November's Elite Event entailed a masterclass with the jocular duo of Iain and David, Gran Caffé's talented baristas. The Yelpers learnt all the intricacies of coffee selecting, buying to water temperature and more in between. The setting of the café is stunning, right in the middle of the docklands.
We started the evening with an Irish coffee and Iain gave great tips such as don't use the back of the spoon for the cream as most people assume. Unsurprisingly the Dublin crowd finished their whiskey laden coffees in no time!
Next up was a mocha, again Iain shared that whisking it up with a fork is more desirable to really get the coffee and chocolate mixed for optimum results. Iain is a wealth of knowledge from his tales of sourcing beans in Ethopia to how French press is seeing a Renaissance and is the most accessible and afforable means of trying coffee.
The final coffee drink of the night was a simple black coffee of Gran Caffé's own blend and nobody asked for milk or sugar to flavour – success! Iain and David encouraged the Yelpers behind their work stations to learn how to steam milk and the proper hygiene that you should expect from coffee retailers. At this point a heavy dose of sexual innunedo ensued from wrist action to white foam in Yelpers hair. Dublin Yelpers high brow persuasion makes me so proud!
It was a hilarious night with lots of tears from laughter. Iain and David are tremendous at what they do and are so excited about educating people about coffee. We all hope that they get a pilot show on national TV as Ireland needs these two characters! You can read and review the event here! Remember the sexual innuendo on talk here! And finally check out the photos from the ever talented Claire Nash here!
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