Sunbean Gourmet Coffee Launch | ITC Gardenia | Bangalore

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Two variants of Sunbean Gourmet Coffee


Coffee is that one ingredient which since its inception has been a favorite around the world and has been prepared in number of ways. But, most commonly coffee is always seen as a beverage. Cappuccino, espresso, filter kaapi are all just various examples of what you can make with coffee as the base. Like grapes for wines, coffee beans also have a distinct character when grown in different regions and climates.

We learnt that a lot of factors contribute to the final taste of the coffee in your cup, at the Launch of the Sunbean Gourmet Coffee by ITC. The taste even is effected by the fineness or coarseness of the ground beans. The event introduced us to the two varieties of Sunbean coffee and Bangalore seemed like the perfect place to launch a coffee brand in India.

The event started with the introduction of the two variants by Mr. Abhijit Chakravorty, who manages the marketing of the same. He described how they picked the 2 different regions for each blend. I variety of coffee in each blend comes from an Indian region and the other comes from a famous coffee region around the world.





The two variants are Nicamali and Panagiri. Nicamalai is a fruity- sweet aromatic blend of carefully selected beans from Nicaragua and Anamalai hills and Panagiri is a fragrant coffee with strong aroma, blended with mildly sweet Panamanian beans along with the intensely sweet flavored Arabicas from Baba Budangiri hills. Baba Budangiri hills are considered to be the birthplace of coffee in India where Baba Budan, a legendary saint planted the first coffee seeds that he brought.

Our personal favorite is the Panagiri blend. Each coffee’s logo is also carefully thought out keeping in mind the culture of each place.

After the introductions, we had two sessions. A coffee making and brewing session and a Coffee painting session. The art of brewing session with Mr. Vikram Khanna was very informative on how to grind, how to extract the flavors properly, how to blend, etc. We tried different forms of coffee with these two blend like cinnamon honey coffee, cappuccino, etc and all of these were beautiful to taste! We also tasted the shots of Panagiri and Nicamali individually and both have a very distinct and strong flavor.



A refreshing coffee drink with cinnamon & honey

A proper Cappuccino using Sunbean

Frappe created by Mr. Vikram Khanna 

Coffee Painting Canvas

The coffee painting session was a creative one and each and every person enjoyed it!
It was wonderful experience at the event and we would recommend you to try out these coffee blends if you have a weakness for coffee because these are wonderful indeed. The coffee variants at the moment are available at all ITC hotels, where you can go and taste and select which coffee you would like and you can also customize the grind size as well. The expert baristas will help you choose the perfect blend for your taste.

We will definitely keep you posted with the different ways we try to make these.

So this was all about coffee!

We'll be back soon so stay tuned and bon apetit!

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