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  • Time to Weight
    July 27, 2021 Phil Moore

    Time to Weight

    Weight - the metric that should have been used all along, for perfect coffee flavour.

    Of course, any barista can attest there’s quite a lot more to it than that! It often involves an exacting amount of precision, one common aspect of which involves weight (x) and when preparing the perfect cup, best practice is to carefully weigh your grind output prior to tamping. 

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  • Cleaning consistency with the Cafelier C2
    July 22, 2021 Phil Moore

    Cleaning consistency with the Cafelier C2

    A world first, and the Barista’s new best friend: CAFELIER C2 - automated cleaning for the professional espresso machine.

    There is as much an art to maintaining the consistency of coffee flavour, as there is in perfecting it. 

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  • Don't let your staff costs ruin your business!
    December 4, 2018 Oliver Townsend

    Don't let your staff costs ruin your business!

    High labour costs can be the financial undoing of a restaurant or cafe. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to reduce your pay outlay. Cameron Cooper reports. Instead,  imagine running a cafe or restaurant in which wages represent just 20 per cent of operational costs...

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  • World Barista Champion 2018 - Agnieszka Rojewska
    July 11, 2018 Bold Commerce Collaborator

    World Barista Champion 2018 - Agnieszka Rojewska

    The winner fo the 2018 competition was Agnieszka Rojewska, who represented Poland for the sixth time on the world championship stage, having competed in the 2015 and 2016 World Barista Championships and 2014 and 2016 World Latte Art Championships.
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  • Starbucks Is Getting In On The Tiny House Trend
    February 27, 2018 Brett Bolwell

    Starbucks Is Getting In On The Tiny House Trend

    Forget tiny houses — Starbucks is pushing the trend into the commercial realm, creating micro coffee shops made out of old shipping containers.

    The concept itself is nothing new for the brand, which made its first shipping container store coming in at a diminutive 450 square feet back in 2012...

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  • The Benefits of Artificial Green Walls
    February 26, 2018 Brett Bolwell

    The Benefits of Artificial Green Walls

    Are you familiar with the concept of green walls? Believe it or not, they’re more common than you think! History shows an abundance of hanging gardens across several cultures, making the type of decor as timeless as it is aesthetically pleasing.
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  • Wrist Assessment
    November 2, 2017 Brett Bolwell

    Wrist Assessment

    When we think of physically demanding jobs, labourers, firefighters, lumberjacks, and farmers come to mind.

    But spare a thought for baristas.

    Just because they don’t appear to be lifting large volumes of bricks or covering hundreds of kilometres a day, doesn’t mean their work isn’t taking its toll.

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