It is no secret that Australians adore coffee. We are quite partial to our usual flat whites yet there are an infinite array of homegrown blends and flavours that exist, which is why Lonely Planet is travelling the country to find the best cup of crafted caffeine available.
Publishing its Global Coffee Tour this month, Lonely Planet paired with travel writers and coffee loving journalists to track down cafes, roasteries and plantations across the world that deserve a coffee connoisseur’s attention. Australia features vividly in this book. Not only does it intricately describe the world famous coffees that Sydney and Melbourne are so lucky to have, the book also travels the back roads as to not miss any hidden coffee jewels. If sipping a gold-tinged cold brew in a 19th century mining town doesn’t sound like your cup of – well, coffee – then how about enjoying a rich pour over by a lush vineyard or a simple, old fashioned gold takeaway latte by Perth’s first post office?
Not only does the Global Coffee Tour act as a map to the most worthwhile coffee experiences of each region and city, it also offers advice on recommended sites and attractions that might just make a coffee-tourist’s day. Whilst the taste of coffee is important, it has also been ingrained in the Australian lifestyle with plantations carefully sowing the bean seeds and baristas choosing the perfect grind. The national coffee industry has grown immensely, with more than 700 roasters listed as active businesses and Sydney boasting an impressive collection of classes, workshops and events. To celebrate the release of Global Coffee Tour, Lonely Planet is giving away 100 hundred limited edition stylish and eco-friendly cups to the first 100 hundred buyers of the book when it releases on June 7.
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