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International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) – Australian Chapter Formation

Posted June 11, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

A group of 20 Australian women will gather in northern NSW to form the Australian chapter of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA). Three days of social and networking activities from 13 – 15 June will culminate in the inaugural meeting on the last day. They will have the opportunity to visit plantations, roasteries and […]

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Roband’s Grill Sheets “clean up” at The Old Fisherman, Terrigal

Posted June 11, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Ben & Sabina Kelley recently bought The Old Fisherman at Terrigal Beach situated on the beautiful NSW Central Coast in August 2014. Overlooking the surf beach at Terrigal, The Old Fisherman specializes in its’ famous fish and chips, but also offers a full seafood menu for al-fresco dining or takeaway. Ben & Sabina have many […]

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Brisbane Brothers aim to raise $10,000 for charity one coffee at a time

Posted June 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Local Brisbane businessmen, David and Jason Narciso of Elixir Coffee, are aiming to raise over $10,000 at this month’s St Vincent De Paul CEO Sleepout to help the homelessness issue in Brisbane. Locals can show their support just by drinking their usual coffee at Elixir HQ Espresso Lounge on Hayward Street in Stafford. Customers are able to get […]

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Velvet Dairy Frappe

Posted June 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

A Frappe bases perfect for every flavour Popularity surrounding Frappes is constantly increasing as consumers demand for more gourmet and diverse flavour selections. With a subtle touch of vanilla, Velvet Dairy Frappe base from The Art of Blend beverage range makes for the perfect beverage base to build on. Pairing the beverage base with traditional […]

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Coffee in Hoi an Central Vietnam

Posted June 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Hoi An city in Central Vietnam was an old trading port dating from the 15th to 17th Centuries and is well preserved. Surrounded by rice paddies and just a ten minute drive to the beach, the UNESCO World Heritage “Ancient Town” in the centre of the city, dates back to the 15th Century and unlike […]

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For the love of coffee

Posted June 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Gillie and Marc Schattner might be award winning Australian contemporary artists, but their meeting with Pac Trading’s Natalie Kalinova came about in an unexpected way. Before Gillie and Marc started making art together as husband and wife, they each pursued creative careers of their own – while Marc worked in an advertising agency, Gillie started […]

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Soy Serious about Coffee

Posted June 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

There is no doubt that as a nation Australia takes the subject of coffee very seriously. A country of coffee thinkers, coffee brewers, coffee purists and coffee lovers, it’s no surprise that almost 4 billion coffees were sold in Australia in 2013. On average, Australians drink two cups of coffee per day. In fact, we […]

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General Interest

Ethiopia

Posted June 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Travelling to origin is a rewarding experience for anyone in the coffee industry. We travel to origin for many reasons. Primarily, to connect face-to-face with producer partners and broaden our sourcing tendrils; but more importantly, to deepen our understanding of this dynamic industry we are a part of. Where better to go to further our knowledge […]

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General Interest

Water Quality for Brewing

Posted June 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

An espresso shot is basically 98.8 % water. Yes, the extracted coffee is only a very small percentage of the served beverage. Water is the main carrier of the coffee flavours; the exact amount contained in a beverage will vary depending on brewing method used. Understanding the facts behind water quality in coffee brewing should […]

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General Interest

Tea is the second most consumed beverage worldwide

Posted June 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

With the rise of clean-eating, raw food and healthy choices, more and more customers are seeking lighter and healthier drinks, namely tea. Espresso, long black, flat white, macchiato, Americano, latte, mocca, cappuccino, iced … however you like it, the options for coffee loving café goers are endless, whilst us poor tea drinkers are often left […]

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Changing Trends – Almond Breeze Roadshow

Posted June 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Café Culture Consulting recently partnered with well known Australian foodservice business Freedom Foods to launch their latest Barista Almond Milk, manufactured under licence in Australia for Blue Diamond Brands.  The product, called Almond Breeze, was launched at Fine Foods last September in Melbourne, winning best new product on show. This prompted the Blue Diamond team’s […]

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General Interest

Hidden Resources

Posted June 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Engaging Full Capabilities for Improved Outcomes in the Coffee Supply Chain The global coffee market is expanding; consumption around the world continues to grow. Specialty coffee trends are generating enthusiasm and engaging a new pool of young consumers. At the same time, the industry faces significant risks to supply linked to climate change, plant disease, […]

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General Interest

The Trinity ONE: A Specialty Coffee Brewer

Posted June 4, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Trinity ONE is a high quality brewing device designed for specialty coffee. It can brew pour over, air pressure, and cold brew methods. About this project The Trinity ONE is your ‘go to’ device for brewing specialty coffee. Combining a number of brewing methods including pour over, air pressure, and cold brew, it reduces bench […]

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Cafe Biz News

Cafe Biz Snaps!

Posted May 29, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag
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Café Biz 2015 done and dusted!

Posted May 29, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

It was not a hard decision to bring the Café Biz expo back to Brisbane for 2015 as this vibrant city ticks all the boxes for our caffeine fuelled expo. With over 100 exhibitors from all sectors of the café industry Café Biz was the perfect event for café owners, new starters, coffee roasters and […]

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General Interest

Coffee Storage – Cool, Dark, Dry

Posted May 27, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Still one of the most common questions asked in this industry “Should I store my coffee beans in the fridge?” The answers received vary from “of course” to, “never ever” and everyone seems to have some justification as to why their own answer is correct. Often the reason is a tad illogical, like, “great aunt […]

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General Interest

Help! I’m addicted to cafés

Posted May 27, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Over the last 15 years or so, the introduction of fresh roasted coffee, latte art, single origins and restaurant quality food has created A new disorder among society and with more and more establishments opening in this model, it only looks to propagate further. So what is it about these places that have slowly but […]

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Cafe Biz News

Pesado Range

Posted April 30, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Featuring at Cafe Biz Expo Brisbane Our Pesado range is 100% made in Melbourne with innovation, attention to detail and technology to help you achieve the perfect coffee. All wooden handles are made on a hand lathe with the option of Oak, Zebrano, Wenge and Rosewood, smoothly finished with perfect ergonomic shape. All anodized aluminum […]

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Hands in the air for a World Champion

Posted April 23, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

When the final announcement at this year’s World Barista Championships in Seattle came down to the final two competitors USA and Australia many things were running through my mind. Are we going to be second like so many WBC’s in the past? Is the American favourite Charles Babinski going to take it out as I […]

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General Interest

A night in the Garage for Tanna Island

Posted April 16, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

WHEN:  21st April 2015 from 6:30pm WHERE: Grinders Garage, 204 Norton St, Leichhardt NSW ENTRY: Min $10 donation Come and be a part of THE WORLD’S (not) RICHEST BARISTA COMPETITION ($50 entry), TRIANGULATION (whiskey and coffee), RAFFLES, INSTANT PRIZES, ONLINE AUCTION ITEMS, BOOZE AND GRUB! The devastation of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu has sent the […]

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Carimali product launch

Posted April 14, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Carimali exhibits Bubble and Armonia Soft at Cafe Biz 2015 April 2015, Chignolo d’Isola, Italy – Bubble, the new Carimali traditional machine is now available and will be shown for the first time at Café Biz 2015. Carimali enriches its traditional Italian coffee machine range with this new clever model, ideal for those coffee professionals […]

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General Interest

Decadent Milk Chocolate

Posted April 13, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Art of Blend offers beverage bases that provide the ultimate drinking experience and are strictly created so you can ‘design to excite’ your customers. With the demand and growth in the beverage market, The Art of Blend has extended their beverage range with the addition of Decadent Milk Chocolate. With a classic blend of […]

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General Interest

Be a part of The Rocks Aroma Festival

Posted April 13, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Sunday 26 July, 10am—5pm Once again, coffee lovers will be coming from far and wide to immerse themselves in the world of the bean at The Rocks Aroma Festival 2015. Over 100,000 people attend every year, including industry professionals, coffee lovers and connoisseurs, and leading media and bloggers. Registration is now open for coffee roasters […]

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Cafe Biz News

Wi-Fi with your coffee?

Posted April 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Its hard to believe but research is finding again and again that free Wi-Fi is one of the most important criteria for many customers. Whether in a Hotel, Pub or Café customers are expecting and demanding free Wi-Fi. In the old days many cafes would simply take a standard ADSL service, install a modem / […]

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General Interest

DRINKS4U – Superior international beverages

Posted April 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

International brand beverages chosen by us, to bring DRINKS4U Drinks4U sources, imports and distributes world-class beverages at competitive prices for the Australian hospitality and retail sectors. With a strong focus on American beverages, Drinks4U currently supplies Australian cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and hotels with superior quality, non-alcoholic drinks including Ascania, JOIA, Americana and Martinelliís Apple Juice. Drinks4U […]

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General Interest

The Brewover – Crowdfunded

Posted April 2, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

What a success for Simon Lucas (Manna Beans) and Brendan Baxter (Bean Green), creators of the Brewover! Raising well over the required amount to get this product happening, the Kickstarter campaign lasted 60 days and shone plenty of light on this marvellous coffee must-have. The Brewover is a clever 3 in 1 vessel capturing 3 […]

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General Interest

Rancilio Classe 11 Xcelsius

Posted April 2, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

A concept never seen before: Grinders Coffee are the exclusive distributors of Rancilio equipment in Australia and they are now extremely excited to introduce the Classe 11 Xcelsius, a new chapter in the history of high quality espresso. with trailblazing and intuitive technology, the Classe 11 will become the new benchmark in extraction performance. Cafe […]

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General Interest

Bite Size MD – Jeremy Dakis

Posted April 2, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

 Bite Size Coffee treats is Australia’s market leader in the field of coffee accompaniments. Jeremy Dakis, MD of Bite Size,set out on a mission to transform the coffee experience in this country and throughout the years that cafe culture has known him, he has done just that. Born in 1977 in Sydney, the first 12 […]

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Cultured Products

Buderim Ginger Beer

Posted April 2, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

As fine purveyors of all things ginger, Buderim Ginger has just unveiled its Ginger Beer in a new look 250 ml slimline can.  Crafted like no other, Buderim’s non-alcoholic Ginger Beer is made with only the freshest real Australian ginger and no artificial colours or flavours. Buderim Ginger has been perfecting its recipe for over […]

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“Open for Business”

Posted March 31, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Nothing says “Open for Business” quite like a Café Market Umbrella As soon as you open a market umbrella a customer sits down. Sunranger Café Umbrellas are well made, well priced and designed to be light, strong and look great. They can be fully printed with your logo which adds that extra flair to your […]

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New initiative makes the search for executive level personnel easy

Posted March 31, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Caffeinated Recruitment, an initiative between Café Culture and Eather Recruitment now provides a new service specifically dedicated to the catering, hospitality and food industry. Combining long-standing expertise, strong industry knowledge and established connections, Caffeinated Recruitment offers a wide-ranging service encompassing regional, national and international requirements. Darren Eather, Managing Director stated “I am looking forward to […]

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General Interest

Cafe Culture – Publisher’s note

Posted March 31, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

After having a nice quite break over Christmas, I thought it would be good to ease into the new year slowly with some forward planning and a strategic approach to what lies ahead in business for the year. No such luck, as I was on a plane circling the globe again. First, speaking in Thailand […]

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General Interest

Breakfast Smoothies – Banana, Coconut and Muesli Smoothie

Posted March 31, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Smoothies are the perfect addition to any beverage menu – there is one for every occasion. The focus on convenience, health, versatility and suited to the on-the-go lifestyle of today. Smoothies offer the versatility of a number of flavours along with added health and protein benefits by using fruits, vegetables and extra protein. The Art […]

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General Interest

Baristas can jump!

Posted March 27, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Many people in the Australian café industry know Sasa Sestic for his great barista skills and his quickly evolving Canberra coffee business, ONA Coffee. Not too many people (myself included until now) know that Sasa was an Australian Olympic handball champion.  During the 2000 Sydney Olympics, I was employed with an events company that worked […]

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Cafe Biz News

Win your share of $50K

Posted March 16, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Calling all teams WRBC – Take home part of the $50,000 purse Cafe Culture have received a great response from teams signing up for the WRBC to be held at Cafe Biz on the 23rd & 24th of May 2015. We would now like to balance this competition out across all states of Australia and […]

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Business Insights

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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General Interest

CafeSmart 2015

Posted March 12, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Coffee Roasters and industry suppliers encouraged to join the team Annual charity event CafeSmart unites the coffee industry to help people who are homeless. The 2015 event will take place on the 7th August and we are encouraging coffee roasters and potential sponsors to hop on board early and help build the events impact. The […]

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General Interest

Banoffee Pie Frappe

Posted March 12, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Dessert Beverage trend Desserts have been enjoyed as a sweet treat after a meal for as long as any sweet tooth can remember. While most dessert recipes are enjoyed with a fork or spoon, new dessert beverages are making their way onto the menu. Dessert drinks have infused the creativity and flavour of the […]

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General Interest

Micro Lot – Cupping Night

Posted March 2, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Foundry Fifty Three to host: Micro Lot – Cupping Night @ Foundry Fifty Three Shop 1/53 Pittwater Road, Manly 6:30pm to 8:30pm Friday 6th March Drinks and food provided #relationshipcoffee

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Education

Di Bella Coffee Master Class – Perth

Posted February 26, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Invitation to café owners, baristas, and those interested in the coffee industry:  Join the official opening of our brand new WA distribution centre! WHERE: 3/6 Sainsbury Road O’Connor 6163 DATE: 10th March TIME: 5.30pm arrival for 6pm start PHONE: 0423 108 472 RSVP: brendanj@dibellacoffee.com.au   • Learn about all things coffee from Crop to Cup. […]

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General Interest

Charge me up!

Posted February 26, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

17 million smartphones are used in Australia everyday, and almost every single person is familiar with the calamity that occurs when running low on charge. ChargeMe solves that problem with a phone charge boost, offering a service that is truly innovative, unique and helpful for your customer base. Create a competitive advantage in your local […]

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Creating a Twist with Beverage Classics

Posted February 26, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Premium Mocha Latte Flavour innovation and variety have taken the beverage market by storm. The Art of Blend is all about designing the perfect gourmet beverage both new and classic, introducing The Art of Blend Premium Mocha Latte beverage blend. In an already crowded market place, classic blends like Mocha Lattes can be lost between […]

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Business Insights

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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General Interest

Have you over capitalised?

Posted February 12, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Are you a cafe owner that is seeking that opportunity of a cheap site with a view to fitting out, renovating or just a face lift? If this is your option over buying an existing site with proven figures and fit out ready then take note. One of the biggest issues we see today from […]

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The Importance of Versatility in your Beverage Menu

Posted February 12, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Velvet Dairy Frappe Base With the continued rise of the beverage market and the popularity around gourmet beverages, it is important that your beverage menu is exciting, creative and versatile. The Art of Blend Velvet Dairy Frappe is a versatile frappe base with a subtle touch of vanilla that when teamed with your popular flavouring […]

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Almond Breeze #BreezeySmackdown to be held at Cafe Biz Expo

Posted February 11, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Following the success of the recent Almond Breeze smackdown events in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra and Brisbane #BreezeySmackdown will now be held at Cafe Biz Expo 23rd & 24th May 2015. In addition to this exciting initiative a series of barista skills workshops and latte art demonstrations will be held by leading baristas. #BreezeySmackdown is a knock […]

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General Interest

Spiced Chai Frappe

Posted January 29, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Chai Tea is one of the oldest beverages in the world, and with its added health benefits and spicy flavour it has become one of the most popular beverages in the past few years. The Art of Blend Aromatic Spiced Chai is a speciality beverage base made with 11+ traditional spices. It was developed using […]

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General Interest

Subscription Competition Winner!

Posted January 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Congratulations to Hayley and John Oatley of For Shaw Coffee in East Ballina, NSW. The Oatley’s are the lucky winner of our Subscription Competition! Which means they are now entitled to 3 YEARS OF CAFE CULTURE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! “We have just reached 1 year in our new little coffee, juice and smoothie bar […]

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General Interest

3 golden rules

Posted January 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

3 golden rules of starting your new hospitality business Everyday I see business owners in hospitality and feel for those that have entered into a lease, which ends up destroying them financially. Before purchasing or starting your own hospitality business, you should research and educate yourself as much as you can. Network with industry experts […]

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Education

Scott Rao Master Roasting Class

Posted January 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Typika Artisan Roasters are delighted to offer the Australian Coffee Industry the opportunity to listen to Scott Rao as he shares his ideas on roasting coffee. * Classes are specifically tailored for commercial coffee roasters in full time employment. In this master class Scott will demonstrate some of the insights he has collected over many […]

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