Daily Archives: August 19, 2011

Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2012

Does anyone fancy a road trip? to the

Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2012

“In a major development for the Australian coffee industry, the Australasian Specialty Coffee Association has announced the Melbourne International Coffee Show, taking place at the city’s Showgrounds from 4 – 6 May next year.  The event will host over 100 international exhibitors, ranging from green bean traders, roasters, espresso equipment manufacturers to coffee franchises. Taking place on 8000 square metres of space in the Showgrounds’ Grand Pavilion, the show will be the largest coffee exhibition ever staged in Australia.”

To find out more click HERE


Bamboo Talk Café – Mount Barker, SA

Shop 10/69 Gawler Street, Mount Barker, SA, 5251

This great little asian inspired “tea cafe corner” is just what Mount Barker needed – being a town with a surplus of pub/bistro/pizza/modern Australia type food but little else.  With great service from Becky and Sharon, the Bamboo Talk Cafe is popular at lunch time with its Vegetarian/Vegan sushi, yum cha and other asian influenced delights – I can recommend the mix sushi platter and the chilli squid with stir fry veg.  They also have a coffee machine for afters…

Latte Quality – Good – the foam was full of bubbles, which indicated the milk wasn’t properly stretched – but the flavour was ok.

Cost – $3.20 – which is below average for the standard sized latte glass.

Coffee Supplier – Griffiths Coffee

Fair Trade – No.

Special Notes – Open until 3pm – so make sure you are their prompt for lunch, or early for their all day breakfast….

Venue Suitable for:

  • Quiet Chat, Deep and Meaningful, Study – Yes – for all of these.  There is limited seating indoor, but plenty of seating under the verandah.
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