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Kenny Corbin

Posted August 2, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

It was nearly 14 years ago when I first met Ken whilst I was doing some work with Mocopan Coffee as a trainer. This fun loving character made me laugh within seconds of meeting him, and he still has the same humorous nature where he is today in his latest role at Mocopan as a […]

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2 scared faces amongst 200 smiles

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s a cold, wintry Monday in Melbourne and it’s time to shut down, rug up and head home. So why is there such a large chuffed-looking crowd standing expectantly under the clock at Melbourne Central? Commuters, rushing to the station, skid to a halt to ask what’s going on. Some try to slip behind the security […]

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Coffee & Cafe trends in Asia

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

In the past 6 to 8 years the number of cafés sprouting and opening in countries across Asia, namely in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam have grown tremendously. Back in 2005/6, the only decent cafés serving espresso-based beverages were always serving Italian brand coffee such as Illy, or Lavazza. Today, we are seeing independent cafés […]

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Aussies judging the world’s

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

We have just had the 2013 World Latte Art Championships in Nice, France, and the organisation chose industry experts from countries all over the world to be the judges critiquing these world class baristas. Lance Brown from Lion Dairy and Brent Williams From DaVinci Gourmet Beverages were Australia’s chosen judges. Both these gentleman have been […]

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Where Artisan Craftsman meets Crafty Science

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

In 1991, this small boutique roastery opened the front doors of a Sydney terrace to expose a 4 kg air roaster and a three group espresso machine. JoAnne and Dan Fitzsimmons quickly developed a Sydney University following that saw the footpath frequently blocked with coffee drinkers sitting on upturned milk crates. 22 years later, they […]

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Hawaii Postcard

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

At the first mention of the word ‘Hawaii,’ you already have a vision of the place: crystal blue ocean, palm trees, white sandy beaches and tanned Polynesian girls dancing the hula while you sip on coconut drinks decorated with tiny umbrellas. This is the image of Hawaii that centuries of mariners’ lore and decades of […]

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Barista Profile – Aaron Le

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Aaron Le’s debut into coffee was for the same reason that many young people are introduced and hooked on the bean … he was studying engineering at uni and needed a part-time job to get him though. His first job was as a barista trainee at Gloria Jean’s in Prahran, and since then he has […]

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2013 World Barista and Brewers Cup Champions

Posted May 29, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

World Coffee Events Announces 2013 World Barista and Brewers Cup Champions Sunday May 26th, World Coffee Events (WCE) announced the 2013 World Barista Champion and 2013 World Brewers Cup Champion at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) in Melbourne, Australia. The 2013 World Barista Champion is Pete Licata from the USA and the 2013 World […]

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Cup of Excellence – the perfect coffee sourcing story

Posted May 2, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

The second edition of the Brazil Late Harvest Cup of Excellence (COE) competition is one of great importance, due to the fact that it is the first competition that revolves only around natural processed coffees. The 2013 competition was held in Varginha in the state of Minas Gerais, a small city that lives and breathes […]

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Mission Impossible

Posted May 1, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

“Mr Hunt, here is your mission … Should you decide to accept it. A great little not-for-profit called STREAT needs some help. They have no money (as usual) and they want to print and sell 3,000 copies of a cookbook. OK, it is going to be a fabulous cookbook – but they don’t actually have a […]

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