Melbourne’s 1st coffee ideation + digi-tech hack.

(noun.) A meeting of like minded peeps who want to explore how technology can have a profound & positive impact on the coffee industry.

The gist.

Coffee meet tech. Tech meet coffee.

Griffiths Bros Coffee Roasters want to bring the coffee and digital technology worlds closer together. We believe that better application of; and a greater willingness to embrace technology across the coffee industry can bring about positive sustainable change, in both the short and long term.

Coffee has a unique relationship with the digital tech world (it’s powered many an all nighter!) and brings a huge ‘playground’ of challenges that could benefit from new and disruptive thinking from minds outside of the industry. It’s time for some fresh eyes!

#hackoffeethon will be a coffee focused ideation, problem solving sprint – with participants forming teams to devise solutions, develop concepts and plans, and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges.

Who should attend?

If you’re involved or interested in coffee, digital tech or sustainability – we’d love to have you there!

Being Melbourne’s first coffee focused hackathon, we’d like to get a healthy balance of coffee and tech minds in the room. So we’re encouraging baristas, roasters, coders, designer/developers, students, technicians, marketers, researchers, sustainability thought leaders and general problem solving type people to come along and bring their knowledge, ideas, skill, experience and insights.

Team mentors are also most welcome to help guide the process and be a sounding board for #hackoffeethon teams.

Event Details

#hackoffeethon will bring together people of varied skill sets for fast-paced development of innovative solutions to challenges facing the coffee industry. The event will kick-off at 3pm on Friday the 13th (no, not the spooky kind) of October, with teams pitching their ideas back to our panel of judges from 6pm on Saturday the 14th October.

Tickets are $10 per person or $40 for a team of 4 to 6 people. The venue for #hackoffeethon is the Eastern Innovation Business Centre.

Eastern Innovation Business Centre
5a Hartnett Cl
VIC 3170

Start time: 3pm, Friday


Finish time: 8pm, Saturday


Click on the button below to register your place via our Eventbrite page

You can register as an individual participant, a team (4 to 6 people), or a mentor.

Latest News

We’re ridiculously excited to announce that Tesla will be giving the keynote address to kick off our hack! Make sure you get yourself along for what should be a great insight into one of the worlds leading tech co’s.

You don’t want to miss lunch on Saturday the 14th! Simply Spanish will be cooking up some delicious paella to keep you powering through the day. Ole!!

Robots, robots, robots… more exciting stuff – we’re pleased to announce that we will have the pleasure of one the robots (and their handlers) from Service Robotics startup Exaptec  joining us at #hackoffeethon

Stay in the loop, signup for the latest happenings in the lead up to #hackoffeethon