Coffee lovers around the world are now enjoying their favourite drink from morning cup through to evening cocktail, as the global love for coffee booms, on the 19th of March you may be invited to a very unique event which takes place at Caprice. An evening filled with treats, tricks and Tia Maria. Feel like a V.I.P with Espresso Martini on arrival, Cocktail masterclass sessions, Goodybags and a trip to LONDON up for grabs! An event you do not want to miss!
Research shows that almost half of cocktail drinkers regularly choose flavoured cocktails including those mixed with coffee (source: CGA Mixed Drinks Report 2016 ). From the classic Espresso Martini, to new and innovative serves like the Tia Maria Mint Frappe, coffee cocktails have never been more in demand.
Tia Maria is leading this trend with the launch of the Tia Maria + Coffee Project and a selection of new serves that unite coffee culture and cocktail hour. Coffee connoisseurs can now sip on cocktails unlike anything they’ve ever tasted before, thanks to new recipes crafted by renowned mixologists and expert baristas.
As part of this Tia Maria + Coffee Project, Tia Maria launched an on-trade initiative, The Academy. As a coffee training and education programme, The Academy is designed to help managed outlets, independent bars, and coffee shops perfect their coffee cocktail serves. This year The Academy - a coffee cocktail immersion and masterclasses will take place in the super stylish Caprice Café in Galway.
No other liqueur can make a coffee cocktail quite like Tia Maria, an exotic infusion of natural vanilla and the finest fresh Arabica coffee beans roasted to perfection, complemented with a touch of Jamaican rum. Tia Maria is made using a blend of 100% Arabica coffee, among the best in the world, providing strong character, a full-bodied taste, and a sweet tendency. The beans are expertly roasted, ground and left to macerate to produce this exceptional coffee liqueur.
Tia Maria brand ambassador, Stephanie Rainbow, commented “With the taste for coffee at an all-time high, coffee cocktails have never been more popular, and Tia Maria is certainly happy to be leading the charge. We’re urging all coffee lovers out there to unite and join us. We are excited for The Academy in Galway which aims to highlight the business opportunities presented by coffee and cocktails to the on-trade, and we’re looking forward to sharing our expertise through training sessions in key cocktail cities.”
Strong and sweet, sharp and velvety at the same time, the complex aromatic structure of Tia Maria derives from the distinctive fresh notes of the premium coffee; the intense richness and Caribbean flavour of the Jamaican rum; and the softness and roundness of the Madagascar vanilla. Rich copper and golden amber tones blend with an enticing caramel nose to make Tia Maria the essential ingredient for delicious coffee cocktails.
The story of Tia Maria dates back to the mid-17th century. When a beautiful young Spanish aristocrat fled the turmoil that colonial war brought to the island of Jamaica, her maid saved one family treasure, a small jewellery box with black pearl earrings and an ancient manuscript with the recipe for a mysterious liqueur. The recipe was named after the courageous woman: TIA MARIA. It was then rediscovered in the 1950s by Dr. Kenneth Leigh Evans, who began to produce and market it. It is still produced according to the original Caribbean recipe by ILLVA Saronno and is now distributed in over 60 countries, with Ireland being a key market.
For more information on the Tia Maria + Coffee Project and mouth-watering Tia Maria, coffee cocktail recipes visit www.tiamaria.com or keep up to date on social media channels Instagram and Facebook\tiamariadrink