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Festive Barista Experience

A coffee chaser to warm the cockles? Yes please!
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Festive Barista Experience Event

This is your chance to try your hand at creating your very own espresso blend and learning the intricate art of the Barista – but with a Festive twist!

 

Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours

Requirements: Sufficient space for a table plus chairs per team

Group Size: 4 - 60 in teams of 5

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Learn the intricate art of the Barista

After an informative presentation highlighting the finer points of producing the perfect shot of espresso and a brief history of the drink, it’s your turn to get hands on and put into practice what you’ve learnt.

Provided with all the knowledge and equipment necessary to develop a wonderful array of coffee-based beverages, you will each have the chance to perfect your skills at your own coffee station, before stepping up to the top of the range barista bar and serving a selection of drinks to order.

Can you steam milk to perfection to create the ultimate cappuccino? Produce a micro foam smooth enough to attempt Latte art? Or create the perfect layers required for the complex Latte Macchiato?

The Barista Experience is a fantastic opportunity to try something unusual in a relaxed and fun environment, giving your guests a rewarding and creative experience with a difference.

You never know… it may even turn the tea drinkers into coffee devotees!

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How It Works…

After an initial briefing and informative introduction from our Event Manager, the group will be split into teams of 5 and provided with all the tools and ingredients required to try their hand at creating the perfect Espresso – which acts as a base for a variety of drinks including Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha, Americano and the super complex Latte Macchiato – which the guests will be tasked with making.

Each group will have their own work station including:

  • Ingredients including flavourings, spices and a  selection of coffee beans to create blends
  • Barista tools including grinders and an Espresso machine with steamer/foamer
  • Guidance and advice from our experienced Baristas

Whilst the event will be Festive-themed throughout with touches such as:

  • Mince pies available to all guests
  • Christmas songs playing throughout to add to the atmosphere
  • Festive jumpers and hats are an optional extra!

Photos taken at the event

Please see the following selection of images taken at a recent Barista Experience team building event – note that quality of coffees made will depend on the ability of your team to quickly put into practise the skills learnt!

ESP , [5] star rating

“The events on both days were a great success, I am receiving lots of positive feedback and the combination of the Barrista experience and team building was first class. I still think I will it to the experts to make a good Latte! I would take this opportunity of thanking you so much for organising and both hotels were excellent. Everyone looking forward to future events and please keep in touch. ”

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Virtual Christmas Music Bingo

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  • Duration: circa 45 minutes
  • Requirements: laptop and a secure internet connection!
  • Group Size: 8 - 300
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Christmas virtual cookery

Food & Drink

Virtual Christmas Cook and Dine

Impress your guests over the Festive period, using the skills gained from this Christmas-themed Cook and Dine event.

  • Duration: circa two hours
  • Requirements: laptop and a secure internet connection!
  • Group Size: 6 - 100
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Christmas Quiz event

Virtual Events

Virtual Christmas Quiz

We take the pressure of hosting and organising away, in this unqiue virtual Christmas-themed quiz!

  • Duration: circa one hour
  • Requirements: laptop and a secure internet connection!
  • Group Size: 8 - 100
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Christmas Events

Festive Lego Animation

Not only is Lego the biggest selling toy of all time, it now features in a series of animated movies – and this is your chance to produce a Lego mov...

  • Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours
  • Requirements: Empty room - size is dependent upon guest numbers
  • Group Size: 4 - 84
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