Kuramathi Maldives revamps coffee menu, conducts advanced barista course

Kuramathi Maldives’ Island Coffee Shop has unveiled a new menu with 30 different coffee beverages to choose from.

The choices of hot and cold coffee on the new menu comprise of widely popular picks such as the Freddo Espresso, Freddo Cappuccino, Cold Mochaccino and Cold Café Latte. Hot signature coffee-based beverages are also available as per the guest’s choosing.

Amongst the few additions to the menu are:

  • Kuramathi on Ice: espresso, cold chocolate, scoop of vanilla, cinnamon powder, caramel syrup
  • Freddo Cappuccino: espresso poured in iced and creamy milk
  • Cold Mocachino: espresso with cold chocolate
The Island Coffee Shop at Kuramathi Maldives. PHOTO/ KURAMATHI

The new menu follows the completion of a comprehensive course in advanced barista techniques and coffee beverage. The training was conducted by skilled coffee artisan Giorgos Atsopardis, who is a Certified Specialty Barista and Certified Specialty Brewer, and a finalist in the National Barista Championship of Greece in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

“Originally from Greece, he contributed his 20 years of expertise and wisdom in the coffee industry to participants from our Food and Beverage team in a dedicated workshop,” the resort said in a statement.

“Coffee produced by the iconic brewing method of utilising a ‘Syphon Filter’ was also demonstrated during the training session, and it’s no surprise the specialty is available for guests to try.”

Giorgos Atsopardis is seen conducting a comprehensive course in advanced barista techniques and coffee beverage at Kuramathi Maldives. PHOTO/ KURAMATHI

Kuramathi is one of the first resorts to open in the Maldives and is part of Universal Resorts of Universal Enterprises, a 100 percent Maldivian company and the pioneers of tourism in the Maldives.

An emerald jewel in the turquoise Maldivian waters, Kuramathi is a stunning island retreat with acres of luxuriant vegetation surrounded by spectacular beaches tapering into an endless sandbank. Villas blend contemporary design and nature, and are set on the beach, amongst lush gardens or over water. Four poster beds, open-air bathrooms, rainfall showers or Jacuzzi, large outdoor decks with inviting daybeds or sun loungers, are just some of the creature-comforts enjoyed by guests. Dining options are diverse with many restaurants, bars and great-value all-inclusive packages, topped off with Maldivian service – welcoming, genuine and friendly.

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