Thursday 25 March 2004 4.39pm
>'xcuse my ignorance [being a Newbie],
>where is this place ? What is it ?
The new coffee thing sound like an entry for pseud's corner....
"Cafe Vino is a new joint-venture between Cafe Origin
, specialists in single estate coffees and Vinopolis
, the "Cathedral of Wine". Visitors are encouraged to taste the distinctive characteristics of coffees from around the world and to consider the various synergies between the bean and the grape. Comparisons are invited from the similarity of features and husbandry, to the almost identical vocabulary used to describe the aroma, body and flavour of both wines and coffees.
The audio-visual information, photos, illustrations and tasting opportunities within the "coffee bar" respond to an increasingly discriminating consumer, seeking to explore the world of coffee. In many ways this trend mirrors the demand conditions evident at the beginning of the UK wine market evolution, 10 years ago.
The opening of Cafe Vino is a further initiative and evidence of the Vinopolis
management's ambitious transformation plans to attract more visitors from both home and abroad.
Cafe Origin's choice of venue for their flagship site has an added historical relevance, as coffee was known as the "wine of Arabia" when first introduced to Europe in 1615."