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Specialty Coffee Tasting

Houston, United States

Experience hosted by Mehmet

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
Up to 4 people, private groups available
Includes drinks

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.
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…

What's included

  • Drinks
    We will taste a total of 8 coffees in 4 different tasting flights

Meet your host, Mehmet

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 68 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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Sat, Jul 17
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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 68 reviews.

Crescens
June 2021
blown away by how knowledgeable mehmet is! made the whole experience very educational but in a fun, personable way — he is obviously very passionate about what he does! :)
Amy
June 2021
If you are looking for something different, this is a great option. What a wonderful gift for our daughter’s 16th birthday. Mehmet’s knowledge and passion for coffee is evident. We enjoyed learning about the history and origin of coffee, differences in the taste from different regions, plants, etc. This was a very inexpensive and informative class. We highly recommend it.
If you are looking for something different, this is a great option. What a wonderful gift for our daughter’s 16th birthday. Mehmet’s knowledge and passion for coffee is evident. We…
Lynn
June 2021
Mehmet is very knowledgeable on coffee, we knew very little and learned a lot. It's amazing how complex coffee is, drink it every day, and how one variable can change the outcome of the taste. I highly recommend this experience!!
Paris
May 2021
The whole experience was wonderful. Mehmet was very knowledgeable AND passionate about coffee and that really showed with his presentation and how easily he responded to questions. This is a great experience for anyone who wants to know more about coffee, or experience coffee in a new way!
The whole experience was wonderful. Mehmet was very knowledgeable AND passionate about coffee and that really showed with his presentation and how easily he responded to questions.…
Marissa
May 2021
I had a blast! Mehmet is so passionate and well informed about his trade. He is very friendly and the whole tasting was fun and felt very intimate. The coffee was delicious and where he hosted it was beautiful! A lovely atmosphere, amazing coffee, and good company; what more could you ask for? I would definitely recommend doing this tasting if you love coffee! If he is still doing this when I come to Houston again, I will most likely take the class again.
I had a blast! Mehmet is so passionate and well informed about his trade. He is very friendly and the whole tasting was fun and felt very intimate. The coffee was delicious and wh…
Amanda
May 2021
Very informative and entertaining! We learned so much at the class and have more motivation to dive deeper into the world of coffee!

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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.