COFFEE CUPPING. Let's celebrate Swiss national coffee day!

  • September 28, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Coffee enthusiasts,

I'm really happy to have you around! Are you excited to participate in the first meetup of this group? I am and can't wait to meet you.. According Wikipedia [1], September 28 is a Swiss national coffee day. I don't think there is better chance to kick off our activities.

Guys from BBC coffee [2] were so kind to offer place and their time to make this day special. They will keep open just for us and introduce us to speciality coffee during COFFEE CUPPING!

Coffee cupping (coffee tasting) is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. A standard coffee cupping procedure involves deeply sniffing the coffee, then loudly slurping the coffee so it spreads to the back of the tongue. The coffee taster attempts to measure aspects of the coffee's taste, specifically the body (the texture or mouthfeel, such as oiliness), sweetness (the perceived sweetness at the sides of the tongue), acidity (a sharp and tangy feeling at the tip of the tongue, like when biting into an orange), flavour (the characters in the cup), and aftertaste. [3]

Let's meet, taste great coffee (expect to try 3 - 5 different coffee beens from various regions) and get to know each other. More information is coming ...

AGENDA UPDATE:

1) Cupping protocol - first, we will be introduced to the process of cupping that will ensure pleasant coffee tasting for all of us.

2) Blind tasting - then, we will try different coffee (secret choice) that goes from the cheap ones to the most exclusive coffee you can taste.

3) Coffee talk and "after-cupping-party" - after we enjoy coffee we can continue chatting and moreimportantly plan our next activities.

P.S. Bring your coffee beans if you would like to add them to cupping or taste them with others afterward. I will probably bring beans from Kenya and Ethiopia roasted by Doubleshot company - great Czech roasters. 

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Coffee_Day
[2] http://bbc-coffee.ch/
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_cupping

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  • Ales P.

    Some people asked about coffee that we tasted, here is a list:

    1. Hacienda la Esmeralda
    2. Kochere
    3. Nyawira
    4. Finca Licho washed
    5. Finca Licho natural
    6. Pirineos
    7. Karagoto AB
    8. Amaro
    9. Lavazza gold:)

    For more information you can come to see guys from Bear Brothers and Cow.

    October 4, 2013

  • Ales P.

    Hi all! I'm really happy that you enjoyed our first meeting! Thank you for participating and big thank goes to our hosts. My pictures are about to be uploaded. Looking forward to see you again.

    September 30, 2013

  • Robert S.

    Well prepared event with professional tasting instructions.

    September 29, 2013

  • Peter L.

    I am very sorry that I could'nt make ik yesterday evening my flight has been cancelled so I had to stay in Holland and just arrived back in Zurich Next time I will be there.

    September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great first event... thanks for organising!

    September 28, 2013

  • Ales P.

    Emy, welcome in this group! I'll do my best to arrange other coffee cupping in the future:) See you soon ...

    September 27, 2013

  • Emy

    Hi Ales and everyone, I just joined in! and I can't make it this Sat (despite of the Swiss national coffee day...;) but please please PLEASE organise the coffee cupping again?? then I will be surely there!!

    September 26, 2013

  • Ales P.

    Guys, places are limited in this case so please take extra person only if there are still free spots available (or make them join the group). Thanks for understanding.

    September 26, 2013

  • Adrian

    Hi, I'm Adrian and new in your group :-) I wish I could make it on Saturday... looking forward meeting you on your next meet up :-) Have fun!

    September 26, 2013

  • Karina

    I wil probably do the same.... looking forward to meet you all!

    September 26, 2013

  • Peter L.

    I wil take someone with me if thats oke looking forward to taste some coffee with other holics.

    September 26, 2013

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