Coffee-drinking celebrities take over in beverage binge

PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 21 May, 2012, 12:00am


Disgruntled coffee drinkers were turned away in droves from Wan Chai's Pacific Coffee last Wednesday. The store was off limits from the 'ordinaries' to make room for coffee-drinking celebrities and journalists.

The fanfare was all in celebration of Pacific Coffee's first foray into the world of coffee makers. Guests were offered a variety of beverages from the new Pacific Coffee capsule system machine - milk tea, coffee, mocha, tea - and were given a chance to try to make their own.

The journalists snacked on salmon mini-sandwiches while celebrity guests including actor Andy On, actress Karena Lam and Hong Kong personality Cheuk Wan-chi took to the stage to talk about their favourite hot beverages. They each got a chance to try to make one for themselves. The message apparently being, the Pacific Coffee machine is so easy even celebrities can do it.

Then, each took a turn placing a replica of their favourite flavour capsule in holes cut into a bit of poster board. When the last piece was in place a small explosion ensued, showering surprised guests with confetti and filling Cheuk's daring new hat, described on her blog as a purple croissant, with glitter. The mood of the event was perfectly captured by the Pacific Coffee capsule system catchphrase, 'More than you can expect.'