Caffeine to help drought declared Australian farmers

Zarraffa’s Coffee has always felt obligated to give back to the very community from which we operate, and with over half of Queensland being classified as ‘drought declared’, our Australian farmers need the help now more than ever. 

In partnership with Rural Aid Limited, Zarraffa’s Coffee customers can now make donations towards the ‘Buy a Bale’ program at the following store locations where every donation will help a farmer in need.

The Buy a Bale program forms part of Rural Aid Limited, a charity dedicated to supporting rural communities and other organisations that provide support to rural communities in times of crisis.

Rural Aid was founded in 2015 by Charles and Tracy Adler as a means to provide holistic support to those experiencing hardship in rural Australia, due to drought related issues. The Buy A Bale Program has, to date, delivered over 160,000 bales of hay across four states since its inception in 2013.

 

Participating stores:

Augustine Heights Heathwood Redcliffe
Australia Fair (store and kiosk) Hervey Bay Redbank Plains
Belmont North Holmview Central Riverway Drive
Benowa Gardens Loganlea Robina
Booval Mango Hill Rockhampton North
Cairns Showground Maroochydore Salisbury
Caloundra Morayfield Sugarland
Cannon Hill Morayfield Road Drive Thru Surfers Paradise
Carseldine Olsen Avenue The Lakes
Currimundi Oxenford Toowoomba Drive Thru
Edmonton Oxley Warwick
Fairfield Pacific Fair West Ipswich
Harbour Town Palm Beach Yamanto

Alternatively, donations can be made through the ‘Buy a Bale’ website – www.buyabale.com.au

 

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TOP BARISTA TEAM CROWNED

After months of intense competition, the winners of this year’s Zarraffa’s Coffee Barista Team Challenge (ZBTC) have been announced – Chloe Sprangers and Georgia Schmike, from the Zarraffa’s Coffee Beenleigh store.

The barista competition is held annually to pit skilled baristas against each other to vie for the title of Barista of the Year.

Founder and Managing Director of Zarraffa’s, Kenton Campbell, explained teams are required to pull flawless espresso shots and create perfect lattes using Zarraffa’s Coffee signature bean blends, all within an action-packed 15-minute time allowance.

“The final delivery is a test of skill and flair with the creation of their signature beverage, and we’ve also changed things up this year with the inclusion of a latte art section, where contestants can showcase their creative abilities.”

Ultimate winners Chloe and Georgia’s (A.K.A Team Been) winning signature beverage was borne of a love of Iced Mochas.

“We absolutely adore them, and we wanted our signature drink to represent us, so adapted an ice mocha that contained milk chocolate, an orange infused ice cube and a hazelnut cream,“ said Georgia.

“When constructing our beverage, we wanted to create a drink that we love, but one that also complements the flavours of the Zarraffa’s Mexican coffee bean, and we named it the ‘MexiCo-ld.’

To foster teamwork and collaboration, the Zarraffa’s Barista Team Challenge (ZBTC) is staged annually on the Gold Coast, where baristas from Zarraffa’s Coffee stores around the country showcase their ability to nail exceptional coffee making craft in front of a panel of experienced judges.

“It’s a truly great event, where the best of the best of our barista team mix it up in a competitive but friendly way,” said Kenton. “Ultimately it’s about bragging rights for the next year…and of course great coffee!”

Full list of finalists who contested the ZBTC this year:

  • Kate and Hannah from Zarraffa’s Coffee Head Office – Runner Up
  • Ashley and Emma from Zarraffa’s Coffee Toowoomba North – 3rd place
  • Lewis and Jessica from Zarraffa’s Coffee Currambine (WA)
  • Zoe and Grace from Zarraffa’s Coffee Riverway Drive (Townsville)
  • Chloe and Georgia from Zarraffa’s Coffee Beenleigh (SEQ)
  • Cassie and Jessica from Zarraffa’s Coffee Ormeau (SEQ)

Congratulations to all of the teams who competed in 2018.

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2018 Winners Georgia and Chloe with Zarraffa’s Coffee Managing Director, Kenton Campbell.

 

2nd Place was awarded to Hannah and Kate from Zarraffa’s Coffee Head Office.

 

3rd Place was awarded to Emma and Ashley from Zarraffa’s Coffee Toowoomba North.

 

Congratulations to all of the talented barista teams!

Start Your Day with a Zarraffa’s Breakfast Smoothie

Running late is no reason to skip brekkie and now you don’t have to with our all new Breakfast Smoothie!

A delightful fusion of mixed berries and banana, combined with yoghurt and ice, plus the added energy of rolled oats and chia seeds, the all new Breakfast Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day!

Made with real fruit, enjoy it in Tall, Grande or Masai sizes with your choice of milk, to really make it your own. Try something different on your early morning commute or school run or as an alternative to your morning caffeine hit.

The tasty Zarraffa’s Breakfast Smoothie pairs perfectly with our new Energy Ballz (in delicious Rocky Road and Raw Super Seed flavours) or the Granola, Blueberry and Chia cookie for a satisfying and nourishing on-the-go option – to be enjoyed any time of the day.

Try the new Breakfast Smoothie in store or through the drive thru window from Monday 3rd of September.

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Introducing a New Range of Tempting Treats

A new release of our ever-evolving food menu has just landed at Zarraffa’s!

Introducing a range of delectable new menu items designed to be enjoyed at any time of the day, featuring a combination of mouthwatering new flavours, old fashioned favourites and healthier options.

Allow us to introduce you to ‘Le Crunch’ – inspired by the Croque Monsieur, a traditional French street snack. Zarraffa’s new Le Crunch is filled with a combination of smoked ham, together with melted cheese and delicious béchamel sauce, served hot in a moreish flaky pastry. Available to enjoy any time of the day, this new addition is sure to become a Zarraffa’s icon!

Our new Heritage Carrot Loaf may evoke memories of Grandma’s kitchen with its traditional recipe first published in 1861. Containing locally grown carrots, ground cinnamon, and a generous helping of Tasmanian walnuts, this sweet favourite is recommended to be served warmed with a generous helping of butter.

While you’re looking to indulge your sweet tooth, our new Sticky Date Pudding is a fresh take on the traditional dessert, topped with ice cream and cream, and drizzled in crème anglaise. Served warm, we won’t judge you if you come back for seconds!

Or if you’re being a little more dietary minded, then our delicious new Energy Ballz ensure that no one misses out! Available in Rocky Road and Raw Super Seed flavours, they’re perfect for a bite on the go, and totally hit the spot.

So do our new Granola, Blueberry and Chia cookies. The perfect anytime snack, with juicy blueberries, these treats are jam-packed full of energy to help get you through the day!

And if you enjoy your treats a bit on the nutty side, be tempted by the all-new Peanut Butter Brownie. Add a scoop of ice cream and pair with one of our decadent mochas as your afternoon indulgence. As a bonus, it’s also a low-gluten option for everyone to enjoy.

With melted marshmallow and dark chocolate ganache, smooshed perfectly together in a toasted croissant, the Z’Mores Croissant is a rich and heavenly twist on a traditional campfire dessert, and will have you wanting well, s’more!

And lastly, but definitely not least, our new Pumpkin Pecan Muffin is a fresh and exciting addition to our muffin range, providing  an ideal blend of subtle savory/sweet flavours. Try it toasted with butter or fresh, as the perfect partner to your morning Cappuccino!

Sound tempting? Our exciting new range will hit stores from Monday the 20th of August.

Click here to find your local Zarraffa’s Coffee store.


Battle of the Baristas

Congratulations to some of your favourite Baristas who will steam it up in the annual Zarraffa’s Barista Team Challenge Grand Final in September:

  • Lewis and Jessica from Zarraffa’s Coffee Currambine (WA)
  • Zoe and Grace from Zarraffa’s Coffee Riverway Drive (Townsville)
  • Chloe and Georgia from Zarraffa’s Coffee Beenleigh (SEQ)
  • Ashley and Emma from Zarraffa’s Coffee Toowoomba North
  • Kate and Hannah from Zarraffa’s Coffee Head Office
  • Cassie and Jessica from Zarraffa’s Coffee Ormeau (SEQ)

The Zarraffa’s Barista Team Challenge (ZBTC) is staged annually on the Gold Coast, where baristas from Zarraffa’s Coffee stores around the country showcase their ability to nail exceptional coffee making craft in front of a panel of experienced judges.

Teams are required to pull flawless espresso shots and create perfect lattes using Zarraffa’s Coffee signature bean blends. The final delivery is a test of skill and flair with the creation of their signature beverage, all within an action-packed 15 minute time allowance.

An additional extra in the competition this year is the inclusion of a latte art section, where contestants can showcase their creative flair with texturised milk.

The Grand Final of the Zarraffa’s Barista Team Challenge 2018 will be held on Wednesday the 5th of September, with all of the action broadcast via our @zarraffas_coffee  Instagram stories.

The winning team this year will not only take home bragging rights but they’ll also receive $3,000, and a stash of coffee beans!

Will your favourite store team blend their way to the top, and take home the first-place prize?

A huge shout out to all of the talented Zarraffa’s Coffee barista teams who have competed this year.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2018 Zarraffa’s Barista Team Challenge Champions!

 

Latte Art by team Barista Sisters from Zarraffa’s Coffee Head Office.

 

Team Blushing Baristas from Zarraffa’s Coffee Riverway Drive.

 

Team Been from Zarraffa’s Coffee Beenleigh.

 

Signature beverage by team Blushing Baristas from Zarraffa’s Coffee Riverway Drive.

 

Team Neighbourhood Watch Crew from Zarraffa’s Coffee Fairfield.

 

Team Neighbourhood Watch Crew from Zarraffa’s Coffee Fairfield.

 

Team Incantation from Zarraffa’s Coffee Toowoomba North.

 

Signature Beverage by Team Incantation from Zarraffa’s Coffee Toowoomba North.

 

Team We’re All Mad Here from Zarraffa’s Coffee Toowoomba North.

 

Team Sandy’s Daughters from Zarraffa’s Coffee The Lakes.

 

Team O from Zarraffa’s Coffee Ormeau.

 

Signature beverage by Team Been from Zarraffa’s Coffee Beenleigh.