Classic and vintage cars may have been the order of the day on the track at this year’s Goodwood Revival event, but visitors could also enjoy a taste of modern beverage-making at the De’Longhi coffee shop.
This was the seventh year running that the Italian brand had a presence at the Goodwood Revival (September 8-10), and in addition to the De’Longhi coffee shop, it also had a Kenwood cookery demonstration room and a Kenwood tea room.
ERT spoke to De’Longhi UK product manager Gareth Griffiths at the event. He said: “Goodwood Revival is a unique and internationally-recognised event and visitors could take advantage of the rich heritage and history that both Kenwood and De’Longhi have. Kenwood in particular was demonstrating classic and retro recipes on a stage for a true historical experience. De’Longhi as the number-one coffee brand in SDAs was also offering the most authentic Italian coffee recipes.”
Mr Griffiths told ERT that the De’Longhi coffee shop served well in excess of 10,000 coffees over the Revival weekend from machines that were designed for the domestic market, which he said was “a great testament to the quality and robustness of the coffee machines to serve so many people the perfect coffee”.
He added: “For Kenwood, there were constant crowds of people watching the regular cooking demonstrations by our renowned chefs and influencers and lots of social media posts from inside the 1950s-style kitchen area.”
Summing up the event, Mr Griffiths said: “As the Revival becomes ever more popular and well known, so do the experiences we offer. This year has been an incredible success in showing the heritage of Kenwood in the UK and how great the De’Longhi coffee offering really is.”
ERT certainly enjoyed several coffees courtesy of De’Longhi before toddling off to watch some classic racing, don’t you know…