Resources to learn about coffee roasting or start your own

https://baristahustle.com/blogs/barista-hustle/tagged/roasting Specialty Coffee Association Podcast Podcast: http://www.podcastrepublic.net/podcast/1264797608 A new podcast series from the Specialty Coffee Association presenting stories, lectures, and debates. The SCA is a non-profit organization that represents thousands of coffee professionals, from produ… Subscribe to this podcast: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:322317595/sounds.rss —- Sent from Podcast Republic 18.08.06R https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.itunestoppodcastplayer.app

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Batch Brew Story – An Introduction

  First published by me in Medium.   Hi, I’m Jonathon. This is a social draft of a new non-fiction book about Batch Brew. Batch Brew coffee is an alternate brewing style of coffee. Alternate brewing styles are methods of making coffee that are not espresso. Espresso is a method of making coffee that developed during the early […]

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The business mind is beautiful.

These three books inform many of the concept that form my business mind. E-myth in summary is separation of the “hats” required to run any small to medium sized businesses. Entrepreneur Hat is the visionary, optimistic Manager hat is the realist, objective Technician’s hat is the worker, the doer Colin Harmon’s book is objective approach […]

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How to make a profit in a cafe

2.7% That’s the average annual profit for a hospitality business in Australia. That’s terrible. That’s including high-end restaurants and low end fast food. The reality is most hospitality vendors have no idea what they’re doing. I always recommend coffee shop owners read Colin Harmon’s book What I’ve Learned from Running Coffee Shops. We’re heading for […]

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Specialty coffee awakening

I just remembered the first coffee awakening that I had. I was late to get into coffee. Other than being given espresso as a tween by my Italian parents I did not even taste coffee until my late twenties. I flew to Sydney for a conference and was surprised to see a very sleek looking […]

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Blonde Food and Drink

If Daft Punk and a Mahlkoenig grinder had a baby it would be Blonde Food and Drink in Fitzroy. I buzzed past this purest coffee bar on the tram and delighted in the thoughtful, efficient and proper coffee setup. Fetco for batchbrew (none of this home barista moccamaster stuff), a sexy slayer for espresso which […]

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Raw or Roast #raworroast

This is the secret to a foolproof simple (paleo, grain free, wholefood, complimentary, lifesaving) diet for the westerner. I have been to kinesiologists, traditional chinese medecine doctors, homeopathic, naturopathic, preventative, eliminating, nutritionalists, electro magnetic field – you name it. If you follow these two rules: raw, or roast You will be super healthy. Elite healthy. […]

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Australia Cafe Market Situation 2018

Specialty Coffee Industry in Australia has reached peak maturity and saturation evident by an array of niche offerings exhibiting high end market fragmentation. New innovative retail concepts, coupled with creative nuanced food and beverage offerings combine with social media to maintain growth in a highly competitive market. Complimentary to this are end to end supply […]

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Hospitality

 “True hospitality is marked by an open response to the dignity of each and every person” Henri Nouwen My first hospitality job was making fries at McDonalds. I was fortunate to work for Camberwell (Boroondara’s) Brian McMaster – a McDonalds franchise legend with AAA ratings coming out of his nose. We learned how to clean, be efficient […]

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Why I quit Twitter and Facebook 

I’ve been raving Twit since it started. With over 1000 genuine followers and 8000 tweets over 7 years. I walked away from all those connections and Facebook. There is no more community, no more chronology. It’s like putting coins in a toy machine where only every now and then you win a prize.  Twitter used […]

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Coffee Training

Coffee Training Promised Land Coffee Espresso Training 101 Introductory Course to Espresso Course Duration 2.5 Hours http://www.jonathonsciola.com by Jonathon Sciola Guest Frounder @promisedlandcoffee, coffee judge, barista trainer. PART 1 Basic Introduction to Espresso Equipment Grinders Electric Dosing Grinder Manual Chamber Grinder EK 43 Espresso Machines Volumetrics vs non-Volumetrics Heat Exchange vs Dual Boiler Espresso Machine […]

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Black Bird

Originally published by theworldlovesmelbourne.com Black Bird is Promised Land Coffee’s premium seasonal espresso blend. While Promised Land Coffee is recognised for the best filter coffee in Melbourne, delivered daily to cafes, they supply specialty cafes with espresso beans, unmatchable support and the latest high tech equipment. Jonathon Sciola the owner of Promised Land Coffee is excited […]

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Open Christmas Day: Melbourne cafes open Christmas morning! Serving coffee! (updating often) 

Canterbury VIC 3126 (Maling Road)  The Maling Room  Serving: Symmetry Coffee  Open 7am. Cash only.  East Melbourne VIC (222 Clarendon Street)  Square and compass  Serving own blend.  Open 730am to 1030am. https://www.instagram.com/p/BOV4VYBAbA4/ Upside roof top bar (127 Brunswick Street Fitzroy)  From 5pm De clieu (Fitzroy)  Coffee from 830am https://www.instagram.com/p/BOWVsSIgvY2/ St Ali (South Melbourne) 

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Layers

We’ve laid pipelines, infrastructures that allow new layers to be built atop of them. What will be built next? Spanning thousands of years… AI a top Internet a top Communication a top Energy a top Trade a top Agriculture a top Society a top Clans a top Family

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Menu-Focused or Coffee-Focused Cafes

Perhaps it’s my Italian background but for me a “cafe” is a retailer specialising in coffee. This is not always my experience. In fact in Melbourne I have 3 cafes where I really enjoy my coffee every time: 1. Green Park Dining using Small Batch and Profile. 2. Rex Tremendae roasting his own coffee at Sensory Lab Factory. 3. […]

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Is the tide is pulling back on 3rd Wave

I’m a speciality coffee barista, enthusiast and I thank The Pioneers who built the Third Wave coffee movement. Such proponents as Intelligentsia in Seattle and St ALi in Melbourne created direct-trade coffee (ever increasing returns on quality paying “at least 25% more” than Fair-trade) for the first time back in around 2004 when coffee farms […]

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Why every cafe is the same 

Have you ever noticed every cafe looks the same? Here’s a deeper insight into why… Recently I noticed 5 jobs on a coffeejobs.com each read,  You will be working on LaMarzocco Linea Pb espresso machine and Mythos One grinders” Brian Jones, brand expert in his slide share said every cafe in the Bay area was “modern rustic” and James […]

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Six Ounce Cup Size a No-Go in CBD

Hi,   I’m Jonathon. A successful businessman and barista. I worked for Melbourne’s top cafes, and roasters and oversaw the training, quality control and management of many of Melbourne’s top cafes. I am a coffee judge, roaster and pioneer in filter coffee in Melbourne. I say that to premise that objective coffee is still lacking […]

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Nexus 6p Review Australia

I’m a high energy technology user. I’m usually waiting 10 years for the tech I need to be invented. Like you I feel limited by the evil and bureaucratic distribution of data by the telecommunications networks, the closed protective environment around patents, and inefficient use of resources around the mutually exclusive production of the gadgets […]

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Quote: “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”

Quote: “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint Exupéry Vision is everything (in business, life, and family). Division is your greatest battle. Remember, even Christ said, “Have […]

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#grandFriday What’s open AFL GRAND FINAL FRIDAY public holiday cafes Melbourne Live updates

This weekend is Victorian Grand Final Day weekend and the first ever public holiday on a Friday leading up to the big g! This article will be updated with cafes and coffee spots that will be open on public holiday Grand Final Eve Friday List of Open Cafes Grand Friday: Maker Fine Coffee, 47 North […]

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// LET \

Originally posted on PHIL PRINGLE | Bible Study:
Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. Who would ever have conceived such an incredible notion that doing away with the Old Way meant that now everyone could have equal access into the…

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Build on your foundations

2015 is a year to build on foundations. In my observation everything takes off, eventually. 5 years ago we were asking these questions: – Will Google take off? – Will Youtube advertise? – Should I be on Twitter? – Will anyone ever advertise on Facebook? – Is bitcoin worth investing? – Should I buy gold? […]

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Williamstown sunrise

Originally posted on the melbourne local:
? Recently I happened to be in Williamstown at dawn. As an inner-north dweller, I rarely see the sea — particularly not at this time of the morning — so my bleary eyes were stunned by the gorgeous views across the water. Williamstown itself, sunrise or no, is a…

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Miss Michael Jackson? A flashback into his personal life experience.

“Price Of Fame”

I took my baby on a river boat cruise
And she was well aware
I was excited about the way that things could have been
She said that I don’t care
I want a face no one can recognize, in disguise
Someone called out my name
They thought of taking pictures, autographs, then they grab
My joy had turned to pain

Father always told me,
You won’t live a quiet life
If you’re reaching for fortune and fame
I feel the pressure setting in, I’m living just to win
I’m done in my pain, don’t you feel no pain? (No way!)

It’s the price of fame, you pay the price of fame
So don’t be feelin’ no pain!
It’s the price of fame, it’s the price of fame
So don’t you ever complain!

I am the cover of the magazine, what a scene
They know my every do’s
“Just sign your name on the dotted line, you’ll be fine.”
That always bothers me
Get in your car, you wanna take a ride, look behind
Someone is following you
You try to get away, you turn real fast, but too bad
They know your every move!

My father always told me
You won’t live a quiet life
If you’re reaching for fortune and fame
I feel the pressure setting in, I’m living just to win
I bleed all this pain, don’t you ever complain!

It’s the price of fame, you pay the price of fame
So don’t you ever complain!
It’s the price of fame, you pay the price for fame
So don’t be feelin’ no pain!

It’s the price of fame, you pay the price of fame! (uh)
Father never lies
My father never lies (price of fame)
My father never lies (price of fame)
So don’t be feeling this way boy!

I’d like to take sometime and get away, then they’ll say,
Is that boy still alive? (uh)
The week in village…what a thrill
Only the strong survive

My father always told me,
You won’t live a quiet life,
They startin’ to wonderin’ where have you been?
I feel their envious looks at me
Their mistaken jealousy (oh?)
Then stand here in my shoes
And then think of my blues!

It’s the price of fame!
You pay the price of fame
So don’t you ever complain
It’s the price of fame
You pay the price of fame
So don’t be feeling this way
It’s the price of fame
You pay the price of fame
So don’t you ever complain
It’s the price of fame
You pay the price of fame
My father never lies (price of fame)
My father never lies, baby
My father never lies (price of fame)
So don’t be feeling no pain boy!

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New restaurant & bar openings in April 2014 – a round-up of what’s hit Melbourne in the past month

Originally posted on Sharking for chips and drinks…:
We continue our regular monthly feature where we summarise some of our highlights from the previous month and offer recommendations for where you should visit or have on your radar for the month ahead. Encompassing new openings and old favourites, pop-up venues, events and everything in between,…

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The Great Divide: A Look Into Melbourne Cafe Culture | Part 1

Part 1 Richard Branson is a hero amongst young entrepreneurs. One of his trademarks is to go into mature, highly competitive markets and compete. Those mature markets have deeply entrenched inefficiencies and highly complex diplomatic and political skews that lead to massive competitive advantage to new entrants. Telecommunications: Virgin mobile Airlines: Virgin Atlantic / Australia […]

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New restaurant & bar openings in January 2014 – a round-up of what’s hit Melbourne in the past month

Originally posted on Sharking for chips and drinks…:
We continue our regular monthly feature where we summarise some of our highlights from the previous month and offer recommendations for where you should visit or have on your radar for the month ahead. Encompassing new openings and old favourites, pop-up venues, events and everything in between,…

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Barista Occupational Hazards

First of all I want to break down the role of the barista to: 1. Machine Operator 2. Service Operator 3. Customer Service Representative These sections of the baristas role will give us clarity and cohesion as we discuss the hazards and joys (!) of being a baristi. Secondly I would like to say that […]

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Urbanspoon Empowers Cafes

Like any community Urbanspoon is a vibrant dynamic population of self-moderated people with a common interest. The interest with urbanspoon is food and the value of geographical information about eateries. With communities all around the world Urbanspoon is here to stay. They won’t go away. They aren’t a problem. They’re your solution! Studying marketing research […]

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Greatness Comes To All of Us

Sometimes an employee is greater than the business they are employed in. As a teenager the value of cleanliness at McDonalds was greater than the value of cleanliness in my life. As a 14 year old making burgers I had to grow to become as clean as McDonald’s. It is rare however sometimes the value […]

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Careers in Coffee

Since working as a barista in some of the best specialty coffee establishments in Melbourne I have taken a side-step into Account Management which affords me the opportunity to train others, use my business and human resource training and my passion in a neatly packed career that pays more than $20 an hour and gives […]

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The physics of latte art

I love the physics of coffee. I remember listening to Andreas Illy speaking about the colloidal suspension that is coffee. “Coffee is a suspension of oil and water in an emulsion…”(paraphrased). I’m like ‘whats an emulsion?’. Hey I’m a business graduate not a scientist! But I found myself hungry for knowledge about the science of […]

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What website segments should our business or church offer? Do we have to do youtube?

I received this email recently where a business or church asked me what parts of the web they should engage with. I basically said “That’s the wrong question” because the web is people, and the question is where are your people, members, customers spending their time? And how can you empower them to connect with […]

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