COFFEE lovers in Winchester were treated to a master class to celebrate UK Coffee Week.

Costa Coffee on the High Street invited customers to attend a private session to learn how to make their favourite beverage.

Winchester barista Laurisa Robson treated selected customers to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look giving hints and tips to make such espressos, mochas and cappacinos.

Laurisa said: “It was fantastic that we had the opportunity to share our knowledge with our customers. It was a real privilege to speak to our guests about our world famous Mocha-Italia blend – some were astounded as to how much work goes into creating the perfect blend, from sourcing our beans to the serving process, it’s our expertise which makes a cup of coffee special.”

Costa’s Master of Coffee, Gennaro Pelliccia said: “We’re delighted to have created an opportunity to share our passion for coffee with our coffee loving customers. At this stage we wanted to trial our Masterclasses at select stores, but given its success we’ll hopefully look to roll this out on a larger scale for next year’s UK Coffee Week.”