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The Ultimate Spice Experience

Posted November 8, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Herbie’s Spice Dust is the perfect topping for cappuccinos, hot chocolate, yoghurt and smoothies, with spices from the New World and the Old. Containing cocoa, sugar, strawberry, cassia, cinnamon, rose petals, vanilla, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom and chilli, the blends and spice mixes made at Herbie’s Spices contain no fillers, starches, MSG, free-flow agents or additives […]

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Campos Cupping Room

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Enjoy specialty coffee tastings in Campos Coffee’s  Cupping Room – a purpose built room above their store in Newtown, Sydney and Brisbane now open in Fortitude Valley! Sessions are open to the public but you must book ahead! For bookings in Sydney Phone 02 9690 0294 or email rose@camposcoffee.com For bookings in Brisbane  Phone 07 3252 3612 […]

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Australia’s Barista Champion – Matt Perger

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Australia’s Barista Champion, Matt Perger, has placed a highly commendable third at the recent 12th Annual World Barista Championship held in Bogotá, Colombia. Alejandro Mendez from Viva Espresso in El Salvador took out first place, with a performance that included a signature drink made with Salvadoran coffee accented with an infusion hand-crafted from coffee pulp, […]

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Ducale Coffee Smackdown

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Each year, the team at Ducale Coffee pit their coffee skills against each other to gain the lauded title of Ducale Champion! The prize awarded is huge bragging rights for a whole 12 months! Where better to hold this year’s competition, than under the bright lights of the first Melbourne Café Biz? Teams of 2 […]

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More on Vietnam

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Vietnam Barista Competition Returns After the success of the inaugural event at Food&Hotel Vietnam 2009, the Vietnam Barista Competition will be held for a second time at the biennial Food&Hotel Vietnam 2011. The competition is organised by Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) and Kerry Ingredients and is a highly recognised platform for Vietnam’s top baristas to […]

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Coffee Porter takes Silver

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Mixing a stimulant and a depressant may sound like a weird contradiction, but for Ashur Hall and Shaun Blissett of Illawarra Brewing Company (formally Five Islands), it ended up making perfect sense. Working closely with roaster Mitch Thornton and Tristan Creswick of Delano Coffee, the brewers wanted a beer that was a unique representation of […]

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Introducing Espressobits Spare Parts Manager – Clinton Webb

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Clinton has been a member of the Disavè team since January 2009. A motor mechanic by trade, Clinton got into the coffee industry in 2004 to raise some money to go snowboarding! Since then he has gained an immense amount of industry knowledge, working in roles ranging from hand packing, form and fill machine operating, […]

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Jammin the House

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Pura Milk Latte Art comps and the World Latte Art Championships have their place on the world stage, but it all starts on the streets, where the top latte artists battle head-to-head for glory, a gaffer tape trophy and, most importantly, respect! Ona Coffee has been spreading the craze of latte art around Canberra, […]

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In Hindsight

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

To celebrate the launch of the Nokia E6 and Nokia E7 smartphones, Nokia Australia have launched a new online book – In Hindsight: What 7 Entrepreneurs Learned on their Journey to Success. What does this have to do with the café industry? The book tells the warts and all stories of seven successful Aussie entrepreneurs, […]

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World Championships 2011 – Maastricht

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Held in the beautiful medieval city of Maastricht in the Netherlands, this year’s SCAE World of Coffee Exhibiition hosted the World Championships for Latte Art, Cup Tasters, Coffee in Good Spirits, the Cezve/Ibrik Championship and the new World Brewers Cup. With a strong Australian coffee culture, representatives were forthcoming for each of the championships. Kirby […]

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