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City of Melbourne gears up for outdoor seating

Melbourne’s upcoming challenge of a COVID-19 summer of might be solved by architecture. International architecture firm BVN has branched into a grass roots solution for COVID-19, bringing people together safely and supporting hospitality businesses that are re-opening after lockdown. It says the solution it found for New York might just be the answer for Melbourne too.
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Back to business

Jared Chapman speaks about the importance of clear communication and how to implement correct safety precautions to give customers full confidence as cafés reopen. With the rollercoaster ride that 2020 has been (and continues to be), many café owners are turning their attention to how to navigate reopening or refocusing. 
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Coffee industry survey: A path to recovery

Following a survey conducted by BeanScene’s publisher, Prime Creative Media, we reveal the latest stats from businesses in the coffee industry as we battle through COVID-19 and move into a new normal.
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Business as usual for Service Sphere

With the recent announcement from the Victorian Government on new Stage 4 restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne taking effect, Service Sphere has shared what this means for the coffee equipment specialist.
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What cafés need to know about Stage 4 restrictions in Victoria

Cafés and coffee roasters in Victoria are allowed to continue operations under Stage 4 restrictions, which came into effect from 11:59pm on 5 August. Cafés, restaurants, pubs, taverns, and bars, as well as “food and beverage product manufacturing” businesses are among the Permitted Work Premises that may operate with on-site operations.
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How cafés can adapt to change

Jared Chapman on how cafés can adapt to change, the importance of staying relevant and chasing new opportunities – and not just when a pandemic hits. Wow. What a challenging and different year 2020 has been so far. They say the only constant in life is change, and we have seen more than our fair share of change this year already.
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Coffee for Peace in Colombia launches virtual buyers caravan

Coffee for Peace in Colombia is hosting its the first ever Virtual Buyers Caravan, showcasing growers in Cauca and Valle del Cauca from 11 to 14 August. Coffee for Peace, an initiative led by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) and supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), says the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted business operations of all kinds. In the coffee realm, green coffee buyers have not been able to make their regular trips to coffee- producing countries to source coffee for their operations.
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