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Sweet strawberry and coconut muffins

Posted November 24, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

If I said these had no confectionary sugar in them, you wouldn’t know it. By removing the moisture from the strawberries you enhance their natural sweeteners, making this cheat less of a treat but even tastier. Ingredients ¾ punnet strawberries, topped and quartered ½ cup quinoa flakes (can also use oats) 1½ cups almond meal […]

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Join IWCA at origin

Posted December 17, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S COFFEE ALLIANCE Update: by Christine Cottrell As interest in the IWCA gains momentum quite a bit has happened since the last update 3 months ago. Certainly, there is a lot of enthusiastic girls across the country gathering to make plans and get ideas into action and some wonderful support from generous companies helping […]

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Empowering women to improve lives

Posted December 16, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Legal and cultural practices in many coffee growing regions around the world restrict women from the economic opportunities that would generate significant improvements for their families, their businesses and their communities. The empowerment of these women with these opportunities to make social and economic change must engage both men and women in understanding the value […]

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In the Compak Hopper

Posted December 16, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

At the 10th Anniversary of the Compak Golden Bean The Compak Golden Bean 2015 culminated with a lavish gala night of awards at the James Bond 007 dinner, trackside at the Newcastle Jockey Club. Forget the jeans and black t-shirts often associated with the coffee industry as guests donned their finest gowns and jewels to […]

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Los Angeles roasters take out inaugural titles

Posted December 16, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

THE COMPAK GOLDEN BEAN NORTH AMERICA A well known and respected North American Coffee Roaster, Mike Perry from Klatch Coffee Inc. took to the stage in Portland OR at the awards night to accept the honor of being the first ever Compak Golden Bean Champion in this prestigious industry competition. Mike won the competition by […]

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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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Sasa Returns

Posted December 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

To serve coffee to the farmers who grew his Sudan Rume By Habib Maarbani In March 2011 a seedling was planted 1,900 metres above sea level on a mountain on the west range of Los Farallones de Cali, Colombia. It was the first of 18,000 seedlings to be planted on what would come to be […]

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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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The BREWOVER funded!

Posted January 29, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

With one day left in its Kickstarter campaign, the Brewover has easily hit its target. Units are currently being produced and will be available  in May this year. The Brewover is the brainchild from the BeanGreen and Manna Bean teams from Brisbane. The Brewover has numerous functions. It can be used as a pourover, a […]

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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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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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The importance of the brief – In creating a successful project

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

It allows both client and designer to know and understand the expectations of the project, from simple operational requirements to the aspirations and vision of the client. To put it simply, it allows everyone to get on the same bus and head down the project road together. Recently at a conference in Singapore, I was […]

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Amsterdam update

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

For UTZ Certified, quality and sustainability go hand in hand. Sarah and Ruben, part of the UTZ team based in Amsterdam, decided to unlock their bikes and set out to update us on some of the city’s hotspots for specialty coffee.It turns out Aussies and Kiwis are everywhere to be found when it comes to […]

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Motokafe Project

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The determination of three men, motivated for different reasons to build an extraordinary espresso machine Steve Andrews had done it once before. Back in July 2009 he donned a motorcycle helmet and set off around Australia to raise awareness of the devastation caused by depression and suicide. Motivated by the tragic loss of a close […]

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Operational Excellence

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Have you ever pondered the meaning of operations? Possibly not. What about excellence? Over many years of pondering and implementing food operations strategies, there are a few key points that I thought it would be worth sharing. Just for the record, Operations can be described as the daily activities that generate your sales, profit and […]

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Destination Beijing

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

After reading just a couple of sentences into my research on China, I realised I was about to be thrown into the deep end by visiting Beijing with only one short week to take it all in. Luckily, we would have a couple of Beijing locals to take care of us in navigating the challenges […]

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The KL Cafe Crawl

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

I moved to Kuala Lumpur (KL) nearly five years ago and at the time, apart from a couple of Illy cafes, if you wanted a coffee and didn’t want the local Kopi, you had a choice of Starbucks or Gloria Jean’s!   But over the past two years and in particular the last year, coffee […]

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No more blurred lines

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

It has always been a debate among café owners as to at what point a restaurant becomes a café. We liked to use the scenario that once the white tablecloth comes out, the business becomes a restaurant. We now know that this is no longer the case, as the two have merged into what I […]

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Evolution of the RB Tamper

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

When I started Reg Barber Enterprises, there weren’t many tampers on the market. There were only plastic tampers and turned aluminium solid tampers. They were all under sized and didn’t fit the portafilters properly. However, this made sense, as the tamper wasn’t an integral part of the coffee making process back then, unlike today. It […]

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Australian Cafe of the year

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

As voting opens for Australian Café of the Year 2014 Aiming to find the number one café in the nation, the inaugural competition has attracted cafés from all over the country – from popular Sydney and Melbourne hotspots through to rural gems. There are also a few big names on the list, with the likes […]

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Coffee solutions for the office

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Through constant research and development, JURA has evolved, and since the early 1990s they have focused on fully automatic coffee machines … In 2000, with JURA’s dominance in the European market growing, Australian consumers for the first time were able to experience and enjoy JURA’s range of premium fully automatic coffee machines, bringing JURA’s philosophy […]

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The Skillful Roaster

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

There is a wide scope for adding creative flair as a coffee roaster, so one must be very careful not to judge too harshly and also to embrace the varying points of view, as this is one of the reasons the industry is so dynamic.  One of the things I have learnt from my time […]

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Cause Coffee

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The current world population is 7,255 million people, and that number is growing by about 1 million per week. Australia’s population is 0.3% of the planet yet according to the United States Department of Agriculture, we managed to consume more than 1% of the world’s exported coffee. We do love our coffee! This year Australia […]

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Keeping up with Little Green Bean

Posted October 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The green bean industry is in a constant state of progression. As the industry evolves, with new varietals being cultivated and education and training becoming increasingly more accessible to producers, trends in demand come and go. A significant shift over the last decade has been the drive towards improved quality and traceability. Technological advancements continue […]

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Cafe Owners & Baristas Association of Australia

Posted July 30, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

We appreciate your interest and thank you for your patience while we are updating our website. At this point in time the Cafe Owners & Baristas Association of Australia website is down for maintenance.  Please feel free to download the forms below to find out more information about our different types of membership available. If […]

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Australian Café of the Year

Posted July 7, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Calling for Entries! The battle lines have been drawn for the first ever Australian Café of the Year competition, calling for the country’s best bean grinders and egg poachers to throw in a spoonful of creativity, a grande cup of passion and a good splash of competitive spirit. Currently in its third year in New […]

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IBERITAL AUSTRALIA – NOW STOCKING

Posted July 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

I.M.S. PRECISION FILTERS & SHOWERS COMPETITION SERIES Contact Dean Slade on 03 9681 7537 for further information and wholesale prices I.M.S FILERS I.M.S. produces a range of competition filters designed to bring out the best in your coffee The SHAPE and PERFORATION have been designed and calibrated to ensure the ideal extraction. The recalibration of […]

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ASCA – Sydney Latte Art Competition

Posted July 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

WHEN: 27 July 2014 at 15.00–16.30 WHERE: MCA Foundation Hall Sydney latte Art competition to be run under the ASCA Australian Coffee Championship Rules (WLC). Winner gets free entry into the NSW PURA latte art competition to be run later this year. There is a limited number of entrys due to time restrictions at AROMA […]

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Mad about coffee capsule copies

Posted July 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Nespresso machines and its copies are a growing ­market – and so are their capsules. After the expiration of some of Nespresso’s capsule ­patents, many manufacturers have jumped on the capsule manufacturing bandwagon. Mad Coffee Capsules, a private Sydney business, is one of them, and they have invested $20 million in the largest capsule production facility […]

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Phil Di Bella – News from Above

Posted July 1, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Emotional Currency: The Power of Goodwill John Stuart, Chairman of Quaker Oats Company, said circa 1900: “If this business were split up, I would give you the land and bricks and mortar, and I would take the brands and trademarks, and I would fare better than you”. Before the concept of marketing or branding as […]

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I feel the need, the need for Golden Bean!!

Posted June 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

With an aviation theme this year, I am really looking forward to coming back as Head Wingman/Roastress, guiding the crew as we search for this years’ Top Gun at Golden Bean! I am also looking forward to seeing many new and familiar faces as we navigate our way through the various categories and enormous amount […]

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International Speaker – Bruce Milletto

Posted June 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

President: Bellissimo Coffee Advisors and the American Barista & Coffee School Bruce Milletto Speakers Session: The State of The American Specialty Coffee Industry and Why Portland Oregon is the Epicenter Bruce’s talk will encompass where and how the specialty coffee movement started in America 20 years ago and where we find the industry today in […]

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Golden Bean Wingman – Craig Simon

Posted June 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

World Barista Champion Finalist to Judge at the Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition The World Barista Championships are over for another year which saw Australian candidate Craig Simon of Think Tank Coffee perform his best ever, with the best coffee he’s ever tasted and reveal a new coffee processing innovation to the coffee world, […]

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Australasian Specialty Coffee Association

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

UPDATE 2014 Another big year for Coffee in Australia, with the highlight surely being World Coffee Events (WCE) holding the World Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, and the World Cupping Championships at Australia’s premier coffee event, MICE, in May. I would like to acknowledge the efforts of the previous Executive in landing and preparing […]

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Social Media

Posted March 26, 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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Phil Di Bella – News from Above

Posted March 25, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Selecting VS Sourcing: The importance of origin 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 […]

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2013 Golden Bean Roasters Directory

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

                Arrosto Coffee p.  0418 850 157 e.  sales@arrostocoffee.com.au w. www.arrostocoffee.com.au ***  SMALL BATCH  ***     Barefoot Roasters p. 0430 316 066 e.  info@barefootroasters.com.au w. www.barefootroasters.com.au Barefoot Roasters entered the Nativa Golden Bean awards for the first time this year, gaining runner up in overall Golden Bean […]

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Home Roaster Milk Category Winner – Tiana Freeman

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Hi, my name is Tiana, and I am eight years old. I only just learnt how to roast coffee. I didn’t really know how to roast coffee, but then Dad taught me the basics, and I took it from there. At the start it was a little hard, but I learnt it all pretty quickly. […]

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Syphon Category Winner – Veneziano

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Veneziano Coffee Roasters are no strangers to the Natvia Golden Bean Roaster Competition awards, having entered and won medals almost every year since its inception in 2006. With roasting operations in Melbourne and Brisbane, Veneziano proudly supplies over 500 of Australia’s most progressive cafés. Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne are hosts to First Pour cafés – […]

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Home Roaster Espresso Category Winner – Sarah Freeman

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Hey, my name is Sarah, and I am 14 years old. Last year I entered the Home Roasting category and won a bronze medal and my little brother, Zed, won a gold, so I was out to beat him this year … which I did, when I won a gold and a bronze medal. The […]

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Chain/Franchise Espresso Category Winner – Aroma Cafe

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Aroma Café is a franchise that originated in the Perth CBD in 1996. Since then it has grown to 60 stores across WA, SA, VIC and QLD. It was founded, and is still run by, my parents, Robert and Angela Mule, and remains a family business to this day. After working as baristas in numerous […]

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Chain/Franchise Milk Category Winner – bb’s Cafe

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

bb’s café roasts and blends its very own signature coffee. bb’s Espresso is a 100% Arabica blend from prominent Australian Roaster, Caffe Coffee. It is a classic three bean blend comprised of coffee from Brazil, Ethiopia and India. Each origin is roasted separately to a medium – dark degree, drawing strong notes of stone fruit, […]

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Decaf Category Winner – Fiori

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

FiORi Coffee is an artisan roastery based in Perth which, after 7 years of operation, has become a well-established name in Western Australia. The business began roasting in West Perth in mid-2006 and has gone through a couple of relocations already as it has grown in popularity. The business moved to larger premises in Osborne […]

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Organic Category Winner – Nat’s Coffee

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

This is the story of Byron Organic plantation. Three years ago I decided I wanted to create this amazing organically grown coffee on a certified organic farm just near the beautiful town of Byron Bay. So, over the last few years I have been experimenting with different harvesting methods and times and different processing methods […]

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Filter Category Winner – Essence of Coffee

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Essence of Coffee is a small batch artisan coffee roaster dedicated to bringing out the very essence of our hand-selected beans. With a clear objective to provide “great coffee in a casual atmosphere”, our family business began with Café 54, in East Perth, in 2007. Our passion for specialty coffee demanded a commitment to knowledge […]

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Australian Category Winner – Bonissimo

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Bonissimo has been supplying locally roasted fresh coffee to the Perth market since the late 1970s.  Since 2009 under the guidance of directors Stephen Shoobridge and Giulio Cozza, Bonissimo has expanded its market share and developed a strong, loyal following. They are supported by a strong and talented team who are serious about producing great coffee […]

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