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Coffee 103: Blends and Roast Temperatures

Ever wonder what the difference between a French Roast and Full City Roast? What sort of strange magic happens in the roast chamber? This course will cover the science and the flavor of coffee roasting. We will taste a single coffee at five different temperatures.

We are now accepting enrollment for Sunday, May 24 at 9:00 AM.

Check out our all of our classes at:

http://zekescoffee.net/coffeetastings.html

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Coffee 102: Tasting, Regions and Varietals

Coffee, like wine, has a flavor that is inextricably linked to the land where it is grown. By tasting four different coffees, you will learn to distinguish the basic flavors associated with each of the major growing regions. Be prepared to taste coffee and talk about what it does to your mouth.

We are now accepting enrollment for Sunday, May 10th 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Check out our all of our classes at:

http://zekescoffee.net/coffeetastings.html

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Coffee 101: Introduction to Coffee

What’s in your cup? Find out in Coffee 101. From its humble origins in the Ethiopian highlands to your cup, coffee has come a long way. Learn where it grows, how it is processed, and what happens when it is roasted. This course also includes a tasting of four very different coffee samples.

We are now accepting enrollment for Sunday, April 26th 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Check out our all of our classes at:

http://zekescoffee.net/coffeetastings.html

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Coffeee 100: Brewing Coffee the Zeke’s Way

Can’t get your coffee taste right at home? Do you want to experiment with new techniques but don’t know where to start? How important is fresh ground coffee? These questions and more will be answered in Coffee 100: Brewing Coffee the Zeke’s Way. This course provides everything the novice coffee aficionado needs to make the perfect cup of coffee every time. Remember, there’s the right way, the wrong way, and the Zeke’s Coffee way.

Each student will get a free coffee brewer after attending this class to help further your education at home.

Enrollment is full for this class. Stay tuned for another offering this spring.

We are now accepting enrollment for Sunday, April 12th 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Check out our all of our classes at:

http://zekescoffee.net/coffeetastings.html

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Flight of Fancy

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Flight of Fancy

An Exotic Coffee Tasting

Zeke’s Coffee presents Flight of Fancy, a journey of the mouth through some of the most luxurious flavours from around the world.

We are most excited to try two different Geisha coffees. Geisha is a strain of low yield coffee brought to Central America from Ethiopia in the 1950s to combat Leaf Rust. The name is a misspelling of Gesha, the region in Ethiopia where this strain originates. Due to low yield, the varietal was not intentionally planted for years. In the early 2000s, farmers in Panama noticed that certain sections of their farms with odd looking trees produced exceptional coffee, radically different from their other coffee. The Geisha varietal has since been discovered in a number of Central American farms, and is slowly making its way onto South American Plantations. The Geisha is said to somewhat resemble Ethiopian coffee, especially coffee from Yirgacheffe, but have a different, exceptional flavor when grown in the Americas.

Colombian Granja La Esperanza Geisha

Granja La Esperanza uses techniques learned from winemaking to manage their coffee plantations. They use weather stations in conjunction with regular cupping to determine the ideal harvest time. They fought Colombia’s prohibition on growing coffee varietals that are not state sponsored in order to plant Geisha. Their rigorous application and determination has paid off. The Specialty Coffee Association of America awarded them three of the top ten spots in their 2012 Coffee of the Year competition.

Panama Esmeralda Geisha

The farm oft credited with discovering Geisha coffee is the Hacienda La Esmeralda. They have a deep commitment to the health of their land and their employees. They provide a school and medical care for their migrant employees. They have pensions and college funds for their full time employees. They do not prune coffee trees while birds are migrating. They produce almost all of their fertilizer by raising cattle. They also have some of the most sought after coffees in the world. For more information on Hacienda La Esmeralda, check out http://haciendaesmeralda.com/

Jamaican Blue Mountain Clydesdale Estate

Conditions in the Jamaican Blue Mountains are ideal for coffee. The Jamaican government applies strict standards to maintain the well deserved international reputation of Blue Mountain Coffee. The Clydesdale region is the first place coffee was grown in Jamaica. We medium roast it bringing out notes of milk chocolate. It is remarkably smooth, well balanced, and has a clean finish.

Hawaiian Kona Greenwell Estate

Hawaiian Kona Greenwell Estate has been a coffee farm since 1850. Still owned and run by the Greenwell family, it is known for producing some of the finest coffee in the world. Due to it’s relative geographic isolation, Hawaii produces coffee with a distinct subtle nutty flavor. Medium roasted, our Kona has a solid body, reminiscent of a coffee from Indonesia, without the earthy flavor.

$10 for four 6oz cups of coffee.
Flights departing every hour, on the hour, Sunday, January 12th from 8:00AM to 1:00PM.
Visit www.zekescoffee.net for tickets.