Having worked with some of the leading chefs and cafes in Melbourne, she is the perfect person to guide visitors through a fascinating, informative and exceedingly tasty coffee experience
There are a range of coffee tours to select from, including the Express Espresso Trek, which takes in some of the finest cafes in South Melbourne or the CBD, or the Coffee Cultural Trek, which is, quite literally, a journey into the heart of coffee; learning about growing it, creating it, and above all, appreciating it.
For those with something particular in mind, there is also the option to create your own tailor-made coffee experience. Maria will guide you on a tour of the areas that appeal most to you, with consideration paid to your budget and time constraints.
Café culture is central to Melbourne and coffee is a major part of the cultural scene. These guided tours enable you to gain a better appreciation of the humble coffee bean and to learn about how it is transformed from plant material to the rich, satisfying beverage that we all know and love!
'Maria, thank you for a very special tour on Saturday. Franca and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about coffee and certainly getting reacquainted with our own Melbourne'
'Morning Maria, On behalf of the Waverley group I want to say a very big thank you for a day well spent ,we all totally enjoyed the experience as we discussed the event over lunch and what a sumptious lunch it was.'
Thanks again Regards Ray. '
'Dear Maria, Sally and I thoroughly our enjoyed our walk around Melbourne Saturday with you. Your passion for life -your love of coffee, food and Melbourne itself is inspiring. Thank you so much for a great experience. Regards Jill'
Coffee Cultural Trek: $40 2.5 hour Tour discovering the latest cafe trends, learn about single orgins, siphon and the tricks
to extraction and milk texturing. As a coffee trainer and judge I take you on a journey of 3rd wave coffee.
Group tours run through the week minimum 6 people or public tours available Saturday mornings
Express Espresso Trek: $160 A personalised 1.5 hour tour of cafes in Fitzroy/South Melbourne and Collingwood or 1.5 hour CBD Power Trek (1-3 people)
Specialised Event Tours/ Corporate Tours and School Groups: Tours Tailored to budget and client requirements to provide a taste of Melbourne.
(Tours 6 -20 people)
Roasting Tours and Discovery Walk : $60 available by group bookings of 6. The tour includes a live roasting lesson with breakfast and coffee. duration appox 3 hours.