9:00am Cupping: taste and compare Cartel’s different roasts (45 min)
10:30am Home Brewing Class: a hands-on look at how to brew Cartel’s coffee in your own home (45 min)
1:00pm Comparative Tasting: In this class, you’ll take 1 kind of bean and brew it several different ways to taste how different brewing methods effect the coffee. (1 hour)
10:15am Home Brewing Class: a hands-on look at how to brew coffee using the pour-over method
11:45am Blue Bottle 101: Sparkroot is the only coffee shop outside SF and NYC that serves and sells Blue Bottle Coffee. Listen to baristas chat about what makes Blue Bottle’s beans special.
1:00pm Cupping: taste and compare Blue Bottle’s different roasts
11:30am & 1pm Cupping: taste and compare Yellow Brick’s different roasts (45 min)
3pm: From Seed to Cup: Connecting to origin and the farm to table concept. Participants will be introduced to Yellow Brick Coffee’s direct trade efforts and learn about the life of a single coffee bean as it takes its journeys to their cup.
10:00 am: Comparative extraction analysis between two metal filtration systems, the French press and the Synesso, using the same single origin coffee.
1:00pm Cupping: Terra Coffee cupping; comparative taste analysis of grade 1 Arabica Typica coffees of similar roast profiles from three continents.
2:15pm Lecture: Ethical sourcing of EXO’s bean portfolio: roasting to accurately represent the high quality green coffees of the developing world.
1:30pm Intro to Roasting: Check out a live roasting demonstration, current artisan theory, profile development, and sampling of a particular varietal roasted to multiple profiles.
3:30pm Intro to Roasting: Check out a live roasting demonstration, current artisan theory, profile development, and sampling of a particular varietal roasted to multiple profiles.
Coffee samples: From 9am-2pm, Raging Sage will feature samples of freshly-roasted coffees from various regions (India, Indonesia, Africa). Each bean is roasted to bring out the best characteristics of that particular bean, from full-city (their lightest roast) to french (their darkest roast).
Adventure Coffee Roasting (@ Brewd)
9:00am Home Coffee Roasting: an interactive session using a vintage hot-air popcorn popper to roast small batches of coffee (45 min)
10:45am Aeropress demo: learn how to use the Aeropress to brew an awesome cup of coffee at home (30 min)
12:45pm Cold Brewed Coffee demo: learn the secret to making perfect cold brewed coffee. Samples provided! (30 min)