COFFEE & TEA EDUCATION

ORIGIN TASTING SCHEDULE

Visit our cafes for complimentary origin tastings. Learn your preferences for various coffee origins [Americas, Africa, & Indo-Pacific] and processing methods [Natural, Honey, Washed]. 

BREW DEMO SCHEDULE

Visit our cafes for complimentary brew demos per schedule below. Brew devices accentuate a coffee's inherent characteristics with varying textures and depth of flavor. Learn your favorites. 


BREW BETTER COFFEE AT HOME

Brew French Press

Brew Chemex

Brew Aeropress

Brew Bonavita

With help from our YouTube channel


Monthly COFFEE Seminars


SCAA Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel

The Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel by SCAA and WCR (©2016)

The Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel by SCAA and WCR (©2016)

 

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel is a valuable tool for all coffee tasters to identify and distinguish between flavors and attributes found in coffees.

Taste is closely related to experience and memory.  If you have no experience or memory of a certain taste, it is impossible to identify that taste.  The Flavor Wheel helps users build their understanding of flavors by showing which flavors are closely related to others.

The proximity of lines between neighboring flavors on the wheel describes the similarity in flavors, with larger gaps between lines designating less similarity with neighboring flavors.  For example, the flavor “Rose” is more similar to “Jasmine” than “Rose” is to “Chamomile.” Likewise, “Chamomile” is much more closely related to “Rose” than it is to “Honey.”

 

How to Use the Flavor Wheel

  • Work from the inside out!

After identifying a general flavor note from the inner circle, work outwards getting more and more specific as you move away from the center.

  • Build your coffee vocabulary!

When you find a flavor note in the outer ring, look at the flavors close by.  These flavors are closely associated, and can help to build your coffee vocabulary.

  • Think outside the box!

Don’t be afraid to say odd flavors you taste. Declare them proudly!

  • Talk to a friend!

Every person’s palate and sensory experience is different.  Discussing what you taste with a friend may help you identify flavors you did not initially notice, broadening your tasting experience.


Tea Tastings

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Insight Coffee Roasters works with Song Tea & Ceramics to procure our tea offerings. Song Tea sources rare tea and handcrafted ceramics of exceptional quality and character.

TEA TASTING SCHEDULE