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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Ona Coffee #giveupthecup single-use cups

Ona Coffee to #giveupthecup, cease using single-use cups

Ona Coffee has announced a new sustainability campaign, #giveupthecup to eliminate all single-use takeaway cups from its venues and wholesale distribution. The announcement comes as Ona Coffee enters its 12th year and follows the conversion to solar energy of its headquarters and roastery in Fyshwick, Australian Capital Territory.
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Ona Coffee Melbourne

Ona Coffee Melbourne to open in 2020

Ona Coffee is joining the Melbourne coffee community with a Brunswick café, headquarters, and training academy set to open in 2020. Melbourne is often touted as one of the coffee capitals of the world, alongside the likes of Seattle, London, and Milan. This is in no small part due to the city’s many specialty roasters emphasising innovation and development, community engagement and education, and coffee quality and sustainability.
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single-use plastics ban

No time to waste: Could a coffee cup ban work?

Two years on from the War on Waste movement, BeanScene looks at what has actually changed in the Australian coffee industry and the efficacy of a single-use plastics ban. Thousands of Australians order coffee to go from their favourite cafés every day, leaving with their precious beverage safely contained in a roughly eight-ounce paper cup. For many of them, once the coffee is gone, the cup is no longer of any use and disposed of without a second thought. That’s the problem.
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Alter Ego

Alter Ego

Alter Ego is a venue with two personalities: one is a relaxed café serving specialty coffee, the other a bar contributing to Canberra’s nightlife. Supervising Manager Patrick Egli says combining these two identities allows Alter Ego to cater to a wide array of customers.
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Ona Coffee

Ona Coffee offers competitive training

To Ona Coffee, the skills of its baristas are as important as the quality of its coffee.  That’s why Ona employs baristas with competition credentials as its trainers. National Head Trainer Devin Loong says this means the professionals who are pushing the boundaries of coffee are the ones representing Ona.
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