So when I received my invite for this I remembered that George Clooney was in the adverts for Nespresso and I had my hopes up that he might make an appearance. Alas he was a no show but that didn’t seem to put a damper on what was an amazing coffee filled day.
We started with lunch which was the most incredible and very healthy spread by the team at Waterloo Tea, I’d never been there before but I loved it. They stock every tea imaginable and they also make some pretty wonderful cakes (I sampled at least 3) so if your in Cardiff I would definitely check it out. After that we began the workshops, there were four including coffee cocktails (absolutely!), coffee cupping (not as strange as it sounds) and a latte art workshop (not my strong suit). You can see my Latte creation above, it’s the blobby leaf to the left, so much harder than it looks! Even with the barista trying to instruct me I think I would’ve needed months of practise before I could master the technique.
The coffee cocktails were great fun, we learnt to make some interesting tipples combining coffee with things like Toblerone, cinnamon and Baileys which were delicious. As for the coffee tasting I had no idea, as much as I love coffee I found it hard to guess the different blends however it was really interesting to learn more about the range of flavours and the origins of coffee.
We also had the opportunity to use the Nespresso machines while we were there to make drinks, I opted for the Vanilla flavour which was incredible but the Ciocattino chocolate flavour was also pretty divine. They were so easy to use and I’ve actually already decided to add the Inissa machine to my Christmas list. It comes with a separate milk frother called an Aeroccino which you can use for things like hot chocolate and works really quickly. Also when you purchase a Nespresso machine you instantly become a member of the Nespresso Club, giving you exclusive contacts with coffee specialists as well as 24hour customer service should you have a problem with your machine or need to place an order.
When it was time to leave we were given some stylish little espresso cups to take home with us which I was so grateful for as once I purchase my coffee machine they will for sure come in handy! Curry’s have also written a post about the event which you can check out on their blog HERE