Last month, we celebrated the launch of our Pumpkin Macchiato by hosting our very first Instameet! Since it was our first meetup, we decided to hold it in our own backyard and invite Boston-area Instagrammers to a festive New England farm, complete with a pumpkin patch and corn maze. The Instagrammers were able to walk around the farm with their favorite Dunkin’ products, snap pictures of the Fall scenery and meet with members of the Dunkin’ Culinary Team, who showed them the art of creating a Dunkin’ Macchiato.
We partnered with two Boston Instagrammers, Smita from Hogger & Co. and Natalie from The Boston Day Book, to help us run the event and were able to get a few questions in with Natalie about her experience at the Instameet:
1. First thing’s first. What’s your go-to DD coffee order?
In the summer, nothing beats a Dunkin' iced coffee (I take mine with a little bit of sugar and cream, so good) and in the winter, I love a classic latte.
2. What was your favorite part about the Instameet?
I loved getting out of the city! It is such an amazing time of year, and as soon as you leave the city you are greeted with the most amazing foliage and fresh air. I also loved the group of bloggers and Instagrammers that joined us. Boston has such an incredible community of talented and artistic people!
3. Did you learn anything from the culinary team that you didn’t know before?
It was so fun meeting the culinary team! I was surprised to learn how big the team was and how much work goes into creating a new menu item. It was a lot of fun to see them make the Pumpkin Macchiato - such beautiful layering!
4. What’s your advice for those wanting to capture their favorite #DDPumpkin beverage on Instagram?
I think that the key to taking beautiful Instagram photos is to not force it! Do what feels natural. I love capturing photos of my favorite #DDPumpkin beverage with elements of nature. Keep it simple and play around with light! There's nothing more beautiful than the golden glow of afternoon light.
5. What are some ways people can embrace the Fall without needing to be in Boston with the foliage?
We are spoiled in New England! Fall is everywhere we look and there are so many incredible ways to enjoy it. No matter where you live, I think you can channel fall by being outdoors! Go apple picking if you can, or if that's not feasible, make your own mulled cider at home! Put on cozy socks and watch a favorite movie. This season is all about fresh air and then being cozy when indoors.
Want to check out all the photos from our pumpkin-filled Instameet? Search #DDGrammers on Instagram! Don’t forget to follow us there while you’re at it!