Bringing our regular Choc Travel feature a bit closer to home this month, we're looking forward to the Aroma Coffee and Chocolate Festival in the Hunter Valley this year.
The warm aroma of freshly ground coffee beans and rich melted chocolate descend on Maitland in the Hunter Valley during this wintery August festival. Featuring expert chocolatiers, talented baristas and the best of the region’s winemakers it is the perfect way to ward off the winter chill.
This festival of the senses sees the riverside come alive, allowing rugged up visitors to enjoy some of the most indulgent products from across the entire Hunter Region.
Each winter Maitland casts off the winter blues with a few thousand cups of hot coffee and sweet chocolate treats, but the Aroma Festival is more than just an excuse to indulge – it’s a celebration of the region’s growing love affair with the people and products behind the food and coffee scene.
This year the festival takes place on the 12-13 August, bringing dozens of stalls, experts, artists and attractions to the riverside carpark, the riverbank and the Levee in Maitland. The festival has grown year-on-year - last year over 15,000 people attended the festival and this year is set to be bigger and better. Sounds like a good excuse for a weekend break in the Hunter Valley. We'll see you there. :)
The event runs from 10am to 4pm on the 12-13 August.
For more information visit maitlandaroma.com.au