Coffee Tasting Level I
An Introduction to Coffee & Exposing Coffee Myths
Duration: 3 hours
Prerequisite: No prior experience required
This is one of our best courses, all our students rave about this, and we consider it such an essential course, that we include it for free in our opening coffee business packages which is always held on day 2 of the opening a cafe business course.
This workshop will give you the tools you need to train your staff in basic coffee knowledge; how to interview and work with roasters; and educate your customers.
Fun, hands on and interactive, this class involves using all your senses. This course will answer all the questions you were never sure about in coffee. Despite being the most consumed drink in the world, very few people know anything about coffee. All we know are advertising factoids and propaganda. Why do people drink the coffee they drink? Can people taste? In this class we pull back the curtain and reveal the real truth about coffee.
- Basic coffee agronomy and processing
- Regional Coffee Profiles
- Tasting exercises
- Understanding your palate
- How to talk about coffee flavours
- Blind Cupping
- Comparative Cupping
- Cupping for quality
- Choosing a Roaster
Workshop includes printed take-away material.
Class attendees receive a certificate of completion from the Canadian Barista and Coffee Academy.