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Golden Bean 2016 Photo Booth

Posted November 24, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag
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Compak Golden Bean’s New Head Barista

Posted November 4, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Andy Easthope of Grinders Coffee to Head up Compak Golden Bean Engine Room We are pleased to announce that Andy Easthope, Coffee Academy Manager at Grinders Coffee will oversee the production of all Espresso and Milk Based coffees at the up coming Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition. Andy, originally from Adelaide, started in the […]

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Will Priestley WINS Inaugural Breezey Masters event

Posted October 28, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Espresso Room, Sydney hosted the inaugural Grand Breezey Masters event in Circular Quay, Sydney earlier this week. This national competition consisted of 8 state qualification rounds and over 150 baristas. Will Priestley of Pilgrim Coffee in Hobart prevailed and held aloft the coveted Reg Barber Grand Breezey Master Trophy and a $10,000 North America trip […]

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Roastress Coops

Posted December 16, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Anne Cooper is a country girl who has roasted up a great career as a Master Roastress. She has established herself over 23 years in the industry, from barista to cafe owner, to competitor, trainer, roaster, judge and consultant, including a raft of accreditations to back up that experience. Recently she formalised her credentials into […]

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Cafe People: Flinn Lambert

Posted December 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER PENTAIR FOODSERVICE If you could look behind the scenes in a convenience store, café, restaurant or pub, you would more than likely find Everpure, Claris and Shurflo systems filtering and pumping the essential ingredient we can so easily take for granted. And most probably it would be the likes of Flinn Lambert, […]

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Cafe People – Andrew Lovric

Posted December 12, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

WILD ONE BEVERAGES This is one guy in the café supply industry that I personally look up to as a master salesperson. Try and break his attention when he is giving a sales pitch, and you will not get past his invisible force field of sheer dedication towards the sales process. He is a true […]

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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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Ewen Litchfield

Posted July 10, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Ewen Litchfield is one of the quiet achievers of the Australian café industry. Introduced into the café world when he worked in the family business, which was a hotel and club hospitality supplier. He then moved from the family business to Kimberly Clark, looking after Sydney and regional NSW distribution. Ewen is now best known […]

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Entrepreneurial Intelligence

Posted July 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

 The secret to start-up business success In Australia, 30 per cent all new businesses fail before their first year is finished, leaving many budding entrepreneurs to pose the question: why do some succeed, while others struggle to realise their dream? The secret to business success is not as complicated as originally thought, says Phillip Di […]

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WINNER – Sengmany Sanoubane

Posted July 2, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Sengmany Sanoubane may think he has taken an indirect path to becoming a barista, however here at Café Culture we have witnessed many young champions evolve the same way. Working in hospitality to pay their way through university they never imagined finding real passion in a job they initially regarded as a means to a […]

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Karen Browne – Cafe Person

Posted June 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

This Dynamic 33 year old started working full time at the age of 16, as a receptionist in a recruitment agency. From their she fell into the field of accounting, starting out in Accounts Receivable and throughout her career she has worked in nearly every position that makes up an accounts department. In 2001 Karen […]

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Roaster Profile – The Wood Roaster

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The most common source of fuel used to supply a coffee roaster with heat is gas. The Wood Roaster, however, roast their coffee beans the traditional way, exclusively over a fire fuelled by IronBark wood. The differences in the outcome are not what one might initially expect, so Café Culture caught up with Kim Loupis, […]

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Cafe People – Mark Beattie

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Café Culture has been working with Mark and Alana Beattie for over five years and has proudly watched the growth of their business and the way they have aligned themselves within the coffee industry. It is always nice to listen to Mark’s ideas and opinions on this fast moving industry, as he has come from […]

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Wendy Mckinlay

Posted December 4, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

In 2011 the team at Café Culture realised that as we were growing so quickly, we needed a team of good people around us at our events that understood how we operated and networked with the industry.We put the word out that we needed a “Roadie”. We have had our faithful original roadie, Matthew O’Brien, […]

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Coffee Craft

Posted December 4, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Patio Coffee Roastery ROASTER PROFILE Located on busy South Road, one of Adelaide’s most important arterial roads, you will find Coffee Craft. Although in the making for just over a decade, Coffee Craft was officially launched five years ago, emerging out of the need to service consumers with a one stop shop for all things […]

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Muki Yeung

Posted December 4, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Account Manager – Ducale Coffee BARISTA PROFILE Muki Yeung recently took out first place at the Chux Barista Cup in Sydney. The competition brought a new format to the stage and some new talent to the fore. We now catch up with Muki for a quick chat to find out what and who has inspired […]

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Kenny Corbin

Posted August 2, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

It was nearly 14 years ago when I first met Ken whilst I was doing some work with Mocopan Coffee as a trainer. This fun loving character made me laugh within seconds of meeting him, and he still has the same humorous nature where he is today in his latest role at Mocopan as a […]

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2 scared faces amongst 200 smiles

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s a cold, wintry Monday in Melbourne and it’s time to shut down, rug up and head home. So why is there such a large chuffed-looking crowd standing expectantly under the clock at Melbourne Central? Commuters, rushing to the station, skid to a halt to ask what’s going on. Some try to slip behind the security […]

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Coffee & Cafe trends in Asia

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

In the past 6 to 8 years the number of cafés sprouting and opening in countries across Asia, namely in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam have grown tremendously. Back in 2005/6, the only decent cafés serving espresso-based beverages were always serving Italian brand coffee such as Illy, or Lavazza. Today, we are seeing independent cafés […]

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Aussies judging the world’s

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

We have just had the 2013 World Latte Art Championships in Nice, France, and the organisation chose industry experts from countries all over the world to be the judges critiquing these world class baristas. Lance Brown from Lion Dairy and Brent Williams From DaVinci Gourmet Beverages were Australia’s chosen judges. Both these gentleman have been […]

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Where Artisan Craftsman meets Crafty Science

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

In 1991, this small boutique roastery opened the front doors of a Sydney terrace to expose a 4 kg air roaster and a three group espresso machine. JoAnne and Dan Fitzsimmons quickly developed a Sydney University following that saw the footpath frequently blocked with coffee drinkers sitting on upturned milk crates. 22 years later, they […]

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Hawaii Postcard

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

At the first mention of the word ‘Hawaii,’ you already have a vision of the place: crystal blue ocean, palm trees, white sandy beaches and tanned Polynesian girls dancing the hula while you sip on coconut drinks decorated with tiny umbrellas. This is the image of Hawaii that centuries of mariners’ lore and decades of […]

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Barista Profile – Aaron Le

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Aaron Le’s debut into coffee was for the same reason that many young people are introduced and hooked on the bean … he was studying engineering at uni and needed a part-time job to get him though. His first job was as a barista trainee at Gloria Jean’s in Prahran, and since then he has […]

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2013 World Barista and Brewers Cup Champions

Posted May 29, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

World Coffee Events Announces 2013 World Barista and Brewers Cup Champions Sunday May 26th, World Coffee Events (WCE) announced the 2013 World Barista Champion and 2013 World Brewers Cup Champion at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) in Melbourne, Australia. The 2013 World Barista Champion is Pete Licata from the USA and the 2013 World […]

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Cup of Excellence – the perfect coffee sourcing story

Posted May 2, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

The second edition of the Brazil Late Harvest Cup of Excellence (COE) competition is one of great importance, due to the fact that it is the first competition that revolves only around natural processed coffees. The 2013 competition was held in Varginha in the state of Minas Gerais, a small city that lives and breathes […]

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Mission Impossible

Posted May 1, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

“Mr Hunt, here is your mission … Should you decide to accept it. A great little not-for-profit called STREAT needs some help. They have no money (as usual) and they want to print and sell 3,000 copies of a cookbook. OK, it is going to be a fabulous cookbook – but they don’t actually have a […]

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Cows and Coffee

Posted April 30, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

This story goes back to the mid 1990s. I approached long time friend Grant Tulloch for a cartoon to promote my café, aptly called the Udder Cow, located in Comboyne, a small village surrounded by farms and Friesian cows. Tully, as he is also known, had long been sketching people in the Hunter Valley (near […]

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Sean Cunnington – Unox Australia

Posted April 27, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

In this business we always enjoy meeting all the passionate people in our industry. One person we have forged a great relationship with recently is Sean Cunnington from the oven and grill company called Unox Australia. Sean has supplied some great new equipment for our product launches this year, such as the Café Biz evening […]

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Spressatura

Posted April 26, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

MANFREDI CELEBRATES THE ESSENCE OF SPREZZATURA Australia’s godfather of Italian cuisine, Stefano Manfredi, and leading coffee roaster Wayne Archer have launched a new family of blends for Espresso di Manfredi. The chef and the coffee blender have reunited again to translate their ideas, following the launch of Classico in 2000. Now the duo have released […]

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Sweet Success

Posted April 26, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

280 Australians are diagnosed with Diabetes every day, with over 1,000,000 Australians already diagnosed to date. With the growth rate of this disease, it is estimated 3.3 million Australians will have type 2 Diabetes by 2031. In 2009, Natvia co-founder Samuel Tew began his journey to incite a worldwide health revolution to change the way […]

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The India Coffee Tour

Posted April 26, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

My Coffee My Barista It was another exciting opportunity to visit India just before Christmas, to fulfil my role as a coffee tour guide for the Equal My coffee My Barista Competition (MCMB). Equal had offered a trip to coffee origin for the winner of this popular competition. MCMB created great interest, and thousands of […]

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Life’s about to get very sweet in Waverley

Posted November 30, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

For quite some time now, Sydneysiders have been able to satisfy their sweet tooth with treats from Adriano’s Sydney stores – his two patisseries in Balmain and Manly, The Star at Pyrmont, and Café Rozelle. When deciding on the best location for his latest retail venture, pâtissier Adriano Zumbo decided it was time he reached […]

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Justin Gets Roasting

Posted November 30, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

It was at the Golden Bean 2011 when I was first approached about assisting with the first large scale installation for Proaster in Australia. Justin Metcalf was moving ahead with a new coffee roasting business venture with partners, as part of the company AESP. The roaster and plant setup was integral to the business getting […]

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Following the frog at dc Laundry

Posted November 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

‘dc’ are great supporters of Rainforest Alliance and are dedicated to helping give back to the industry in which they operate. Café Culture recently had the pleasure of attending yet another important industry event at the “dc” Laundry, Ducale Coffee’s newest coffee space in Kings Cross in Sydney. The night was part of creating awareness […]

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From the Streat Corner

Posted November 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

True stories are often the hardest to swallow. Before we talk about the great coffee and food at STREAT, let me tell you the story of young “Jimmy” – a graduate of STREAT’s hospitality training and life-skills program. Jimmy still feels overwhelmingly sad about the way his mother, father and step-father treated him from early childhood. […]

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Elixir Coffee

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Elixir Coffee is owned by brothers Jason and David Narciso. Before starting Elixir Coffee, they owned and operated a number of successful cafés in the Brisbane CBD. They have seen, heard and learned all about the coffee industry from the ages of 8 and 5.  Café Culture caught up with the boys to find out […]

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Destination Vietnam

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

It was my third visit to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), but this time I was on a completely new mission – not entirely just a holiday. I was looking for that elusive sweet berry-like coffee that I had tasted in Hanoi a year earlier.  Stepping back a year, I was in Hanoi assisting with […]

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Charles Stephens & Salvatore Savarino

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

In this issue of Café Culture, we’ve decided to profile two well known coffee industry characters, Charles Stephens and Salvatore Savarino. Both men are from Espresso Company Australia (ECA). I first met Charles over twelve years ago at a dinner during Fine Foods in Sydney, as he was preparing to launch his Famous ECM Giotto into […]

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A true testament to hard work!

Posted June 9, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

A true testament to hard work!  After ten years with an unclouded vision and a loyal team of supporters, Café Biz celebrated its tenth year with great success. We all walked away proud and enlightened, with 100% commitment to continuing this great café industry show. C afé Biz has seen the largest ever roll up, with […]

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A Bitesize Story

Posted June 9, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

The real Bite Size story was born in a café in Europe … Any cafÉ in Europe, actually. Greece, Italy, Spain … the place is interchangeable, because what it’s really about is the European culture of hospitality, where a customer is treated as a guest entering your home. You want them to feel welcome, to […]

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Never give up, never

Posted June 9, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Clayton Pine first commenced training as an international buyer for Bushells Tea & Coffee in March 1974. The years and career moves that followed included brands such as Andronicus, Nestle, Belaroma, Amgoorie, King and Robur. In 1993, Clayton started a tea and coffee trading business that would, in 1996, form the foundations of Pine Tea […]

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Discovering the true nature of sugar

Posted June 9, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

While coffee roasters and café owners alike probably wish their coffee was appreciated by customers without sugar, the reality is that the majority of consumers add sweeteners to their coffee. However, few coffee roasters and baristas have tested the effect that sugar has on their coffee blend. Most who have are quite startled to find […]

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The SCAA Annual Expo

Posted June 9, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Portland, Oregon was this year’s host of the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s annual exposition and the USA Barista Championship. The Scale of the expo is huge; 10,000 people visited the convention centre. That week from all over the world, including dozens from the Australian Coffee industry. It seemed that you couldn’t go anywhere in Portland […]

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Roband: An Australian Story

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

[nggallery id=31] So many times in Australia over the last two decades we have seen our manufacturing businesses move offshore or get swallowed up by multinationals. Upon a recent invitation to visit Roband Australia, we discovered this family owned Australian company still made catering and hospitality equipment for the world market here in the northern […]

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The New Fair Trade

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

The New Fair Trade – building relationships and generating a trust between the parties is the new Fair Trade; we call this “Relationship Coffees”. Fair Trade became a viable solution when coffee prices were in a low. Now that this is not the case, Fair Trade has become the norm when trading with high-end specialty coffee; […]

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Fred Lullfitz

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

From Chief Sweeping Officer to National Cupping Champion Queensland’s Fred Lullfitz has achieved one of the highest accolades in the coffee industry, winning the 2012 AustralAsian Specialty Coffee Association’s (AASCA) Cup Tasters Championship.The 22 year old Di Bella Coffee Qld Accounts Manager had managed to win himself a ticket straight into the finals, after winning […]

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The Grounds of Alexandria

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

The players behind this amazing business have hit all the right notes, creating a world beating café concept. I had the opportunity to visit this caffeinated project on a few occasions last year as the build took shape, meeting with its developerS Jack Hanna and Ramzey Choker. they took over the site two years ago,  […]

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The India Origin Tour

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Win a trip to India Thanks to Equal Are you Australia’s favourite barista? Sign up at www.mycoffeemybarista.com.ay One of the great things about our business is that we occasionally get the opportunity to visit a coffee growing region in some exotic location in the world. A big thank you to the Rubiaceae family for making […]

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Publishers Note

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Yes, my passport is running out of pages … with a few new countries being stamped in my little blue book. I recently had the pleasure of visiting Café Show in Seoul, Korea, in November, as a guest speaker of Coffee Magazine Korea and Proaster Coffee Roasters. I found the Korean café industry has amazing service […]

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Costas Pliatsikas

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Travelling the coffee globe, I get to hang out in some pretty interesting places and meet plenty of inspiring people. On a recent trip to Korea, I spent a few days exploring Seoul with Swedish Barista Champion, Costas Pliatsikas. Costas was visiting Café Show in Seoul, looking to purchase a 25 kg roaster for his […]

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