Experience Veneziano specialty coffee at our show room cafes and barista training school, The First Pour. This is where you can taste our coffee blends and single origins rotating daily and see our champion baristas in action. Come in for advice on espresso or filter brew methods. We have an extensive range of equipment and barista accessories on display. Gourmet sandwiches, baguettes and sweet pastries are on the menu.

Take a road-test of professional home machines in our Home Espresso Studio with our professional baristas; they’ll show you how to get the best out of a machine for home. From First Pour, we also run education workshops for our clients, cuppings, barista training and even latte art smackdowns with cash prizes! Barista school and coffee training courses are all run onsite in our fully equipped training facility by our award winning, champion baristas. Check our blog or twitter for upcoming events

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Veneziano Launches Elevation Specialty Tea at MICE

14th March 2015

Elevation Specialty Tea Range by Veneziano CoffeeTea brewing across the MICE weekend.

Veneziano proudly announces the arrival of its long awaited high-end tea offer, Elevation Tea, to be revealed at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo, March 13 – 15 at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Backed by two decades of experience in the specialty coffee business, Veneziano managing director Craig Dickson says, “When we decided to introduce a custom tea range to complement our coffee offer, it needed to meet the same strict standards we apply to our coffee. Our search has shown us that there was very little out there, so we made the decision to source and develop our own”.

No surprises then, that Elevation specialty tea is subject to the same principles as Veneziano’s coffee sourcing. This includes traceability to Origin, observing optimal harvest times (regarding tea this is typically three times a year), whilst hand picking and then sorting during pre and post processing stages allows for tight quality control.

“Where specialty tea differs to specialty coffee is the processing method. All teas commence as the same raw product, as opposed to coffee which is available as different varieties and a number of other variables that affect flavour outcome”, explains Craig.

“With tea production, it’s the processing times and methods that determine the end resulting tea type, and therefore flavours, for example whether you end up with a green or black tea, and so on. However we never lose sight of the main objective, it still remains about achieving exceptional beverage character and flavour profiles”.

“It’s the all-important flavour that Veneziano was most fastidious about. Most people experience a dull, ‘baggy’ tasting tea with very little flavour as promised on the label”, he says.

High-end Elevation tea is sourced from a quality grower in Sri Lanka using completely natural growth and production protocol, and no additives are used. Only natural oils (not extracts) and herbs have been used to achieve enhance specific flavour attributes.

Further refinement of flavour also occurs with dosage, brew temperature and steep times so tea-drinkers are encouraged to experiment with these parameters in order to discover what suits their tastes, and this will differ from one tea to another.

Being almost as diverse a crop as coffee, Veneziano has come up with a range of ten natural teas including some traditional favourites as well as some exotic and fruity numbers. The result is a specialty tea that is soothing, calming, packed with flavour and great for your health. It complements any high-end beverage offer, such as specialty coffee, perfectly.

Elevation specialty tea is available as fresh, loose leaf tea, in 375gm or 200gm bags in the following styles and combinations for optimum flavour:

  • English Breakfast – 375gm
  • Earl Grey – 375gm
  • Masala Chai – 375gm
  • Gunpowder Green – 375gm
  • Chamomile – 200gm
  • Peppermint – 200gm
  • Lemon and Ginger – 200gm
  • Green Oolong – 200gm
  • Relaxing Herbs – 200gm
  • Equilibrium – 200gm

For enquiries email: sales@venezianocoffee.com.au phone: 13 COFFEE

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First time at MICE: SOURCED COFFEE PODS, Australia’s first specialty pod

12th March 2015

Sourced Specialty Coffee Pods CapsulesBe sure to check out Sourced Coffee Pods on our stand at MICE 2015. Australia’s first (and we believe only) specialty pods launched last year, and make their appearance at MICE.

Created exclusively for use with Nespresso and Nespresso-compatible capsule machines, Sourced specialty capsules were developed with the Australian coffee consumer in mind. Our roast team have developed a great tasting pod, full of flavour, filled only with specialty grade coffee that we can trace back to the Origin, and we roast regularly so they’re always fresh. What’s not to love?!

Sourced Coffee Pods are available as a 10 pack for $7.95 or a carton of 60 pods for $42.


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What’s on at MICE 2015: INKER CUPS

12th March 2015

Inker Cups by  Veneziano Coffee RoastersDue to popularity at MICE 2014, we are bringing back the ever popular Inker cups. Inker crockery is hand-made in Croatia from European-quality porcelain, with raw materials sourced from Germany, England, Czech Republic, Italy and Croatia.

The Zagreb manufacturing facility is able to produce 12,000 pieces per day and the porcelain is fired at 1200 degrees to ensure colour fastness that will not fade or wear. Because each piece is prepared by hand, slight variations in colour may appear, giving it a character that 100 percent automated manufacturing cannot impart.

Available in sets of six cups/saucers in a beautiful range of colours: onyx black, porcelain white, stormy grey, baby blue, splice lime, sherbet orange, racing red, aubergine, canary yellow, ocean blue and vintage green. Sizes come in espresso (80ml), flat white (160ml), regular cappuccino (220ml) and large cappuccino (260ml). Visit our stand at MICE for more details.

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12th March 2015

Chemex Coffeemakers all sizes great pricing largest distributer in AustraliaOne of the most superior methods of brewing filter coffee, the iconic Chemex coffeemaker is an elegant, hourglass shaped vessel made of high quality, heat resistant borosilicate glass. When combined with the Chemex bonded filters it produces a sediment-free cup of coffee which is flavourful and free of bitterness. Finished simply with a wooden collar and leather tie, the Chemex is recognised by the Museum of Modern Art and others as a classic design piece. Veneziano is Australia’s largest distributor of Chemex coffeemakers.

Available in 3 , 6 & 8 cup versions, retailing at $50, $60 & $65. Veneziano will demonstrate Chemex all weekend at MICE and brew samples will be available for tasting.

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