17 Aug
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But first, coffee

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Let me tell you a story.  It’s the tale of one girl’s quest for the perfect cup of joe.  I don’t know about you but it seems to me that a good coffee is pretty hard to come by…  and I don’t even drink caffeine so it’s all about the flavour for me.  I teamed up with the good folks at Argos who told me it all starts with a handful of beans…  They sent me off down to Meadow Road in Partick for a coffee masterclass with this guy – hi Niall.

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It was pretty technical stuff but I got the hang of the espresso – warm cup, even grinds, flick the switch, enjoy.  Nailed it.

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That’s my smug face.  By now, I’m thinking, I could get a job here – I’m coffee-ly good at this stuff (sorry, couldn’t resist).  Next up, latte art.  This should be a cinch right?

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…wrong.  Bet you can’t guess which one is mine and which is Niall’s.  I made about 20 lattes.  There were some dark times when I thought I was maybe getting worse.  I definitely made an alien at least once.  I have a degree in fine art for goodness sake.  Turns out that’s not much use in the world of latte art.  Who knew.

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But then there was a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.  Is that a tulip I see?  Nothing to write home about I know but, for me, this was basically the holy grail.  Cue me frantically trying to get a shot before my ‘art’ disappeared in a froth of milk…

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That’s my ‘I tasted too much of the caffeine’ face up there.  In case you were wondering what the heck that was…

Then my tale took a turn for the challenge was set – recreate all you have learnt… at home.  Can Niall come?  No.  But wait… a new character joins our story.  Hello Mr Tassimo, my knight in shining armour.

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Delicious coffee delivered at the touch of a button.  So there’s no art (except the eYi love on the wall) because quite frankly that’s best left to Niall but remember, like I said at the beginning, it’s really all about the taste.  So I snuggled down with the furries and my (decaf) coffee and we all lived happily ever after.  The end.x

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This post is created in collaboration with Argos.  Thank you for supporting the posts which keep Thankfifi’s doors open.

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4 Comments

  1. Jennifer Posted 17 Aug at 8:50 am

    Great photos – and how convenient that Niall was so photogenic ;-p

  2. Jenny Cleeton Posted 17 Aug at 10:36 pm

    AH! I loved this! It was so chatty and funny to read! I remember when I was first learning latte art and creating my first fern, I almost threw the coffee over the guy in excitement x

  3. Gaylesbury Posted 18 Aug at 9:34 pm

    Love this post! Love the tulip, the huge light, the colours! x

  4. Lyna Posted 21 Aug at 6:40 am

    wow! Nice style and love the pics!

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