Last week, I launched my new weekly Facebook Live talk show, “Chick Chat”.
Each week, I invite a couple of guests into my own at-home café to chat about all the relevant and important things going on in our world.
The first episode, I was very lucky to work with Nespresso and combine the launch of its new limited edition BARISTA coffees with the launch of my show.
These new coffees are BARISTA Corto, BARISTA Scuro and BARISTA Chiaro (BARISTA Scuro and BARISTA Chiaro are my absolute fave!). They each have a different intensity of flavour depending on how the coffee beans have been roasted, and are made to have the flavour enhanced when adding milk – which is great because I love a good milky coffee.
It was a fitting collab, as I’d recently got my amazing Nespresso Creatista machine (which looks amazing in my new kitchen). This magical machine pretty much turns me into a barista with just the touch of a button.
Honestly, my confidence in making an amazing coffee at home for my friends and family has gone through the roof! It’s fully automated but I love that it has its own separate milk jug and steaming wand so I can get the perfectly creamy milk texture, just like I would if I went to a café.
Paired with Nespresso’s new Limited Edition BARISTA collection, I was ready to release my inner barista and show off my coffee skills to my amazing guests.
Leah Light (Celebrity Nail Stylist) and Leonie Barlow (the Style Insider) were the perfect guests for my very first talk show – we’d had an amazing experience together at Escape Haven in Bali and bonded over our individual self-love and self-respect journeys.
Before cracking into our chats, they ordered their coffee (they both love a good latte) and selected a BARISTA Grand Cru based on their coffee preference.
Leonie selected the BARISTA Chiaro, a medium to dark blend of intensity 5 coffee that becomes super smooth and round with milk. Both Leah and I tried the slightly more intense BARISTA Scuro – a medium to dark blend of intensity 8. So good!
With our kick-ass Nespresso BARISTA coffees and some delicious café-style food to nibble on, Mak’s Café was up and running. We picked up where we’d left off in Bali – and as we sipped our Nespresso coffees, it felt like we were just having a casual natter at a café down the road.
Of course, the topics we covered were very near and dear to our hearts. I interviewed them about their journeys to self-love, something I’m very familiar with, and how this direction has impacted their lives both online and off.
It’s not an easy process – learning to love and respect yourself after years of negative self-talk. It was interesting to hear the struggles we go through every day; but also the little wins we each have. Self-love really needs to be an ongoing practice, and that’s something we touched on during our 30-minute chick chat.
If you want to watch the full interview, you can do so here.
And I really need to thank Nespresso for supporting the first episode of “Chick Chat”. I’ll need to make a trip to my local PostShop to recycle my Nespresso capsules after all the coffee we consumed!
Thanks also to my amazing friends Leah and Leonie for being my first guests – you ladies were awesome xx
So all you Nespresso drinkers out there make sure you give the new BARISTA range a go and let me know which one is your fave:
• Best enjoyed as an indulgent cappuccino
• Ristretto 25ml/Intensity 5
• Best enjoyed as an espresso macchiato
• Espresso 40ml/Intensity 8
• Best enjoyed as a black Ristretto or a full bodied latte
• Ristretto 25ml/Intensity 11
And if you have any suggestions on which guests (men or women) you would love to see me interview on “Chick Chat” please let me know below in the comments.
WIN WITH NESPRESSO
I have a 3 for 3 prize to giveaway! A full set of the Barista Range for 3 lucky people.
You and 2 of your friends will win 3 sleeves of Nespresso Capsules so you can release your inner Barista at home too!
HOW TO ENTER:
- You MUST like my FB Page –Makaia Carr Official
- Like & Comment on this FB post
- Tag your two “chick chat” friends that you would love to send a Nespresso Limited Edition set too also.
Open to New Zealand residents only.
Closes Wednesday 20th September 2017 at 10pm. Normal T&C’s apply.