Sazón Espresso

Sazón Espresso

In 2011, Oswaldo and Jose Estrella channelled their Mexican heritage and more than 20 years of hospitality experience into their first café, Sazón Espresso, in Mount Barker. In 2015, the cousins added a second venue in the Adelaide CBD to their portfolio. “We felt there were a lot of places that really had similar concepts and that we could do something different,” Oswaldo says.
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Pete Licata calls Australia home

Pete Licata has made a permanent sea change to the coffee city so many international baristas dream of. He talks about his new career focus and why education is key to the next generation of talent. Melbourne will always be held in the highest esteem for coffee competition veteran Pete Licata. It’s the city where he won the 2013 World Barista Championship (WBC), the city that made him a household name, and the city he now calls home. Six years on from his championship win, Pete and his family have made the move from Kansas City to Melbourne, with Pete accepting the role of Research and Development Coffee Consultant with Veneziano Coffee Roaster’s parent company Nomad Coffee Group. Read More
jade jennings

Jade Jenning’s journey

Jade Jennings of Veneziano Coffee Roasters reflects on her experiences with coffee and competitions, and how it’s prepared her to train the next generation of champions. When Jade Jennings travelled to Rwanda in 2016, the Veneziano Coffee Roasters National Training and Development Manager experienced what she calls her fondest memory working in the coffee industry.
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Jibbi Little

Jibbi Little prepares for World Latte Art Championship

After earning her first Australian Latte Art Championship win in February, Jibbi Little of Jibbijug is ready to take her competition performance to the next level. She will make her way to Germany in June for the World Latte Art Championship (WLAC), taking place at World of Coffee in Berlin.
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Bond St

Veneziano Coffee Roasters Bond St blend

Veneziano Coffee Roasters is excited to share the first release of Bond St for 2019. It’s all about the Fazenda California Cold Soul here, which is a great showcase of what Brazil has to offer when radical and modern processing techniques are applied.  This blend contains 50 per cent Fazenda California, 25 per cent Colombia De Los Andes and 25 per cent Peru Monte Verde.
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Caffeine Trader

Caffeine Trader

Situated in Westfield Carousel Shopping Centre, local hot spot Caffeine Trader is the perfect pit stop after a long shopping trip.  Since opening, the Caffeine Trader team has seamlessly emerged within the Western Australian community. The coffee lovers of Cannington have been extremely happy and welcoming of the offering. The café says it has become their home away from home within the centre.
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Veneziano Coffee Richmond

Veneziano creates end-to-end specialty coffee experience

With the coffee industry constantly trying to bring something new to market, Veneziano Coffee Roasters has its sights on delivering customers an end-to-end specialty coffee experience. Its new flagship café, Veneziano Coffee Richmond, is an 80-seat dining space placed in the heart of its River Street roastery, training studio and headquarters.
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Mythos 2

Mythos 2 becomes reality

When Victoria Arduino’s Mythos One grinder first arrived in Australia in 2014, baristas were drawn to the machine’s Clima Pro technology, and its other features to improve dosage and espresso extraction. But Victoria Arduino felt it could do better, and after years of development, launched the Mythos 2 grinder in 2018. Michele Mastrocola, Senior Sales Area Manager Asia-Pacific at Victoria Arduino, says the company entered the development of the Mythos 2 with the intention to build on what the Mythos One was capable of.
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Bloom Room

The Bloom Room

The idea behind The Bloom Room’s flowery aesthetic blossomed from Co-owners Giorgina Venzin and Chris Hollingsworth sitting down with a piece of paper, a pen, and a bit of inspiration from Pinterest and European café design.  “Everywhere you look there’s flowers,” Chris says. “We covered the ceiling with wisterias and set up a floral wall. “We’d noticed at a few pop-up cafés that flower walls were popular for Instagram shots. Social media is so powerful when it comes to marketing these days. We thought, ‘why not create a flower wall where people can come in, get great food, great coffee, and get that photo?’”
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