This February we were lucky to be invited to one of Starbucks’ Coffee Appreciation Seminars. I decided to bring my son along for us to learn something about coffee. We chose the branch at ABS-CBN to attend our first seminar.
The seminar started at 4 pm. There are a number of guests already settled in when we arrived. My son was the only child there but I figured this will be a unique experience for him.
True enough we learned a lot that day especially on what a coffee blend is. We were also priviledged to taste two unique brewed coffee flavors namely: Cafe Verona and Guatemala Casicielo. My favorite is the latter especially when you drink it together with a nutty cookie. My son decided he’s really not into coffee but he still tried them both and heartily gobbled the free mini donuts Starbucks has prepared for us.
Let me say that I’m really just a “season drinker” (this translates to Christmas season to get a planner). However, after this seminar I honestly have more appreciation now of brewed coffee. So the next time, I hear somebody slurping their coffee, I won’t think that person is rude for drinking so loud. As an educated coffee-drinker now, I would think that this person is showing the best manner of enjoying his coffee.
To entice you more to join these seminars, Starbucks is giving away “My 2010 Starbucks Coffee Seminar” tickets where you can collect 4 different stamps by attending these seminars from January to October 2010. As a reward for your support, you will receive a suprise treat.
What’s more the seminars are held for free! You get to taste Starbucks’ featured coffee, eat treats (if available) and get freebies after. Add that to the new knowledge you get about coffee drinking and appreciation and there is no better deal than this.
Hopefully, with all this new knowledge on coffee in me I will try out someday to order something else than my regular frap. 🙂
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For inquiries on these free coffee seminars you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you in the next coffee seminar!