Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Coffee with Curry’s

It’s been a while since I last blogged, and even longer since I attended the Coffee with Curry’s Nespresso event. However as I had such a fun day I thought that it was still worth blogging about it.

The event was held at Waterloo Tea in Wyndham Arcade in the centre of Cardiff. It was great to not only see lots of familiar bloggers from Cardiff’s blogging scene, but also to meet quite a few new faces who had come from further afield.

After the introduction from the team from Joe Blogs (who had organised the event) we were split into four groups and sent to different ‘activity stations’: latte art; coffee cocktails; coffee cupping, and the machine demonstration station. All of the workshops were interactive which was a great opportunity to get to know the other bloggers whilst also learning a bit more about the Nespresso range.

Although all of the sessions were fun, I think my favourite one was the latte art session. This was despite the fact that it’s fair to say that I don’t think that Starbucks will be banging my door down just yet offering me a job as a barista. Thankfully I wasn’t the only one who failed to master the art of decorating a latte.

The cocktail-making session led by James was a lot of fun. From a product perspective it was interesting to see how even if you don’t consume vast amounts of coffee on a daily basis, you could still make use of a Nespresso machine for other beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic!). My favourite was definitely the Toblerone cocktail which included Baileys and Kahlua.

Here's James explaining how to make it.

The machine demonstration station gave us the opportunity to meet two staff from Nespresso who showed us how the different models of machine work. They highlighted some of the brand’s key features, e.g. all of the freshly ground coffee is packaged in recyclable pods; if you buy a machine then you become part of the Nespresso club, which offers numerous benefits. Benefits of club membership include coffee sent direct to your door, and a maintenance guarantee which means the company will come along and collect your machine if you experience any problems with it.

In order to keep everyone moving, the lunch that Waterloo Tea had put on was one of the ‘stations’ which was a great idea as it meant that we didn’t have to wait around for ages. The food tasted as fantastic as it looked and was also really healthy. The cakes that were served at the end of the day were equally as impressive. I opted for the sweet potato cake which was absolutely delicious.

All in all it was a great day full of coffee, cocktails and great company. What more can a woman ask for? Well maybe another slice of that delicious sweet potato cake?!

The Joe Blogs team put together a film which gives a really good flavour of the event.

You can find out more about the event over on the Curry's website.


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