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Starbucks shares secrets at Bangkok workshop

Oct 03. 2019
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By The Nation

Starbucks' coffee masters held the first Starbucks' Coffee Workshop in Thailand on Thursday (October 3) at the Central World outlet on the fifth floor of the Bangkok mall.

Attendees heard about coffee sources on all continents, techniques for brewing and how to expertly taste and classify a brew and were shown how to turn simple espresso into various popular varieties such as Americano and cappuccino and how to choose compatible desserts.

The “Espresso Deconstruction” segment cost Bt2,500 and taught how to isolate elements in espresso, how to create a latte and a cappuccino, and how to make a perfect espresso shot.

“Perfect Pairing” cost Bt3,000 and covered different growing locales’ contributions to different tastes and aromas. Participants were shown how to use all five senses to distinguish among the source beans. 

Tips for making great coffee at home were shared in a “Hand Brew” segment priced at Bt3,500. Techniques for Pour over Cone Brew, Chemex and Syphon were demonstrated along with a method to recognise taste from various coffee machines.

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