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BeanScene magazine - Danes Specialty Coffee Institute

BeanScene magazineThis is a post from BeanScene magazine website September 2016.

For years, Danes has been sharing its world-class knowledge and methods to help baristas enhance the workplace.

Well-trained staff are integral to a successful specialty coffee business. With this in mind, Danes Specialty Coffee Institute (DSCI) has created the ultimate specialty coffee training facility. Using only the most current, best-practice methods in the industry, DSCI built a reputation as an outstanding centre for specialty coffee knowledge.

Located in Brookvale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the facility offers the most comprehensive specialty coffee training program for baristas in Australia. Danes is the only Australian licensed training partner of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). This enables DSCI to deliver the SCAA International Professional Development Program (IDP).

The SCAA is the world’s largest coffee trade association, and its training program is recognised as a world leader in specialty coffee development and training.

A wide range of barista courses developed in-house is on offer at DSCI, as are SCAA certified courses. DSCI’s robust course offering includes Le Nez du Café, Specialty Alternate Brewing Workshop, Espresso Bar Efficiency and Workflow, and Seed to Cup.

Since its formation in 1999, DSCI has welcomed thousands of international and Australian students, arming them with the skills they need to provide world-class coffee to an increasingly discerning customer base. DSCI trainers are highly motivated, accredited teaching professionals with a true passion for specialty coffee development, and have completed all components of the SCAA IDP.
Let us help your staff reach their maximum potential, and see your business thrive.

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Manly Daily - Nine Sydney food fads you have to try

Danes nitro coffeeArticle appeared Telegraph News Local (Manly Daily)  - Sat 3 September 2016

Here are nine hot food trends that Sydneysiders love.


Danes’ nitro coffee takes cold-drip coffee to the next level. This uber-trendy drink is essentially coffee in a keg that’s served and poured like a draught beer.

Its Four Elements espresso blend beans are soaked in cold water, filtered and bottled as a concentrated liquid that can be served straight, mixed with water or over ice.

Tap-poured coffee uses 75 per cent nitrogen and 25 per cent CO2 to get the bubbles.

Think of it as a well-known Irish stout, managing director Paul Jackson said

Photo: Troy Snook

BeanScene magazine - Meg Loudon of Coffee Brothers wins 2016 International Grand Latte Art Championship

BeanScene magazineThis is a post from BeanScene magazine website August 2016.

Meg Loudon from Coffee Brothers in Mona Vale, New South Wales is the 2016 International Grand Latte Art Champion.

Hosted by Danes Specialty Coffee, Meg took out the top spot on Friday 19 August in front of a packed house at Chatswood‘s Victoria Bar and Grill.

Zhao Ting Wu of Cote Terra was runner up and Andy Wong of Harvest Blend placed third, both from Victoria.

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Manly Daily - Mona Vale barista scoops top prize at international latte art contest

Meg Loudon from Coffee brothersArticle appeared Telegraph News Local (Manly Daily)  - Wed 24 August 2016

BARISTA Meg Loudon is on a caffeine high after winning the International Grand Latte Art Competition.

Meg, 22, from Coffee Brothers in Mona Vale, beat 53 other competitors to claim a cheque for $3500 at the second annual contest hosted in Chatswood by Danes Specialty Coffee.

“I was shocked,” said Ms Loudon, from Duffys Forest. “I wasn’t expecting to get through so many rounds.”

The first three rounds saw competitors recreate images from a photo on screen. In the final heat, they replicated each others’ art. Each creation was then scored to determine the winner.

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BeanScene magazine - Danes increases entry numbers to IGLAC due to popular demand

BeanScene magazineThis is a post from BeanScene magazine website August 2016.

Due to overwhelming demand – and an attractive prize pool – Danes Specialty Coffee has increased the number of entry positions available for the 2016 International Grand Latte Art Championship (IGLAC) on 19 August. 

Danes Specialty Coffee says registration for the second annual competition filled up quicker than expected. As such, event organisers have increased the format to accommodate 54 baristas.

Baristas planning on competing are encouraged to register before all spots are filled. Visit this link to secure your spot:

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BeanScene magazine - Danes to host 2016 International Grand Latte Art Championship

BeanScene magazineThis is a post from BeanScene magazine website July 2016.

Danes Specialty Coffee will host the second annual International Grand Latte Art Championship (IGLAC) on Friday 19 August in Sydney.

The event, taking place at Chatswood‘s Victoria Bar & Grill from 5pm – 9pm, will see the region’s top baristas showcasing their artistic flair and competing for the title of top latte artist.

“Australian baristas are a truly talented and creative group. Latte art celebrates the creative side of the industry, as well as the fact that milk-based coffees continue to be a popular choice amongst specialty coffee drinkers,” said Paul Jackson, Danes Specialty Coffee Managing Director.

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Manly Daily - Danes has introduced a cold-brew nitro coffee

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Article appeared Telegraph News Local (Manly Daily)  - Friday 20 May 2016

WHEN is a beer not a beer? When it is a long, cold coffee. Danes Specialty Coffee at Brookvale has introduced cold-brew nitro coffee to its expanding range.

The uber-trendy drink is essentially coffee in a keg, served and poured like a draft beer.

“We were looking to do something different,” managing director Paul Jackson said. “So we have developed a line of cold-brew coffee which is then pressurised and poured from a tap.”

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Manly Daily - Great Danes

manly-daily Great Danes 2016-04-01Article appeared Telegraph News Local (Manly Daily)  - Friday 1 April 2016

Brookvale coffee roaster Danes picked four silver and three bronze medals at the 2016 Australian International Coffee Awards in Melbourne last month. Managing director Paul Jackson puts the swag of awards down to teamwork, sourcing and roasting the beans and training. The AICA is in its fourth year and is Asia Pacific’s premier coffee roasting competition.

BeanScene magazine - Danes Specialty Coffee release cold brew coffees

BeanScene magazineThis is a post from BeanScene magazine website Feb 2016.

To make the most of the warmer months, Danes Specialty Coffee has launched a new line of cold brew coffees.

“Cold brew is an excellent way to brew coffee,” said Paul Jackson, Managing Director of Danes.

“It has a clean, bright flavour, and is refreshing and convenient. It’s no surprise that at the moment there is a cold brew revolution happening,” he said.

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Manly Daily - Best baristas prepare for cup final

Danes head trainer Daniel Sussmann pours a coffee ahead of the best barista competition - Picture: BRADEN FASTIERArticle appeared Telegraph News Local (Manly Daily)  - Friday 30 October 2015

MAKING a decent coffee is a skill. Some of Sydney’s best home baristas will battle it out for top honours in a coffee-making competition.

The Home Barista Competition takes place at Danes’ head office in Brookvale tomorrow. Six finalists will have three minutes to make two coffees – one espresso and one flat white.

“There’s a lot of pressure, making a good cup of coffee is a technical challenge,” head trainer Daniel Sussmann said.

An espresso is the hardest coffee to make. “There’s nowhere to hide with a poorly made espresso,” he said.

Amateur baristas had become skilled coffee makers, Mr Sussmann said. “We have been running the competition for six years and the standard gets better every year,” he said.

The competition was held on Saturday Oct 31st at 10am and was open to the public. Danes Specialist Coffee Institute is at 28 Dale St, Brookvale. Call 02 9938 4522.


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