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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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Business Insights

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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People

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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Norfolk Island

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

This is the first article of an occasional series where Randal and Susan Dennings will be interviewing coffee professionals from around the world, to gather their insights on how to savour and enjoy great coffees. The first report comes from Norfolk Island, a mere 3 hours’ flight from Sydney in the Pacific (north of New […]

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People

Cosimo Libardo – Nuova Simonelli

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

It was a great honour to be present at the preview of the latest technology in espresso machines by Nuova Simonelli of Italy. I had been invited by the national Mocopan Coffee team to meet down in Sydney at their head office and watch the presentation by Nuova Simonelli’s Managing Director, Cosimo Libardo, and WBC Champion […]

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Oh Vienna

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

The hills are alive … but it’s not the sound of music that brings people to Austria in January – it’s the snow! And in early January, it was the snow that took me to Austria. Well, snow and coffee. Having exhausted ourselves on the slopes for 5 days, Habib (Maarbani) and I headed to […]

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People

Mark Barnett

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

During Café Show in Seoul, Korea, last November, I was fortunate enough to bump into well known coffee machine designer, Mark Barnett from Synesso. Mark was at the event helping his Korean distributors sell the unique potentials of the Synesso espresso machine to the large crowds of excited baristas. The Korean market, like the Australian […]

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Leigh CARMICHAEL.

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

In 2011, the team at Café Culture realised as we were growing so quickly, we needed good people around us at our events – people who understood how we operated and networked with the industry. We put the word out that we needed a ‘roadie’. We’ve had our faithful original roadie/supporter, Matthew O’Brien, since the […]

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Business Insights

Art of Coffee

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Art of Coffee, a new iPhone and iPod Touch app aimed at anyone from the home barista to the industry professional, promises to outline the ‘how to’ of latte art. More than 30 designs are included, using both etching and free pouring techniques. The app is a comprehensive latte art trainer, with three platforms to […]

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