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Black Magic - Home Coffee Roasting

coffee tasting

Black Magic - Home Coffee Roasting

6 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
coffee tasting

Black Magic - Home Coffee Roasting

coffee tasting

Black Magic - Home Coffee Roasting

6 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I am a (former) high school science teacher and am comfortable tailoring the experience to each group's desires. In other words, we'll wing it! Generally speaking, we will start off by discussing a broad overview of the roasting process, with the goal of determining what style of coffee you prefer and how to achieve your desired flavor and body profile. We will discuss the physics and chemistry of the actual roasting process. Then, we'll learn how to use a couple of different roasters -- both a super-inexpensive DIY modified popcorn-popper, as well as a reasonably priced consumer-level roaster. You'll be very hands-on; my goal is for you to walk away feeling like you could go do this on your own. Once the beans have cooled, we'll brew up a cup of fresh-as-it-gets coffee and you can enjoy the fruits (beans?) of your labor via a couple of my favorite brewing methods that you may have not heard of before. You'll go home with your freshly roasted coffee (though you really should wait at least 12 hours before imbibing to let some of the more volatile gases diffuse).

Your host

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Katie&Ryan

I've been a slave to coffee for decades, and been roasting my own for several years now. I have taken the process from the very beginning: harvesting beans, all the way through to advanced brewing methods. I won't claim to be a professional-level roaster, but as a science-minded coffee addict, I do manage to roast a dang fine cup. I love the process of roasting because it allows you to get to know coffee at a much deeper level, including geographical and cultural influences of where the beans are sourced. Note that the scheduled times are, in general, easily re-scheduled to fit your schedule. If you need a different time, please don't hesitate to ask!

What's included

Food
Your own roasted beans (probably ~ 1/4 lb total)
Drinks
A small taste of brewed coffee from the beans we roasted.

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Where you'll be

We'll be in my in my backyard and/or home for the entire experience. We'll be protected from rain and snow, but if its cold, you'll want to dress properly as we'll be outdoors for the roasting (it's too smokey to do indoors as a married man!). If it's sunny, a wide brimmed hat would be wise (though I'll try to put our workstation in the shade).

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

If you don't like coffee--this probably won't be terribly satisfying. If you do like coffee, you'll leave wondering why you haven't been doing this yourself.

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Black Magic - Home Coffee Roasting
6 reviews
From ₹2,122/person
6 reviews
From ₹2,122/person