Wednesday 12 October 2016

Afternoon Tea with Genuine Thermos Brand


The 1st of October marked International Coffee Day and so I was invited by Genuine Thermos Brand to come and have afternoon tea with a twist. 

The twist of corse was that we would be having coffee and that it would be a sampling session with lots of coffee's from around the world paired with some delicious treats. 

I arrived into Soho in London to the lovely coffee shop TY located on Noel Street. The cafe was bustling with loads of customers enjoying there coffee for international coffee day. As I made my way through everyone I found a nice quiet corner with chairs set out for our coffee tasting. There was also tables laid out with delicious cakes on. I knew I was in store for a treat. 


We were greeted by someone from Genuine Thermos and then handed over to a experienced barista who was going to be talking to us about the coffee's. The coffee's were all prepared and being kept nice and warm in Genuine Thermos flasks. 


Our first coffee was poured. It came out of the flask really nice and hot and you could see the heat coming from the coffee which was really inviting. It was a El Martillo, El Salvador roasted by Climpson & Sons. I am no coffee expert but I do know that I loved the smell of it. He paired the coffee with a strawberry cream cake. It was so lovely to take a bite of the really sweet cake and then a sip of the coffee. They did go together really well. 


Our second coffee was a Bifdu Gudina, Ethiopia roasted by Climspons & Sons. That was paired with a Orange Cake. Im not a huge fan of orange cake but again the sweetness of the cake and nice strong coffee taste did work together really well.


Our third coffee was a Finca El Durazno, Guatamala roasted by The Barn and this was my favourite of the we were to taste. It had a really nice berry taste and so was paired with what was also the best tasting cake i've ever tried. A Dark Chocolate Berry Brownie. I would definetly go back and have this coffee and cake pair again. 


Our forth coffee was Nano Challa, Ethiopia roasted by The Barn. That was paired with a Pip and Nut Almond butter which I didn't try as I have never been a fan of nuts. But the coffee was nice and sweet. I normally can't drink coffee with no milk or sugar but I really did enjoy this one without it. 


After having tried the coffee's we were then showed a coffee filtering demonstration. The filtering process was done nice and slowly meaning that the great flavour was really released into the coffee. I didn't really know this way of making coffee before. Ive always been a straight to cup sort of girl when it came to preparing coffee. But after tasting the results of the coffee I would love to give this way a go. 



It was a really enjoyable day, and not only did I take a great goodie bag with Genuine Thermos flasks home with me, I also took a major buzz from the coffee and that kept me going for the rest of the day. Haha


Which of the coffee's and cakes would you like to try? 







19 comments:

  1. Would I be greedy if I said that I would love to try them all? I really enjoy my coffee's, so this would be a dream to me.

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  2. El Martillo, El Salvador with the Strawberry cream cake sounds lush

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  3. That's my kinda outing😜 I'd love to try them all, but if I could only try one😢 I'd go with the pairing of El Martillo, El Salvador roasted by Climpson & Sons with the strawberry cream cake.🍰 Great review!

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  4. Wow, what a great experience! Love that the coffee shop paired the coffee with specific cake too! Amazing!

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  5. Finco Elaurza Duranzo sounds deliciousness
    Not a fan of nuts either
    As for cakes it would be hard to choose as all cakes are lovely

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  6. Sounds like a fun event. All the cakes look amazing - it's too hard to choose! X

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  7. This sounds like a fun event ... sadly I am not a coffee drinker but those cakes are right up my street! :)

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  8. This sounds like a great event. I havent seen a Thermos in so long and it was part of one of my chores growing up, to ensure dad had his tea ready for when he went off fishing x

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  9. What a great sounding event. I love a good cup of coffee!

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  10. That afternoon tea sounds lovely - I love all those GF cakes, the orange and polenta one sounds fantastic.

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  11. Looks wonderful and great to try news tastes

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  12. I love the sound of the coffees. They sound fab.

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  13. Look's like you had a brilliant time. I've wanted a thermos since i can remember because my granddad used to use one when i was little. They are so expensive though :(

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  14. Oh wow! This looks so much fun! I love the different drinks which you normally wouldn't get with afternoon tea xx

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  15. I'm not a coffee fan so I usually opt for tea or hot chocolate but any cake is good with me x

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  16. i don't like coffee but throw any cake my way and id be happy haha

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  17. I am not a massive coffee fan, but would certainly give them a go. The cakes look AMAZING!!

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  18. This looks like such a fun event - anything with coffee and cake it good by me!

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  19. No joke I LOVE thermos flasks! I have tried so many from when I used to commute and thermos have never let me down

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