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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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General Interest

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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People

Growing Bananas?

Posted September 5, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

I recently spoke at a conference for banana growers. Youíre thinking, What does Phillip Di Bella know about growing bananas?î Nothing! So why did they ask me to speak? What could I share that would inspire farmers? The answer is PASSION! The importance of passion in work, my own passion for my work, and my […]

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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

Going to Origin: Kona

Posted August 16, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Travelling back to Australia from San Diego, we had planned four days in Hawaii. Our goal? Coffee and volcanoes, staying at Keauhou in Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island in the heart of the Kona coffee growing region. At first glance you might think that coffee and volcanoes have little to do with each other, but […]

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General Interest

Coffee Adventures

Posted August 15, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

“Is this Plaza San Miguel?” “sí señora.” “Oh my god, Mark … are you sure this is it? There’s nothing here … get out and ask someone.” Mark and I had bartered our way from the main square in Guatemala Antigua, to this quaint little town at 5,600 feet above sea level. There were no […]

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General Interest

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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Sean checks out Vietnam
People

Sean in Singapore and Vietnam

Posted August 11, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Off to Asia for a quick week of checking out the café scene in Singapore and Vietnam. I have been travelling up to South East Asia now for the last ten years, and it’s great to see some of my predictions come to fruition in the café market. I have been keeping a keen eye […]

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