Le Méridien Dhaka celebrated International Coffee Day for the third year today at its signature lobby lounge bar, Latitude 23. As an art and cultural inspired brand, the hotel celebrated the day with a group discussion followed by various art lesson activities like latte art tutorials guided by expert baristas, designing own éclairs with special toppings under the supervision of the pastry chef. Guests participated in coffee painting on canvas and bean in the basket games, a press release from Le Méridien Dhaka said.
International Coffee Day is a global celebration of the journey of coffee from the farm to the local restaurants across the world. It is an occasion to honour the farmers who grow and harvest the coffee in various parts of the world. Many countries around the world celebrate their own national coffee days at various dates throughout the year. However, in March 2014, the member states of the ICO agreed to organise International Coffee Day on October 1 to create a single day of celebration for coffee lovers around the world.
Coffee culture at Le Méridien offers a platform for a unique and distinctive experience for the guests, and it is an integral part of the brand’s lobby concept, Le Méridien Hub. The hotel believes that a coffee-house atmosphere in the public space engages creative minds and generates an environment founded on conversation, exchange and debate, which is what Latitude 23 aims to provide. To mark this day, Le Méridien Dhaka began the festivity on Saturday, September 30 as a tribute to the original date for this day. A 15 percent discount on coffee is available for guests who are customers of certain banks and telecom brands.