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COBAA Café Talk – SOLD OUT!

Posted October 24, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Over 150 east coast key suppliers, service providers and the café industry all rallied to improve the expanding café market from within. “Café Talk” suppliers networking industry breakfasts have been a complete sellout during October 2014 across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. With venues sponsored by the Café Owners & Barista Association of Australia, affectionately known […]

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Cultured Products

ZUMMO Juicing Machine

Posted October 20, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

European orange juice sensation, Zummo, has arrived in Australia! Zummo has perfected the art of the squeeze with a unique system that ensures the juice never comes into contact with the peel, producing a superior taste sensation and higher quality juice than anything else on the market. Your customers can watch the orange juice flow […]

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The Strietman Espresso Machine

Posted October 20, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Excelling in quality and craftsmanship, simple and reliable engineering and built to last forever. The Strietman espresso machines are produced in The Netherlands; using a small-scale industrial production line, the machines are carefully assembled and tested. The ES3 espresso machine takes the art of coffee making back to its essential origin. The technology involved has […]

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Replay Espresso

Posted October 20, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

2A William Street, Turramurra NSW (02) 9449 3494 It’s nice to see a hard working couple join forces with a vision for their future. Replay Espresso has been a long time in the making for Grant and Yvette Andronicus – yes, the famous coffee family that bought espresso culture and fresh roasted coffee to Australia. […]

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Antony De Fina

Posted October 20, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Antony de Fina, the Caffeine fuelled offshore powerboat racer, four time Australian Champion Antony has been involved in the coffee industry for nearly 10 years, which came about through a chance meeting and a long standing family relationship, leading to importing Tonino Lamborghini Coffee from Italy.  Like many in this industry, it is meetings like […]

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The Good of Taste Subjectivity

Posted October 20, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s important that we debunk the popular myth that professional coffee cuppers provide some kind of one-size-fits-all rigid 100-point coffee review that is universally accepted by enlightened consumers and coffee professionals alike. Although cupping is a helpful tool for coffee producers, roasters and retailers to diagnose and understand more about their products, as an industry […]

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After 37 issues Café Culture turns 10

Posted October 20, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

In 2004 Sean Edwards was a budding entrepreneur; he had owned two cafés, and he had just launched an educational event for the café industry to assist café owners and start ups with information that he had difficulty finding during his time in cafés. Sean and his buddy and graphic designer Jay Beaumont, with whom […]

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Gourmet syrups

Posted September 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Add a splash of luxurious flavour to coffees, smoothies, milkshakes, desserts and cocktails with the specialty range of Pro Barista Gourmet Syrups. Our syrups contain no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners and are highly concentrated so you don’t have to use as much. Flavours include Creamy Fudge Caramel, The Pure Delicate Extracts of Vanilla and […]

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The changing face of fast food

Posted September 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Another season, another trend, another food retail outlet pops up to take the city by storm. These retail outlets appear seemingly out of nowhere and are flavour of the month (excuse the pun). It’s the place to go, the place to be seen, and everyone is talking about it. You can’t get in, you need […]

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Conti Launches New Technology and Design in Espresso Equipment

Posted September 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Boema, an Australian coffee equipment manufacturer and the machine agent for Conti have just showcased the new Monte Carlo espresso machine at MICE (Melbourne International Coffee Event) in May 2014. The Monte Carlo has new multi boiler technology with innovative pre-infusion and is available in two and three groups. Other machine features are an internal […]

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Cultured Gossip

You Can Walk 4 Cass

Posted September 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

In November last year Joe and Gloria Nascimento’s beautiful and courageous daughter Cass lost her battle to Brain Cancer at just 19. Joe is a Director at Global Coffee Solutions and has been involved in coffee for many years, warmly described as a friend to all in the industry. Cass’s amazing mother Gloria is the […]

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Create the perfect espresso with Crema Pro

Posted September 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

To make the perfect espresso, you need the best tools. Crema Pro offers a range of premium quality, durable and stylish espresso machine accessories for baristas and passionate coffee lovers. Our tampers have a solid 304 stainless steel base to provide a sturdy feel when tamping, while the uniquely designed Cobra tamper features an ergonomic […]

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Rocket Cold Press

Posted September 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The new Rocket Cold Press from Silipo Coffee Roasters is produced using the cold press coffee method and a formula that has taken six months to perfect, to create a brew especially for this style of coffee. Consisting of three specialty grade coffee beans roasted and blended to the right ratios, the blend is immersed […]

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Business Insights

Café Talk: Melbourne

Posted September 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Join COBAA for the SECOND “Café Talk” supplier networking industry breakfast Surviving and Thriving in Today’s Cafe Market Today’s café market is without a doubt, one of the toughest and most cut throat environments any supplier could wish to compete in. There are thousands of products and brand choices, rapid growth with in house roasting and […]

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Aussie wins roasting challenge trophy at SCAA Roasters Guild Retreat!

Posted August 22, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The SCAA roasters guild retreat was recently held in Portland USA. During the retreat a Roasting Challenge was held where over 200 participating roasters were split up into teams of 10. Each team had to develop a cold brew concoction from 5 available origins. They then had to cup each origin and choose which origins […]

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Compak announce Grinder Equipment to be used at the Golden Bean 2014

Posted August 22, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

After consultation with the Golden Bean Engine Room captain & former Australian Barista champion Tim Adams, Compak are pleased to announce the grinder equipment that will be used to prepare all espresso & filter beverages at the upcoming Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition. The engine room will include 8 x  E10 Master Conic OD grinders […]

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Make your cafe stand out with unique furniture

Posted August 22, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Many café owners will agree that these days it is becoming increasingly important to differentiate themselves from the competition with not only their menu, but with interesting interior design. Customers want new experiences from not only the food and drink, but from the environment around them as well. Katherine Blizard, owner of Ampersand Café & […]

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Globe-trotting coffee pioneer finds his place in the cloud

Posted August 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Two decades before establishing St. ALi, one of Melbourne’s most loved and respected coffee shops, café iconoclast and game-changer Salvatore Malatesta was headed down a very different career path. “I was a suited-up tax lawyer working crazy hours for an inner city firm … and hating it. I knew within a few months that tax […]

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BBQ Wars

Posted August 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

It was the great migration. From all over our fair sunburned country they did trek. They came in camper vans, enormous blackened iron pits in tow. They came with their WSMs, ProQs, ceramic grills and even homemade pits crafted from “borrowed” beer kegs.  They brought their mates, wives, kids. They brought their excitement and their […]

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Creating a sensory experience

Posted August 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

What is it that makes some spaces wonderful to walk into? It is that indefinable “something” that just makes it work. You cannot identify exactly what it is, but the space is both comfortable to be in, yet exciting, with a sense of discovery. Architectural theorist Juhani Pallasmaa (stay with us here) has stated that […]

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The key to hiring great staff

Posted August 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The single biggest expense (both financially and administratively) to any small business is its staff. However, recruitment and management of employees is often the area that most businesses put the least amount of effort into and do not manage effectively. Often recruitment is a reactive process, rather than a planned one. Staff are often hired […]

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Soul Food

Posted August 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

As I get older and my body starts to crack and splutter and groan at me, especially on cold mornings, I figure that it is telling me it is yearning some clean fuel in the system. This year has been a busy travel year, which means lots of hotel rooms and some strange changes to […]

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Express cooking solutions to transform cafe menus

Posted July 18, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Live demonstrations Café owners who are as passionate about food as they are about coffee and who are looking to increase profits, productivity and menu variety should reserve a place at an Express Café Solutions event. These live cooking events demonstrate solutions tailored for cafés to expand food menus that will extend customer spend beyond […]

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What is Paleo?

Posted July 18, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

I always get frustrated when media promote Paleo as some new fad diet, when in fact it is a lifestyle choice that involves being active, eating well and minimising stress. When I first sat down and listened to someone explain it to me, it just made sense. The Paleo approach to eating is a return […]

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Creating Value at Origin – UGANDA

Posted July 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) is best known in coffee consuming countries for its popular Q Grader program, the universal certification course for coffee cuppers, but that’s only a small portion of the institute’s work. Upwards of 75% of what is done by this nonprofit organisation is quietly focused on origin value development: donor-funded projects […]

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Win with Byron Bay Cookie Company!

Posted July 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Byron Bay Cookie Company is pleased to introduce its new Byron Bay Cookies Café Club. To celebrate the launch, Byron Bay Cookies invites all cafés to join the Club for a chance to win their share of $1,000 in prizes! Café Club members will receive product news and exclusive offers from the Byron Bay […]

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A note from Sean Edwards

Posted July 2, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Welcome to winter! It’s time for those favourite belly warmers like Osso Bucco and Butternut Pumpkin soup. Yes, it’s time to get the chainsaw out, stack the firewood and light those cozy fires. This month I had the pleasure of meeting a real life hero and to be inspired by a motivated lady who has seen […]

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Cup of Excellence 2014 – The diary of a Q Cupper

Posted June 20, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

El Salvador’s national crop was decimated this year. Growers only produced 25% of the 20012/13 crop – the cause of this being the ongoing coffee rust or roya issue that is widespread in the northern parts of Central America. The severe lack of rain also played a vital role in the coffee shortfall; however, with […]

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Masterpieces – Excelsior Jones

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

So you’re known for great coffee, but what about your food offering? Do you have a sandwich on your menu that causes the same sort of queues that your morning caffeine junkies are forming every day?  Would you like to see them back again later in the day with that same crazed look in their […]

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Powder vs Tablet

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

For traditional espresso machines, the most commonly used cleaning product is a backflushing powder such as Cafetto Espresso Clean® or Cafetto Evo®. It’s no surprise, however, that just like dishwasher powder, customers would soon be interested in the convenient, measured dose of a tablet. Essentially, an espresso machine cleaning tablet is exactly the same as […]

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S’wich on people

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s all about getting involved… Throughout 2014, the Sandwich Association will again be changing-it-up and delivering a series of hands-on practical events and competitions. So s’wich on people and get involved! As always, the objective of these events and competitions will be to inspire the food-mind and promote the innovation and trends that continue to be […]

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Beer & Food – The Perfect Match

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s the perfect time of year for a thirst-slacking beer and with the almost endless variety of beers available today, you don’t  have to look far to find one that will match your taste buds and many of the dishes you may be offering up on your menu. Beer Match The Chancer Golden Ale – […]

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Gluten Free – Daniel Churchill

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

No longer a new concept in this day and age, gluten free products on cafÉ and restaurant menus are not only common, but are essential if you want to cover the needs of your customers. But what does it mean? Gluten is a protein compound found in foods or produce derived from wheat. It is […]

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Tanzanian Coffee Farmstay

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Have you ever wondered where coffee comes from? We all know you can buy coffee from your distributor, or hopefully you have a close relationship with a coffee roaster who created a custom blend for your café … but apart from the blurb on the side of a bag, have you ever stopped to ponder […]

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Masterpieces – Ruben Hills

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

So you’re known for great coffee, but what about your food offering? Do you have a sandwich on your menu that causes the same sort of queues that your morning caffeine junkies are forming every day?  Would you like to see them back again later in the day with that same crazed look in their […]

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Our Daily Bread

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Bread is often the defining factor of a sandwich; it can make it or break it. Bread needs to match and fit in with the fillings, whilst never overwhelming them; bread can be the star that flies under the radar. Gone are the days where the ‘white, wholemeal or multigrain’ option trifecta was enough. Consumers […]

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A new way in Cafe Security

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Staff error, customer disputes and theft are easy enough faults. Costly faults too.  That’s where CafeCam Australia comes in. Exciting business ventures and new ideas are commonplace for the coffee industry. Innovative coffee art, enticing aromas and bean roasting techniques break benchmarks every year to give cafés their point in difference. And when it comes […]

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A Ducting Case Study

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

With Little Italy Coffee Roasters The Situation In 2007, Little Italy established their coffee roasting business on the Northern Beaches of Sydney in New South Wales. Although mainly focused on coffee shops, they also retail direct to the public their own signature roasts. Adam Bortz, owner of Little Italy, manages everything hands on, from roasting […]

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RIDE IT

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Santos Tour Down Under When our friends invited us to join them at the Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide this year, we jumped at the chance. Being ardent cyclists and lovers of good food and wine, where else would one suggest we go at this time of year? We were eager to pack our […]

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The Gathering

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Western Australian AASCA CHAMPIONSHIPS ‘The Gathering’ of WA’s Coffee Community held the State AASCA Championships in January, setting an exciting start for the eventful year ahead and opening positive communication channels between WA businesses. A line up of highly skilled professional baristas showcased their polished craft to a panel of distinguished judges, including head […]

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Cafe Culture Food Safari

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

In November last year Café Culture launched an exciting new initiative to bring supplier and service providers together with café owners and their chefs to discuss the day to day challenges of running their café kitchens. The initiative has created an opportunity to fully understand the daily pressures within a café and to find solutions […]

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European Manufacturers Tour

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Due to the demand from a number of our clients, we felt that a trip to Europe was justified to discuss with some of the manufacturers what we required from them to offer the local market. So, during the month of October, a couple of our team travelled to Europe to meet with a number […]

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Selecting VS Sourcing: The importance of origin

Posted March 11, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

There’s a significant difference between choosing coffee and actually sourcing coffee direct from a farmer, and this is something that is close to my heart. When you go to origin, you are able to directly talk to and work with the people who supply your coffee. This is an opportunity to understand farmers firsthand and […]

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Social Media

Posted February 24, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Over the last few years, “social media” have become buzzwords. It’s a concept that not many businesses truly understand or embrace to its full potential. Restaurants and cafés often feel obliged to set up a presence of core social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Twitter, without much thought of how and why they […]

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A new way in cafe security

Posted February 24, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Staff error, customer disputes and theft are easy enough faults. Costly faults too. That’s where CafeCam Australia comes in. Exciting business ventures and new ideas are commonplace for the coffee industry. Innovative coffee art, enticing aromas and bean roasting techniques break benchmarks every year to give cafés their point in difference. And when it comes […]

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Heilala Vanilla

Posted December 8, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

The story of a Tongan aid project that blossomed into a business that has executive chefs and foodies who can’t get enough of Heilala Vanilla. Heilala Vanilla started in 2002 as an aid project, when New Zealand dairy farmer John Ross mined his horticultural know-how and appreciation of the Tongan way to put to use […]

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Melbourne’s Coffee Trek

Posted December 8, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

“It’s a sensory tour” had heard of Melbourne’s Coffee Trek, hosted by Maria Paoli for a number of years. So, when DaVinci Gourmet booked a tour to show some of their international clients and staff (who were in Melbourne for the 2013 World Barista Championships) what the Melbourne café culture had to offer, I quickly […]

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China’s Specialty Coffee Market

Posted December 8, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

In our last issue of Café Culture Magazine, we introduced you to Yunnan coffee in China from the aspect of coffee production. But what about the consumer market, which includes specialty coffee? In this issue, we are bringing you a perspective from three important figures in the Chinese coffee market: Ji Ming, President of the […]

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Boost your red meat street-cred with Lamb Masterpieces

Posted December 4, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Following the highly successful launch of Beef Masterpieces, Lamb Masterpieces provides chefs with the inspiration and information they need to master cuts of lamb not often seen on menus. Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has launched the second phase of their foodservice red meat revolution: Lamb Masterpieces – Volume 02. What do Andy Warhol and […]

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Flourless Banana Bread

Posted December 4, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

SERVES: 8 • 3 bananas • 3 eggs, separated • 2 tbsp honey or agave • 2 tsp cinnamon • 1 tsp allspice • 1 cup sifted almond meal • ¼ cup walnuts, crushed • 1 tsp chia seeds Preheat oven to 160°C. Halve a banana lengthways and set one aside. With the remaining 2 […]

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