Our mission, “To deliver the best-tasting coffee experience to discerning consumers through a supply chain with integrity and a unique commitment to quality”, is the driving force behind our Coffee School.
Our classes are intended to simplify and de-mystify coffee for the everyday consumer, and we’ve been committed to offering our coffee “curriculum” for over a decade. The material covers coffee from a scientific, historical, technological, and industrial standpoint; and is ever-evolving to incorporate the current coffee landscape. Special focus is given to addressing the social issues and environmental footprint related to coffee and how these contribute to overall coffee quality.
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Coffee School Schedule
Intro to Coffee (The 3 Keys; Green Beans, Roasting and Brewing)
It starts with a fresh cup of coffee … As we lead a thorough exploration of what is perhaps the most fundamental piece of coffee education: Our 3 Keys to the Best-Tasting Coffee. This lecture combines key material from our Green Beans 101, Art of Roasting, and Alchemy of Brewing coffee school classes, providing a comprehensive foundation for truly understanding coffee. $25/ticket
- May 31, 2020 – click to purchase a ticket!
- September 20, 2020 – click to purchase a ticket!
- November 22, 2020 – click to purchase a ticket!
Green Beans 101
– The First Key to the Best-Tasting Coffee
Tracing coffee – from tree to cup. This class covers the origin of green coffee; its circumnavigation of the globe; social & environmental impacts; processing; trade; innovations in production; and its supply chain from a commodity standpoint. $50/ticket
Art of Roasting
– The Second Key to the Best-Tasting Coffee
Our discovery of the distinctly sweet flavour of truly fresh-roasted coffee is the real inspiration for this class. In it, we cover the science, history, and technology behind coffee roasting while demonstrating a variety of methods for roasting coffee at home. $50/ticket
Scheduled: April 19, 2020 – click here to purchase a ticket!
Alchemy of Brewing
– The Third Key to the Best-Tasting Coffee
The focus of this class is the science behind brewing coffee; beginning with the fundamental principles of extraction and ending in a deeper exploration of how to apply these principles. We demonstrate a variety of popular brewing methods and equipment while examining each one’s pros and cons. $50/ticket
Scheduled: October 18, 2020 – click here to purchase a ticket!
Coffee Cupping & Tasting
This class is just like a “crash course” in wine tasting but for coffee! We start by explaining how a coffee’s value and grade is determined and what goes on in a typical coffee cupping room. Then we brew, taste and analyze three different fresh-roasted coffees; making notes on each one; learning to chart their acidity, body and complexity; and learning how to differentiate among the three main growing regions. $60/ticket
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