Everyone who like coffee and brewing is welcome. A major coffee festival will be held in Makati in August, perfectly complementing the recent warm spell.
The second-floor activity area of SM Makati will host the 2023 Coffee Festival from August 1 to August 15, hosted by premium lifestyle home brand Breville Philippines, known for its portfolio of appliances that open up unlimited food and beverage options in the kitchen. A good cup of coffee can’t compete with the event’s thrilling combination of unique workshops, competitions, and product debuts to get any coffee lover’s heart pumping.
I had the opportunity to participate in two seminars last weekend that Breville Philippines was hosting as part of their effort to educate people on how to make their own brew, no matter their level of experience. The first is the “Espresso 101: Level Up Your Coffee Game” workshop, where Jose Margo Flores discussed the four-key method for brewing coffee at home as well as the necessities for your coffee home setup. Mamita Vanessa Caceres was the next speaker. At the “Brewing Creativity: Latte Art 101″ event, she discussed the fundamentals of creating latte art designs.
I learned a lot from the two speakers, especially about crafting latte art, because I was eager to improve my coffee art skills. To be honest, all I knew was that I needed to switch on my frother to make a bubble. But, thanks to Mamita’s assistance, I was able to understand the process of creating our milk foam and transforming it into artistic toppings for our favorite coffee drinks.
More events from The Coffee Festival 2023
On August 12, Chef Ave Bayle will hold a special workshop on coffee and dessert pairing, featuring three exclusive recipes that anyone can do in their kitchens. Finally, coffee pro Dave Dource will be headlining the ‘Introduction to Specialty Coffee’ workshop on the same day where he will cover the history of coffee down to the basics of brewing espresso.
Another highlight of the event will be ‘The Coffee Wars’ competition which will bring together coffee enthusiasts who will battle by creating their original espresso-based coffee drink. The twist? They have to work on their brew using random ingredients like herbs and spices and fruits. Exciting, indeed!
The physical event will also be complemented by a special live-streaming event for those who prefer to stay at home. The live event will be all about ‘Coffee 101: Brewing Your Coffee at Home,’ and will touch base on the basics of coffee from beans selection, basic recipes, to having the best equipment to match your needs. Breville Product expert Dave Dource and coffee enthusiast Marie Field-Faith will be hosting the live event.
Breville Philippines’ annual coffee festival is a true testament to its market promise which is to elevate the consumer’s experience in their kitchens by providing them with high-quality home partners. The brand’s history has seen a lot of exciting product releases that have innovated food preparation, cooking, and brewing, and Breville is set to do more with its upcoming launches. Specifically, the brand is pushing consumers more than ever to discover what they can do when they #BringBrevilleHome.
For the world of coffee, specifically, the brand wants to break down the notion that good coffee can only be created by professionals and enjoyed by hardcore enthusiasts. Through its products, Breville brings the market closer to the culture, therefore empowering them to explore their endless possibilities in the kitchen.
Show your love for coffee and get the chance to expand your knowledge about it by adding The Coffee Festival 2023 to your August must-dos. To stay updated on the event, follow Breville Philippines on their Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. You can also visit their website to know more about its products by clicking here.