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Long Black at DETA

Cafine Long Black, with a giant cookie.
Cafine Long Black, with a giant cookie.

I have recently finished up on a contract with the Department of Education, Training and the Arts. I was employed  as a content producer, and trust me, it is not as fun as it sounds. However, some of the people in the office were great and the money was not too bad either. The coffee shop just around the corner was pretty good too.

The place is called Cafine, and their long blacks are pretty good. They can make a strong and drinkable long black, without it needing sugar.

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They did not make that cookie though, that was from one of the vending machines in the office.

Ekka with a long black

Ekka coffee
Ekka coffee

The Ekka has been and gone, and I was there on Peoples day, the busiest day of all. There was a lot of fun to be had that day. Elbowing through the showbag pavilion packed with too many people. Watching stubborn sheep not doing much at all at the sheep dog trials and a number of other farm animals, alive and as meat.

In all of this chaos I did manage to find a cup of coffee and a mushroom and steak sandwich in the Woolworths fresh food pavilion. It was locally produced and served in a branded cup. It was not too bad, but I did not find myself buying a bag of beans afterwards.

I did end up with some DBZ figures, both a Bulls and a Darrell Lee showbag, a clock, an audio pig, a firewoman calendar and a selection of cheeses.