In celebration of International Coffee Day on the 1 October Tia Maria has announced the first ever cocktail masterclass in Sydney dedicated to coffee. Guests will shake and stir at the ultimate speakeasy of our city, Eau De Vie making three different cocktails in the masterclass - the signature Tia Espresso Martini, Twisted Tia and Espresso Zabaione.
Guests will get to enjoy their own drinks while enjoying the class. And what goes better with coffee than dessert? So, the chefs at Eau De Vie have created a bespoke dessert menu, with a sweet treat paired to each cocktail.
Cocktail fans can secure a spot in the masterclass for only $30 per person via Eventbrite
And if that isn't already enough fun, here are five coffee cocktail facts to get you vibed ready:
The Espresso Martini was first created in 1984 by Dick Bradsell as a peculiar request from a British top model in his London bar. Tia Maria was actually the original coffee liquor he used in the Espresso Martini, now the 7th best selling cocktail globally, regarded by many as the coffee cocktail of Australia.
Tia Maria dates back to the mid-17th century when a beautiful young Spanish aristocrat fleeing the turmoil colonial war arrived on the island of Jamaica. Her maid saved one family treasure, a small jewellery box with black pearl earrings and an ancient manuscript with the recipe for a mysterious liqueur. The recipe lay dormant for many years before being rediscovered in the 1940s by Dr. Kenneth Leigh Evans, who began to produce and market it. The recipe was named after the courageous woman and Tia Maria was born.
More than one in four Australians (27%) can't survive the day without coffee and three in four Australians enjoy at least one cup of coffee per day and of those, 28% have three or more cups per day.
Melbourne is no longer The Coffee Capital NSW drinks the most coffee with Sydneysiders drinking 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.
Each state has its own favourite coffee type with NSW favouring cappuccinos.