Tuesday, 18 November 2014

#CoffeeWithCurrys || Event




On Sunday the 16th of November I headed down to Cardiff with Charlotte to Waterloo Tea.
We were greeted at the door by the fantastic staff from Joes Blogs, and in we went to meet everyone! 


We then listened to the lovely lady from Joe Blogs and the Currys/Nespresso area manager. 


We were then split into five groups to experience five different workshops, the first one I experienced was the cupping workshop. 


There were lots of different flavours to be tasted, from vanilla to the darkest strongest flavours from Africa. I only tried the vanilla and that was pretty strong for me. I bonded with Jo, who was really enthusiastic about cupping and tastes every flavour! This was a really enjoyable workshop for those who love coffee, caffeine high! 


The second workshop was a coffee cocktail workshop by James, fun fact about James, he was a bartender for Lady Gaga's birthday party in Australia. Now this was a good workshop!

We learnt how to make some coffee cocktails and then Gemma had a go at making her own Coffee Cocktail, she made an amazing chocolate and mint flavour using Baileys, mint leaves and hot chocolate! 


She did a fantastic job! 

The third workshop was a workshop learning to use the Nespresso machines.


We were showed how to use the smaller lower cost machines that cost around £85 and the bigger machines that cost anything up to £400. We learnt about the quality of the coffee beans, and where they come from...8 different countries and the quality is in the top 10%.


Then it was time for lunch which counted as workshop four! Lunch was amazing, like super food! It was a choice of two salads, cous cous, salmon, pear sandwiches, two mixes on crackers - one vegetarian and one beef. Desert was little finger brownies. Served with two types of herbal tea. 



I had a little bit of everything! 

And finally latte art was the last workshop  we went to! I thought it would be a lot easier than it actually was.


Jo was a pro (top left) and I was shocking (bottom left) but we had a laugh.

After we'd completed all the workshops cake started appearing from everywhere! 


Charlotte got interviewed...


They then hosted a cupping and latte art competition to win some champagne. Charlotte took part in the cupping and got stuck in. 


Joe took part in the latte art, her second attempt wasn't quite as impressive as her first but atleast she gave it a go.


And then there were a couple of social media competitions to win Nespresso machines. All in all it was a fantastic event and a lovely day. 



Huge thanks to Joes Blogs for hosting such a fantastic event, The Wyndam And Waterloo Tea Rooms staff for taking part and facilitating us and the great people who came from CurrysPCWorld and Nespresso. You can read CurrysPcWorlds blog on the whole day here.

18 comments:

  1. I wish I liked coffee! I love the smell of it and I even like espresso martinis, but I just can't handle a proper cup of coffee. Maybe when I'm grown up :P
    Cx
    charliedistracted.com / Bloglovin

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    1. I don't like coffee either! I went because it was being hosted by Joes Blogs and I really wanted to meet other bloggers from Wales! It was an amazing day even without drinking the coffee. I tasted everything though.

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  2. Wow! What a wonderful event! If only I liked coffee.... I do like a mocha, but heavy on the chocolate or a gingerbread latte, but both of those kind of defeat the coffee point... :) I'd quite like to give the latte art a go though!

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    1. No worries. I don't like coffee either, just coffee flavoured things! The latte art was soooo hard to do!

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  3. Gutted I don't like coffee! If there is a 'Coca Cola' sponsored day I will definitely be there haha!
    Reinventing Neesha ♥

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  4. I love how everyone commenting is saying they wished they liked coffee, it's exactly what I was thinking while reading through this too! Looks like a great event if you're a coffee lover!
    laviecece.blogspot.com Xx

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    1. Or even if you're not, it was still pretty awesome! I tried everything none the less.

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  5. It was such a great event! I still can't decide which was my favourite workshop. So good to read that you enjoyed it too.

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    1. Hey Debbie! I know, so much to see and do! I had so much fun!

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  6. Haha, thanks for the mention! And your wonderful company throughout the day x mwah x

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    1. No problem, anytime Joe! Hope to see you soon!

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  7. Sounds like a really fun event! The coffee cocktail sounds awesome! :) x

    The Belle Narrative

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    1. It was so much fun! There was a toblerone flavoured one and it was sooo good!

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  8. I wish they had done one of these in Leeds. Joes Blogs always do the best events :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I totally agree! What a fantastic event it was!

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  9. It was such a great event wasn't it?

    I ended up getting one of the machines for xmas - so have been having a coffee high since boxing day!

    I'm looking forward to attending some more events in the New Year!

    Emily x

    You can read my post here:

    http://www.emilys-elixir.com/2014/12/coffee-with-currys.html

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    1. It was! Did we meet? I can't remember! I hope we bump into eachother in the new year!

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