2 - 5 April 2020 |Old Truman Brewery,Brick Lane.
  • The Tasting Room

awaken your sesnes
  

From tea to vermouth, The Tasting Room is a place to discover flavour at its best.


Coffee, cocktails, wine and water these are the key ingredients of The Tasting Room, an aptly named area dedicated to an exciting  programme of tasting workshops. So if you’re curious about zero-waste cocktails or want to expand your tea IQ, The Tasting Room is well worth a visit.

 

2019 highlights 


The Importance of Water. 
Know your H2O? Think again - there’s a lot more to water than you might expect. Luckily BRITA water sommelier Birgit Kohler will be on hand to explain which compounds in water influence the taste of coffee and take participants through the BRITA water wheel.

Zero Waste Cocktail Masterclass.​
Don’t chuck out those used coffee grounds. On Friday, mixologists Joe Petch and Calum Fraser from Discarded Cascara Vermouth will teach you how to make your very own sustainable cocktail using coffee waste and leftover fruit from your kitchen.


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Pairing Plant-based with Coffee: Discovering Unique Flavours.
Discover how you can create unique flavours through a careful combination of coffee and plant-based drinks. Learn how pairing a Colombian roast with coconut can unlock exotic flavours such as strawberry and raspberry. Taste the synergy between plant-based
ingredients and specific coffee profiles, and understand how to let plant-based work with your coffee to create new flavours.

Merijn Gijsbers, Dutch Barista Champion and Alpro Ambassador, will be taking you on an unique tasting experience to explore the power of plant-based and coffee pairing.


Doing Tea Properly.
If your tea knowledge comes from the box of supermarket bags you have at home, then it’s time to level up. Founder of London-based specialists Good & Proper Tea, Emilie Holmes will take guests through the basics of this British staple in a guided tea tasting.

Make Mine an Espresso(?) Martini.
Everyone loves an Espresso Martini so join Stephanie Rainbow, Tia Maria Brand Ambassador and her speacial guests as showcases this iconic cocktail.  Created in London but enjoyed all over the world - with such a simple recipe, how can you make yours stand out? See how your choice of espresso can alter the taste of your cocktail and find the one you like best!
 

THE FULL SCHEDULE

 


/ Thursday

 

10:30 | Raw Material - A Coffee Processing Series
With Sam Langdon, Raw Material
  
11:30 | Pairing Plant-based with Coffee: Discovering Unique Flavours
With Merijn Gijsbers, Alpro Ambassador and Dutch Barista Champion
 
12:30| Discovering the Importance of the Taste of Water
With Birgit Kohler, Water Sommelier, BRITA
 
13:30 | Curved Brick Roastery and Signature Brew Present: Collaborating with Beer
With Marsha Brown, Founder of Curved Brick and Tim Denlisoz, Signature Brew
 
14:30 | Brewing Coffee Concentrates for Your Bar
With Stephanie Rainbow, Tia Maria UK Brand Ambassador and Dan Lacey, Head of Coffee Training and Development at Extract Coffee Roasters
 
15:30 | Wine Tasting - Valerie Winehouse
With Valerie Gonet, Drinks Expert at And Union
 

/ FRIDAY 

 
10:30 | Indonesian Hidden Treasure - Coffee Cupping from Indonesia
With Awan S Prasetyo, Head QC at Department of Coffee Indonesia
 
11:30 | Pairing Plant-based with Coffee: Discovering Unique Flavours
With Merijn Gijsbers, Alpro Ambassador and Dutch Barista Champion
 
12:30 | Curved Brick Roastery and Signature Brew Present: Collaborating with Beer
With Marsha Brown, Founder of Curved Brick and Tim Denlisoz, Signature Brew
 
13:30 | London School of Coffee Presents: Espresso Sensory Workshop for Professionals
With Emma Haines, Trainer, London School of Coffee     
 
14:30 | Wine Tasting - Valerie Winehouse
With Valerie Gonet, Drinks Expert at And Union
 
15:30 | Doing Tea Properly 
With Emilie Holmes and Caleb Fanshawe, Good & Proper Tea
 
16:30 | Zero Waste Cocktail Masterclass
With Joe Petch and Calum Fraser, Discarded Cascara Vermouth
 
17:30 | The Past and The Future of Coffee Cocktails
With Maja Jaworska, Grey Goose Coffee Ambassador
 
18:30 | Make Mine an Espresso(?) Martini
With Tia Maria UK Brand Ambassador, Stephanie Rainbow and Friends (Extract, Dear Green, Heart & Graft, Grind & Northstar)
 

 / Saturday

 

10:30 | The El Salvador Coffee Flight - Salvadoran Specialty Coffee Cupping
With Manuel Vindel, Qualified Q Coffee Grader, Salvadoran Coffee Council
 
11:30 | Hot Chocolate Tasting Journey from Sloane's - the makers of Posh Hot Chocolate
With Brian Watt, Owner of Sloane's Hot Chocolate
 
12:30 | Indonesian Hidden Treasure - Coffee Cupping from Indonesia
With Awan S Prasetyo, Head QC at Department of Coffee Indonesia
 
13:30 | Wine Tasting - Valerie Winehouse
With Valerie Gonet, Drinks Expert at And Union
 
14:30 | Doing Tea Properly 
With Emilie Holmes and Caleb Fanshawe, Good & Proper Tea
A guided tea tasting with Good & Proper Tea
 
15:30 | Make Mine an Espresso(?) Martini
With Tia Maria UK Brand Ambassador, Stephanie Rainbow and Friends (Extract, Dear Green, Heart & Graft, Grind & Northstar)
 
16:30 | The Past and The Future of Coffee Cocktails
With Maja Jaworska, Grey Goose Coffee Ambassador
 
17:30 | Zero Waste Cocktail Masterclass
With Joe Petch and Calum Fraser, Discarded Cascara Vermouth
 

/ SUNDAY 

 
10:30 | The El Salvador Coffee Flight - Salvadoran Specialty Coffee Cupping
With Mario Escobar, Qualified Q Coffee Grader, Salvadoran Coffee Council
 
11:30 | Hot Chocolate Tasting Journey from Sloane's - the makers of Posh Hot Chocolate
With Brian Watt, Owner of Sloane's Hot Chocolate
 
12:30 | Doing Tea Properly 
With Emilie Holmes and Caleb Fanshawe, Good & Proper Tea
 
13:30 | Wine Tasting - Valerie Winehouse
With Valerie Gonet, Drinks Expert at And Union 
 
14:30 | Make Mine an Espresso(?) Martini
With Tia Maria UK Brand Ambassador, Stephanie Rainbow and Friends (Extract, Dear Green, Heart & Graft, Grind & Northstar)
 
15:30 | The Past and The Future of Coffee Cocktails
With Maja Jaworska, Grey Goose Coffee Ambassador

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