common grounds

Common Grounds

After years of working in cafés for other people, Szymon Jagus saw moving to Gowrie in the Australian Capital Territory as an opportunity to go into business for himself. Common Grounds not only saw his ambitions come true but also helped him connect with his new neighbours and community.
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veneziano

Veneziano Coffee Canberra

After a decade of operating in Australia’s capital, Veneziano Coffee Roasters finally opened the doors to its Canberra headquarters in April. The space features a “pseudo training studio cellar door” and offers beans and equipment for home use. With initial plans to launch a full suite of barista training classes, the Veneziano team had to rethink its offering to comply with social distancing rules amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Veneziano Coffee Roasters opens its doors in ACT

Veneziano Coffee Roasters has opened the doors of its Australian Capital Territory (ACT) site to the public after operating in Canberra for 10 years. Veneziano’s Canberra space is a “pseudo training studio cellar door” with beans and equipment for home. With grand plans to initially launch a full suite of barista training classes, Veneziano says it had to rethink the offering in order to comply with social distancing rules amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.
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WA ACT plastic bans

WA and ACT release discussion papers on single-use plastic bans

The Western Australian and Australian Capital Territory Governments have released discussion papers on proposed single-use plastic bans – including plastic-lined coffee cups – on 11 and 16 April, respectively. WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson invites the community to contribute their ideas and participate in the consultation process.
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Ona Coffee

Ona Coffee to introduce frozen coffee menu to ACT venues

From 2 November, Ona Coffee will release reserve coffee menus, utilising frozen coffee, at several of its Australian Capital Territory venues. “In each of our cafés, the coffee menus will feature the standard offerings of milk-based blends and single origins, as well as single origin espressos and filter coffees,” says Caity Reynolds, General Manager of Ona Coffee’s cafés.
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