Glasgow April Elite Event @ Artisan Roast
Take 30 plus Elite Squad members, with a couple of regular people (read: muggles) thrown in for good measure, chuck them into Gibson Street's very own coffee mecca, Artisan Roast, add a potent mix of amazing coffee, spot on tutoring, tasty tounge tingling treats and a good slosh of wine (a fitting word methinks) and you have the ingrediants of Aprils highly caffienated, fully jollified Elite Event.
Splitting 'dem yelpers into three awesomely eager and overly attentive groups (this is pre caffeine mind!), Megan, the shops owner and recently crowned Scottish Barista of the year, and her amazing staff whisked each group through a brief, yet informative (read: ooh, ahhh, not zzzzz.... whaa?) interactive lesson in two of the main coffee brewing techniques. Ever played good esspresso, bad espresso? Know your light bodied, sweet Kenyian tub thumper from your lightly flavoured Indian monsoon soaked top seller? (a staff favourite I'm assured... ahem.) No? Well, I'm sure if you ask nice enough!
Whist group one (the espresso educators) and group two (the drips) indulged in coffee based indulgences, group three just pure stuffed their faces in the upstairs (snug) section, muching down some exquisite tasters from the AR grub menu. With cheese provided by the iconic / legendary / wiffy, I.J Mellis, and baked goods provided by Tapa and indeed Megan herself (ginger shortbread FTW), this group needed quite a bit of coeresing to 'move along now people'.
Big shout out's to the amazing Niall Walker who managed not only to snap these amazing snaps, but also skirt ninja-like around the outskirts of the action (honestly folks, did anyone see this stealth master?) and of course to Megan and her staff, cheers lads!
Boom! Done and dusted for another month folks. Once again, here be the regular linky-type deals for you to have yourself a right wee nosey.. go!
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