Go behind the scenes of 3 awesome breweries and experience a tasting session by our expert local guides.
Coffee & Chocolate & Sweets tour
One for the chocoholic bean fiends!
Where: Meet us:s Voodoo Coffee Company 2/87 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville (a short walk from Sydenham Station)
Start: Morning tour: 10am
End: Morning tour: 12:30pm
- Chocoholic Bean Fiend
A COMBINATION MADE IN HEAVEN
Come taste the decadence and get behind the scenes of some of our best local producers as we discover a true local character you can taste.
Our first stop on this sensory discovery tour is a Coffee Roastery nestled in the heart of Marrickville. We peel back the curtain and allow you to explore coffee from the source – touch the green beans, understand the fruit, taste the roast and understand the intricacies involved in sourcing, roasting and blending this amazing bean! You won’t just learn how coffee is made, you’ll also get involved as we “cup” and taste a range of coffee blends.
Full of knowledge and energy from the coffee we’ll head just down the road to a chocolate factory to explore the softer, more intimate art of the Chocolatier. Here you’ll be taken through the production facility and on a journey of discovery of one of most amazing taste sensations you are likely to experience. Our Chocolatier will guide you through the entire process of how she makes her award-winning chocolates. You will of course indulge in an assortment of the most delicious chocolates imaginable as you go!
We finish with traditional Italian sweet at a local institution who have been satisfying locals since 1952.
From here, your guide will direct you back to the station, but we recommend hanging around and exploring the extensive Food Emporium upstairs and checking out some more of Marrickville’s other great eats, breweries or markets.
WHERE YOU WILL GO
It was a passion for chocolate that drove two sisters to create Adora Handmade Chocolates in 1993, part-time from home.
Winning numerous Gold and Silver awards and contracts, including supplying the Sydney Opera House, Adora Handmade Chocolates has developed a reputation for truffles with vibrant, fresh flavours. Eschewing fancy moulds and decorations, Adora Handmade Chocolates followed their customers’ preference for a more natural look.
Their customers were clamouring for fresh cream chocolates without added preservatives or artificial flavours and that is exactly what they got and continue to receive. The highest standards are upheld and the fresh ingredients include Belgian Callebaut chocolate, cream cultured butter, raspberry, lime, passionfruit, mango, freshly brewed espresso coffee and wattleseed (a species of ‘bush tucker – native Australian food’) as well as the more traditional pralines, ganache and marzipans.
At Voodoo they love tasting and drinking coffee! Voodoo have been roasting coffee since 1997. They batch roast origins manually, ensuring control of the flavours from each roast and origin. They have 6 well-established blends that cover a broad spectrum of taste profiles + a divine decaf. Voodoo roasters are ex-chefs and arrogant about flavours & recipes. Their organic and fair trade coffee’s use certified beans. Voodoo is all about Taste and continuously developing new recipes