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ST. Ali Owner Salvatore Malatesta’s creative solutions

Spending the morning with Salvatore Malatesta looks like a scene out of The West Wing. Inside the engine room, meetings are held back to back and some intertwine with each other, from a menu consultation to a discussion on solar energy. Salvatore brings out hard-hitting questions, evidence of his law background and efficiency to just “get to the point”. Occasionally, he pauses to reply to a text message or buzz his PA for a contact. No two days are the same for the owner of one of the county’s most iconic coffee roasters. Salvatore’s role is not about bean selection or the inner workings of roast profiles. His job is to take his business from a roasting brand to a creative agency. Read more

Born to be Bodum

When Jørgen Bodum finished his business studies in Copenhagen, his mother set him an ultimatum: come work at the family company or sell it.

That company was Bodum, a table and kitchenware company founded by Jørgen’s father Peter Bodum in 1944. Read more

Lyndey Milan’s leading legacy

For more than 30 years, Lyndey Milan has been an Australian cooking icon and media personality. She talks to BeanScene about life as a café owner and the morning ritual she’ll never break. Read more