefits and additional protein. The […]

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Australian Coffee Houses Sign Up For World First Coffee #colLABoration

Posted September 11, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Australia continues its legacy of leading the world coffee market with some of its leading roasters signing up to a world first initiative to influence the next phase of business. #TheColLABorationExperiment is an initiative that will feature 10 of Australia’s leading specialty coffee roasters who will work together to develop some of the country’s first […]

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Join us for Australia largest coffee #ColLABoration

Posted September 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Australian specialty coffee brand MILKLAB has drawn over 1, 000 global coffee-crazed social media followers after launching its social media handles this week (FACEBOOK: MILKLAB INSTAGRAM:MILKLABCO)… all without even revealing what their secret product is! The brand has gained momentum from its exclusive “sneak peak” tour around Australia’s top coffee houses giving a selected group […]

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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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MILKLAB

Posted August 27, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Australian specialty coffee brand MILKLAB has drawn over 1, 000 global coffee-crazed social media followers after launching its social media handles this week (FACEBOOK: MILKLAB INSTAGRAM:MILKLABCO)… all without even revealing what their secret product is! The brand has gained momentum from its exclusive “sneak peak” tour around Australia’s top coffee houses giving a selected group […]

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Australian International Tea Expo

Posted August 27, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Australian International Tea Expo is the new trade show and conference in Australia for international specialty teas and related products. This event will bring industry professionals from all over the world to Geelong and showcase all this city has to offer. The expo will be centralised on Geelong’s waterfront with the main event at […]

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Velvet Fairy Frappe

Posted August 27, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Flavour versatility 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 […]

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Nepal still needs our help!

Posted August 13, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Many people are still struggling with limited shelter, food and water on the trail from Kathmandu to Chitwan in Nepal. Candice and Heath from Happy Farmer Organics, have been involved in and have strong ties emotionally to this beautiful country and its people, through volunteering in 2009 and helping to fund projects to improve the […]

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Zummo Juicers Pty Ltd – Opening of the Australian Head office

Posted August 13, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Zummo Juicers Pty Ltd are pleased to announce the Opening of the Australian Head office and warehouse, located at Pinkenba, to accommodate the increasing demand on our range of automatic juicing machines from Zummo Spain.  The Zummo fully automatic juicing machines are a great addition to cafes, restaurants, and commercial cold pressing operations and are […]

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Italian Style Hot Chocolate

Posted August 13, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Art of Blend has added a new gourmet chocolate powder to their range of premium beverage powders –Italian Style Hot Chocolate. Each powder from The Art of Blend range has the look, taste and feeling of a premium beverage and the newest blend is no different. Italian Style Hot Chocolate differs from other chocolate […]

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JED’S BEAN BAGS® LAUNCHES IN AUSTRALIA: A WORLD FIRST INNOVATION IN COFFEE

Posted July 30, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Clever New Zealand Coffee Company, Jed’s Coffee Co, is set to make a mark on coffee lovers of Australia with the launch of Jed’s Bean Bags®, a clever innovation using pyramid-bag technology to create ‘brew in your cup’ fresh roasted coffee – and it’s a ‘world first’ innovation that’s now available in Australia exclusively at Woolworths for $6.99. Jed’s […]

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StixToGo!

Posted July 23, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

StixToGo are little plugs for take away coffee cups, used by major US coffee businesses. StixToGo plugs prevent spilling and keep beverages hot. It’s a great way to enhance your customer’s coffee experience.  Increase customer satisfaction and improve perception of your cafe with StixToGo! Your excellent coffee stays hotter for longer as the popular milk […]

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Trinity ONE: The future of coffee brewing?

Posted July 23, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Mark Folker’s coffee brewing invention, the Trinity ONE, was recently funded on Kickstarter, and is now heading for production. Based in Brisbane, Mark developed the Trinity ONE concept from scratch, and managed to raise $106,528 AUD on Kickstarter to propel his brewer from prototype-to-product. His next prototype is now just weeks away, and Mark plans […]

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It’s a WIN WIN!

Posted July 23, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Assist in growing the Cafe Market and win $1000 cash from Silver Chef and a review in Cafe Culture magazine. Calling on all café owners, baristas, roasters & coffee professionals to complete our 4th Annual One Day Café Pulse survey for 2015. This takes less than 8 minutes to complete online and the collective results […]

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BUN COFFEE CELEBRATES A DECADE IN BUSINESS

Posted July 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Award winning coffee roastery Bun Coffee has reached a major milestone this month with the celebration of its 10th birthday. What began with one passionate man roasting coffee and working part time as a barista to support the business has turned into a company with 10 employees, over 135 stockists throughout Australia, 30 overseas outlets […]

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Yum…Cheesecake recipe which uses Byron Bay Cookies

Posted July 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

WHITE CHOC MAC & MANGO CHEESECAKE Serves: 12 Ingredients:  300g Byron Bay Cookies White Choc Chunk & Macadamia (for base), and an extra 100g for mixing. 100g butter, melted + extra for greasing 2 ripe medium mangoes 10g sachet gelatine (or 2 teaspoons gelatine powder) ¼ cup boiling water 250g white chocolate melts 500g spreadable cream […]

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Cafe – Fact of the Week 2

Posted July 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Over 75% of Cafe Owners have used the same Coffee brand for over 3+ years, with 25% of those for 6 years or more. That is a telling statistic in today’s industry and in such a tough economic climate. Of special note in the Café Pulse Day Survey was to understand that larger volume Café […]

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CAFE SMART – Action Against Homelessness

Posted July 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

CAFE SMART – Action Against Homelessness 
On one day of the year cafes donate $1 per coffee sold.  We ask coffee drinkers to visit participating cafes and ‘drink coffee do good’
In 2014 415 cafes and 20 Coffee Roasters raised $120,000 to fund 91 community projects           Café Sign Up!   streetsmartaustralia.org/cafesmart_signup/ Roaster Partner […]

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Creative Smoothie flavours

Posted July 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

The appetite for smoothies as a healthy-yet-sweet snack has had a huge impact on the beverage market, with traditional fruit flavours such as banana, mango & berry rounding out the top spots on beverage menus. Creative Yoghurt Smoothie from The Art of Blend range of beverage powders is strictly created to offer more versatile and […]

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Winter flavour give away

Posted July 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

As part of the Beverage Mix for Profit Master class held @ Café Biz in Brisbane, Alchemy founder Michael Bishop presented an entertaining conversation about how flavour can turn into café gold. To receive expert advice and a free gift to start your Flavoured Hot Chocolate menu item, just click on the link below. If […]

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Newcastle #GetRoasted

Posted July 7, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

— ANNOUNCING — The Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition & Conference Wednesday 11th – Saturday 14th November Newcastle Jockey Club, Newcastle   Newcastle #GetRoasted The Compak Golden Bean Australia is turning 10 and this years’ event will be held in Newcastle.  “Newy” is NSW second largest city, home to many of Australia’s leading café / coffee […]

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Cafe – Fact of the Week

Posted June 25, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Café Owners two years ago voted in the bi annual Café Pulse survey that when it comes to choosing their preferred Coffee supplier / Roaster of choice that “Quality Wins Over Price”.This year Café Pulse will be running a series of “One Day” short surveys over the coming next three weeks to mutually collect wider café […]

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