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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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  • PuQPress at the Wolff College of Coffee
    March 6, 2017 Brett Bolwell

    PuQPress at the Wolff College of Coffee

    Wolff College of Coffee has a new video on the Puqpress. They find it an invaluable tool for training and getting a consistent tamp every time.

    Kelsey Carr takes over this vlog and guides us on their workflow with it.

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  • Prufrockcoffee.com - The Exploded Bean To Cup
    September 28, 2016 Brett Bolwell

    Prufrockcoffee.com - The Exploded Bean To Cup

    During a visit to the Berlin Coffee Festival, I managed to find time for a lager from Helles with Will Hilliard of Mother’s Milk fame. I’m describing to him the Puq press trials that were going on at Prufrock whilst I’m away. He comments that it’s getting to be like an exploded bean to cup...
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