We'll meet at my home workshop/lab. There, you will enjoy your choice of beverage (coffee or tea), while you learn about how coffee is grown, processed, and graded. You will be briefed on the science of sensory evaluation and will calibrate your palate in a smelling and tasting exercise. We will then move on to the main event which will be cupping four specialty grade coffees.
I am a food scientist and Q grader (coffee sommelier). My experience focuses on one of the most consumed beverages in the world: coffee! It's much more than a black, bitter drink meant to energize your mornings. Through the practice of cupping, I hope to show you the nuances and sensory attributes that make specialty coffee stand above the rest.
Refreshments: one hot beverage, light snacks or palate cleansers will be served throughout to refresh the senses.
Specialty Coffees: we will cup 4 varieties of exotic specialty coffee from around the world.
Coffee Gear: you will be provided with all the necessary coffee cupping equipment and will even get to try a very unique…
We will be situated at my home workshop/lab that is fully equipped for coffee cuppings and all sorts of brewing activities. This includes a high-end espresso machine, multiple coffee grinders, cupping bowls and spoons, variable temperature kettles.
Guests will be consuming caffeine. I will be providing spitoons to prevent over-caffeination. For additional guests or groups, please shoot me a message to see what I might be able to accommodate!
Coffee Sensory with a Food Scientist