|Nespresso Connoisseur Tasting Club|
Weber Shandwick & Nespresso kindly invited me to experience one of their much sought-after Connoisseur Tasting Club evenings the other week to kickstart the launch of the Nespresso Coffee Boutique on 25 Multrees Walk, Edinburgh, and who was I to turn it down? Besides, my coffee-obsessed parents would probably love me to join them!
Here's how the evening went down...
He then guided us through the process of getting in tune with our taste-buds (something I hadn't done since primary school, probably!)
|Getting used to the different tastes (i.e. acidic, sweet, bitter & salty)|
|The raw green coffee bean - what eventually turns into the classic coffee bean after a roasting session!|
As you can see from the picture, we were walked through each area of "the perfect Espresso"; from the crema, the aroma, the temperature, the body & through the final all-important taste. Each element is brought together, and it is all important! News to me, as a coffee novice whose past experience included just sticking some coffee in a cup along with sugar and milk for my dad..
with the Wine Tasting I did at Pizza Express, coffee - like wine - varies in taste across different climates. So, the Brazilian climate plays host to some of the sweeter varieties of coffee bean. Nespresso refer to their range of different coffees as their 'Grand Cru', which you can check out here to find your perfect taste.
|The perfect Crema: created by the cute wee Nespresso coffee machines!|
|Different stages of the Nespresso coffee brewing process, using their little inimitable aluminium Coffee Capsules (which are eco-friendly and recyclable at the Coffee Boutique!)|
The event was held to herald the launch of the first ever Scottish Nespresso Coffee Boutique on 25 Multrees Walk, Edinburgh!I sadly was unable to attend the opening launch but I hear it was a success, with celeb chef Tom Kitchin & Scottish designer Judy R Clark in attendance to help welcome the brand into Scotland! Unlike the traditional stand-alone store, Nespresso use their Coffee Boutiques as a way of providing tasting demonstrations and interactivity with their coffee; so I suggest you nip down for the buzz you'll probably get addicted to!
|Image via Nespresso / Weber Shandwick|
And, let's be honest.. that dinky wee white coffee machine I pictured is on my wishlist already! Teeny tiny, so would fit in any kitchen I find myself with ♥ I've sought it out here for £199, for all you curious lot!
Are you a coffee drinker or complete novice? And what's your favourite type of caffeine buzz to keep you all warm & energised this winter? Drop me a wee comment! :)
More info at Nespresso.