Are you someone who needs their cup of ‘joe’ before facing the world each morning? If so my bleary-eyed friend, the 2013 Melbourne International Coffee Expo is an event you must highlight on the May calendar. Melbourne is world-renowned for producing quality coffee, so it makes sense that such an exhibit takes place in our wonderful caffeinated city. The expo will be open to the public on Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th at the Melbourne Showgrounds, offer an array of experiences ranging from barista classes to coffee tasting. Chisholm & Gamon (fans of the golden bean) are certain there will be a delightful aroma in the air!
There are a number of professional competitions running throughout the expo, giving you the chance to watch the best baristas finesse a perfect long macchiato, cappuccino or Melbourne-specific ‘magic’. The Genovese Latte competition will take place on the Saturday, when the world’s most creative baristas will produce some amazing images in milk froth! The World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup will also take place during the course of the weekend. We suggest getting down to the expo for the grand finals on Sunday where you will see some amazing displays of coffee making!
Meet ambassadors from your favourite coffee brands at the expo – who will be likely presenting special ‘expo only’ deals on their roasted goods. The list of exhibiting businesses is quite extensive including favourites such as Campos, Coffex, DaVinci, DiBella, Dimattina, Ducale, Genovese, Grinders, Jasper, Lavazza, Moccopan, Proud Mary, Seven Seeds and Toby’s Estate coffees. Even tea lovers have been catered for by Somage Fine Foods with an education session on Japanese teas.
Barista educators Coffee and Logicwill conduct a number of training sessions throughout the expo. Whether you’re a newbie trying to froth milk or a professional barista needing another feather in your coffee-skillz bow, Coffee and Logic will have something new to share with you. Courses in roasting and developing sensory skills are also on the schedule. For more information visit www.coffeelogic.com.