Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Why Gympie Is A

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Why Gympie Is A

Article excerpt

TODAY is Australia's National Coffee Day.

Some may call espresso pretentious, others may call it cultured, I call it necessary.

With a demanding full-time job, a two-year-old that has yet to grasp the concept of "taking it easy" and a six-week-old daughter, caffeine is my fuel.

While others may prefer the hoppy notes of a well poured beer, my life blood is in an espresso cup.

I am not ashamed to admit that I developed my love of the bean on the hip streets of Sydney's northern beaches.

There, one could find a coffee shop literally every 200m -- and because competition is so high, the quality cannot be bypassed.

You could not help but become engrossed in the cafe culture with coffee shops becoming the new pub.

When I travelled abroad, the world's most consumed beverage played an even bigger part in the social fabric, particularly in certain parts of London where having a coffee over a beer was the thing to do. …

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