It is without doubt that we Filipinos are considered as coffee lovers. A huge chunk of the market is devoted to drinking coffee. And why not? It wakes us up in the morning so we feel alert, it boosts our productivity in the afternoon and it sustains our creativity during the latter part of the day. I can verify these statements as a coffee addict myself.
So when I got invited by Nuffnang to a coffee making workshop with Coffee-Mate, I was quick to confirm my attendance being a fan / follower of the brand. Aptly called “Be Your Own Barista with Coffee-Mate’s Barista University”, I knew that I would learn more about the art of making coffee and discover what goes in each cup.
Staff members from Coffee-Mate // Registration Area
I felt like a student again since it was a school set-up, with fellow bloggers as apprentices and seasoned baristas Stephanie, Shiela and Lloyd as our professors.
My recipe book and personalized apron to equip me the whole day
Lloyd, Shiela and Stephanie with host Eco Sala
Nestle’s Marketing Manager Ms. Kristine Salumbides, our Head Master, welcoming us
They demonstrated how to prepare recipes with Nescafe Classic coffee and the creamiest ever Coffee-Mate. We were taught how to make a “Creamy Latte” and “Yin Yang or Yuanyang coffee”. Adding Coffee-Mate to latte creates a foamy and creamy texture bringing out the froth and rich taste. Yuanyang is a popular beverage in Hong Kong and is a mixture of coffee and milk tea. Incorporating Coffee-Mate enhances its aroma and flavor.
Stephanie preparing Creamy Latte
Shiela doing Yin Yang Coffee
Yin Yang Coffee with black sago
Staff members handing over samples
It’s time for the individual test. Instruction: Create your own “Creamy Caramel Macchiato”. They even suggested to complete it with coffee art by using stencils. Voila! My humble creation.
Recipe for Caramel Macchiato
There was another test but this time it was a collaborative effort where we were tasked to do a “Creamy Cookies and Cream Iced Coffee”. All the challenges made the class more fun and interactive. Presenting Group 7’s “Teacher’s Pet”.
Our group’s Cookies and Cream Iced Coffee called “Teacher’s Pet”
The group: me, Jill, Clarisse, Rodel
Taste test from the judges
CO/OP Manila (Lifestyle Store and Café), the venue for the event, served us lunch. All the hard work definitely paid off.
It was indeed a sumptuous meal
Graduation time! Prizes were up for grabs and the awarding ceremony kept us excited to know who’s in the honor list.
Group 2’s “Sticks and Stones” succeeded in the group challenge.
Dani Barretto won the “Most Number of Likes” for her photo entry while Nicole Andersson bagged the “Most Valuable Blogger” award.
It’s not school without a class picture right? The group photo culminated the activity.
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The event made me realize that having my own signature coffee is easy-peasy and very accessible too with the creamiest ever Coffee-Mate. You can also try doing these coffee recipes at the comfort of your own home anytime you want to and however you please, hot or iced.
Thank you Nuffnang PH and Coffee-Mate for the experience.
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