Introduction to Coffee & Cupping
Coffee starts its journey as the seed of a tropical fruit, passing through a complex supply stream before finally reaching your cup as the coffee you know and love. Along the way, there are many transformative steps that affect the way the coffee tastes. In this class, we’ll dive into these steps, tracing the journey from seed to cup to give you a better understanding of how coffee is produced. After learning about coffee production, you’ll have a chance to taste several of our coffees to put what you’ve learned into context—from some of our favorite year-round coffees to unique single origins. We’ll taste the coffees in a traditional cupping setting, which allows us to taste the coffee without the influence of the brew method. By the end of class, you’ll have learned how to taste and evaluate coffee like a coffee professional, with a deeper understanding and appreciation for how it was produced.