Meanwhile, I went to see Tim and Stuart at Ritual Coffee in Launceston to pick up their freshly roasted El Salvador coffee pouches. Here they are, standing next to Diedrich, the grand Germanic roaster from America who Tim prefers to call "Died Rich".
The walls were adorned with names from other countries, and a peak inside big hessian sacks with exotic typefaces from Colombia, Burundi and Thailand surprised: the naked coffee bean/fruit is actually a pale, pistachio green.
No time for coffee with the master baristas. Next stop, Crown Cellars where Simon had kindly left his Day Time Food handmade granola bars for us to collect. Then, on to Hillwood Berry Farm to pick up a box of their deep purple Blackcurrant Liqueur, and finally Yondover where Mike interrupted his lunch to load us up with jars of our favourite marinated Bangor Chevre (thanks Gina!) and the goats just love to meet and greet you.
Home, finally, to pack and send the first store boxes to faraway places. We made it to our local Lilydale Post Office with time to spare. Thanks, Tom, we'll be back again tomorrow with all the rest!
The long day ended with Barn's version of his mother Margaret's "Sunday Special". It's not Sunday but it was Special, prepared by Barn and his son James with all the love in the world. Goodnight Margaret. Rest peacefully. You know the jonquils are on their way.