Coffee Masterclass @ Garage 51 by St Ali & Tourism Victoria, Melbourne

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What a great way to kick start my weekend with the Coffee Masterclass at Garage 51 by St Ali and Tourism Victoria, Melbourne. Psst… plus the masterclass is conducted by the good looking Matt Perger, World Champion Barista 2013

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We were at Garage 51 on Saturday morning, catch up with some bloggers and also chats with friends before the masterclass started. The St Ali’s head of coffee Matt Perger started the masterclass, he caught my attention when he said “Coffee can shrink out breast size and the maximum is 3 cups per day” oppsss so I have to watch-out! Please take note no more than 3 cups per day if not boobies will become small, arghhh.

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Then he continue to share his coffee expertise gave us a quick crash course on the process of coffee from the tree to the cup including sources, supply, processing, differences of roasting profiles and how it affects the taste and how to appreciate a cup of coffee.

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Well, St Ali’s masterclasses are notoriously in high demand with workshops being sold out at St Ali’s previous pop up stint in Gangnam, Seoul. So this is an awesome opportunity for us to grasp some knowledge about coffee and also the coffee culture in Australia.

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After all the theory now is the practical part, we had coffee sensory training. Learnt how to identify and communicate coffee flavor and aroma characteristics my smelling and tasting (slurping) testing or olfactory sense of aroma and flavor.

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According to Matt, Columbia and Kenya coffee beans makes a better cup of coffee. Melbourne definitely has one of the strongest café cultures in the world. It is known not only for the quality of the roasting, brewing methods and baristas but for the café scene that continues to flourish with more quirky venues to feed the city’s coffee obsession.

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For those who plan to experience the coffee culture in Melbourne, Australia Matt did suggest a few café with good coffee and food such as St Ali Café South Melbourne; Auction Rooms Café in North Melbourne and The Palette Café in Richmond.

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Café Takeover by Matt Perger, World Champion Barista 2013 at Garage 51

Café Takeover
Café Takeover by Melbourne iconic cafe St Ali and head barista, Matt Perger ( World Champion Barista 2013) at Garage 51 from 11am till 2pm on 13th and 14th Jun, 2015. So if you would like to meet and witness Matt working alongside Garage 51 baristas as they whip up some of Melbournians’ familiar favourites such as flat whites, long blacks and espressos. Come and have your cuppa and experience the Melbourne Coffee Culture.

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Coffee Masterclass, Garage 51 Cafe, St Ali, Tourism Victoria, Visit Melbourne, Matt Perger, World Barista, Cafe Takeover, Melbourne Coffee Culture, Coffee Culture

During the two-day takeover, coffee connoisseurs can do an exclusive Master Class with the Matt Perger and the Société Family team. Participants can  also expand their knowledge on third wave coffee, roasting and coffee culture worldwide and in Australia with masterclasses on Sunday 14 June.

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Melbourne Coffee Culture

Melbourne Coffee Culture
St Ali’s tour in Malaysia is by Tourism Victoria to showcase what Melbourne has to offer as the most liveable city in the world and to once again demonstrate the close affinity between Melbourne and Malaysia. Melbourne is one of the fastest growing coffee destinations in the world, dubbed the Coffee Capital of Australia.

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St Ali Café South Melbourne

Thanks to Tourism Victoria, Melbourne for this great opportunity to learn and understand about coffee and also experience the spill-over of Melbourne Coffee Culture here in Malaysia. For more information about Melbourne, please visit www.visitmelbourne.com

17 comments:

  1. My previous job was a barista although i am not a fan off coffee at all haha. This looks like a great class glad you enjoyed it. I used to love doing coffee art with the foam.
    I am not quite sure on his only 3 cups a day though, is that true?

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  2. I loved this post and actually researched Matt's achievements afterwards. Coffee culture is huge in Europe too and I'd love to experience it in Melbourne. I've never been a barista but wouldn't mind learning the ropes on making a good coffee!

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  3. Coffee shops are still booming and I wonder which product will be able to compete with them and take them off their market position.

    Anyway, I really love the interiors of these coffee shops! Very urban/industrial feel.

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  4. That sounds like a great event. I love coffee and I would have loved to try those tempting lattes.

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  5. I do not drink coffee so this is all Greek to me. I have to admit though that the smell of coffee is very homey and comfortable.

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  6. Just love the name of the place, "GARAGE". Very rugged but when you see it, the place is cool and have a good ambiance. SO curious to taste their coffee!

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  7. You got me at the coffee shrinking boobs part! Haha... I'm glad I don't drink coffee though!

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  8. My oh my! why is it that up to now..with all those nice reviews I've read about coffee. Still I am not into it. Nice photos.

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  9. Saw you share this on instagram few days ago. And also other blogger. Envy a lot you can join this event.

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  10. I managed multiple restaurants with espresso coffee in which the company trained me as barista. I've learned these things and truly appreciate the coffee art before serving. Milk froothing is really fun.

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  11. The part where coffee can decrease breast size can be a good ice breaker. I love coffee and would love to see events like this live.

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  12. Ugh! I wish I could attend something like this in the future! Coffee is such a wonderful thing and it must be so awesome to learn how to brew yourself! :D

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  13. This is a wonderful experience to be part of! Did not know that there is a huge coffee culture in Melbourne. But I guess everywhere in the world, there's plenty of coffee lovers and tons of cafes to cater to them.

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  14. OMG, that is one good reason to reduce my coffee intake T.T

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  15. I just love coffee, it's why I have a gold card to Starbucks. I would love to attend something like this.

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  16. Coffee can shrink out breast size?!? Oh dear. Why oh why. I love coffee!

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  17. I love coffee but I'm worried now that it might shrink my boobies! I wish I have attended that calss, though.

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