If your day only starts with your first cup of coffee, welcome to the caffeinated club.

Coffee aficionados like me want to taste everything that's innovative and wonderful about our favourite heart starter and there's always something new and interesting to tempt our tastebuds.

If you're a barista, a coffee roaster, own or work in a cafe, the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) is also for you.

Some of the highlights of MICE2022 are two Roasters Alleys to give attendees a huge choice of brands.

Featured will be roasters such as Veneziano Coffee Roasters, St Ali, Toby's Estate, Coffex Coffee, Zest, Evolve North Coffee Roasters, Ona Coffee and more.

Travel the world on your coffee adventure with producers from Central and South America, Africa and Asia.

Taste your way through Brazil, Colombia and Ethiopia before travelling to Panama, Peru and Timor Leste with samples and cuppings throughout the expanded Origin Alley at MICE.

Of course, the highlights of the expo will be the World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup.

MICE is known throughout the Asia Pacific as the largest and most exciting dedicated coffee event.

I remember attending the inaugural expo at Coffee Head cafe in 2012 and it has become a must-attend event for everyone in the coffee community.
Regularly attracting over 11,000 attendees, MICE connects café owners, roasters, equipment manufacturers, service suppliers and more to facilitate real business opportunities.

The expo also provides a wealth of networking opportunities alongside Melbourne Coffee Week.

Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the coffee expo presents an enlightening period for coffee lovers and industry players alike.

The expo will be held from 10am to 5pm, from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 September.

More information at internationalcoffeeexpo.com