Last week Thursday I was invited to the one day launch event for Panasonic’s new bean to cup Espresso Machine. It was a very cold and rainy day and I was mighty glad that this event called the Panasonic House of Coffee was at a pop-up cafe in a place ”The Caves” – just what I needed – cradle a hot cup of coffee in a cosy corner inside a cave. Besides it was near Farringdon station which is a very quaint place.
As I entered ”The Caves”, thankful that it kept the nasty, persistent wind away, I was pleasantly greeted by a wall with the most stunning Coffee Art by artist Cosmo Sarson. His work a nod to heyday of the disco and club scene of the ’70s. Sarson has worked in many big productions including Pirates of The Caribbean.
I really would have liked to go in the evening and try some of the amazing coffee cocktails on the menu by Sam Pager – Steavenson – The Rum Runner but had to make do with cakes and coffee since I had another cocktail event to get to in the evening *grins*I’d say I choose the wrong week to abstain from alcohol, only I can pull off such a stunt during the London Cocktail week *sigh*(Would have loved to try the Mean Bean – Cardamom infused vodka with Araku Coffee liqueur, fresh raspberries, and espresso coffee – Cardamom is so Indian and I absolutely adore coffee liqueur … (also maybe the MADRUGADA – Blanco Tequila with dark chocolate, fresh mint, and espresso coffee – am a crazy fan of dark chocolate **sighh**)
There was D.J Cam Brott in the evening too, who would definitely have made this area of House of Coffee come alive with his Brazilian,Afro and Vintage tunes!
The coffee didn’t fail to impress nor did the sleek good looks of the new Espresso Machine – NC-ZA1.It’s dead easy to use and easier to clean as well, no complex function selection menu or fancy gizmo thingy happening – just good old honest coffee! This compact and smooth operator is guaranteed to satisfy self-styled baristas and coffee connoisseurs – says Panasonic.From the same extraction its possible to select a finer grind,add more or fewer shots and vary the milk ratio.
Do check out the unique features and read in detail about the Panasonic new Espresso Maker NC-ZA1 by visiting the official U.K website.
I had a latte and chatted up the lovely Poppy, a lifestyle blogger, why not err pop over to her blog at Poppy Loves.
Although, I am largely a tea person I do enjoy my occasional coffee, am going to have mine today in the lovely Limited Edition coffee cup with coffee art on it which I took home in my goody bag along with a pack of hand-roasted Union coffee beans too:)
Above Image Courtesy – Panasonic