Side-by-side Coffee Tasting with World Brewers Cup Champion

4.83 (36)
Virtual
Instant Booking

Featured review

James was a really great host and very knowledgeable. He made the experience really fun and connected the team.

C

Cassandra

Dropbox

Description

We'll be doing a Side-by-Side Tasting of five fresh-roasted coffees from around the world.

The participants will be led through a side-by-side tasting of the coffees, similar to how professionals taste and evaluate coffees ("cupping").

Your host for the event will be James McCarthy, Coffee Educator. James McCarthy has just short of two decades of professional experience in specialty coffee, ranging from barista to manager to roaster, as well as being the 2013 World Brewers Cup Champion. He has a strong passion for coffee education and firmly believes that coffee can be accessible. He uses his years of experience to deliver information in a fun, approachable way.

P.S. we have a couple of options for decaf lovers too!

PVT Decaf: If the guest is ok with a little bit of caffeine, they can taste the caffeinated coffees with us (it can be as little as drinking a few spoons of coffee). We’ll replace the extra 1 lb coffee with a bag of decaf to enjoy after the tasting.

PVT Double Decaf: If the guest cannot drink caffeinated coffee at all, then we can replace the Virtual Tasting Kit with 2 lbs of decaf to enjoy during and after the tasting. Delivery will not include glasses or tasting forms. We’ll still have some things to talk about re: the decaf coffee during the instruction, but the tasting itself will be done with caffeinated coffees only.

Packages

Express Coffee Tasting (30-min)

Up to 300 people • 30 min • Kit delivery

DETAILS:

We’ll lead participants through a Side-by-Side tasting of 3 fresh-roasted coffees, similar to how professionals taste and evaluate coffees ("cupping"). Includes Coffee tasting kit (grinder not included).

$46/person

includes shipping cost

Coffee Tasting (60-min)

Up to 100 people • 1 hr • Kit delivery

DETAILS:

We’ll lead participants through a Side-by-Side tasting of 5 fresh-roasted coffees, similar to how professionals taste and evaluate coffees ("cupping"). Includes Coffee tasting kit (grinder not included).

$52/person

includes shipping cost

Coffee Tasting + Hand Grinder

Up to 50 people • 1 hr • Kit delivery

DETAILS:

Coffee tasting kit + we will ship you Porlex Mini Hand Burr Grinder.

$122/person

includes shipping cost

Coffee Tasting + Electric Grinder

Up to 50 people • 1 hr • Kit delivery

DETAILS:

Coffee tasting kit + we will ship you Baratza Virtuoso Electric Grinder.

$222/person

includes shipping cost

Delivery

Our Virtual Tasting kits contain 5 pre-measured coffees for a side-by-side tasting, along with the necessary cups and forms, and an additional one pound of coffee to be enjoyed after the tasting. (The 30-min Express version contains 3 pre-measured coffees).

We can ship anywhere in the US and internationally as well. The listing price includes tax and shipping within the US. Delivery occurs up to 10 days before the event day.

Shipping outside the US will incur an additional fee and will include necessary customs/duties so that the guest does not have to do or pay anything. It's $65 extra per kit. We require 21 days lead time for international shipping.

Note: International shipping delays have been very unpredictable, so we cannot guarantee that they will arrive in time for the tasting via regular shipping. In the event that any international kits arrive late, those participants are of course still welcome to follow along during the tasting. If you would like to expedite your international packages, we offer expedited international shipping for $120 per kit.

How to join

This is a virtual event.

A Zoom link is provided by default in your confirmation email, but you can use other video conferencing software if you prefer.

What to bring

Kettle or pot to heat water, two spoons, two mugs. You don't need a coffee maker or brewer.

A coffee grinder is preferred but not required.

All reviews

4.83

36 reviews

User avatar

Joni

Brex

It was amazing!


L

Lauren

Brex


T

Tiamo

The event itself was well done. There were just a ton of problems along the way. Finding out last minute that there were additional fees, booking a month in advance and having concerns on shipping a week before and then the day of the event having two zoom links and waiting in one room for 7 minutes only to get into the right room to hear that this is a known problem. Our team building events are meant to be fun and this was highly stressful and added a ton of work on my plate that I did not expect, nor want.


S

Sebastian

BiggerPockets

James was great! You need to fix the problem where the wrong Zoom link is sent to the coffee tasting attendes.


C

Cassandra

Dropbox

James was a really great host and very knowledgeable. He made the experience really fun and connected the team.

Cancellation Policy

Standard

Grace period: free cancellation within 24 hours of booking deposit or confirmation but no later than 48 hours prior to the event start time. After that, cancel at least 14 days prior to the event to receive full refund (minus booking fee).

Need help with planning?