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Reviews

The Bean Bank Coffee House

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Aptly named, “The Bean Bank” it’s not just a coincidence but a strategically selected position between the Commonwealth Bank and Bank of Queensland in Ballina on the NSW North Coast. The first joint venture by Glenn Anthony and Efstathia (Effie) Vouris has become a hot destination for quality coffee and fine food having already won […]

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The Cook and the Baker

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Cook and Baker is a breath of fresh air on the food scene in Sydney, with their delicious array of home baking. The Cook and Baker swung open its doors almost 12 months ago to a very happy crowd on Oxford Street, Bondi Junction. Owned by Cherie Bevan and Tass Tauroa, the bakery is […]

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Mama Bear

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

While attending the World Barista Championships at the Show Grounds in Melbourne this year, I had the great pleasure of hanging out at Mama Bear, which has now become my “must visit” when I’m wanting a good coffee (Gridlock Coffee), good meal and friendly service. Ok, yes! It does have the usual style of a […]

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Mahlkonig VARIO Grinder

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

The VARIO home grinder from Mahlkonig is the ultimate multipurpose grinder for home use. It will grind from true commercial espresso fine, all the way out to plunger coarse by simply sliding an adjusting lever. The grinder lets you program in three different dose amounts to cover the different brew methods you might use at […]

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Sunbeam – EM0450 Conical Burr Grinder

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

This lightweight grinder is an ideal travel companion for the coffee connoisseur. It has conical burrs and can be adjusted to fine for espresso coffee settings. It is a simple operation grind on demand unit, which has a group handle mounting. The grinder is easy to adjust and the burrs are easy to get to […]

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Sunbeam Espresso Vita

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

This machine has some great features, such as a pressure gauge, stainless steel lined PID controlled thermoblock, pre-infusion features, advance programming of volumes and brew temperature settings that also can be set by user. The 360 degree movement of the steam wand is a good design, making jug position easy when steaming milk. The overfill […]

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Vibiemme Domo Bar Junior

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

This little heat exchange machine is the next step before going to a commercial coffee system. The coffee extraction is excellent, with the E61 thermo syphon design keeping brew temperature stable. The Junior has good steaming ability with its compact boiler, which has some real grunt for a little stylish HX machine. The machine has […]

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Cuadra from La Nuova Era

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

A very nice heat exchange machine for its price point. The range of colours is a great idea for matching in with the kitchen décor. The styling is very Italian slick, not just another stainless steel box. The Cuadra has good steam pressure for great milk texturing delivered from the two litre copper boiler. The […]

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Musica – Nuova Simonelli

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

This machine runs very close to a single group commercial machine. It has very good extraction capabilities and good stable temperature characteristic and no real up and down temperature surfing issues. The volumetrics are very accurate, and it has great steam ability for milk frothing with the large boiler capacity. The steam valve has a […]

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Coffee Notes

Posted May 20, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Browse the judges’ notes on 9 great coffees. Café Culture’s panel of judges have critiqued these coffees to bring you some unique examples of fine Australian coffee roasting. All coffees were evaluated first as espresso and then as milk-based. Wagonga Coffee – Ethiopian Sidamo ‘Guji’ This exceptional coffee makes a full bodied, spicy and fragrant […]

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