Coffee with Droppings? That's Hopping Mad!


Media Release - 16 September 2016   Image: Lucky Bean Cafe

Picture yourself on an exotic beach with a tranquil turquoise ocean and white, squeaky sand – sipping on an equally exotic coffee in the company of a few kangaroos . . .

Summertime is rolling in – warming up the beach at Lucky Bay (near Esperance, Western Australia). This award winning beauty spot was voted one of Australia’s best beaches , rated for its pure white powdery sand, clear turquoise water and perfect swimming conditions.

But it’s not just the beach seekers that home in on the bay - it also plays host to some local coffee lovers and the wild kangaroos who all ‘drop in’ at the Lucky Bean Van.

Meanwhile, the kangaroos are among our regulars” says Doc Reynolds, Owner/Manager of Lucky Bean, “Bento, Milly, and Joey (our youngster) are always here enjoying their very own (fresh spring water) Kangachino alongside our local coffee enthusiasts”.

The Lucky Bean Mobile Coffee Van menu features ice cream, fresh juices, home baked damper, bush flavoured muffins and an exotic ‘Kangachino’ coffee which ‘blends perfectly’ with the local clientele – all served right on the beach.

So what’s a Kangachino? “It’s a carefully crafted combination of Cappuchino and Mocha – the recipe, a family secret, combines the richness of a coffee with the company of a kangaroo to create this fluffy, aromatic sensation” Doc explains. “The chocolate sprinkled topping represents the kangaroo fur” - and those four brown droppings floating in my cup? “must be savoured to be believed,” he smiles.

Coming soon – the new ‘Joeysino’ – a ‘fluffy’ chocolate drink for kids!

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The Lucky Bean Mobile Coffee Van is a family business, owned and run by Doc & Robyne Reynolds. The van is located on the beach at Lucky Bay, WA from September to April: 8.30am to 4.30pm (closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

For visitors to Lucky Bay, there are 2 camping areas for tents and for trailers, with a good range of facilities in a coastal bush setting very close to the beach.