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Cafe Culture… more than just a magazine

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

After ten years of involvement in the media business, running an industry trade magazine, a café and coffee trade events, it has been very exciting to see the industry and its players grow around us. As the industry grows and new competition enters the arena, we continue to evaluate our business philosophy and market position, […]

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bel cibo italy

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Italy! Its very name conjures endless images, many of which reflect a culture obsessed with cuisine and coffee.  So when a close friend announced she was getting married by Northern Italy’s Lake Como, we just knew we had to do everything in our power to get there. Fast forward to September 5th and less than 5 hours […]

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Will Priestley

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Will Priestley is no newcomer to the coffee scene and the art of the barista. At 26 years of age, Will is widely known and respected throughout the industry. He has competed in just about every barista and latte art competition throughout Australia, becoming the Australian Latte Art Champion in 2010 and placing second in […]

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iLoyal

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Fifteen loyalty cards in my wallet and loyal to none.  Loyalty, like celebrity and organic, is a term that has lost a large part of its ammunition through overuse. These days it is not uncommon to find most people carrying around between 5 – 10 loyalty cards. When a lot of those cards are for […]

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Australian Named World’s Best Sandwich Designer

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Matt Wilkinson, co-owner of Pope Joan in Melbourne, is the undisputed winner of the title of world’s best sandwich maker at the World Sandwichship, which was held at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival 2011. The World Sandwichship Competition consisted of a one hour round, where the participants […]

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Cultured Gossip

Disave’s New Factory

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

What better way to top off a successful, stressful and busy 12 months for Disavè Espresso Equipment Suppliers than moving locations! After many weeks working 16+ hour days, Dean, Paul and the team at Disavè have finally moved into their spacious new factory and showroom, conveniently located in Dandenong South. “We are very excited to […]

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Eamon Sullivan

Posted November 8, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s been a busy year for the 5 times world record breaking Olympian. In 2011, Cleo magazine announced Eamon as their Bachelor of the Year, he took out first place in Celebrity MasterChef, opened a café in Perth and released his own cookbook. In amongst this, he has been in the pool a bit too. […]

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Building economic pressures with Phillip DiBella

Posted November 8, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

With building economic pressures, these days people are much more discerning about where they spend their money. Great news for bank balances … bad news for retailers.  With a lot of people scaling back their lifestyles and spending less on dining out, we need to start thinking: when a customer does walk into your café, […]

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Ducale Coffee

Posted September 10, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Winning the gold medal in the Single Origin category at the 2010/11 CSR Sugar Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition has shone a spotlight on the Ducale Coffee brand. This is exactly what General Manager Henri Kalisse was planning as part of the Ducale transformation from its traditional Italian coffee roots to a driving force in […]

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The Koto Project

Posted September 10, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Many children as young as ten were selling wares like postcards and chewing gum to support their large family units. Many of these children he talked to had come from poor rural areas by themselves to seek work in the busy city of Hanoi. Jimmy straight away had a vision of how he could turn […]

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Water Quality

Posted August 16, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Despite being the major component of every coffee shot, the role of water in achieving the perfect shot is not often considered. Not only will the quality of water affect the taste, body and aroma of your coffee, it can have a detrimental effect on your equipment. In the last issue (25), Chris Short discussed […]

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Business Insights

What’s Become of Cafe Culture

Posted August 16, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

For many, good coffee is a luxury we like to treat ourselves to on a daily basis. Founder and owner of Numero Uno Coffee Roasters, Gina Di Brita is a proud and passionate female figurehead. Numero Uno has a strong vision. Since 2003, Gina has been ticking all the right boxes when it comes to […]

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Beans for Syphons

Posted August 16, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

There is no denying that when it comes to coffee in Australia, espresso as an extraction method still reigns supreme. However, there is a growing trend for cafés with passion and vision to include alternative brewing methods as part of their coffee offerings, adding some ‘theatre’, increasing customer interaction with the baristas, and giving them […]

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Going to Origin: Kona

Posted August 16, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Travelling back to Australia from San Diego, we had planned four days in Hawaii. Our goal? Coffee and volcanoes, staying at Keauhou in Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island in the heart of the Kona coffee growing region. At first glance you might think that coffee and volcanoes have little to do with each other, but […]

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Coffee Adventures

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

“Is this Plaza San Miguel?” “sí señora.” “Oh my god, Mark … are you sure this is it? There’s nothing here … get out and ask someone.” Mark and I had bartered our way from the main square in Guatemala Antigua, to this quaint little town at 5,600 feet above sea level. There were no […]

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Microlots

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Everybody is talking about the Geisha Coffee. It recently auctioned in the Best of Panama Competition for USD $111.5/Lb, which is probably the highest price ever paid for a coffee. Geisha or Gesha is a varietal of the Arabica tree. It is recognised by its elongated coffee berries, compared to the normal and well known […]

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Coffee Chemistry

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Every day, millions of people around the world begin their day religiously with a morning cup of coffee. Although today we easily identify coffee in its beverage form, it wasn’t always this way in the beginning. Throughout history, coffee has taken on several physical transformations, initially serving as an energy source when nomadic tribes combined […]

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Barista Competitions

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Craig Dickson, CEO at Veneziano Coffee, has always had a passionate desire to learn about coffee, and he also encourages employees to educate themselves as much and as often as possible. His philosophy has led to Veneziano Coffee providing competition training and support to many of Australia’s best known and awarded baristas. As a specialty […]

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What is a Piccolo Latte?

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

The drink, as we know it, became popular in the Sydney coffee scene about ten years ago among the coffee roasting fraternity and soon spread its wings around the country. Only the cool crowd drank piccolos, and the coffee bores annoyed many a café barista about the true definition of this drink. I remember responding […]

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