coffee & chocolate festival on the yarra river walk federation square
espresso and indulge
Taste from a full range of coffee & chocolate blends, as some of Melbournes best coffee & chocolate specialists and baristas serve up their hottest caffeine hits and tips.
Enjoy a cup of your favourite brew for only $1.50! The aroma, the taste, the ritual will make this coffee & cocoabean packed event totally exhilarating.
Meet the creators and tease your tastebuds with demonstrations by Kirsten Tibballs, Handmade Chocolates World Champion from the Savour Chocolate School. Head to Zinc and indulge in all things chocolate!
- Max Brenner, Cocao Fine Chocolates, Mornington Peninsula Chocolates, Darrell Lea Chocolate, Chocolat Celeste, T & C Confectionery, The Chocolate Lover, Chocolate Mill and Cool Health.
- Michels Fine Biscuits & Lishus Goods.
free live entertainment
Enjoy the sounds of caffeine-fuelled jazz and traditional Cuban rhythms on the Main Stage where the sounds of Latin beats will stir your coffee cravings.
hot tips to go
See Australias cream of the crop go head to head in the finals of the Australian Barista Championship, as they compete for their place at the World Championships, to be held later this year in Seattle. And if you are looking for the tricks of the trade, check out the latest in domestic espresso machines or take in a free workshop at the Coffee Academy Training Stage located on the lawn beside the Yarra River. *
10.00 am - The Barista at home: make great coffee from your domestic machine
11.00am - Tasting the Terroir: regional characteristics of the bean
12 noon - Local beans: Australian and fair trade coffees
1.30pm - Get roasted: a how to guide for the true aficionado
2.00pm - Traditions and cultures: hear the stories behind the brews
4.00pm - To be a Barista: the basics and beyond
5.00pm - The Barista at home: make great coffee from your domestic machine
coffee specialists include:
bean ground & drunk, Crivelli Fine Coffee, Dalzotti, Eureka Coffee, Gravity Espresso Coffee, Grinders Coffee, Hudsons Coffee, indulge your senses, Jasper Coffee, Maisano Coffee Concepts, Map Coffee, Monte Coffee, Piazza Doro, Segafredo Zanetti, and Vittoria Coffee. Specialist brands and companies include: Breville, Delonghi, Gaggia KRUPS, SAECO, Sunbeam and the bean alliance. *Kopiko and Sanpellegrino
$1.50 per cup: Tickets can be purchased on the day at the information stands located on Yarra Walk. *Workshops and barista championships free.