Do you love coffee but sometimes wonder what even is this stuff and what should I do with it? Well, you're not alone. So we decided to come up with our Home ImBREWvement coffee brewing workshop for all you budding coffee enthusiasts who are mystified by those beautiful beans.
The aim of the workshop is to find what you like in coffee, learn more about specialty coffee, train the senses, and learn to brew. If you want to get to know the coffee you are drinking and learn how to make coffee better, then this is for you.
What is Home ImBREWvement?
The workshop is all about finding out what you like in coffee and learning to brew better. There’s a bit of specialty barista training, some sensory training in how to taste and smell, and lots of info on coffee and specialty coffee. Our brewing workshop is in London, based out of our coffee roastery in an old railway arch in East London.
First, we will give you the lowdown on coffee, focusing on what makes specialty coffee special. We’ll focus on different origins of coffee and the differences between commodity and specialty coffee — you’ll get to taste different coffees to get an idea of how these different factors affect the taste. We’re going to talk pretty in depth about what affects flavour in coffee, about sweetness and bitterness, and the different types of acidity that you find in coffee. We then cover aroma and how aroma affects the flavour of coffee.
You’ll get a chance to try out your smelling skills with the Lu Nez du Café kit, a box that contains 36 of the most common aromas found in coffee — everything from rubber to apples.
Then it’s time to brew, with an Aeropress and a V60, this is the practical bit and is full of tips for getting a better brew at home with your chosen kit. You will leave the workshop knowing more about what you like in coffee and why (with a bag of your favourite coffee!), as well as some honed brewing skills.
Who is Home ImBREWvement for?
Home ImBREWvement is for anyone who loves coffee and wants to learn more about why coffee tastes the way it does, what you like in coffee (and how to identify that on a coffee bag), and how to brew coffee better at home. You don’t need any knowledge of coffee or brewing to join this workshop, just bring yourself and your taste buds.