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The Wolff Coffee pack

Peter and Penny Wolff have mastered their craft, pioneered the Brisbane specialty coffee scene, and taken their customers on a journey over the past 36 years. Penny and Peter Wolff’s relationship resembles the plot of a romance novel. There’s the initial moment of electricity, a chase, a rekindling, and a happy ending.
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10 hastings street

10 Hastings Street

Louise Thoms did not anticipate just how busy her café would become when she opened 10 Hastings Street at Noosa Main Beach in Queensland seven years ago. “We were living in Portugal when my husband was offered a job in Australia. We arrived in Noosa, where I found this empty space and thought, ‘I might open a café here’,” Louise says. “I had never been in hospitality before, was seven months pregnant, and already had three boys under six. We initially only served coffee and cakes, but it has since grown to seven-day breakfast, lunch, and dinner service.”
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Merlo Coffee

Merlo Coffee and BioPak launch compostable cup service

Merlo Coffee has become the first coffee business in Queensland to take part in BioPak’s compostable cup service. Customers at Merlo owned cafés will be served takeaway coffee in BioPak single wall cups made from plants, rather than crude oil. The used cups can be disposed of in special composting bins at each Merlo store, along with food scraps, packaging and coffee grounds.
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Brittany Gunther of Grinders Coffee prepares for Coffee Masters – New York 2018

From 12 to 14 October, Coffee Masters – New York 2018 will see Brittany Gunther of Grinders Coffee represent Australia in the multi-disciplinary competition. This is Brittany’s second time competing in a Coffee Masters event, making the cut for Coffee Master – London 2017 last year. “I really enjoyed it the first time,” Brittany says. “It’s going to be interesting to see where my skills are at a year and a half later.”
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Merlo Coffee to open flagship roastery in Melbourne

Merlo Coffee has announced it will open a new flagship store and roastery to be launched in Melbourne later this year. “Though we supply cafés all over Victoria, we’ll set up our new Melbourne home in the inner city so that Merlo fans can drop in and see how it all happens,” says Chris Read, Merlo Coffee National Sales Manager. The Brisbane-based, independently owned coffee operation has set its sights on more than doubling its Melbourne roasting for the local wholesale and retail market.
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Brisbane farewells Dandelion & Driftwood

Queensland institution Dandelion & Driftwood has closed its doors after eight years of service to the Brisbane community. Owners Peter and Penny Wolff believe it was time for their beloved Dandelion & Driftwood café to “pivot and change” and made their last coffee on 10 June. Penny says the heartfelt messages that poured in after the announcement of closure was a testament of the impact this little café had on the coffee community near and far.
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