Votes brewed in Miss Maud’s cafe bean counter

Twenty years on and still full of beans: Maud Edmiston (left, Miss Maud) at the new Whitford City cafe with Lindsey Smith and Georgina Crawforth.
Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d455776
Twenty years on and still full of beans: Maud Edmiston (left, Miss Maud) at the new Whitford City cafe with Lindsey Smith and Georgina Crawforth. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d455776

MAUD Edmiston is asking her customers to “have their say in a relaxed way” in the Federal election on July 2.

The popular Miss Maud Coffee Bean poll, available at every cafe, has become even more accessible to Weekender readers now that two new outlets – in Hillarys and Joondalup – have come on the scene since the 2013 general election.

The Perth-wide poll has customers placing coffee beans in beakers representing the primary parties to predict who will win.

For the past 20 years, the bean poll has been used over seven Federal and three State elections and has accurately predicted the outcome of all but one.

“Our customers seem to feel more at ease discussing things over a cup of coffee and are more likely to express what they really think,” Ms Edmiston said. “I particularly like it when I see parents using the coffee bean poll to explain how the election works to their children.”

Votes in the coffee bean poll can be made at Miss Maud at Whitford City, Lakeside Joondalup and Warwick Grove shopping centres.

Results of the poll will be announced at the Miss Maud restaurant in Perth on July 1.

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