Automation and consistency in the café

Automation and consistency in the café

Mocopan Coffee’s Babin Gurung on why consistency of products and services is one of the key factors to operating a sustainable business and how automation can help. Consistency is a constant topic in our conversations, mainly because there is very little margin of error when working with a product such as coffee.
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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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Grinders Coffee cupping

Grinders Coffee launches public cupping sessions

Grinders Coffee has begun holding public cupping sessions to educate consumers about what goes on behind the scenes to make great coffee. From the farmer to the roaster, a lot of work goes into producing coffee to keep it consistent and at a good quality. To teach this to the public, Grinders Coffee has introduced a new series of public cupping sessions, the first of which took place at its Lygon Street café in Melbourne on 23 October, 2019.
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Assertiveness training hospitality

Assertiveness training to take place for hospitality workers in Sydney

American coffee podcast Map It Forward and Collective Roasting Solutions will host a full-day assertiveness training workshop tailored specifically to professionals and business owners in the hospitality industry, at UTS Business School on 21 September. Australian Clinical Neuropsychologist Dr Jamie Berry and Map It Forward Founder Lee Safar will host the session, titled Assertiveness Training for the Hospitality Industry.
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Clark St Coffee

Clark St Coffee: Through the looking glass

Clark St Coffee has designed an open and immersive coffee experience at its Richmond roastery. Clark St Coffee Roasters operates an espresso bar on Crown Street in Richmond, Victoria that’s more coffee lab than café. The fit out, designed by architect Dion Hall, makes good use of galvanised steel, taking inspiration from the materials used in the roasting facility.
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Host Milano specialty coffee

Host Milano exhibitors discuss specialty coffee training and education

Italian trade fair Host Milano says with specialty coffee gaining increased recognition around the world, ongoing professional development and knowledge in fields the barista is not always familiar with is becoming increasingly important. Mary Mauro, CEO of the Milan-based café consultancy Sevengrams and Host Milano exhibitor, says training has always played a key role in what her company does.
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