Tasting Flight "How To"
What is a Tasting Flight? A tasting flight is a selection of coffees to be used for sampling and comparison. This is a great way for you to taste and compare our coffees in the comfort of your home with virtual guidance.
It’s much easier to draw out flavors, compare and contrast when you have the coffees side by side. It’s also fun! Grab a business partner, co-worker or favorite employee and taste away!
How To: Choose the coffees you would like to taste. We recommend you try a couple of each roast (light, medium, dark) if you want a good comparison. Of course you can taste them all in one sitting! Oh, and don’t be a hater of decaf. You will be pleasantly surprised at how good ours tastes. You can impress your dinner guests when you serve dessert and decaf coffee.
These are 8 oz bags (226 grams) which is enough coffee to allow you to prepare them in any way you desire. You can make single cups using the pour over or French press methods or brew a 12 cup pot using a home drip machine.
Our Recommended Amounts:
12 oz Pour Over – 22 grams coffee – 375 grams water
13.5 oz French Press – 40 grams ground coffee – 12 oz water
12 cup Drip Machine – 70 grams
What Next? Now you have a couple of options. 1. Sample your coffees at your leisure, one at a time or all at once. 2. Invite a friend or two over and taste the coffees using our tasting notes guidelines and get their input. There will be some preparation that needs to happen, so read ahead before your friends arrive…
You may need:
- A scale
- A tea kettle
- A grinder
- Drinking Water
- Bland Crackers
- Tasting Notes Worksheets (worksheet 1) and (worksheet 2) - you'll want both
Prepping to Taste:
- Decide how you want to prepare your coffee. French Press, Pour Over or Drip.
- Grind your coffee accordingly.
- Set out the items you will need: Mugs, Spoons, French Press, Pour Over, Drip Machine.
- Have water and bland crackers ready to cleanse your pallet between tastings.
- We recommend waiting until your whole tasting crew has gathered before you start making each coffee. That way it is fresh and hot.
- Take notes on your tasting notes sheet. Use our website to read up on each coffee and our Roaster's Tasting Notes. Then pay attention to...What flavors do you taste in each coffee? Start black, but if you like cream in your coffee, add some and taste it that way. How does that change the flavors? Do you like it?
Finally: Time to make a decision! Did you like what you tasted? Do you need to try more? Would you like to talk to someone about your choices?
Remember! This is a tasting, so don't drink the whole cup. Also, if you taste all the coffees at the same time that is a lot of caffeine! It's actually best if you have some coffee left that you can go back and sample a second time or use to compare. Also, coffee tastes different when it's cold vs hot. Try it both ways!