Beans predict election flow

YEAR on year, the coffee-bean election cups have proven their worth with a 90% success rate for determining just who will take out the next election.

Judy and Mark Hackett of Toast Espresso said this year's Federal Election would be no exception.

"We see all sorts of people, so we get all types of voters," Mrs Hackett said.

"During the CSG protests we had the protesters come through of a morning, then the lawyers would get their coffee in the afternoon. You do get both sides."

Whenever a customer buys a coffee, they are asked to put a coffee bean into a cup that represents the party they intend to vote for.

At the end of each week, the votes are counted and graphed on a tally board.

"We clear the cups each week, so we can see if there have been fluctuations," Mrs Hackett said.

"For the local election, we have only had one wrong result, so we're pretty good."

Check out the weekly tally board in the DEX each week, and on the Toast Espresso Facebook page.



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