Wagga Catering Equipment News

NEW PRODUCT: AeroPress Go

Monday, June 22, 2020

 

Have you heard about the newest innovation from AeroPress?

 

Like the original AeroPress, the AeroPress Go brews remarkably delicious American, espresso, and cold brew style coffee. The AeroPress Go is optimized for traveling, camping, or just going to work by making it convenient and easy to take your AeroPress with you. Its smart design ensures that you will never be without delicious AeroPress brewed coffee wherever you go.

Why is the AeroPress Go the better travel press?

  • Tastier: It brews smooth, rich coffee without the bitterness and high acidity you can expect from French press brewed coffee.
  • Fast and easy: The AeroPress Go brews hot coffee in about 1 minute or cold brew coffee in around 2 minutes.
  • Compact, lightweight, and durable: Ingeniously engineered to ensure that everything fits inside the mug.

Want a demo?

Watch the video below!



Smeg Cashback!

Friday, June 19, 2020

 

Did you know Smeg Dishwashers have optimal & constant levels of Sanitisation? Superior to any dishwasher without a rinse pump!

& If you’ve had your eye on one of the Smeg products we have available, now’s the best time to buy with their Cashback Promotion - currently offering upto $1,000 Cashback!

To qualify for the Smeg Cashback offer, all you have to do is purchase selected Smeg Foodservice appliances before 30th June 2020 and complete the form here: https://www.smegpromotions.com/foodservice-cashback-offer/Claim/Step_1

For the full terms and conditions, visit their website here: https://www.smegpromotions.com/foodservice-cashback-offer/Home/TermsAndConditions

Hurry, Promotion Ends 30th June, 2020.


 

Cosmorex Tasting Notes

Thursday, June 11, 2020

 


 

One of our favourite coffee suppliers is Cosmorex; a third-generation coffee roasting business operating since the early 1960’s. They are proudly Canberra’s longest standing coffee roaster. The Cosmorex team creates perfect blends and single origin coffees, with each product showcasing exotic flavours from around the globe.

Below are the tasting notes prepared especially by Cosmorex, for a range of coffee beans which we now have available to purchase in store in 250gram bags; perfect size for the home barista or if you just want to try a taste of something a little different.

Our first Cosmorex Blend highlight is ‘Sumatra’. Who needs a strong coffee hit to start the day? Sumatra provides it. Cocoa and dark chocolate flavours are accented by pulpy fruits, followed by a distinctive pepper and spice finish. Single origins of Indonesia with a Medium to Dark Roast style.


 

Next up is ‘New Guinea’. Originating in New Guinea with a medium roast, this blend is an exceptionally smooth brew with complex characteristics. Tropical fruits and spices, moving to a long chocolate finish.

 

Now, close your eyes and imagine you are in Colombia. A balanced sweet and zesty coffee, our next blend ‘Colombian Supremo’ delivers a delicate flavour profile with lightly fruity aromas, raisin flavours and a browned sugar finish. A single origins coffee with a medium roast style.

 

 

 

This blend is a real crowd-pleaser; ‘Brazil’ offers sweet musky aromas with pleasant low acidity and distinctive nuttiness. Soft stone fruits, caramel, honey and marzipan flavours combine in this clean, well-balanced, smooth single origin and a medium roast style.

 

 

 

& last, but certainly not least is ‘Double Barrel’ - A beautifully balanced crowd-pleaser that highlights rich nutty and chocolate syrup notes through milk. As an espresso, it's clean, full-bodied and easy to drink, with a satisfying complexity. A mix of Brazil & Colombian origins with a Medium-dark roast style.


For a taste of any of the 5 blends above, be sure to pop in store and grab a bag one for yourself!

 

NSW Government Venue Checklist for Re-opening Cafes & Restaurants

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

The New South Wales government has released a COVID-19 checklist for cafes and restaurants as restrictions continue to relax. From 1 June, 50 customers are allowed to dine in at a venue. However physical distancing must still be followed.

Points covered in the checklist include staff and customer well-being, physical distancing, hygiene and cleaning and record keeping. Under Public Health Orders, venues must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place when they reopen.

Download the COVID-19 Safety Plan: restaurants and cafes.

Below is the full Checklist:

Well-being of staff and customers

  • Exclude staff and customers who are unwell from the premises.
  • Provide staff with information and training on COVID-19, including when to get tested, physical distancing and cleaning.
  • Make staff aware of their leave entitlements if they are sick or required to self-isolate.
  • Display conditions of entry (website, social media, venue entry).

Physical distancing

  • Capacity must not exceed 50 customers per separate existing seated food or drink area; or one customer per 4 square metres of space on the premises, whichever is the lesser.
  • Weddings are permitted to book for a maximum of 20 guests (excluding the couple, the persons involved in conducting the service and the photographer and the videographer). Funerals and memorial services are permitted to book for a maximum of 50 mourners (excluding the persons involved in conducting the service).
  • No more than 10 customers at a table (except for gatherings immediately after a wedding, funeral or memorial service).
  • Consider a time-based booking system, with phone or online options, to limit the number of people entering the premises or waiting outside.
  • Reduce contact between customer groups.
  • Move or remove tables and seating to support 1.5 metres of physical distance.
  • Reduce crowding and promote physical distancing with markers on the floor.
  • Where possible, ensure staff maintain 1.5 metres physical distancing and assign workers to specific work stations.
  • Alcohol can only be consumed by seated customers.
  • Where reasonably practical, stagger start times and breaks for staff members.
  • Consider physical barriers such as plexiglass around counters with high volume interactions with customers.
  • Review regular deliveries and request contactless delivery/ invoicing where practical.
  • Introduce strategies to manage gatherings that may occur outside the premises.
  • Avoid group singing and wind instruments (such as flute, oboe or clarinet). Solo singers should maintain at least 3 metres physical distance from other people.

Hygiene and cleaning

  • Adopt good hand hygiene practise and ensure hand hygiene facilities are available to customers and staff.
  • Ensure bathrooms are well stocked with hand soap and paper towels.
  • Reduce the number of surfaces touched by customers.
  • No self-serve buffet style food service areas, communal bar snacks, communal condiments, or hookahs allowed.
  • Clean cutlery and tableware with detergent, or with a commercial grade dishwasher if available.
  • Menus must be laminated (clean between use), displayed or be single use. Place takeaway menus outside the venue.
  • Clean frequently used areas at least daily with detergent or disinfectant. Clean frequently touched areas and surfaces several times per day.
  • Maintain disinfectant solutions at an appropriate strength and use in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions.
  • Staff are to wear gloves when cleaning and wash hands thoroughly before and after with soap and water.
  • Encourage contactless payment options.

Recording keeping

  • Keep name and mobile number or email address for all staff, dine-in customers and contractors for a period of at least 28 days. Records are only to be used for tracing COVID-19 infections and must be stored confidentially and securely.
  • Employers should make staff aware of the COVIDSafe app and the benefits of the app to support contact tracing if required.
For any further information, please visit www.nsw.gov.au
 

 


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