Taste Coffees From Around the World

Matosinhos, Portugal

Experience hosted by Carlos

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English and Portuguese
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.

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
  • 43 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 43 reviews.

Joana
November 2021
Obrigado Carlos por tirares um tempinho da tua vida de torrador preenchida. Muito interessante o conhecimento transmitido. Recomendo e prometo visitar mais vezes.
Belle
May 2021
Coming from Melbourne I've always enjoyed coffee but never been to a coffee tasting experience. Carlos' experience was informative, educational and fun. We loved trying out cold brews made differently with tonic and nitrogen, espressos and v60 filter coffees. We learnt about the differences between arabica and robusta beans. Carlos is friendly and passionate about the subject. I would highly recommend this experience to everyone who is interested in learning more about coffee!
Mimosa
May 2021
Carlos is incredible knowledgeable. we could have stayed all day to talk coffee with him. the experience was not a traditional culling but we learned so much about the process and the difference in beans. it definitely fueled our love for coffee!
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.
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!
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.

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.