International Coffee Day Cocktail Class with Tia Maria

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Credit: Mark Sherbourne / Eau De Vie, Darlinghurst

In celebration of International Coffee Day on the 1 October,  for one night only, Tia Maria presents Sydney’s first ever dedicated coffee cocktail masterclass.

The launch allowed guests to shake and stir extravagant cocktails at Sydney’s ultimate speakeasy, Eau De Vie.

Celebrating coffee cocktail culture in Australia, guests can try their hand at making 3 different cocktails; the signature Tia Espresso Martini, Twisted Tia and Espresso Zabaione.

Eau De Vie’s chefs have created a bespoke dessert pairing for each cocktail.

screen-shot-2019-10-01-at-11.25.06-am.pngGuests will also get to enjoy their own drinks made by the cocktail connoisseurs at Eau De Vie while enjoying the class. An array of delicious sweet treats will also be paired with the cocktails.

Australia’s Coffee Obsession in Numbers 

  • One in four Australians (27%) can’t survive the day without coffee –  Mccrindle
  • 3 in 4 Australians enjoy at least one cup of coffee per day and of those, 28% have three or more cups per day – Mccrindle
  • screen-shot-2019-10-01-at-11.24.53-am.png71,957 people are employed by the coffee industry in Australia – IBIS World
  • Australians consume 22.8 million cups of coffee daily, with 2.1 billion brewed daily globally – ICO
  • Australia 15th in global coffee consumption – ICO

It’s no secret that Australians love their coffee cocktails, Espresso Martinis are far more popular than the Avocado smash.

Fun Facts about coffee / cocktail culture in Australia:

Melbourne No Longer The Coffee Capital 

  • NSW drinks the most coffee with Sydneysidersdrinking 4.41 cups per week to Melbournians 3.91 cups.  By night, NSW are shaking and stirring the most coffee cocktails dominating 43% of the national consumption. Victoria drinking less than half of their NSW counterparts (21%) – Lavazza Coffee
  • On a night out, QLD are demanding the most espresso martinis drinking 43% of Australia’s total consumption, followed by NSW (22%), SA (13%) and VIC (13%) – Tia Maria
  • Each state has their favourite coffee type with NSW favouring Cappuccinos, QLD, WA, NT and ACT ordering more flat whites, and Lattes being the cup of choice for VIC, SA and TAS  – The 2018 Square Australian Coffee Report
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Credit: Mark Sherborne / Eau De Vie, Darlinghurst

The Rise of the Espresso Martini 

  • The espresso martini the 7th best selling cocktail globally – Drinks International
  • 1/3 of consumers aged 22-34 want to see more coffee houses serving alcohol – Mintel
  • Espresso martini regarded by many as the national cocktail of Australia
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Photography: Mark Sherborne


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