What better way to wake Sleeping Beauty after 100 years than a specially created blend of coffee?
The team at Norwich’s Alchemista Coffee Company designed and served a festive blend with a kick inspired by the pantomime and which would be guaranteed to put a spring in the step of the lead character.
Dennis Bacon, who founded the artisan coffee shop on St Gregory’s Alley in the city, said: “The potion consists of an Espresso martini with a Christmassy amaretto twist which will help Sleeping Beauty awaken from her 100-year slumber.”
And it got the thumbs up from the panto cast-members who sampled it. Elizabeth Carter, who plays the lead role (pictured above), said: “It is absolutely gorgeous. I would definitely wake up if I had one of these.”
Fellow cast-member Jack Ireland added: “I would certainly recommend it. It is a real experience.”
It is the latest creation from the team at Alchemista who sampled coffee culture across Australia and the Far East before opening the artisan coffee shop with a steampunk twist in Norwich.
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