There are a range of activities throughout the Aroma Coffee and Chocolate Festival.

Whilst adults enjoy the many coffee offerings at the Festival, there’s still plenty of activities for the kids to do as well. The Babyccinos Kid’s Cafe is a dedicated space for kids to relax, make friends and enjoy a variety of games. This year we have a new activity where kids will be able to colour their own keepsake Aroma coffee cup.

This year Maitland Aroma will feature the wonderful new addition of The Brownie Bar, hosted by The Cunning Culinarian.

As part of the Babyccino’s Cafe, kid’s and adults will have the opportunity to personalise one of the Cunning Culinarian’s brownies for just a gold coin donation. There will be lots of treats to choose from including marshmallows, popcorn, lollies and sprinkles.

POP UP LIBRARY (Saturday only)

This year at Maitland Aroma, there will be a Pop Up Library, hosted by the staff of Maitland Library where kid’s will have to opportunity to do the following:

  • Storytelling
  • Chill-out space for children
  • Books on chocolate, coffee, cooking, etc
  • Guessing competition for children
  • Give-away bookmarks with quotes about chocolate and coffee
  • 10 reasons to read with chocolate


Celebrated ceramicist Katherine Mahoney will be running a series of throwing pottery demonstrations on a pottery wheel. There will be three demonstrations each day, showing how Katherine creates one of her unique, wheel thrown pieces.

You can also purchase a handcrafted piece of Katherine’s work, including a reusable Claycup. Demonstrations are free, however spaces are limited.

Session times both days are being held at 10.30am – 11.15pm, 12.30pm – 1.15pm and 2.30pm – 3.15pm.


This year’s event features the wonderful Pop Up Library, a relaxed space provided by the wondering staff at Maitland Library.

The Pop Up Library will feature cooking and gardening books from the library’s collections for you to read, as well as fruit and veggie shaped bookmarks and story telling for kids.


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