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HGC Learning Lab

How to Taste Coffee like a Professional

How to Taste Coffee like a Professional

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Sunday, June 16, 11 AM-12:30 PM

Saturday, July 6, 10-11:30 AM

Saturday, August 10, 10-11:30 AM

Sunday, October 13, 1-2:30 PM

Saturday, November 9, 11 AM-12:30 PM


You'll learn how to set up a coffee cupping and evaluate coffee consistent with the global coffee industry's approach to coffee assessment.

We'll cover the fundamental mechanics of olfaction (fragrance & aroma), gustation (flavor & aftertaste), texture (body & mouthfeel), and the general scoring system for specialty coffees. 

By cupping coffee like an industry pro, you will begin to learn the common language of coffee quality and explore ways to enhance your coffee experiences by learning the global standards for sensory analysis.

This course is for coffee enthusiasts looking to better understand coffee flavor and how quality is professionally evaluated for Arabica coffee.


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  • Approachability

    Our teaching style is open, engaging, and non-judgmental.

  • Collaboration

    We love making connections across industries and subject areas.

  • Inclusive Diversity

    Our class offerings represent a range of learning possibility for everyone.

  • Inquisitive Research

    We believe there is always more to learn!

No experience required.

You don't have to be a professional barista or bartender to take a class at the Lab. Our lineup includes resources for amateur coffee enthusiasts and craft beverage aficionados.

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