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TASTY BREW: Coffee evangelist Sam Rozario making coffee. Photo:R. Ashok
The Hindu TASTY BREW: Coffee evangelist Sam Rozario making coffee. Photo:R. Ashok

Come and learn to brew coffee at the Café Coffee Day outlets in the city

Coffee lovers are in for a big treat this festival season with the beginning of the Coffee Festival at the Café Coffee Day outlets in the city.

The month-long event aims to introduce the art of coffee making to customers. Showcasing the skills of brewing, Sam Rozario, the coffee evangelist of Café Coffee Day, demonstrated how to make a cuppa using simple tools like the plunger and Stovetop espresso maker right in the comfort of their homes.

“Coffee drinking has become a part and parcel of our daily life,” said Sam Rozario. “Through such festivals we attempt to create awareness about coffee and help consumers indulge in this fine beverage and take home a part of the café experience with them.”

Introducing the two commercially viable coffee beans, Arabica and Robusta, he explained how different strains of coffee, Perfect, Charge, Dark Forest, Mysore Royal, Drizzle and Quick Coffee, are prepared using these beans.

While Perfect is a medium coffee with a blend of Arabica and Robusta beans constituting 80 per cent of coffee and 20 per cent of chicory (which gives the mouth feel), Charge is a strong coffee with a blend with 65 per cent of coffee and 35 per cent of chicory.

There are also two speciality coffee blends. Dark Forest is of single origin with 100 per cent Arabica. Mysore Royal has a dark chocolate caramel note in the coffee.

“The beans of Dark Forest come from Baba Budangiri Hills, Chikmagalur, in Karnataka while those of Mysore Royal are from Rajagiri Hills,” said Sam Rozario.

Drizzle is again a blend of Arabica and Robusta and is a 100 per cent coffee. The main advantage of drizzle is that one can directly brew coffee in the cup. “You just open and place the specially designed Drizzle bag in a cup of hot water and in a few minutes you can taste the tantalizing coffee,” he said.

Quick Coffee is an instant variety with milk and sugar included. All you need is hot water to taste the rich coffee.

“Lovers of strong coffee should brew their morning drink with the Stovetop for better results,” Sam Rozario suggested. “The Stovetop has three champers, top chamber which collects the decoction, the filter mesh and the water chamber. Pour 225 ml of water in the bottom chamber and fill it with 15 gm of powder. Within five minutes you will get three cups of coffee.”

The festival is on till November 15 at HIG 24 cafe at Anna Nagar and KB Towers café on New Natham Road. Coffee powders and gadgets are on display and for sale at these outlets.

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