THE SCIENCE OF THE PERFECT BREW: Head barista Robert Greer, retail manager Emma Reid and Adrian Rigon, owner of Peaberrys, conducting a cupping session at Peaberrys Coffee Roasters in Islington. Picture: Simone De PeakWE might all fancy ourselves as coffee experts but now we can take the extra step towards becoming bona fide connoisseurs with Coffee Appreciation sessions at Islington’s Peaberrys Coffee Roasters.
Peaberrys is hosting cupping sessions for the public. Cupping is common practice among connoisseurs and production circles, but hasn’t often been available to the public.
The process follows a standard recognised worldwide to understand more about coffee, from beans to brewing.
Coffee Appreciation Cupping Sessions are held at Peaberrys Coffee Roasters, 81 Maitland Road, Islington, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11am. Bookings essential, maximum six people per session. Cost is $35 per person and includes a 250-gram bag of your pick of the Peaberrys crop. Visit peaberrys上海后花园m.au or call 4962 5647.
My Kitchen rules first Hunter team Annie and Jason Chesworth
FRESH from a refurbishment, Cooks Hill’s The Hop Factory is back in fine form and ready to celebrate.
It is hosting a free-entry relaunch party on Friday to show off the changes, which include a new front bar. It is being touted as Newcastle’s only Craft Beer & Cheese Bar, offering four taps of imported beers (complementing 16 Aussie taps already on offer) and cheeses from Hunter Belle Cheese. My Kitchen Rules contestants Annie and Jason Chesworth (aka Mr and Mrs Cheese) will be on hand along with brewers from Hunter Beer Co and Murray’s Craft Brewing Co. There will be live music from 6pm.
KEEP your kids – or your own – lunches fresh thanks to Fridge-to-Go.
The bags keep lunches fresh and cool for up to eight hours, making healthy so-called “nude food” lunches completely possible and eliminating the need for processed, preserved and over-packaged lunches.
The BPA-free and lead and PVC-safe bag can be wiped clean.
FOODIES will be delighted with some new additions to The Olive Tree Market on Saturday.
Joining the more than 100 stalls at the market is Dough & Co, with sweet treats.
Punters can also stock the pantry with products from Riverflats Estates, Dingo Honey, The Medicine Tree, Cocoa Nib, Silverskin Coffee Roasters and The Sourdough Baker.
The market is at The Junction Public School on Saturday, 9am to 3pm.