Made in Saigon – WA

The leafy backstreets of suburban Northbridge just outside of Perth’s CBD is the last place one would expect to find a Vietnamese Banh Mi/specialty coffee shop.  In fact, Made in Saigon is an amalgam you’re unlikely to find anywhere – something owner and local artist Hung Phan is counting on.  It has been Hung’s dream

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7 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE OPENING A CAFÉ:

7 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE OPENING A CAFÉ: Tired of the rat-race?  The uninspiring drudgery of the office?  The overbearing boss whose stifling sense self-importance grates on your nerves day after day?  Maybe it’s time to cut the cord on the 9 – 5 and plunge headfirst into café ownership!  You’ve always wanted your own

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San Coffee – Brazil Update

The Covid-19 Coronavirus has had an unprecedented impact on millions of lives around the world.  While many countries are affected in different ways and to many different degrees, Brazil is widely regarded as one of the worst affected at present.  As the world’s largest coffee producing nation, Brazil is home to one of our biggest

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VIC – Get your Dimattina fix right now!

The best places to get your Dimattina fix right now (VIC) The Covid-19 Coronavirus has had an unprecedented impact on the way we live our lives.  Physical distancing and isolation restrictions have sadly meant that many cafes and hospitality businesses across Australia have had to close their doors, perhaps permanently.  For those that are still

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WA – Get your Dimattina fix right now!

The best places to get your Dimattina fix right now (WA) The Covid-19 Coronavirus has had an unprecedented impact on the way we live our lives.  Physical distancing and isolation restrictions have sadly meant that many cafes and hospitality businesses across Australia have had to close their doors, perhaps permanently.  For those that are still

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Nicaragua Finca La Esperanza – Samuel Zavala

At Dimattina we value family and relationships extremely highly.  One type of relationship we are particularly proud of is that which we share with our producing partners; but one in particular stands out, Finca La Esperanza (Farm of Hope). All the way back in 2013, WA director Simon Dimattina along with production managers Joe Garzo

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Little Café on Churchill

Since 2017 Little Café on Churchill has been doing a smashing job servicing the people of Ovingham, north of Adelaide, with amazing food and delectable coffee.  Owners Ashley and Jake take great care to treat each and every one of their customers as family.  The ambience is warm and welcoming; when you walk through the

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Origin Trip – Costa Rica

Origin Trip – Costa Rica The Central American Republic of Costa Rica is a remarkable country; pristine Caribbean beaches, lush verdant volcanoes and diverse and unique wildlife are among the highlights.  During my trip I saw none of these. I did however get to partake in one of the country’s other big drawcards, coffee production. 

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Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) 2019

MICE; the annual pilgrimage that sees thousands of coffee professionals gather for three days of banter, competitions and, of course, plenty of caffeinated consumption.  This year saw one of the largest turnouts in the expo’s history and was a huge success for both exhibitors and attendees alike.  The Melbourne Exhibition Centre played host to MICE

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