When: Saturday, December 11, 2010
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Price:
HK$128 per person (advance payment)
HK$178 (pay at the door)

Where: Bespoke! Shop G01 Manhattan Place, 23 Wang Tai Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong.

Roasting beans, direct translation in Chinese is “fry beans”.

Do you know how roasters “fry” their coffee beans? By Chinese wok? Oven? Toaster? Pop-con machine?

Now that we have a chance to see a real coffee roaster. This mini-size roasting machine, which actually looks like a washing machine with the mark-six lottery feature. You will watch the whole process of green beans turned into tasty coffee in your cup.

This introductory workshop’s demonstration will expose participants to the roasting basics:

* basic concepts of the coffee roasting process,
* basic mechanics of heat transfer,
* what is first crack, second crack, do you actually hear them?
* physical differences in light- and dark-roasted coffees,

Second part of the event, we’ll have professional barista to brief you on the different coffee brewing methods, the definition of espresso, and how to make a good cup of coffee at home. You will taste a milk based (cappuccino) and a black brew coffee to better understand their general taste profile.

It’s a great entry-level experience for coffee lovers and enthusiasts. What’s more is that it’s fun! and you can meet new friends who love coffee too!

Event Agenda:
3:00pm Introduction of new members
3:15pm Start Roasting Basic and Roasting Demo
3:45pm Start Coffee Tasting
4:30pm Q & A, Mingle Around
5:00pm End of meeting

As limited seat, please RSVP ONLY if you are sure you can attend this event.

Thank you!

RSVP to this Meetup:
http://www.meetup.com/HKCoffeeLovers/calendar/15446088/

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