Welcome to 2018! With the old year fully wrapped and tucked away, it is time to start filling up that new diary of yours with some exciting fresh ideas. Here are five New Year’s resolutions for coffee lovers to get the new year off to a great start.
Make the Most out of your Coffee Break
We often need to remind ourselves to take a break and have a bit of ‘me-time’. Use your coffee break at a cafe for just that: catch up on your reading or to have a laugh with a friend.
If you have got an older relative, think of inviting them for a cup of joe and a chat and use this time to create priceless memories. It’s such a nice way to stay connected with others. Pressing pause, dedicating time to things you like, or treating yourself to small things are essential to maintaining our mental health and balance in personal and work life.
Travel to an Award Winning Lifestyle Store with a Coffee Flair
The new year is also a great reason to try new places. There is no better way to start your 2018 trips than by visiting a unique lifestyle store such as Fabiani in Longford. Get inspired by local and international designers, catch up with the latest trends, and soak up the creative atmosphere.
Such trips let you discover regional gems and dive into local art and cuisine. Before heading back, stop by Mudshot @Fabiani for a cup of Coffee Culture’s Lamotta blend of speciality coffee beans. It’s a lovely treat to finish your Saturday trip.
Looking for more places to discover? Check out this list of coffee shops that opened in 2017.
Learn to Pour Latte Art
If you love brewing great coffee, elevate your skills with Coffee Culture’s Latte Art course. This 3 hour workshop will show you how to pour a beautiful heart, tulip or rosetta so you’ll be able to make beautiful cups of coffee at home. Learn the basics of milk pouring, texturing and layering so you’ll bring barista levels of quality to your homemade cuppa. You will develop the practical know-how to make your own creations to the delight of your friends and families. Book your course today HERE.
Latte art. . . It’s all about control. Here’s a simple tulip, 4 layers. To learn how to pour this and other latte art .. and all about coffee join us at our barista training academies in Dublin [55 South King Street] or in Birdhill, Limerick [exit 27, N7]. For class information and dates see link in bio. #baristagram #coffeelovers #coffeefam #baristaskills #baristatutorial
Like Lattes? Welcome the Café Cortado
Do you like white coffees such as flat white or latte? You will love a cortado. The cortado is definitely on trend for 2018. This petite coffee drink of a Spanish origin consists of single espresso shot mixed with roughly with the same amount of foamed milk. In the Cuban version, it comes with heated sweetened condensed milk. It is similar to the Italian macchiato or the French noisette. The Cortado definitely sounds like a delicious warmer for cold January days.
Try New Coffee Beans
While it’s tempting to stick to the beans you love, exploring the map and discovering the different flavours of great coffee regions brought to you by prestigious roasters will bring variety to your morning routine.
A great way to discover new coffee flavours is to get a coffee subscriptions, for example the one from The Old Barracks Coffee Roastery in Birdhill. You can sign up for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months and every time you will get two 250g bags of freshly roasted speciality coffee delivered straight to your door. Enjoy flavours of Ethiopia, Rwanda, Costa Rica and El Salvador, to name a few. Visit theoldbarracks.ie for more details.
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