The last time I attended a class was back in 2003 which was roughly 13 years ago. I remember it being fun, challenging, and most important of all, informative. When Starbucks invited me to attend Coffee College, I knew that I would be reliving my school days and that this would be a fun, challenging, and informative class. I guessed right.
You can never say that you are a true coffee lover if you don’t know anything about the history of coffee. I’m not saying you need to know everything but a few basic information helps. It makes you appreciate the coffee that you are drinking.
The highlight of the day though was when coffee was paired with food that we had. This was not your usual brunch thing bdw. It wasn't the normal rice meal Filipinos have for breakfast that is usually paired with coffee. This was your regular lunch or even dinner kind of thing.
The grilled shrimp salad was so fresh and the edible flowers and arugula it came with was so good. Paired with the Starbucks Ethiopia Clover Brewed Iced Coffee, the salad actually tasted a lot better. It was weird because I never thought of pairing coffee with salad but it actually worked.
The Seafood and Eggplant Cocido was very different. I loved the seafood part but I didn't eat the eggplant because I really don't care much for eggplant. This one was paired with a Starbucks Tribute Blend. This time around, my mind was adjusting to the whole coffee pairing thing and I was actually enjoying it.
This Adobo sa Balsamic was a little too strong for my taste but thankfully the Starbucks Tribute Blend that came with this balanced out the taste of the balsamic. I may be unfair here though because I was never a fan of balsamic.
This is definitely the winner of the day. The Turon sa Halo-Halo drizzled with Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Colombia was absolute perfection. Initially, I placed only a few of the coffee grounds but upon tasting it, I had to pour at least half of it on the ice cream. It was just so heavenly. Who knew that coffee grounds could taste so good?
Afterwards, the Starbucks Coffee College taught us the proper way to brew Starbucks coffee. They also taught us how to do the cold brewing thing which was quite amazing. I think I'm actually gonna go ahead and give it a try.
The Starbucks Coffee College was very educational. Thank you to Starbucks for always ensuring that we have something to look forward to every day.
This sounds like a lot of fun. The food looks amazing. I've never tried cold brewed coffee, but it sounds intriguing.ReplyDelete
What a cool class. I would have loved to go to this.ReplyDelete
Whaaaa? Coffee College? That sounds fun and that food - yummmmm!ReplyDelete
I never even knew Starbucks made food, though it was just coffee and that was itReplyDelete
I'm not much for drinking coffee with my meal, but I do cook with it often.ReplyDelete
i am not a big coffee drinker so i don't really pair it with food. the food though does look deliciousReplyDelete
Glad you had a good time and they food looked absolutely exceptional!ReplyDelete
I can drink coffee anytime, anywhere for any reason! I bet it was amazing paired with these delicious dishes!ReplyDelete
WOW! I've never thought to pair coffee with anything other than a pastry!ReplyDelete
Wow! Or sounds like you had an awesome experience at Starbucks! I wish they had something like that by me!!ReplyDelete
How fun !!! I'm jealous I would love this !!!ReplyDelete
Really? That's the first time I've heard of food pairing with coffee! Very interesting!!! I would love to experience this and it would be delightful to learn how to properly brew coffee.ReplyDelete
Oh I want to go!ReplyDelete
And also try the cold brewed coffee :D
Sounds like you had so much fun! I love Starbucks! Wish they have something like this in my areaReplyDelete
This looks like so much fun and super delicious! I am glad you enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
What a very interesting concept....the pictures are fabulous and the food looks greatReplyDelete
Wow this sounds like a a lot of fun and the food looks great! I love coffee so this would definitely be something I would enjoy!ReplyDelete
This sounds so interesting. I would love to go to the Starbucks Coffee College. Everything looks so delicious.ReplyDelete
So many great ideas you were all were exposed to. It gets you thinking of fresh ideas!ReplyDelete
Interesting! i want to try the the grilled shrimp salad , the edible flowers were so intriguing :)ReplyDelete
This is my kind of college! The menu sounds so delicious! I would love to attend something like this, so much funReplyDelete
Oh, it reminds me my barista days, great experiences i had on coffee based drinks, bakery, salads.. I know how fun it is. Beautiful pics!.Everyone look so happy in that pic :-)ReplyDelete
This is amazing! Starbucks is always going above the trend to do something new and innovative!ReplyDelete