FRIDAY FOOD FEATURE: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Brewristas are the Best!


Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Brewristas are the Best!

Who knew making perfect coffee was so complicated? The Brewristas do, which is why you’re likely to have the most amazing caffeine-related experience of your life when the Man with the Coffee Grinder Plan gets to make you one at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town or the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch in Johannesburg, South Africa.  So what exactly is a Brewrista? s a Brewrista in a whole new class of his own.  sewn onto their uniforms.

Coffee at the Protea Hotel Fire and Ice Hotels

So here’s how you do it:

Rule #1: Grind coffee beans, for freshness of each and every cup.

Rule #2: These beans must be the finest. The Brewristas use Lavazza Super Crema whole beans.

Rule #3: Run the espresso machine for no more than 30 seconds – otherwise your coffee will taste burnt.

Rule #4: Froth your milk (full-cream for best results) at the top of the jug to create bubbles then move the nozzle down a centimetre into the milk to kill the bubbles.

Rule #5: Pour one part milk and two parts froth into the espresso shot, sprinkle cocoa powder or ground chocolate on top and make a funky pattern. The Brewristas themselves are partial to intricate leaves, multi-layered hearts – even smiling teddy bears and hound dawgs on creative days!

Coffee at the Protea Hotel Fire and Ice Hotels
About Protea Hotels:

The Protea Hotel Group is Africa’s largest hotel group and with more than 116 properties throughout South Africa and six other African countries, which include Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia, Ghana and Uganda amongst others.

Each Protea Hotel is uniquely different in character and the collection ranges from urban accommodation to country retreats, all in the 3 and 4-star markets. Protea Hotels is the winner of 2 World Travel Awards for Best Hotel Group in Africa, winner of 4 Sunday Times Markinor Top Hotel Brand Awards, the winner of 5 Coolest Hotel Group awards in the Sunday Times Generation Next surveys and the winner of the Ask Africa South African Customer Service Award 2013.

The Protea Hotel Group was bought by Marriott International in April 2014 and forms part of Marriott’s global brand portfolio made up of 18 brands that operate more than 4 000 hotels in 79 countries.
Coffee at the Protea Hotel Fire and Ice Hotels

About Marriott International:

Marriott International, Inc. is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,000 properties, and more than 690,000 rooms in 77 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.

For more than 80 years, the company has been committed to guest satisfaction.  Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics.  The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass 45 million members.

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