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The KL Cafe Crawl

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

I moved to Kuala Lumpur (KL) nearly five years ago and at the time, apart from a couple of Illy cafes, if you wanted a coffee and didn’t want the local Kopi, you had a choice of Starbucks or Gloria Jean’s!   But over the past two years and in particular the last year, coffee […]

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No more blurred lines

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

It has always been a debate among café owners as to at what point a restaurant becomes a café. We liked to use the scenario that once the white tablecloth comes out, the business becomes a restaurant. We now know that this is no longer the case, as the two have merged into what I […]

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Evolution of the RB Tamper

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

When I started Reg Barber Enterprises, there weren’t many tampers on the market. There were only plastic tampers and turned aluminium solid tampers. They were all under sized and didn’t fit the portafilters properly. However, this made sense, as the tamper wasn’t an integral part of the coffee making process back then, unlike today. It […]

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Australian Cafe of the year

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

As voting opens for Australian Café of the Year 2014 Aiming to find the number one café in the nation, the inaugural competition has attracted cafés from all over the country – from popular Sydney and Melbourne hotspots through to rural gems. There are also a few big names on the list, with the likes […]

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Coffee solutions for the office

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Through constant research and development, JURA has evolved, and since the early 1990s they have focused on fully automatic coffee machines … In 2000, with JURA’s dominance in the European market growing, Australian consumers for the first time were able to experience and enjoy JURA’s range of premium fully automatic coffee machines, bringing JURA’s philosophy […]

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The Skillful Roaster

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

There is a wide scope for adding creative flair as a coffee roaster, so one must be very careful not to judge too harshly and also to embrace the varying points of view, as this is one of the reasons the industry is so dynamic.  One of the things I have learnt from my time […]

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Cause Coffee

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The current world population is 7,255 million people, and that number is growing by about 1 million per week. Australia’s population is 0.3% of the planet yet according to the United States Department of Agriculture, we managed to consume more than 1% of the world’s exported coffee. We do love our coffee! This year Australia […]

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Keeping up with Little Green Bean

Posted October 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The green bean industry is in a constant state of progression. As the industry evolves, with new varietals being cultivated and education and training becoming increasingly more accessible to producers, trends in demand come and go. A significant shift over the last decade has been the drive towards improved quality and traceability. Technological advancements continue […]

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Cafe Owners & Baristas Association of Australia

Posted July 30, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

We appreciate your interest and thank you for your patience while we are updating our website. At this point in time the Cafe Owners & Baristas Association of Australia website is down for maintenance.  Please feel free to download the forms below to find out more information about our different types of membership available. If […]

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Australian Café of the Year

Posted July 7, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Calling for Entries! The battle lines have been drawn for the first ever Australian Café of the Year competition, calling for the country’s best bean grinders and egg poachers to throw in a spoonful of creativity, a grande cup of passion and a good splash of competitive spirit. Currently in its third year in New […]

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