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  1. Lizzi

    Ummmm I hate to say it, but I am an Australian popcorn-popper owner. An ALDI popcorn-popper, at that.

    I rarely eat popcorn, but I NEEDED it to ensure speedier preparation of my ridiculous caramel-nut-everything popcorn creations. Quicker it’s made, the quicker it’s in my face. NO SHAME.

  2. Lou

    I have THREE popcorn makers – one that is a yellow dinosaur called the “Pop-O-Saurus” and 2 other regular ones.

    Also a waffle maker that looks like a penguin and makes penguin shaped waffles.

    I was once seriously addicted to popcorn.

  3. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hehe that’s so cute-you look so excited there! I wish I could drink more caffeine but I’m just above a child’s level I think 😛

  4. Kath Lockett

    Actually I *do* have a friend in Adelaide who buys his coffee beans green and roasts them in a popcorn maker.

    ….I’ll have to tell him that he’s been ahead of his time for years!

  5. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I am imagining your delight over the vegan peanut butter rice krispie slice, and it is making me smile 🙂 As, for that matter, does this whole post!

  6. Robin

    I love your blog! I stumbled across it yesterday and I was having so much fun reading prior posts. Thank you!

  7. Emma

    Speaking of vegan treats, after reading about your Biscoff love in multiple internet places, I made sure to excitedly buy some last weekend when visiting a city large enough to stock it in the grocery store. So good!

  8. Rach

    Haha! I’ve never owned a popcorn popper if that makes you feel any better. 😉 Though, Christopher has been talking about wanting to roast his own coffee beans and brought up the whole buying a popcorn popper thing. So who knows, I might have one around the house before you know it. 😉

  9. Lilly Sue

    This sounds awesome!! I haven’t heard of something like this…looks fun!

  10. JohannaGGG

    Oh I want to be standing there with the vegan bakery spread before me – that would have been my highlight seeing that I love plane installations and dysons far more than coffee. I would have been more impressed at the vegan cheese scones if I hadn’t made own batch this week – though I would be interested to know how the sausage was added – was it soft or crispy chunks?

  11. whisperinggums

    And how does a coffee bean feel when it’s about to be roasted? Seriously though loved this and the write-up of Day 1. Truly fascinating and a wonderful insight into what is clearly an interesting American city, and one we haven’t yet been to.

  12. Catherine

    Mmm I’ve never done a coffee trail in my life as I freak out if I drink too much coffee. But I love the Ethiopian procedure: green beans roasted over charcoal threaded with frankincense and myrrh, a lengthy aromatic hour. Then lovely tiny cups and chatter.

  13. CCU

    Aaah caffeine I like it in everything except the drink 😉
    What a cool convention!


  14. Libby

    Haha I thought that was a pic of the American equivalent of a Bunnings Warehouse and sacks of manure at first!

  15. Theresa

    Ooh! Vegan cheddar cheese scone! That, and everything, looks amazing! Though all of that caffeine would absolutely kill me 🙂

  16. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    Just when I thought you couldn’t get any cuter…I failed to consider how hilarious you would be on a caffeine high 😉

  17. Hotly Spiced

    I agree with you that Americans tend to over-sweeten everything. And those cupcakes – they look like there’s more frosting than cake. Now that’s a lot of coffees in one day – I bet you were buzzing! xx

  18. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    It’s funny how everyone thinks we drank gallons of coffee at this thing…not at all!
    Mud Pie was DEFINITELY the best stop. No question.

  19. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Mud Pie bakery – great name. Those coffee chocolate cupcakes do look so yum! But yes, v sweet. I think I’d just like some now, in my post-late night daze. coffee. cooofffffeeeeeeee.
    Heidi xo

  20. msihua

    That looks like way too much sugar and way too many faux coffee my lady 😛

  21. Catherine

    We are clearly marching to the same drum this week – I just posted a link to Bach’s Coffee Cantata in my singing blog this morning… (



  22. Louise

    My name is Louise, I’m an Australian, and I own a popcorn popper. I use it too! (Unlike my crepe maker) But wouldn’t be caught dead putting any coffee in it and wrecking the whole thing. It makes nice popcorn actually. I do a nice caramel corn. Maybe I’ll make some this week now I come to think of it.

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