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Specialty Coffee Tasting

Houston, United States

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Experience hosted by Mehmet

2 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Be ready to drink coffee !

The workshop will start with an introduction to the History of Coffee. From the legendary goat that discovered coffee in Ethiopia to the first coffee shop

A cup of coffee is the result of 3 characters: the farmer, the roaster, and the barista. We will take a journey into the coffee chain from bean to cup.

We will start by a tasting flight of 3 different origins where I'll introduce the farming practices. For the next tasting, we will brew and taste the same coffee processed in 2 different ways.

After this first flight, we will explore the importance and impact 'roasting' has on the quality of the coffee and what differentiate specialty coffee. This tasting will widen your horizon on how roasting can impact the taste of one coffee.

The second part of the workshop will be focused on the barista's role. I will introduce 2 different brewing methods of home brewing and teach you how to make coffee like a pro by sharing with you all the explaining and science behind it.

Finally, we will end up with the last coffee with a short Q&A session where I will make sure you have all the tools and knowledge you need to make excellent coffee at home.
Be ready to drink coffee !

The workshop will start with an introduction to the History of Coffee. From the legendary goat that discovered coffee in Ethiopia to the first coffee shop

A cup of coffee is the result of 3 characters: the farmer, the roaster, and the barista. We will take a journey into the coffee chain from bean to cup.

We will start by a tasting flight of 3 different origins where I'll introduce the f…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    We will taste a total of 8 coffees in 4 different tasting flights
From $30
/ person
Sat, Dec 12
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$30 per person
$30 per person
Sat, Dec 12
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$30 per person
$30 per person

Meet your host, Mehmet

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 50 Reviews
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I remember the first coffee I brew at the age of 7 – a dark roasted Turkish coffee. Although this first sip gave me a bitter memory of coffee, sharing it with others added some sweetness to it.
Learnt about coffee at the farm in Colombia, I started to work as a barista in Brazil. In the meantime, I obtain my master degree in thermodynamics in France. I believe that we don’t know what we don’t know. In 2017, I launched a Specialty Coffee Tasting Workshop in London, UK to bring awareness and shed lights on what, how and why Specialty coffee is.

Like you I am frustrated when my brew doesn't match what I had in the cafe. Hence, experience and sensory became my focus, with hours of SCA training and competitions. Moved to Houston, Texas in 2019, I launched Memli Coffee Lab and proposed an innovative approach to coffee roasting.
I remember the first coffee I brew at the age of 7 – a dark roasted Turkish coffee. Although this first sip gave me a bitter memory of coffee, sharing it with others added some sweetness to it.
Learnt about coffee at the farm in Colombia, I started to work as a barista in Brazil. In the meantime, I obtain my master degree in thermodynamics in France. I believe that we don’t know what we don’t know. In 2017, I launched a Specialty Coffee Tasting Workshop in London, UK to bring awareness and…
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Where you'll be

Our workshop will be located near Downtown in a modern collaborative sharing boutique - The Annex HTX. Reception and parking are available to accommodate everyone.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 50 reviews.

Diana
November 2020
Great class! Mehmet is an excellent teacher, very easy going and personable making the whole experience very heart warming. He was explaining the coffee from the source to the cup thoroughly, well verse in the sensory subject, he taught how to understand tasting better. I ended the class with more knowledge and appreciation for the enchanting world of coffee. Thank you Memli Lab Coffee, Best-Diana
Great class! Mehmet is an excellent teacher, very easy going and personable making the whole experience very heart warming. He was explaining the coffee from the source to the cup…
Jennifer
November 2020
Wonderful experience if you love coffee! Love the science he told us behind it. This is a must if you want to try something new.
Montana
November 2020
Amazing experience! I would recommend this for anyone. My husband is a coffee fanatic and even though I don’t particularly love it, I had a wonderful time and actually found some new coffees that I do enjoy. We will definitely be returning so try some different seasonal coffees throughout the year.
Amazing experience! I would recommend this for anyone. My husband is a coffee fanatic and even though I don’t particularly love it, I had a wonderful time and actually found some n…
Nabila
March 2020
Mehmet was a great host! His unique experience and knowledge about coffee really made the tasting unique, fun and educational. I would highly recommend this experience to any coffee lovers.
Tobias
March 2020
An absolut must not only for Coffee lovers. You experience so much new tastes you have never experineced before. Definitely opened my mind to Coffee and completely new flavours. Highly recommended, price is exceptionally fair for the teaching and tasting of lot of different high class coffees. The world of coffee definitely needs more people like Mehmet, who believe in quality and extraordinary tastes of coffee.
An absolut must not only for Coffee lovers. You experience so much new tastes you have never experineced before. Definitely opened my mind to Coffee and completely new flavours. Hi…
Michelle
March 2020
Wonderful unique experience, learned so much about a world of coffee that I didn’t know existed. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful, he even ground up our coffee beans (purchased from him) for us! So worth it! Also highly recommend his signature blend, absolutely delicious.
Wonderful unique experience, learned so much about a world of coffee that I didn’t know existed. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful, he even ground up our coffee beans (purc…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.