Whether you prefer your coffee full-bodied with a bold flavor or lightly-roasted with mellow notes, you can now enjoy the full spectrum of flavors that coffee offers at the Starbucks Coffee Appreciation Festival from April 2 to 3, 10AM to 9PM at the Grand Atrium, ShangriLa Plaza in Ortigas.
This two-day coffee exploration event showcases the world of coffee, featuring everything you can possibly know about the world’s most popular beverage, from its history to the world’s renowned coffee-growing regions, types of coffee beans to the processing methods and down to the Starbucks Roast™.
Participants will also experience how to unlock the full potential of coffee for the perfect cup every time, with four basic fundamentals of brewing – the right proportion of coffee to water, different grind levels, clean water at the right temperature and freshness of coffee.
Another highlight of the event is that participants will be treated to brewing demonstrations and coffee tasting activities. This is when coffee drinkers are taught to better appreciate the nuances of the flavors of coffee including a cup’s aroma, acidity and body. Starbucks Global Coffee Masters will lead coffee tastings to demonstrate how to smell, slurp, locate flavors on the tongue and describe coffee characteristics.
The brewing demonstration will include methods such as the Pour-Over and the classic Coffee Press. Brewing with a coffee press retains the precious natural oils that paper filters absorb, and extracts the coffee’s full flavor while giving it a consistency that’s thick and rich. While the Pour-over is a beautifully simple and accessible way to brew a single cup of coffee with clean, fully developed flavor and body.
To join, just head over to the Grand Atrium, ShangriLa Plaza and sign-up. Admission is FREE. Guests are encouraged to complete the World of Coffee Tour and the Brewing Demonstrations. The first 500 participants for each day to complete these coffee journeys will get to take home an exclusive Starbucks Coffee Explorer kit.