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Wholesale Coffee for Your Gold Coast Business

Posted on: September 29th, 2017 by TheL@uGAdm1n

Whether you’re a long time cafe owner, hotel F&B manager, restaurant manager or even a small or large business owner, we realise the importance of finding the right wholesale coffee supplier for your Gold Coast business.

We know how many important decisions you’re required to make on a daily basis, and we’re here to make one of the most important decisions of your morning routine (and business!) a little less stressful.

Wholesale Coffee on the Gold Coast

While some companies automatically choose the wholesale coffee supplier with the lowest price, we’ve come to realise the many missed opportunities in this tactic. Below we offer some factors to consider when choosing your next local wholesale coffee supplier, with special consideration of Australia’s booming coffee and cafe culture!

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Benefits of Choosing Specialty Wholesale Coffee

When choosing a wholesale coffee supplier, it’s important to ensure you find the perfect beans for your business. While saving a couple dollars may seem appealing, you’re missing out on opportunities for growth by settling for lower quality beans.

Choosing quality coffee beans for your business ensures:

  • Added initial customer satisfaction & experience
  • Higher potential for repeat customers & referrals to your business
  • New menu opportunities – cocktails, desserts, milkshakes, etc.
  • Heightened local recognition as one of the best coffee destinations on the Gold Coast
  • Employee appreciation – Ask your barista or bartender whether they prefer working with (and consuming) quality beans!
  • Increased profit, popularity and potential for growth

If you’re going through the effort to ensure your business is serving quality food, why not provide the same quality for your coffee beans?

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Why Choose The Laughing Pug?

Our speciality is guiding business owners, managers and employees on how to make the perfect brew.

With two types of superior, delicious whole beans to choose from, both Premium Smallholder Coffees from Papua New Guinea – including our Organic Fair Trade and PNG Gold varieties – we ensure the finest, low acidic, smooth, specialty coffee on the Gold Coast.

Packed full of mesmerising, delicious chocolatey undertones and a sweet finish, The Laughing Pug Coffee is the perfect choice for espresso, drip coffee, cold brew and the ever-popular Aussie cocktail of choice, the espresso martini (aka “Pugtini”)!

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What We Provide to Our Wholesale Coffee Customers

We value each and every one of our local wholesale customers, and are here to guarantee you’re serving the perfect brew each and every time.

We guide your Gold Coast business to increased customer satisfaction and a loyal following by providing:

  • Expert Barista Training – While often overlooked, this is a vital part of ensuring our quality coffee beans shine the way they were meant to!
  • Focus on Increased Yield vs. Cost Cutting – Higher quality coffee drinks leads to higher customer demand

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Request a Wholesale Coffee Sample

Before you can decide if our beans are the right choice for your Gold Coast business, you need to sample our beans. We will happily send you a sample of The Laughing Pug Coffee in exchange for your thoughts!

Simply contact us or reach out via social media, and we’ll get a sample out to you immediately.

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Thank you for reading, and we hope you choose The Laughing Pug as your next wholesale coffee choice for your Gold Coast business. Please fill out the Wholesale Coffee Form for enquiries and orders.

Local Love on the Goldie

Posted on: April 12th, 2017 by TheL@uGAdm1n

There’s a lot to love about life on the Goldie. Between the sea, the sand and the sun, we are pretty spoiled for choice living in one of the most beautiful areas of Australia. Another aspect we particularly love about the Gold Coast? All the local entrepreneurs!

From our experience working at the local markets in Burleigh Heads (and elsewhere), to browsing the latest shop openings in the neighbourhood, we have been lucky enough to find several other entrepreneurs and small businesses we love recommending to our customers.

In today’s market, we understand the importance of shopping locally, and hope you’ll consider supporting these excellent local companies on your next shopping excursion in the Gold Coast!


Shop Local: Local Love on the Goldie

While there are many recommendations we’re sure we’ve missed, our list of favourites are always expanding. Feel free to comment with your own personal GC shopping favourites in the comment section below, and let us know we should check out next!

Main Street Burger Bar

With one current location in Byron Bay, we’re stoked to say that Main Street is opening a second location in the Oasis Broadbeach Shopping Centre next month! Serving up a delicious mix of organic burgers with premium ingredients from local farmers, Main Street also offers salads, snacks, desserts, fresh coffee (from yours truly!), shakes, specialty sodas, craft beer, wine and cocktails.

We love their menu and ambience, and can’t wait to welcome them to the Goldie soon!

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Ultra Suite Hair Bar

After years in the Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade, Ultra Suite just celebrated the grand opening of their brand new, spacious salon in the heart of Palm Beach! Located just beside Wildernis Cafe, Ultra Suite is our all time go-to for hair colour and cuts.

Owner Nicky and stylist Elise are extremely friendly and talented, and have saved us countless days, months and years of unfortunate hairdos. Grab a magazine, sit back, and let these ladies give you the Ultra Suite treatment in their gorgeous new salon.

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Created by husband and wife team, Alex & Ryan Hutchinson, Mahiya specialises in bohemian leather wallets, clutches, bags, footwear and clothing. We have always loved their colourful label, and the workmanship of their hand-tooled leather items is friggin’ outstanding.

Luckily for Gold Coast shoppers, Mahiya has recently upgraded from an online store to a full Showroom in Currumbin, so go for a relaxing stroll along Currumbin Creek or arvo beer at Balter, and browse their goods in person!

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Offering a range of services that include Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy and Xphys Training, StudioXphys is our local recommendation for dealing with physical pain. With a kind and talented team of pros, including Corey Rickit, Tegan McKenna and Ryan Lynd, we are thankful to have them on our team!

Located just off the M1 in Mudgeeraba, they currently offer a free initial session with their Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist to see what you think.

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Numb Skulled

Have you ever noticed that each tattoo artist always seem to have their own suggestions for how to take care of your new tattoo? Yeah well, so did we, which is why we were stoked to finally discover Numb Skulled’s line of Natural Tattoo Aftercare products.

These products are safe and made from quality ingredients, and we’re never turning back. Even better, they’ve also created a special Tattoo Scrub with The Laughing Pug Coffee, coconut sugar and pink salt!

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Burleigh Social

Located just a block off the Gold Coast Highway in Miami, Burleigh Social is one of our favourite places for brekkie or lunch. Serving up a tasty menu of acai bowls, eggs, sandwiches and burgers, we love this relaxed, indoor/outdoor space when we just can’t be bothered with cooking.

Head here with friends the morning after a big night, and be sure to thank us later.

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SIX things

Take a quick drive south to Tweed Heads to shop your heart out at SIX things, a pop culture shop that sells a bit of everything, from funky homewares to clothing, rare collectibles, and quirky items you didn’t even know you wanted. We love shopping here for gifts, and highly recommend popping by for a look at their unique items, or just to get a bit of creative inspiration.

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Thank you for reading, and please feel free to comment below with your favourite Gold Coast local businesses and shops. Don’t forget to browse our online store to get your Laughing Pug coffee products, and we hope to see you all on the Goldie soon!

Where to Enjoy Coffee on the Gold Coast

Posted on: January 22nd, 2017 by n3tB1z

Let’s face it… there’s a million places on the Gold Coast to post up, relax, and enjoy a delicious cup of morning or arvo brew. From scenic headlands to sprawling beaches, funky markets, hinterland lookouts and more, we break down some of our favourite spots on the Goldie to get caffeinated.

Don’t forget to sign up to our Laughing Pug Newsletter to receive 10% off your first online order, and we hope to see you savouring our coffee goodness soon!


Gold Coast Coffee Hot Spots

Tumgun Lookout – Burleigh Headland National Park

Without a doubt one of the most scenic points in all of Queensland, Burleigh’s Tumgun Lookout is the perfect place to get your morning workout with a view, followed by a well-deserved cup of coffee! An excellent spot for whale watching in winter months and generally enjoying uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean, Palm Beach and beyond, we highly recommend the quick walk up the headland for a peaceful morning getaway.

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Recommended Product: Organic Fair Trade Drippies – Bring your coffee cup, drippie bag, and thermos of hot water and you’re set!

Coolangatta Beachfront Markets

Hosted by Art & Craft on the Coast, these markets have prime locations in Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads, and everyone’s favourite southern gem, Coolangatta (aka “Cooly”). With some of the most talented Gold Coast entrepreneurs, food vendors, farmers, shops and more, you’re sure to find plenty of unique treasures, all while supporting local Gold Coast businesses.

Be sure to keep an eye out for The Laughing Pug tent, and head to nearby Greenmount Beach or Rainbow Bay afterwards for a delightful cup of coffee in the sunshine!

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Recommended Product: Organic Fair Trade Grinds 500g


Curtis Falls – Mount Tamborine

Located in the heart of Mount Tamborine, Curtis Falls is one of the most easily accessible waterfalls in the Gold Coast hinterland, and one of the best spots to enjoy a cup of coffee with a view of Queensland’s natural beauty. Surrounded by palm trees and lush rainforest, the easy 10 minute walk to reach this spot offers glorious views and refreshing temperatures year round. Bonus: Mount Tamborine is also home to several excellent wineries, a brewery, a distillery, cafes, bars, inns, shops, tea rooms and more, and is even ideal for paragliding and hot air ballooning!

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Recommended Products: Decaf Drippies &  PNG Gold Drippies


Tallebudgera Creek

Grab your SPF and kayak, and hit the creek! Located conveniently between Burleigh Beach and Palm Beach, Talle Creek is a popular local hangout for good reason. With plenty of shaded areas, calm water, sandy shorelines, gorgeous views and room to spread out, there’s a lot to love about this Gold Coast staple. We recommend brewing a cup of our finest PNG Gold to enjoy before or after your kayaking journey down the creek, and be sure to keep an eye on the wind, as it can make your paddle back much more challenging! Find your own slice of paradise, pull up the kayak, and relax the day away.

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Recommended Product: PNG Gold Grinds 500g

North Stradbroke Island

Alright, so while it’s not exactly on the Gold Coast, North Straddie is still one of our all-time favourite places to camp, take a 4WD journey on the beach, and savour a cup of coffee while watching the sunrise. A 45 minute ferry ride from Cleveland (the port town of Brisbane, just an hour’s drive north of the Gold Coast) will get you to Dunwich, and from there it’s only a short journey to popular hangouts like Cylinder Beach, Amity Point, Flinders Beach and more. Even better, you’re likely to see wild kangaroos and wallabies, and possibly a koala if you’re lucky!

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Recommended Product: Organic Fair Trade Drippies


Where’s your favourite spot to drink coffee on the Goldie? Let us know in the comments below, and thanks for taking the time to read!