Want to learn how to make better coffee, or find out all
that goes into making it, from farm to cup? Come to Ristretto Roasters
Williams, the first and last Sundays of each month, for classes and workshops
from basic brewing to meeting the farmers themselves. First Sundays, learn what
you need to know to make great coffee at home. Last Sundays, dig a little
deeper into coffee culture, learning its characteristics, origins, and
worldwide impact and influence.
January 4, 2009 – 11 am: Brewing method of the month: French Press
It’s elegant, it’s easy, it’s hands on; it’s French Press. Leticia Ramos will lead a one-hour demonstration on how to get the most from any size French press, using several types of beans. Ramos will also discuss the best ways to buy, store and preserve the quality of coffee beans.
January 25, 2009 – 11 am: Monthly Coffee Workshop: Cupping
All coffee roasters must cup in order to decide which beans they’ll buy, but what the heck is it? The simplest explanation is, it’s like wine tasting, with coffee. It’s also fun and delicious and anyone can do it. Leticia Ramos will lead a one-hour cupping, using some of Ristretto Roasters’ new coffees, including those from Brazil and Bali.
All classes are free, and held at Ristretto Roasters Williams coffee lab, 3808 N. Williams Ave., 503-288-8667. More information on our website, www.ristrettoroasters.com