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Double Shot Coffee Fiesta Brings Conscience to Your Cup

The City of Unley will welcome back its annual Double Shot Coffee Fiesta at the Soldiers Memorial Gardens on Sunday, November 4.

Cafes, roasters, suppliers and baristas will converge to present a day of workshops, tastings and family-friendly activities accompanied by gourmet food and an eclectic mix of music, dance and beats.
 
This year the festival will add a thoughtful twist to the popular community event by exploring the theme of ‘coffee with a conscience’.
 
The City of Unley will work side-by-side with event sponsor Fleurieu Milk to inspire a movement for coffee lovers and the local community to support the local milk industry.
 
According to Fleurieu Milk’s Clay Sampson, Double Shot has massive potential to inspire conversation and ignite support for the local milk industry and its farmers.
 
“We are proud to be partnering with City of Unley for an event that will not only appeal to every coffee lover in South Australia but also inspire the community to think differently about how their caffeine habits can make a positive impact,” Mr Sampson said. 
 
The City of Unley is pleased to be presenting a variety of educational presentations and demonstrations covering topics such as roasting, latest industry technology, and how to get more from your daily coffee. Renowned coffee educator Dr Nicole Motteux and some of Australia’s finest roasters will lead the stage line-up.
 
City of Unley Event Management Specialist Carly Hemus said the 2018 event would feature many of Adelaide’s most recognisable names in coffee, including popular roasters Dawn Patrol Coffee, Patio Coffee and Soho Coffee.
 
“Over the past five years we have built up Double Shot to become one of the most respected events on the Australian coffee calendar from both an industry and community level. The event is a showcase for all things coffee and we are proud be showcasing Australia’s greatest coffee talent in Unley,” Ms Hemus said.
 
Renowned for its coffee culture, the City of Unley boasts more than 100 cafes in the area, many of which are on the main stretches of Unley, King William and Goodwood roads.
 
The Double Shot Coffee Fiesta brings together residents, coffee enthusiasts, industry professionals and interstate visitors for a day-long celebration of café culture.
 
Acting Unley Mayor Peter Hughes said the festival had grown to become a highlight on Adelaide’s social calendar and promoted some of SA’s finest coffee talent.
 
“The City of Unley is endorsing South Australia nationally as a coffee destination and breeding ground for new talent,” Mr Hughes said.
 
“The newfound appreciation for quality coffee has been made more accessible thanks to Double Shot’s connections with industry favourites.”
 
Across the road in the Unley Town Hall, SA and WA’s top baristas will battle it out at the Australian Specialty Coffee Association’s Western Region State Championships.
 
Mr Hughes said the championships – which include barista, latte art, brewing and cup tasting contests – had proven popular when they were held as part of the festival for the last 2 years.
 
“It’s a unique opportunity to witness the best in the business demonstrate their incredible coffee knowledge, superb technical skills and artistic talent.
 
“The City of Unley is thrilled to be hosting the championships again as part of this year’s festival. The winners go on to compete at the National Championships for their chance to represent Australia on the world stage, so there’s a lot at stake and it’s exciting to watch.”
 
The Double Shot Coffee Fiesta will once again be hosted by the City of Unley and presenting partner Milk Lab – suppliers of quality milk and non-dairy products to cafes throughout Australia.
 
What: Double Shot Coffee Fiesta
When: Sunday, November 4, 10am to 4pm
Where: Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Unley Road, Unley SA
 
For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page or our Events page.
 
Media Contact: Erin Thompson, Communications Officer, 0420 507 599