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Aussies Win Team Roasting Challenge – Roasters Guild Retreat

Posted August 31, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

By Anne Cooper The annual Roasters Guild Retreat was held this year at the lovely Skamania Lodge at Stevenson just outside Portland. Each year it seems to be getting bigger and bigger with more and more attendees coming from far and wide, including Aussies like myself; Ed Strachan and Yu Yama from Single Origin Roasters […]

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Jammin’ Da House 2012 – Round 2

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Jammin’ Da House is ONA Coffee’s own latte art smackdown, designed to encourage baristas to enjoy competing without all the official rules of competition and involve the Canberra community in the appreciation of specialty coffee. However, more than this, the events are to raise money for the communities of ONA Coffee’s direct trade relationships. This […]

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Sasha Launches Fat Poppy

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Like most things truly unique, they normally begin with an individual who spent a large portion of their life feeling different. By chance, this individual found her calling in coffee … lucky for us! Sasha Jade, previously profiled in Café Culture, has recently launched her very own blend and brand, Fat Poppy Specialty Coffee. In […]

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Di Bella Coffee Takes Plunge in India

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Australian coffee entrepreneur Phillip Di Bella has taken the plunge in India, rolling out his first seven retail outlets, with a string of cafés to follow in the world’s second-most populous nation. Phillip Di Bella said the new venture is very exciting, as Di Bella Coffee will be targeting a gap in the Indian market. […]

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Coffee Selectors

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

A  brand new coffee club has had a great start in business after its launch at this year’s AromaFest   in Sydney. Coffee Selectors was born when Director Matt Kearns noticed a gap in the market for easily accessible, freshly roasted coffee for home coffee drinkers. “After sampling many amazing Australian roasted blends in our […]

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Plantation Owners Deliver Quality Green Bean

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Mount Hagen is the third largest city in Papau New Guinea, named after the volcano on which she sits. At an elevation of over 5,000 ft above sea level, Carpenter Estates owns the largest coffee and tea plantations in Papua New Guinea. Carpenter Products are international traders of high quality green bean coffee delivered to […]

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The Great Australian Sandwichship

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Great Australian Sandwichship was created in 2010 to showcase Australia’s finest and most innovative sandwich makers – and to celebrate the heroes of our lunchtime! The core objective of the competition is to create an easily accessible nationwide benchmark for Australia’s sandwich foodservice industry, from which business owners, managers and staff can be inspired […]

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Pepper Tree Roastery

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Pepper Tree Wines have commenced building a Coffee House on site at their winery, to be called Contango Espresso-Roasters. Continuing the passion that is shared for terrior at Pepper Tree Wines instilled by the owner, Geologist John Davis, the group believe that coffee beans are similar to wine grapes, in that the flavour components are […]

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Bite Size Wins Prestigious Award

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Bite Size Coffee Treats has been awarded the Award of Outstanding Excellence at the 2012 Sydney Royal Fine Food Awards. The Award terms state: To receive this Award, the product must be of such superior quality that it represents a standard that all in the industry should seek to attain. Bite Size Coffee Treats are […]

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Internet Time by Hot Zone

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Hot Zone have introduced a wireless internet system which provides time managed internet access to the public for the low cost of a cup of coffee per day. In many cases, businesses that have previously offered free wi-fi have decided to remove the access due to freeloaders taking up valuable seating at prime times in […]

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