Coffee is a stimulating addition to any event. It is served to energize guests, but most importantly creates union as attendees prepare for planned activities.
Here are some great ideas for creating a truly memorable caffeinated experience:
DIY Latte Art Class
There’s nothing quite like a latte. What could be better you might ask?
Well, how about an opportunity to top your latte with beautiful art foam! This is a special way to impress guests, providing an extra touch that proves how much you value their experience.
That’s why Marriott’s Le Méridien Saigon have set up their very own DIY Latte Art Class! This teaches participants how to customize the foam in their lattes with stunning art.
Guests can try their hand at something they’ve never done before and will make them keen to share their experience with others.
This is a great concept when you’ve organized a brunch buffet for guests, or as a simple coffee break that brings your team together.
When guests begin to master the skill, they can even personalize their lattes with their own messages!
Speaking of art, why not take the coffee experience to new heights by painting with nothing else but coffee.
Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur’s ‘Inspiration Brewed Here’ Event at Latitude 03 showed their guests just how much more they could do with their coffee with an interactive ‘Sip & Paint’ session.
Showcasing Your Destination
A fantastic way to increase engagement at events is by showcasing your destination. This extends the reach of your efforts while invigorating guests with a touch of the exotic. Showcase your destination through the lens of coffee, featuring local beans, roasts, and coffee styles.
Plan a visit to coffee farms to learn what goes into your locally-sourced coffee from farm to drink and find out about sustainable methods farmers practice that make our favorite drink more eco-friendly.
Coffee-Inspired Cocktail Menu
Make it spiked! Make it a cocktail-infused menu to transition coffee from day to night.
Your mixologists can experiment to create something truly original, taking inspiration from the team at Three Bottle Man in Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay who has mastered the concept. Bringing the Australian coffee culture into the night featuring coffee liqueurs from Mr. Black, a local coffee liqueur distillery and coffee roastery, serving guests caffeinated cocktails such as Espresso Martini and Coffee Negroni.
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Caffeinated Check-in Experience
Gone are the standard instant coffee sachets that taste unappealingly bland and add burden to our environment. Raise eco-awareness by partnering with a local or sustainable coffee brand and explore local flavours.
A recent collaboration between W Brisbane and SIPP Instant brought healthy and eco-friendly instant coffee that is packed with flavours into all hotel rooms and suites so guests can start their day with a greener morning ritual. Their packaging is 100% home compostable, so guest can help the planet one sip at a time.
CAFFEINE IN A SPOON
Why not experiment with a coffee-infused meal? Possibilities are endless, and this certainly gives you a chance to deliver something unexpected.
How about some coffee and cocoa gnocchi with scallop, or a Russian salad with vanilla-coffee oil, or a caffeinated Bavarian cream?
The team from Latest Recipes at Le Méridien Bangkok showed us just how you can incorporate coffee into food at their Coffee Intensive Brunch, featuring coffee-inspired dishes created by Executive Chef Marco Cammarata.
LEARN FROM THE MASTERS
Learn from the best at a coffee master class and dining experience. Here guests can learn about what goes into making a great cup of coffee, from the quality of beans to the brewing itself.
What guests learn, what guests share. This will be an instant Instagram story hit!
Instead of just another normal coffee break, have your guest bond over coffee tastings and food pairings. Set up round tables with coffee flights and matching bites for your guests to enjoy and spark conversations over. Have a master barista to walk guests through the experience and pass on knowledge which they cant take home with.