The art and science of coffee

3 October, 7:00 pm

1 hrAdultPWYD

Talk | Chemistry, Environment & Nature, Food & Drink, Lifestyle

This virtual tour combines the art and science of coffee roasting, using imported green beans. Join Headington’s Ruskin College and Witney-based Ue Coffee Roasters to explore sourcing ethical crops, relationships with small-estate farmers and harvest. Learn why fermentation affects taste and smell, and how flavour is locked into the beans making coffee so very special! Join in with an interactive home brewing masterclass and taste test and compare your results with the experts. Followed by Q&A.

To accompany the home brewing masterclass, Ue Coffee Roasters are offering attendees the opportunity to purchase a coffee tasting kit, which will form the backbone of the tasting. The kit includes:

  • 1 x Speciality Solidarity Blend of Coffee 250g
  • 1 x Aeropress Brewer
  • 1 x 350 Filter Papers, scoop, paddle and funnel
Order your coffee tasting kit

Alternatively, you can also order a pack of Ue Coffee Roaster’s Solidarity Blend coffee to use with your own coffee brewing equipment.

Order Solidarity Blend coffee

Last orders by 30th September so that your coffee tasting kit will be delivered by Saturday 3rd October 2020.

Ruskin College offers residential adult learning to people of all ages and backgrounds. With historic links to the University of Oxford, the College offers university-standard education and facilities, without the need for qualifications.


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