MICE 2018 Highlights

We hope you enjoy the highlights from our time at the 2018 Melbourne Coffee International Expo along with a few photos from some of Melbourne’s finest coffee traps we visited along the way.

The best things about MICE

From our point of view the two best things about MICE 2018 were the coffee and the people. The coffee speaks for itself. When you have an exhibition hall jam-packed with passionate and incredibly talented farmers and baristas, you’re bound to get some of the best coffee imaginable. And MICE 2018 did not disappoint. But the more impacting aspect were the people. MICE was overflowing with generous, passionate, clever and innovative people. From what we saw and experienced, the future of specialty coffee in this country and beyond will be amazing. And that’s great news for us all.

A few snaps from MICE 2018

All set up and ready to serve the coffee lovers of Melbourne.

All set up & ready to serve a horde of coffee fanatics

Our staff were incredible! They smiled all day and brewed their hearts out. We’re proud and full of appreciation!

Our staff were incredible! They smiled and talked and brewed their hearts out!

We also exhibited the new ACME & Co Evolution range.


Our humble, born and bred shire brand mixing it up with the big guys!

Our humble born & bred shire brand mixing it up with the big guys!

We had some great feedback throughout the event. People enjoyed our coffee and loved our brand. Happy days!

We had some great feedback. People really enjoyed our coffee & that made us happy!

A few of the cafes we visited along the way

Seven Seeds at Cartlon

Seven Seeds at Carlton

When in Melbourne don’t miss this place. The coffee and food is world class. We’d fly to Melbourne just to visit Seven Seeds.

When in Melbourne you must visit Seven Seeds

Wide Open Road in Brunswick

Wide Open Road in Brunswick

We drank a lot of delicious coffee at Wide Open Road. The staff were informative and generous, and the food was great.

We drank some delicious coffee at Wide Open Road

Patricia Coffee Brewers in Melbourne


Walking down Little William St to Patricia’s, definitely one of our favourite places.

Walking to Patricia's in Melbourne, definitely one of our favs!

A bucket of Ice Cold Filter Brews at the entrance to Patricia’s. These guys are classy!

A bucket of Iced Cold brews at the entry to Patricia's. Classy!

Did we say Patricia Coffee Brewers have scrumptious pastries! Yeah they do!

Did we say Patricia's have scrumptious pastries!

Code Black Coffee in Brunswick

Code Black Coffee in Brunswick looking slick!

Code Black Coffee’s set up is sleek and very black!

Code Black like it black in many ways.

Code Black gave us some love.


These guys are dedicated and super focussed on specialty coffee.


Acoffee in Collingwood

Acoffee in Collingwood

Acoffee is a colab between the guys at Bench and Byoung-Woo Kang from Acoffee Roasters. It’s paired back, simple and pretty special.


This guy nailed it.

The one guy at Acoffee nailed it

Padre Coffee at Brunswick East

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Great coffee, great staff and great shelves at Padre.

Great staff, great coffee and great shelves at Padre!

Padre know how to set up a retail section!

Padre Coffee's killer retail section

Thanks Melbourne and MICE 2018. It’s been fun!

We learnt a lot, met some wonderful people and drank a lot of special coffee. Thanks to all who were involved in MICE, the organisers, the exhibitors, the public. It’s been fun!

Until next time.


  1. Great to hear you had an awesome time. Now I know some coffee places to check out next time I make it to Melbourne.

  2. looks like a wonderful time was had by all.. Will show my daughter, who lives in Melbourne, this email, so she can check out the cafe`s that your listed.. Glad was so successful… Very Glad back in the Shire.

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