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Building economic pressures with Phillip DiBella

Posted November 8, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

With building economic pressures, these days people are much more discerning about where they spend their money. Great news for bank balances … bad news for retailers.  With a lot of people scaling back their lifestyles and spending less on dining out, we need to start thinking: when a customer does walk into your café, […]

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General Interest

Ducale Coffee

Posted September 10, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Winning the gold medal in the Single Origin category at the 2010/11 CSR Sugar Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition has shone a spotlight on the Ducale Coffee brand. This is exactly what General Manager Henri Kalisse was planning as part of the Ducale transformation from its traditional Italian coffee roots to a driving force in […]

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The Koto Project

Posted September 10, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Many children as young as ten were selling wares like postcards and chewing gum to support their large family units. Many of these children he talked to had come from poor rural areas by themselves to seek work in the busy city of Hanoi. Jimmy straight away had a vision of how he could turn […]

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Business Insights

What’s Become of Cafe Culture

Posted August 16, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

For many, good coffee is a luxury we like to treat ourselves to on a daily basis. Founder and owner of Numero Uno Coffee Roasters, Gina Di Brita is a proud and passionate female figurehead. Numero Uno has a strong vision. Since 2003, Gina has been ticking all the right boxes when it comes to […]

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General Interest

Beans for Syphons

Posted August 16, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

There is no denying that when it comes to coffee in Australia, espresso as an extraction method still reigns supreme. However, there is a growing trend for cafés with passion and vision to include alternative brewing methods as part of their coffee offerings, adding some ‘theatre’, increasing customer interaction with the baristas, and giving them […]

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General Interest

Microlots

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Everybody is talking about the Geisha Coffee. It recently auctioned in the Best of Panama Competition for USD $111.5/Lb, which is probably the highest price ever paid for a coffee. Geisha or Gesha is a varietal of the Arabica tree. It is recognised by its elongated coffee berries, compared to the normal and well known […]

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Coffee Chemistry

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Every day, millions of people around the world begin their day religiously with a morning cup of coffee. Although today we easily identify coffee in its beverage form, it wasn’t always this way in the beginning. Throughout history, coffee has taken on several physical transformations, initially serving as an energy source when nomadic tribes combined […]

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Barista Competitions

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Craig Dickson, CEO at Veneziano Coffee, has always had a passionate desire to learn about coffee, and he also encourages employees to educate themselves as much and as often as possible. His philosophy has led to Veneziano Coffee providing competition training and support to many of Australia’s best known and awarded baristas. As a specialty […]

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