Monday, December 03, 2007

Joe's coffee class ---New York

Are you a caffeine aficionado, but you can’t tell the difference between an Arabica bean and a Robusta? Do you know how much spoons of coffee you need for a 6-ounces cup or you are clueless? If you need answers to the questions above, you should consider the class “Coffee 101: From Bean to Cup” by Joe’s. I was one of the students last week and I found satisfactory answers to all my questions. During the class, Amanda Byron (Joe’s Director of Coffee) presented in an entertaining and informative way the basics of what coffee is, the major growing regions, how the beans are grown and roasted and finally how to buy, brew and drink coffee at home. After attending this class, you will be far more knowledgeable about Joe’s preferable beans and where they come from, the differences between a drip coffee maker and a French press, grinders and what you should look for, right amounts of coffee and coffee’s worst enemies (I won’t tell you, you have to attend once!). All that, while tasting coffees from all over the world and exploring the flavor characteristics of these regions. When leaving – together with the “scoop” that comes as a gift - I can guarantee you that you will drink your next cup of coffee with brand new eyes, nose and sensation!

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