Although I’m more of a tea drinker, there was no way I was refusing an invite to a coffee event! Curry’s teamed up with the lovely people at Nespresso to host a fabulous event at the Waterloo Tea Rooms in Cardiff. It was such an informative event and I learnt an awful lot about coffee.
The venue was split up into different areas, latte art, cupping, cocktails and we also had the opportunity to learn about the Nespresso machines.
After being split up into groups, we started with some tricky latte art, it’s more difficult than it looks and I can honestly say I was awful at it! It is most definitely an art! Here’s my effort and also the Batistas, I bet you wont need a second guess at which is mine……
Next we moved onto cupping, cupping involves ‘slurping’ coffee off a spoon. By slurping the coffee, you can distinguish all the flavours much better. It’s not very glamorous, I did feel a bit of an idiot doing this but at least I wasn’t alone. As I mentioned before, I’m not much of a coffee drinker, so they all tasted the same to me!
After cupping, we moved onto coffee cocktails. This station was a firm favourite with some of the ladies, coffee mixed with alcohol is most definitely a winner but I was won over by a non-alcoholic coffee with chocolate concoction! Coffee and alcohol may not do it for me but chocolate most definitely does! This was absolutely delicious!
Once the coffee cocktails section came to an end (boohoooo), we very merrily moved onto the Nespresso machine area where we were shown the different range of machines, how to work them, their different functions and the vast range of coffee pods. They offer a machine for every price range and coffee pods for everyone’s taste, preference and occasion.
I’m so glad I went to this event, it was fun, informative and it’s always so nice to have a catch up with other bloggers. A special thanks to Curry’s, Nespresso, Waterloo Tea Room and JoeBloggers, thank you guys for holding an amazing event!