The program profiles some of our favourite baristas, the story behind our boutique roasters and the journey from bean to cup. Venues and roasters have joined forces to present a series of workshops where you can sip, sample and try your hand at techniques like latte art, heating and foaming milk, pulling the perfect shot, cold brewing, grinding and roasting – you can even taste your coffee to some sweet tunes and check out a guitar workshop.
Noosa Junction Association President Michael Tozer said the Junction will be buzzing with all things caffeine during the one-day festival which is a Noosa Food and Wine fringe event.
‘We have an outstanding coffee culture here in the Junction along with a diverse range of retail and service businesses, bars and restaurants. The JAVA Fest celebrates that diversity with participants ranging from hairdressers, beauty salons, bike stores, interior design, specialty food outlets, Turkish Gifts and of course our restaurants, cafes and bars,’ Michael said.
‘The Festival is also encouraging coffee lovers to drink coffee sustainably. The team from CLO Studios are producing beautiful, handmade ceramic, Junction java ‘keep cups’ by local artist Elke Lucas. As it’s estimated that Australia uses over one billion coffee cups each year, with most ending up in landfill – it’s a great way of contributing to a greener future.
Programs are available from participating venues. There are limited workshop places and registrations are essential. For more information on the Junction JAVA FEST program go to www.noosajunction.org