#TasteParadise at Costa Coffee


I'm sure all the Costa Coffee fans (including me) are familiar with their unique coffee blend 'Mocha Italia' which is being roasted since 1971 at the London Roastery on Old Paradise Street. But did you know that Costa Coffee also has a series of limited edition roasts? Well, Neither did I. I learned about it a week ago when I was invited along with some bloggers and foodies by Costa Coffee to discover the intense taste of the new Limited Edition Roast No.11


The #TasteParadise event started with a short introduction by Mr. Eric Hughes, General Manager for Costa Coffee UAE. Thereafter, the Coffee Expert, Mr. Geehan Weerasinghe took over and spoke about the new roast, explaining us in detail, the difference between Mocha Italia and Roast No.11 in five simple steps (Look, Smell, 1st Taste, 2nd Taste and After Taste) We were each given two expresso, one being the Mocha Italia and the other, Roast No.11 to personally try it out.

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The below were the results/difference between the two roasts:

STEPS
COSTA - MOCHA ITALIA
ORIGINAL BLEND
COSTA – OLD PARADISE STREET
LIMITED ROAST NO.11
LOOK
HAZELNUT LOOKING CREMA
DELICATE, LIGHT GOLDEN LOOKING CREMA
SMELL
A HONEY-CARAMEL AROMA WITH TOASTED BREAD-LIKE TASTE DUE TO ROASTING PROCESS
FRESHLY PEELED, ORANGE LIKE AROMAS
1st TASTE
BITTER (DUE TO THE CAFFEINE COMPOUND)
CITRIC-LIKE TASTE BUT NOT OVERPOWERING
2nd TASTE
DELICATE CITRUS NOTES GIVING A CLEAN SENSATION IN MOUTH
INTENSE ORANGE TASTE WITH LIGHT FLAVOURS
AFTER TASTE
A SLIGHT DRYING BUT SWEET AFTERTASTE
VERY PLEASANT, SOFT CHOCOLATEY AFTERTASTE


Honestly, the fun began when we were asked to participate individually in a competition where we had to taste and identify which roast blend was it. It was quiet harder than I thought it would be but most of us succeeded (Thanks to Mr. Geehan who taught us the tricks to identify) After a (much-needed) dose of caffeine, we were served a selection of Costa Coffee's salads, sandwiches, wraps, quiche and cakes. Out of these, I absolutely loved the spinach with bacon quiche and the cupcakes were to die for!




More about the Old Paradise Street Roast No.11:
                   
 "The Old Paradise Street Limited Editions     reflect on how consumer tastes are changing and how their palates have grown. There is also a growing appetite for the customisation and personalisation of drinks which the introduction of the Limited Edition Roasts will satisfy." - Mr. Gennaro; The Costa Coffee Master.

FEW FACTS:
1. The limited edition roasts are named after the Costa Coffee roastery on OP Street in Lambeth, London; each offering a unique combination of flavors and aromas.
2. OPS Roast No.11 is first in the series of Limited Edition Roasts, exclusively sourced from Kenya, roasted in London and now available in Dubai.
3. OPS Roast No.11 has arrived for the first time in the UAE. It has never before been available outside UK.
4. Costa Coffee has 3000 stores across the globe out of which 132 are in the UAE. 

Roast No.11 opens to public on April 5th, 2016 in the UAE and will be available only until the next roast (Roast No.13) is launched. Hence, these are called the limited edition roasts. So make sure you #TasteParadise before it's gone.  

The 11-11-11-11 offer by Costa Coffee Middle East:
Coffee lovers in the UAE, rejoice! To celebrate the launch of OPS Limited Edition Roast No.11, you can Taste Paradise (coffee of your choice) from your nearest Costa Coffee branch for AED 11 on 11th April, 2016 from 11 a.m. onwards. You don't want to miss out on this one, do you? 

Participate in the fun competition (open to UAE residents only) hosted by Costa Coffee and stand a chance to win a trip for two to Kenya. Read more about the competition here: http://www.costauaetasteparadise.com/

*** Thank you Costa Coffee UAE for hosting such a fun event and letting some of us be the first to #TasteParadise ***



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