Noosa Junction Association invites you to celebrate everyone’s favourite little black bean, at Noosa’s annual coffee festival, the Junction JAVA FEST, in Noosa’s coffee capital, Noosa Junction, on Saturday 27 July. The one-day festival features seven FREE, coffee indulging workshops with top tips from local roasters and baristas. Then to keep the caffeine buzz going, take the JAVA Espresso Martini Trail of decadence in a glass and go bar hopping between our favourite bars and restaurants from 4pm.
The JAVA FEST program is all about local Junction Flava. It profiles local baristas, the story behind our famed Noosa boutique roasters and those further afield, and the journey from bean to cup. Seven Junction venues have joined forces with their roasters to present a series of workshops for coffee lovers to get a little inside knowledge on the tips and tools of the trade. From 8am to 4pm join a FREE coffee workshop - sip, sample and try your hand at techniques like latte art, heating and foaming to achieve perfect milk, alternative brewing methods, the secrets behind the ‘just right’ iced latte, the fundamentals to single origin brewing, five ways to roast, and the journey from nitro espresso to martinis.
After 4 pm it’s time to surrender to the dark side. A range of wicked JAVA Fest espresso martinis have been created for the Festival by 11 of the Junction’s fave restaurants and bars – all priced at $15. Come and be tempted by our martini menu - from traditional to twisted, dessert inspired to nostalgic choc-cherry bars, notes of Mexican caramel, butterscotch, coconut, house-infused tequilas, chocolate, sticky date, vanilla, hazelnut…all tied together with gloriously dark espresso.
Noosa Junction Association President Michael Tozer said the Junction Java Fest offered a great reason to visit the precinct and indulge in our outstanding coffee culture.
‘It’s a day to celebrate Noosa Junction’s diversity of restaurants, cafes and bars. We also encourage coffee lovers to drink coffee sustainably. Many Junction ‘foodies’ are reducing their plastic footprint and eliminating single use plastic. Keep cups are a great way to do your bit for the environment. It is estimated Australians use one billion disposable coffee cups each year. Over a year, using a keep cup reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 92% compared to disposable cups. We can all contribute to a greener future,’ Michael said.
Programs are available from participating venues. There are limited workshop places and FREE registrations are essential on the Eventbrite Junction JAVA Fest page. For more information on the Junction JAVA FEST program, visit http://www.noosajunction.org/pages/junction-java.html.