"Best Coffee Roasters in the US"

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"A no-brainer for the extra-picky
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"For the coffee lover who wants to expand their palate, this collection of freshly roasted and curated single-origin beans provides an in-depth taste of the nuances of coffees from around the world."

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EXPERT GUIDED VIRTUAL TASTINGS

Led by 2013 World Brewer's Champion James McCarthy, you'll taste
five different coffees side-by-side, similar to how professionals
taste and evaluate coffees.

All from the comfort of your home!

EXPERT GUIDED VIRTUAL TASTINGS

Led by 2013 World Brewer's Champion James McCarthy, you'll taste
five different coffees side-by-side, similar to how professionals
taste and evaluate coffees.

All from the comfort of your home!

TASTE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Purchase a tasting session for just your household, or invite friends and family to join you. You'll get to discuss flavors with each other, share notes, and bond over favorites!

HOW IT WORKS

1

Choose a date and time for your session

2

We’ll send everyone a virtual tasting kit, with 4 unlabeled coffees to brew during your session.

3

At your scheduled time, James will guide your group through the coffee tasting. On Zoom, of course!

4

Slurp, taste and learn more about all of the coffees. Brew your favorites after the tasting!

MAKE IT YOURS

This tasting is private - just you and your friends, so you can customize the learning to match your group's needs! Choose a topic you’d like to learn more about (coffee processing, coffee history, tasting basics) and we will work it into your session!

BECOME A COFFEE CONNOISSEUR

James will tell you all about each of the coffees you’ve tasted, including taste profile, roast level & farm location.

BECOME A COFFEE CONNOISSEUR

James will tell you all about each of the coffees you’ve tasted, including taste profile, roast level & farm location.

FIND YOUR FAVORITES

Tasting is the only way to figure out what coffee
you like. The tasting kit is designed to help you
identify your coffee preferences and learn more
about what kind of coffees you enjoy!

WHAT'S IN THE VIRTUAL TASTING KIT?

The Virtual Tasting Kit has five 12g coffees pre-weighed for the tasting, 5 cups, tasting forms and a flavor wheel for the tasting, along with a grind sample, so you can be confident that your grinder is calibrated correctly before we start (pre-ground option also available).

We'll also send five x 2 oz bags of each of the coffees so you can enjoy after the tasting!

All you need at home is a coffee grinder, a kettle (1.2 L), two spoons
per participant and two extra cups. No brewer required!

INTERESTED IN SCHEDULING A TASTING WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES?

Coffee is intrinsically about people. Whether you're gathering for a personal or professional experience, we can tailor the tasting to your group!

Email [email protected] to inquire about corporate tastings.

SUBSCRIBER-EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY TASTINGS

You can also join us for our free weekly tastings on Zoom!

Open to all subscribers - sign up for an explorer kit and join our tasting!

FAQ

Can I schedule a session if I don't have a grinder?

We highly recommend whole bean for an optimal tasting experience, but if you don't have access to a grinder, we can ship you the coffees ground.

Do I need a scale to participate?

The coffees come in pre-weighed pouches, and the cups are just the right size for the amount of water needed, so no scale is required.

What if my shipment doesn't arrive?

We know that shipments can get delayed, especially during this pandemic, so we monitor tracking info and will alert you if we think the package won't get to you in time so you're able to reschedule. For more info, see this article.

Should I grind the coffees before the session?

We recommend grinding about 10 minutes before the session, but no sooner than that. If you have a hand grinder, it may take a few extra minutes.

Can another person taste along with me using the same kit?

Yes! We include 2 Tasting Forms in each kit for 2 people (per screen). More people can be added by copying the form if needed.

Can we also learn about pour-over brewing?

This session is a modified version of the professional cupping style of tasting. Since there’s multiple steps involved, unfortunately, there isn't enough time for a brew session.

When will you send the Virtual Tasting Kit?

We'll ship it about a week before your scheduled time, so that all households receive fresh coffee just in time for the tasting (with a little bit of buffer). We'll share tracking information as soon as it's shipped.

I want to do this, but none of the times available work for me. Can I request another day/time that is not listed?

Please e-mail us at [email protected] for any custom requests. We'll do our best to accommodate.

Can I do this one-on-one (1 household)?

Yes, absolutely!

Can I reschedule if the time no longer works?

Yes, we know things happen and schedules change! You can reschedule up to 12 hours before the session (there is a link to change the appointment in your confirmation e-mail). However, please bear in mind that we have limited slots available and would appreciate as much advance notice as possible for any changes.

Is this available internationally?

Unfortunately, this is only available for U.S.-based households at this time.

What's the difference between this tasting and the Instagram Live tasting?

The Instagram Live tasting is 60 minutes as opposed to 90 for this Private Tasting, and interaction with your host is limited to comments. The Private tasting is more intimate, with plenty of time to ask questions and talk coffee. Also, the Instagram tasting is designed around our Explorer Kit, and you use your own mugs to brew into and taste out of. For the Private Virtual Tasting, we ship you the coffees, tasting forms and cups.