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coffee tasting

High Altitude Coffee Roasting Lab

coffee tasting

High Altitude Coffee Roasting Lab

80 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
coffee tasting

High Altitude Coffee Roasting Lab

coffee tasting

High Altitude Coffee Roasting Lab

80 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The coffee lab will begin with a glimpse into the coffee farmer's journey from crop to cup (i.e. the coffee tree, harvesting the fruit, and its processing) in a short film that will cover coffee history and the legendary goat that discovered coffee in Ethiopia. Next, we'll roast some coffee together, discovering the importance and impact 'roasting' has on the quality of the coffee and what differentiates specialty coffee. We will then stir it up with a "cupping" session, which is the standard method of taste-assessing single-origin coffees from different regions. This will be a blind coffee tasting that will be paired with bites/snacks that enhance the notes of the coffee. Afterwards, I will turn everyone into expert brewers by preparing coffee using three or four different methods of brewing utilizing different coffee tools (i.e. V60, Chemex, Aeropress, Syphon, cold brewer, etc). Here, you will see how the same blend of coffee can taste so different just by selection of brewing method. Everyone will leave with a sample of Catalina Island Roast Coffee to try at home.

Your host

Learn more about Lorren

Lorren

A 4-star restaurant accountant and "coffee" magazine publisher, I found a new appreciation for coffee when I visited Hawaiian coffee farms and observed the process from harvest to roast. No longer was coffee just a caffeine jolt to get me functioning in the morning, but I think of it as a labor of love, savor each sip and imagine its path from crop to cup. Transitioning to a roaster on Catalina Island was second nature as I had been roasting coffee at home for over 10 years. Watching the beans from first crack and up to the second crack, then tasting it...truly a priceless pleasure to share.

What's included

Food
Fruits, chocolate & goods
Drinks
Artisan Roast Coffee Several single origins to taste; our special blend to home-brew. There will also be various brewing…

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Where you'll be

This experience takes place at our mountain chalet nestled at 7000 ft in the tree-lined forest of Big Bear. We will taste many coffees from different regions and various brew methods; we will even roast coffee. Come and get to know the amazing coffees I roast at sea level on Catalina Island weekly and compare the high altitude coffee we will roast in this lab.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Please complete the verification process within 3 days of booking. AIRBNB does this so that everyone in the Airbnb community can travel and host with more confidence. If this is NOT completed, AIRBNB will…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Your taste buds, bottle of water, a thirst for knowledge and a thermos if you want to take the brew with you.

More tips

The event will start 5-10 minutes after the hour indicated. When booking, please mention any food allergies and caffeine intolerance level. There are a flight of stairs to entrance.

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Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Lorren
High Altitude Coffee Roasting Lab
80 reviews
$55/person
80 reviews
$55/person