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Scott Rao Espresso Class

Posted January 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Typika is stoked and ecstatic to offer you the opportunity to hear Scott Rao share his ideas on espresso coffee. Scott’s presentation will be presented using the content from his highly acclaimed book, “The Professional Barista’s Handbook” and will include: – Water Quality – Pump Pressure and Pressure Profiling – Grind Quality and Extraction Level […]

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Berry Berry Smooth

Posted January 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Art of Blend presents Creative Yoghurt Smoothie Base The demand for smoothies in the beverage market has grown significantly over the past 5 years, driven mostly by customers who are seeking out healthier alternative in their diet. The Creative Yoghurt Smoothie base from The Art of Blend beverage range is a versatile premium smoothie […]

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Join the Green Scene

Posted December 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Planet Organic has always been committed to being green and producing high quality teas using sustainable organic farming methods. That’s why Planet Organic is Australia and New Zealand’s leading organic tea brand – high in demand and high in flavour. Now you can join the green scene, serving and stocking your customers’ favourite organic tea […]

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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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Coffee Notes

Posted December 15, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Presented by Espresso Company Australia THE NOTES. Browse the judges notes on 5 great coffees. Café Culture’s panel of judges have critiqued these coffees to bring you some unique examples of fine Australian coffee roasting. All coffees were evaluated first as espresso and then as milk- based.       Toby’s Estate – Woolloomooloo Blend […]

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The Future Health of Your Business

Posted December 9, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

News from above – by Phil Di Bella As the year draws to a close, I always like to reflect on the evolving landscape of the coffee industry and the potential opportunities that will arise for cafés over the next five years. Cafés have largely been driven by our nation’s love for quality coffee and […]

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Tea 101

Posted December 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

White tea seems to be the latest buzz phrase in tea; what is it? All tea comes from the same plant: Camellia sinensis. How it is processed, however, determines the type of tea it will become. White teas are the least processed. White tea is hand plucked, unopened buds, which are often loaded with downy […]

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Almond breeze partner with grounds by the sea

Posted December 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

“The natural synergy between Almond Breeze and The Grounds of Alexandria meant our decision to support this exciting initiative as a gold sponsor was easy.” Almond Breeze partnered with The Grounds of Alexandria last month to help deliver an exceptional dining and coffee experience with the pop-up café, The Grounds by the Sea, which was […]

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Global coffee treasures

Posted December 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Only very rarely has a coffee Museum/Collection of this magnitude and global significance ever come onto the open market. Even more intriguing is the fact that it’s been on display to the public, in an industrial precinct of a small country town called Mareeba, in the Cairns Highlands, Australia, since 2007. The Museum/Collection reflects Ian […]

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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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Get famous! (it works…)

Posted December 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Amidst the flurry and fluster of owning and operating a food-to-go business, one thing is often overlooked when creating the menu and the overall in-store customer experience. In the willingness to cover all bases and be all things to all people, a key element is often neglected or deemed too risky or niche. It is […]

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Snacking trends

Posted December 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s a category that is all too often overlooked and neglected, but one that has the potential to increase sales and the average cheque. Happily, it’s also an easy one .Snacking. Snacking is such a broad category with endless room to move, change and innovate, with both supplier bought and in-house made products. It’s also a […]

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Coffee interrelates you with the rest of the world

Posted December 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

“Before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (A Christmas Sermon on Peace, 1967.) Martin Luther King Jr. once touched on a concept that requires utmost awareness and attention: interrelation. During his Christmas Sermon on Peace in 1967, he said: “All life is […]

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Kopi coffee comparison in Penang, Malaysia

Posted December 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

KOPI O – Traditional Coffee from Malaysia I was recently in Penang, Malaysia, attending an advanced photography story-telling workshop with Obscura Photography Festival,when I had to choose a “photo story”. Part 1 I have been amazed with the amount of great coffee shops popping up in Penang, but also fascinated with the old “Kopi O” […]

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Decoding the coffee curse

Posted December 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Last year saw the coffee industry rocked by the worst outbreak of coffee leaf rust since the disease first appeared in 1976. A state of phytosanitary emergency was declared in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras, with Nicaragua, El Salvador, Mexico and Peru also badly affected. Home to more than 351,000 growers, coffee is embedded in […]

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Practical contracts of employment

Posted December 3, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Recently I wrote about the challenges facing small businesses when hiring and firing staff. Both of these events are critical stages of any employer/employee relationship. However, the most important part of any employment is the bit in between. Indeed, if you get this bit right, then you usually don’t have to do as much of […]

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Cafe Culture launches in CHINA

Posted December 3, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Gateway To China’s 30 Billion Dollar Café Culture  Issue 2 of Café Culture Magazine China was recently released at FHC China, held in Shanghai in November 2014. FHC is China’s Global Food & Hospitality Expo for international suppliers selling to China, with over 33,000 visitors to the event. Received with an incredible amount of […]

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Gelato and more Gelato

Posted December 3, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Mention gelato, and I just about melt! I immediately begin reminiscing about the best gelato I tasted in Sicily, San Gimignano, Urbino, and Bologna … the list goes on. Gelato resonates with just about everyone of any age, demographic and background. It has an emotional connection to summer, fun, happy times and sweet treats, is […]

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Creating a point of difference

Posted December 3, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Too often as designers we meet potential café operators who, at the commencement of a project, think once they have their outlet ready they will throw open their doors and customers will just rush in. This is not the case at all, and operators need to work hard on creating a clearly communicated point of […]

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Keep it seriously simple

Posted December 3, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

A really common theme on the Coffee Snobs forums are people frustrated trying to get the best from their coffee making equipment. CafÉ owners and domestic baristas can find themselves chasing their tail in ever decreasing circles trying to find the perfect coffee. Take this scenario: We just changed to a new single origin coffee […]

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A bespoke espresso machine

Posted December 3, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

In 2012, Café Culture ventured up to Kingscliff in northern New South Wales and discovered an old but rather significant project by Benjamin Haymes. We now catch up with Ben again to find out how his inventions have been progressing. In the Beginning My brothers and I grew up in an extended family of book-dealers […]

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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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Hans Pulled Meats

Posted December 3, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Slow cooked for up to 10 hours; ready to eat in just seconds. Introducing the new Hans Pulled Meats range, consisting of pork, beef, chicken and turkey, offering terrific time-saving solutions. Not only are they convenient and versatile – their quality is the best available on the foodservice market, as Hans uses only premium meat […]

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Women in coffee

Posted November 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Australian café industry is made up of mostly women as the main employee group, with over 50% ownership of cafes nationally. We are now also finding many women in the front line of coffee businesses in Australia and the face of the industry is experiencing a few changes for the better. Café Culture ran […]

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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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Exquisite White Chocolate

Posted November 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

  It’s hard to ignore the rise of the beverage market and the constant demand for first class beverages. The Art of Blends exquisite white chocolate base is the perfect choice to build creative and gourmet beverages from. With its distinct and unique flavour combined with the mouth feel of a top-rate beverage, it makes […]

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Cafe Biz 2015 – Book Now!

Posted November 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Book your space now for Cafe Biz (Brisbane!) We hope you have enjoyed a successful year following on from the massive success of Cafe Biz in March. This success has led us now to upgrade Cafe Biz to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 23rd-24th May 2015. We are also producing a barista […]

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Interested in selling your business?

Posted November 18, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

            This fantastic, 5 day cafe has everything a successful cafe requires: Fully managed 5 day trade Designer fit-out Specialty coffee Minimal staff CBD location Business at a snapshot: Sales $22,000 pw Rent $1,542 pw Rental increase 3% Lease term 5 + 5 yrs remaining Coffee 65kg pw Trading: Monday […]

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The Art of Blend: Joining the growing beverage trend

Posted November 17, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Gourmet and healthy beverages are two movements that are continuing to make waves across the international beverage market. Every year approximately 1000 new beverages are created and tried in the market in hopes of gaining customer attention and adding a competitive edge. The Art of Blend is a range of beverage powders that combine the […]

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Piazza D’Oro – Barista of the Year Awards

Posted November 17, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

PIAZZA D’ORO ANNOUNCES THE 10 NATIONAL FINALISTS IN THE RUNNING FOR BARISTA OF THE YEAR AWARD Piazza D’Oro, one of Australia’s leading espresso brands, is proud to introduce the ten national finalists in the inaugural Piazza D’Oro Barista Of The Year competition. The ten best Piazza D’Oro baristas from around the country have been selected […]

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World’s leading flatbread & tortilla producers

Posted November 17, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Mission Foods is the world’s leading flatbread & tortilla producers, manufacturing all flatbreads and tortillas in a state of the art factory in Victoria. Mission Foods has become the supplier of choice through its strong commitment to the Foodservice industry. All products are made with the highest quality ingredients to ensure a consistent superior & […]

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Cocomore

Posted November 13, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cocomore is only made with the highest quality of fresh green coconut from Thailand. 10/10 coconut water consumers chose Cocomore as the first choice in a blind folded survey*. One bottle portion equates to 2 young coconuts of serving which is great value. No added sugar, no additives, no colourings and no flavourings. 100% pure coconut […]

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Priestley’s Gourmet Delights

Posted November 13, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Priestley’s Gourmet Delights have released a delicious choc cherry coconut gateau in time for Christmas. A mouth watering cake of plump, juicy cherries and tender coconut encased in delicious dark chocolate ganache covered in tantalising pink coconut. Pre-portioned and supplied frozen to lock in the flavour and minimise wastage in your café. The choc cherry […]

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From Adelaide to Amsterdam

Posted November 10, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cafetto has come a long way since launching its very first product, Espresso Clean. After many years in the family commercial cleaning products company Dominant, Chris Short saw a gap in the market for a range of quality cleaning products for the coffee industry.  It was just over 10 years ago now that the very […]

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The New Generation

Posted November 10, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

With exceptional results on the world coffee stage over the past 10-15 years, Australia has come of age and is now known worldwide for its café culture. and It’s not just the southern states that are naming and claiming the rights for this new generation of café owners.  Nick Pearce is the entrepreneurial force behind […]

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Big Apple BBQ

Posted November 10, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

As a highlight of our recent Food-To-Go Innovation Tour, we attended this year’s Big Apple BBQ Bloc Party. If you love Southern style American BBQ, then the Bloc Party is your Nirvana!  There are many ways you can experience this festival, but we chose to go the whole hog (excuse the pun) and purchase a […]

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Inspire, Innovate, Grow

Posted November 10, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Firstly, we’ll see two of our past Sandwichship Champions, Laura Neville and Mal Gill, go head-to-head in a Champion Vs Champion format at Fine Food Melbourne. This unique event is sure to generate some amazing new sandwich ideas from two of Australia’s most innovative and passionate food-to-go professionals, and all in the name of raising […]

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Unearthing of The Barista Gem!

Posted October 30, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Once again The annual Chux Barista Competition has delivered and unearthed another Barista Gem in ‘Gemma Fusca’ pardon the pun. This year the competition was slightly different in the case of combining some powerhouse brands that delivered a fast paced and exhilarating, but more importantly, quality in the coffee presented to our judges. The Competition […]

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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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The Friis Coffee Vault

Posted October 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Friis Coffee Vault has gone elegant and classy following the initial success of the stainless version. The coffee vault has become an industry standard for the effective storage of ground coffee or beans, recommended by roasters and baristas around Australia. Keeps ground coffee or beans fresher for longer, thanks to the one-way freshness valve […]

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Danish Quality

Posted October 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The signature shape, texture, look and aroma of Kelsen butter cookies are truly inviting and provide a unique product opportunity to all retailers. Baked with the finest ingredients, consumers can enjoy great taste in every bite. Containing no preservatives, colours or artificial flavours and baked in Denmark, Kelsen cookies are of high quality and craftsmanship. […]

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Seerys’ New Cake Range

Posted October 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Seerys has always been about the taste; from rich and fruity Christmas puddings to traditional tea bracks and light and delicious Madeira cakes, we have something for every consumer and retailer. Seerys’ new range of individually sliced banana and walnut, raspberry and coconut and lemon drizzle cakes offer an exceptional taste experience. Seerys family recipes […]

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Delicious & Nutritious

Posted October 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Break away from the traditional snack and enjoy our Eat Real range of healthy snack bars. With over 50% natural mixed nuts, our snack bars are bursting with flavour and are ideal for a snack on the go. With no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or Trans fats these snacking alternatives are gluten free, high in […]

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Project Origin – Cup of Excellence, Colombia

Posted October 24, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

This year Cup of Excellence was held in the Huila region of Neiva in Colombia.  Most coffee in Colombia, approximately 95% is grown by small producers and in most regions these small producers pick, process and sun dry their own coffee. They then sell it to the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) and other exporting companies. […]

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Cafes boost profits by funding equipment

Posted October 24, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Café owners looking for a competitive edge are funding kitchen equipment and entire fit-outs as intense rivalry puts pressure on the industry, according to the fifth annual Hospitality Industry Success Index (HISI). The HISI Report, which sources information from nearly 7,503 hospitality businesses and 202 detailed surveys, was released to the public today following a […]

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SAB – Sky’s the Limit Competition

Posted October 24, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

South American Bean would like to thank everyone who helped in raising $750 dollars for the Sony Foundation’s You Can program at the Compak Golden Bean Awards night. The appropriately themed Aviator – Top Gun night saw the Sky’s the Limit competition complete with Balsa wood aeroplane pilots testing out their flying skills. The aim […]

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Frosty Boy Australia launches ‘The Art of Blend’

Posted October 24, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Frosty Boy Australia causes a stir in the beverage market  with the launch of ‘The Art of Blend’ Leading Australian frozen dessert and beverage manufacturer, Frosty Boy Australia is set to launch its most unique beverage range yet, ‘The Art Of Blend’, in a bid to gain a bigger scoop of the $542 million beverage […]

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