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The Rocks Aroma Festival
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Enjoy everything you love about coffee this July at The Rocks Aroma Festival.

11 to 24 July
Daily
The Rocks Aroma Festival
Sunday 24 July, 10am – 5pm
Free

With coffee experiences and workshops in July
Until 24 July

Something is brewing in The Rocks. This July, surrender to flavours worth savouring and indulge in a coffee love affair.

At The Rocks Aroma Festival on Sunday 24 July, taste treats from boutique coffee roasters, chocolatiers, tea-makers and gourmet providores. Plus, lounge, linger and listen to live music and learn all about latte art.

In the two-week lead up to Aroma, delight in a bean lover’s dream of exclusive workshops and coffee experiences. Become a better home barista or master the art of cupping. Get heady with the heavenly scent of dark roasted beans and bubbling brews during the largest coffee festival in the southern hemisphere.


WORKSHOPS presented by Milk Lab

Spend 90 minutes immersed in the world of coffee with members of the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA). Learn from roasters and baristas from Sensory Lab, Bellaroma, Single Origin, Grinders, Five Senses and The Baron. Refine your home barista skills, learn how to make latte art or explore the technique of cupping. Every participant will receive a free copy of the latest issue of Gourmet Traveller magazine.

Latte Art with ASCA
Sun 17 July, 12 noon and 3pm
Tues 19 and Wed 20 July, 6pm

Learn how to create art in your latte. Hone your skills to impress your friends at home with latte art designs and watch the industry professionals at work. Plus, learn about future competitions.

$25 per person, 90mins
83 George Street
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Home Barista Skills with ASCA
Fri 15 and 22 July, 6pm
Sat 23 July, 12 noon

Master the art of making the perfect coffee from your home coffee machine. Understand how the beans, grind, temperature and milk all affect the final cup. Domestic coffee machines will be available for use in the workshop.

$25 per person, 90mins
83 George Street
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Comparative Cupping with ASCA
Sat 16 July, 12 noon and 3pm
Sat 23 July, 3pm

Enjoy a comparative cupping of coffee from different countries and regions, as well as a 'how to cup’ demonstration, plus learn about the journey of coffee from bean to cup.

$25 per person, 90mins
83 George Street
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Coffee Appreciation with ASCA
Wed 13 July, 6pm

This comprehensive overview takes you on a journey through the exotic world of coffee, from its history, through regions of growers and the harvest and roasting processes, to the art of coffee tasting and how to identify good beans for home.

$25 per person, 90mins
83 George Street
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Alternative Coffee Brew Methods with ASCA
Thu 14, 21 July, 6pm
Sat 16 July, 6pm

Learn to brew great coffee at home, with a variety of manual methods, brew theory, the right coffee roasts and advice on what equipment to pick. Plus, brew equipment packs available for purchase.

$25 per person, 90mins
83 George Street
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A Guide to Home Brewing
Wed 20 July, 6pm

Learn how easy, fun and satisfying it can be to make coffee at home without an espresso machine. The Fine Food Store team will show you several brewing methods, allow you to try the different brews, and explain the pros and cons of each method. This hands-on class will cover pour-over coffee and aeropress home brewing with the team demonstrating how to control different factors such as grind, time and brew ratio to get the best result in each cup. Reserve your place now! Book via Eventbrite: ‘A Guide to Home Brewing’.

$20 per person plus booking fee, 45mins – 1 hour
The Fine Food Store, cnr Kendall and Mill lanes
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Caffeinated drinking: Cocktails for Coffee Nerds
Sun 24 July, 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Do you love both coffee and cocktails? Learn how to combine your passions by using Mr Black—an artisan cold pressed coffee liqueur distilled in NSW—in a variety of caffeinated concoctions. Book via Eventbrite: ‘Caffeinated drinking: Cocktails for Coffee Nerds’.

$49 early bird booking plus booking fee, $69 on the day (cocktails and canapes included), 1 hour
Junk Lounge, above Cruise Bar
Level Two, Circular Quay West
(02) 8076 1633
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