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Start Date:

Sat, Oct 23, 1:30pm - 3:00pm Eastern Time

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8
System Requirements:

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection.

Class Delivery:

This class will be held via Zoom unless otherwise specified.

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this coffee class:

Coffee cupping is a standardized and ritualized method of tasting that is used at nearly every level of the supply chain—by farmers to check in on the quality of their harvest, by green buyers to choose which coffees to purchase, and by roasters to help guide their roast profiles. The cupping process begins with assessing the smell of the ground coffee before moving into steeping the grounds and then tasting, focusing on independent attributes such as flavor, aftertaste, acidity and body as well as holistic impressions.

Besides being a critical method of assessment, it can be a wonderful educational experience that can highlight the diversity of flavors found in coffees from around the world and build familiarity and comfort with describing what we taste. Cupping requires no special equipment, and what is needed is commonly found in home kitchens—small cups, tablespoons or a scale, spoons and hot water.

In this class, you'll learn more about coffee production and how each step in the process contributes to the final taste of the coffee. Then, we'll experience how terroir affects the coffee flavor through a coffee cupping.

In order for this tasting to be truly interactive and inclusive, we'll all need to be tasting the same coffees! Please add 1x of each coffee linked below. If you have a burr grinder at home, feel free to order whole bean, otherwise please select auto-drip from the drop down menu. This will ensure the grind size is appropriate for the cupping but will also work perfectly in your automatic drip machine and some pour over devices.

Ahead of our virtual tasting, you will receive simple instructions for setting up the tasting. At the start of class, the cupping process will be covered in detail and any questions answered before beginning the guided tasting itself, during which open conversation will be encouraged. This is a unique opportunity to compare and contrast two distinct and beautiful coffees, discuss them in a welcoming environment and learn about what makes them so different.

Please note:

This class is held over Zoom. We like to encourage participation from all students- if you are comfortable and able, feel free to turn your camera and microphone on so we can all engage with one another! Dial-in details will be provided 24 hours prior to the start time of class.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

All cancellations requested with at least 7 days notice from the class date will be honored. In the event that you wish to cancel within 7 days of the class date we will do our best to help you re-schedule but can make no guarantees.

Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
1:30pm - 3:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $25

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Reviews of Classes at Joe Coffee Company (231)

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Virtual Coffee Tasting
Reviewed by Daniel R. on 8/14/2021
This was a great experience !
Virtual Coffee Tasting
Reviewed by Kathleen R. on 8/8/2021
Thank you so much for the detailed information. Looking forward to more class opportunities to expand my learning. :)
Virtual Coffee Tasting
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/17/2021
Excellent class - very well taught and it worked really well despite being entirely virtual
Virtual Coffee Tasting
Reviewed by Amy C. on 11/15/2020
I got this virtual cupping class for my husband’s birthday and we both loved it! We each learned a lot despite the disparity in our coffee knowledge...him an avid coffee drinker and me not at all. The instructor was very knowledgeable and friendly and was able to get the whole class engaged despite the virtual format. We learned to appreciate the differences in smell and taste with dry grains to brewed coffee and in different temperatures. We also learned a lot about the regional and varietal differences for coffee. This was so much fun and informational so highly recommended!
Virtual Coffee Tasting
Reviewed by Brenda R M. on 3/27/2021
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