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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

Coffee is the second most consumed beverage in the world. Loved and addictive, it is also one of the most complex beverages.  In this workshop, we are going to take a journey from the seed to the cup - 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, we will learn how coffee changed our society.

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.

We will start with a tasting flight of 3 different origins where I'll introduce the coffee tree, terroir, and farming practices. For the next tasting, we will brew and taste the same coffee processed in 2 different ways at the farm.
After this part, we will dive into the roasting process and I'll explain our roasting approach with a focus on green coffee quality, an exceptional terroir, and roast style.

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, consumed in two different glasses to highlight the importance of the overall coffee experience and wrap up with a short Q&A session w
Coffee is the second most consumed beverage in the world. Loved and addictive, it is also one of the most complex beverages.  In this workshop, we are going to take a journey from the seed to the cup - 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, we will learn how coffee changed our society…

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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, Apr 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$30 per person
$30 per person
Sat, Apr 3
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$30 per person
$30 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

Meet your host, Mehmet

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 57 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.
Learned about coffee at the farm in Colombia, I started to work as a barista in Brazil. In the meantime, I obtain my master's 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 light 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.
Learned about coffee at the farm in Colombia, I started to work as a barista in Brazil. In the meantime, I obtain my master's 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…
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Where you'll be

Private workshop room dedicated to coffee tasting, brewing and roasting. Ask anything coffee related and we will make sure to answer your questions.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 57 reviews.

Kyle
February 2021
This class was extremely well put together. The coffee and information was well presented but it was really the experience that made this the best date we have been on in Houston. Mehmet uses the two hours to take you through the history of coffee and what makes coffee so special while providing a welcoming atmosphere that keeps conversation flowing.
This class was extremely well put together. The coffee and information was well presented but it was really the experience that made this the best date we have been on in Houston.…
Sandra
February 2021
This was a fantastic experience!!! I took my boyfriend as a surprise for his birthday. He was delighted. After this experience we are not going to see coffee with the same eyes ☺️
Karen
January 2021
We had an awesome time. We got to try different types of coffee while learning about their origins and the entire process. Mehmet is an expert on all things coffee and an excellent host. For anyone interested in coffee, this is a must do experience.
We had an awesome time. We got to try different types of coffee while learning about their origins and the entire process. Mehmet is an expert on all things coffee and an excellent…
Ali
January 2021
My partner and I had a great time learning about and tasting great coffee from Mehmet! He did a great job of educating us about specialty coffee and giving helpful facts that would help us identify our favorite type of coffee at any cafe! The space was lovely and very clean and there were so many types of coffee for us to try--truly a great value!
My partner and I had a great time learning about and tasting great coffee from Mehmet! He did a great job of educating us about specialty coffee and giving helpful facts that would…
Dalila
December 2020
Mehmet is passionate, knowledgeable and thus willing to go above and beyond in inspiring you to appreciate even the simple things in life—like coffee. When I think of a cup of coffee or wine or any farm grown commodity, I appreciate the environment in which it was cultivated, the hands that nurtured and harvested it and the wonder of creation itself—that seeds and plant life can pack so much depth, flavor and history. You will have a newfound appreciation for life after spending these precious moments with Mehmet.
Mehmet is passionate, knowledgeable and thus willing to go above and beyond in inspiring you to appreciate even the simple things in life—like coffee. When I think of a cup of coff…
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…

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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.