Coffee. Nectar of the gods. Sweet, black gold. It’s not surprising that an annual festival celebrating one the finest beverages to ever have been invented does exist. Coffee aficionados prepare to unite this coming Sunday 24th July at heritage listed, iconic venue that is The Rocks in Sydney, to sample and be educated on the finest brews from around the globe at this year’s Aroma Festival.
Festival goers can prepare for sensory overload with leading Aussie roasters brewing up their finest espresso including Melbourne’s St Ali who’ll be offering up their minimal, specialist experience via a Sensory Lab pop-up and regulars Pablo and Rusty’s, showcasing their ethically sourced produce and a trio of their own unique blends.
Global brands represent with brewers such as Malgudi Days bringing their South Indian style filter coffee made with stretched milk and Ethiopian based company Djebena preparing their coffees in a traditional claypot of the same name. Whilst some like it hot, others may appreciate something a little cooler and maybe slightly more alcoholic in which case spirit vendor Mr Black has got it covered with their artisan cold press coffee liqueur cocktails and a coffee infused beer, poured especially for Aroma by the team at Endeavour Vintage. A special coffee cocktail masterclass will also be available as part of the festival program held in the Junk Lounge above Cargo Bar.
More than 60 coffee and gourmet food stallholders, food trucks, latte art competitions and demonstrations, pop-up bars, performers and coffee inspired specials will make-up the exciting program of activities and events on the day. As well as a stellar program of music including folk-pop duo Microwave Jenny and gypsy band Lolo Lovina, roaming performers and DJs.
Those in the mood for a spectacle can cheer on Breville’s Latte Art Smackdown participants (and maybe yell out random requests) as professional baristas battle each other in a quest to pour the fanciest froth art. Anyone brave enough to give it a go can try their hand at the an amateur Latte Art competition with one lucky pouring punter taking home a Breville Oracle coffee machine, not too shabby!
Aroma’s newest partner, Food Network, will be filming live at the Aroma Coffee Festival bringing some of the world’s most popular food personalities to TV screens 24/7. The festival also offers an impressive array of workshops in the two weeks leading up to the big day, giving patrons more than enough opportunities to get involved and experience the sweet strong embrace of a morning ritual most can’t function without, just hook it up to my veins already!
Visit http://www.therocks.com/whats-on/the-rocks-aroma-festival/ for more information.
The Rocks Aroma Festival
Sunday 24 July, 10am – 5pm
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