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Taste Coffees From Around the World

Matosinhos, Portugal

Experience hosted by Carlos

90 minsHosted in English and Portuguese
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

Carlos will take you through the ins and outs of the coffee world. He'll teach you about his passion and why he decided to open his own coffee roasting company.
You'll learn about the origin of coffee, the types of plants, roasting, methods of extraction and grind. You will also get to know different types of equipment, getting to know the pros and cons of each, and what brewing method suits you best.
Most importantly, Carlos will teach you how to prepare and brew a great cup of coffee, and everything that this involves.
Harmonisation is also a big thing in gastronomy so we'll play around with flavours and match coffee with other interesting tastes - chocolate, Port wine and homemade pastry!

You'll be tasting:
- Espresso Booínga Blend (w/ sider of 70% cocoa black chocolate with salt flower) - Cappuccino option
- V60 Ethiopia Yrgacheffe Single Origin (w/ local homemade corn biscuit)
- Moccamaster Filtered Coffee Costa Rica Single Origin (w/ homemade almond biscuit and Douro Moscatel Wine 10 years)
- Cascara (an incredible coffee infusion!)

You'll be taking home:
- Booínga Mug
- 70g Booínga Blend
- Annobon chocolate 70% cocoa with salt flower
- Casa de Penalva Infusion
Other things to note
Transport to and from the location should be arranged by guests.
Carlos will take you through the ins and outs of the coffee world. He'll teach you about his passion and why he decided to open his own coffee roasting company.
You'll learn about the origin of coffee, the types of plants, roasting, methods of extraction and grind. You will also get to know different types of equipment, getting to know the pros and cons of each, and what brewing method suits you best.
Most importantly, Carlos will teach…

What's included

  • Food
    And other homemade pastry (usually vegan, sugar-free and gluten-free!)
  • Drinks
    Speciality Coffee (different origins and different brewing methods), Water,...

Meet your host, Carlos

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 40 Reviews
I am an Civil Engineer that fell in love with the coffee world upon early retirement. I come from a Portuguese family that was born in Africa (Angola), and have already lived in Moçambique, São Tomé and Principe and Brasil.
With courses from the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA), I have certifications in green coffee, sensorial analysis, brewing, barista and roasting. All of this passion culminated in me founding Booínga - Oporto Coffee Roasters.
I am also a Surfing aficionado!
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Where you'll be

Your experience will take place in the Booínga - Oporto Coffee Roaster's coffeeshop - sometimes its more like a science lab really. With Carlos' engineering background, the coffee art meets precision.
The location is in Matosinhos - right near the sea - where there are a lot of other interesting activities to do.
Carlos is an old school longboarder so if you like surfing be sure to ask him for advice!
Ernesto
January 2020
Had a fabulous day wih Carlos. He was incredibly accommodating with us. The experience was a great value and an excelent mix of coffee culture, history and outstanding coffee tasting all based on his personal experience. I highly recommend it, a MUST if you are a coffee lover visiting Porto!! Thank you so much Carlos for your time and your passion for coffee.
Had a fabulous day wih Carlos. He was incredibly accommodating with us. The experience was a great value and an excelent mix of coffee culture, history and outstanding coffee tasti…
Justin
December 2019
If you're into coffee, then you'll really appreciate how Carlos takes you through the entire journey from coffee agriculture all the way to brewing and tasting. His passion is evident, and he shares it with so much knowledge and experience that is down to earth and so interesting. Best thing is, his passion translates into fantastic coffee and coffee-inspired beverages. My wife and I already love our espresso-based milk coffees (we're from Melbourne, Australia), but have never experienced espresso shots we liked. That is until Carlos pulled 2 different shots for us - and boy he delivered. We now know what excellent, well balanced delicious espresso tastes like, and what to aim for when brewing at home. All the other cups were just as fantastically balanced, and we felt very spoilt with all the different beans and coffee-related beverages we got to try. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough!
If you're into coffee, then you'll really appreciate how Carlos takes you through the entire journey from coffee agriculture all the way to brewing and tasting. His passion is evid…
Wanju (Ju)
December 2019
If you are a coffee enthusiast or even a home barista/brewer and interested in this experience, just BOOK IT! It was one of the best coffee learning experiences me and my partner have ever done, and we have done a few. Carlos clearly cares deeply about his craft and is passion and expertise shine through. He was very friendly and open, and shared so much insight with us, we even ended up going over time! Haha. Everything e tried was beautifully balanced, even the home made cookies and the delicious muscatel. Such amazing value as well, given you learn and taste so much, AND get a goodie bag at the end with mugs, coffee beans and tea. We really enjoyed Carlos's company and highly recommend this experience.
If you are a coffee enthusiast or even a home barista/brewer and interested in this experience, just BOOK IT! It was one of the best coffee learning experiences me and my partner h…
Dalibor
December 2019
Great coffee experience in Porto. The thing to do if you want to learn a lot about coffee from Carlos, your extremely knowledgeable and very friendly guide
Tomomi
November 2019
A clear recommendation for a coffee lover! You will gain a lovely experience of the ways to make and taste really good coffees. The conversation with Carlos was also interesting and inspiring. I forgot the time!
Dawn
October 2019
What a great experience. If you like coffee and want to learn more about different coffee's this experience is not to be missed.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.