building or dismantling

Forwards and backwards

June 26, 2018

Developing a business isn't always about forward, forward, forward. When we first opened coolaboola back in 2006, it was always the plan to be a multi site operation. As part of the bidding process with Metro, we actually ...

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simon & dane hard at it

learning to be a barista

October 09, 2014

originally posted on june 9th 2010 having been a regular nescafe drinker, with the opinion that “coffee’s just coffee”, my first drink at coolaboola was a truly awesome experience! this was more so because i’d ...

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cups

how fair is fair trade?

October 09, 2014

originally posted on march 18th 2010 well, fair trade fortnight has been and gone. amazingly, in two weeks at two sites we have not had one customer ask if our coffee is fair trade. this is possibly down to two reasons; ...

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tamping

barista competitions

October 09, 2014

originally posted on march 11th 2010 a couple of weeks ago john gordon was crowned the best barista in the uk. coolaboola wishes him the very best of luck when he represents the uk in the world barista championships in ...

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