• Sort Blog:
  • All
  • Blog
  • Brewing Guides
  • Cafe Case Studies
  • Coffee Business
  • Coffee Q&A
Beyond the war on waste - benefits of KeepCups.

Beyond the waste – the many benefits of the reusable cup

If you watched the ABC’s War on Waste documentary, you are probably aware of the number of coffee cups in Australia that are sent to landfill each year (one billion cups!).  Unlike the cups discussed on the documentary, all of the takeaway cups we use at Peaberrys are BioPak, fully biodegradable cups.

READ MORE

Meet Josh, our Quality Control Officer.

Meet our quality expert, Josh

Josh Gibson knows great coffee! He’s been pouring coffees for more than four years.

Josh is our friendly Quality Control expert and your partner in the creation of great coffee. He’s transformed coffee-making into an art form and is on-hand to ensure every coffee you serve your customers is Peaberry’s perfection.

In celebration of the role Josh plays in our broader Peaberrys community, we stole him away to pick his knowledgeable brain on all things quality and coffee.

READ MORE

PEABERRYS TOP APPS FOR RUNNING A CAFÉ

Bang on social media is a huge boost for any modern café, but these days the digital realm of running a café is so much more than a steaming coffee shot. With apps now available by the millions, with less time than ever to sort the crème from the instants, we’ve put together this impressive list…READ MORE

THE IMPORTANCE OF CAFE STAFF TRAINING

Quality training is the ultimate sweetener

So you’re opening a café and you’ve got your location, fit-out and suppliers sorted – phew! But now it’s about finding and keeping the right bunch of people to bring your menu to life, chat to customers and make that amazing coffee that will keep people lined-up outside your door.READ MORE

IS YOUR COFFEE OFFERING THE BEST IT CAN BE?

The New Year is steaming ahead, and so is our great industry! Australia’s love affair with premium coffee and café culture has fueled average revenue growth of 7.4% per annum over the last five years and it’s tipped to top $5.3 billion nationally in 2016. Your business is part of the 7,200+ cafes in Australia who are employing over 70,000 Australians!READ MORE

THE BARISTA’S GUIDE TO ICED COFFEE

It wasn’t that long ago that the iced coffee served in Australian Cafes was a tall glass filled with milk, ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate(?)…and instant coffee. While I love me a good old coffee-flavoured milkshake from time to time, I’m afraid that’s just not going to cut it as an ‘iced coffee’ anymore.

So, what’s a barista to do? Here’s three different methods to make an iced coffee that A) tastes like coffee & B) doesn’t have 10,000 calories.

READ MORE

bottle cold brew iced coffee

WHAT’S NEW? COLD BREW IN A BOTTLE

I don’t want to alarm anyone, but summer is literally days away.

And by now, I’m sure you’ll know that cold-brewing makes the smoothest, chocolaty-est iced coffee around. Yes, you can brew it yourself – or you can grab one that we prepared earlier…

READ MORE

CAFE CASE STUDY: DOUBLE SHOT

These guys are the very definition of a no-nonsense espresso bar: Hole in the wall, minimal food & absolutely cranking espresso.

Starting with their first site on the Pacific Highway at Belmont, NSW, they have expanded to two more locations also on the highway at Swansea & Charlestown. The creation of two brothers Chad & Luke, along with their mum, Julie.

I’m having a chat today with Chad & Julie about their journey and the secret of running a ‘lifestyle’ business…

READ MORE

MANAGING ONLINE REVIEWS

It’s certainly not something grandma had to deal with, but unfortunately we do. As painful as they are, online reviews are a fact of life for cafes, espresso bars and food businesses.

Here are some tips to take control of how your brand is perceived online and maybe even turn them into an opportunity.

READ MORE

MEASURING ESPRESSO: WHY BOTHER WITH A COFFEE RECIPE?

Earning a reputation for consistently delicious coffee can make or break a cafe or espresso bar – so why do we give it so little attention?

Perhaps because it’s often seen as a mystery.

“If I just find the right barista…”, “maybe it’s just the humidity…”, “it tastes best when neptune is aligned with saturn…”
I guess there is an element of ‘art’ to coffee, but extracting coffee is really just some pretty basic science.

READ MORE