Posts Tagged ‘coffee’

Happy Year of the Goat!

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Why not celebrate with a takeaway coffee from Playing the Goat at Charlestown?

playing the goat

Certainly makes the long waits at the Centrelink across the road more bearable!! (Spent way too much time on the phone to them lately! But got there!) The coffee is yum!!

playing the goat

Playing the Goat
12/338 Charlestown Rd
Charlestown NSW 2290
0413 564 459

Newcastle Mirage Christmas Blog Meet @ The Commons

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

newcastle mirage blog meet

BLOG MEET!

moon boy Murrays beer

I love a good blog meet, talking “shop” with people who get that google analytics and referral terms are a thing that matters! A huge thank you to the Newcastle Mirage boys (did you know ZINES were still a thing???) for organising it and getting the beer from Murray’s Brewery for us gals to try!

being the little lioness

I may have kittied up, thanks to Kitten Cream and Kitten’s Playpen.

Murray's Whale Ale

angry man murrays pale ale

Mmm…. beer

common fix cold brew coffee

And COFFEE!!! Some gorgeous yums from Common Fix Cold BreW. Gorgeous team behind it and nommy coffee…. esp with VODKA!

four to the floor

Me and the peachy keen mumma!

Oh hello there Peachy Keen Mumma!!!

hello naomi bikkies

mmmm Hello, Naomi bikkies!

you're a mug mate

You’re a mug mate….

Pre-Chrissy Brunch @ Custom Espresso, Speers Point

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Custom espresso

Organised a family brunch shortly before Chrissy at Custom Espresso, which is walking distance from my parents’ place and their new regular coffee joint.

custom espresso

We got to relax over some great food, and got to meet my sister’s boyfriend :)

custom espresso

custom espresso

custom espresso

custom espresso

custom espresso

Look at me eating eggs!!!!!

C is for COFFEE, that’s good enough for me

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Coffee machine

I got sent a Dolce Gusto Circolo towards the end of last year to have a play with. I’ve previously reviewed the one that looks like a penguin here….

So, even though I don’t actually like the milk pods (I would use them in an emergency, but most of the time I just use fresh or microwaved milk if I don’t have a frother) I like the ease of use of the machine, and the flavours are nice, and, as you can see, it can all be done ONE-HANDED, in the video below of me making an ice coffee :)

It clearly needs more liqueur to make it into Australia’s favourite, the Esperesso martini…. Honestly, I could keep this on the bench if I had space just for random coffee shots and for making Friday drinks….

But here is my own martini recipe – the Caperberry Martini

Playing the Goat, Charlestown – Funky cups and great coffee!

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Playing the goat cafe cups charlestown

How awesome are these cups at the newishly opened “Playing the Goat” in the Hilltop Plaza block (across the road from Centrelink) in Charlestown? :)

I got a delish cold coffee (espresso, milk and ice) the other morning and wished that the cup was for keeps!

The had some nice looking wraps and toasties, perfect for the explosion of case managers occupying the area for the NDIS…

Playing the Goat
12/338 Charlestown Rd
Charlestown NSW 2290
0413 564 459