A freshly brewed coffee has to be one of life’s finest and simplest pleasures. A hot cup of smooth roast, a strong kick the pants espresso or a milky, foamy cappuccino sprinkled with chocolate for extra comfort are often all you need to turn a good morning into a totally tip-top, fantastic day!
Always on the lookout for new foodie experiences, Team Small City was very excited to hear about a new coffee venture hitting the streets of Perth. Procaffeinate is a mobile barista and cake bar – seriously, what’s not to love here people? – and she’ll be pulling up at an event, parking space or office block near you any moment now!
Owned by Claire McDiarmid, coffee-addict and lover of cakes, the business launched at the Christmas Light Switch On where she wowed the crowds with her amazing hot chocolate and delicious traybakes. The entire operation is a family affair, with husband Doads taking time out from their Perthshire farm to kit out her shiny new coffee van and Claire’s mum creating the amazing range of homebaked treats and traybakes – try the millionaire’s shortbread, it is AWESOME!
Claire is bit of a geek when it comes to good coffee and there was only one name on her list when it came to supply. The team at The Bean Shop hand roast their specially selected beans in small batches from their shop in George Street and knowing how committed they are to quality and coffee perfection, Claire has chosen a medium, smooth roast to get things moving. A #PerthLoveFest partnership made in hot drink heaven if you ask us!
As well as the coffee Claire has also gone all out on the Hot Chocolates and uses a belgian milk chocolate and dark chocolate drop melted down with full fat milk for maximum flavour. Her homemade syrups include vanilla, peppermint and salted caramel to add a whole different depth of flavour to your drinks.
I know what you’re thinking... where can I buy this coffee lovers’ dream?! Well, after some intensive barista training Claire’s all set to pour the perfect cup every time and is on the road NOW! She would love to make you a regular – check out the website to find out where she plans to be and drop her a line if you’d like your office or event added to her rounds!
Ask Claire to visit you! Full contact details for Procaffeinate can be found on our directory here. >>>
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