Mastering the Craft of Blending
2019 SEMESTER 1
This 2 day course introduces the experienced roaster to the art of blending. Explore new and unique flavour profiles that can be achieved when 2 or more coffees are brought together. Begin to understand the intricacies involved in coffee roasting and blending in order to achieve balance and synergy in the cup.
Course components include:
- What is a blend and why do we blend?
- Post Blend vs Pre Blend
- Strategies for blending – complementary & contrasting flavours in the cup, managing seasonality
- Blend considerations – microclimate, processing method, varietal, density, bean screen size, altitude
- Language for coffee – where does flavour come from, taste the rainbow, sensory habituation, flavour wheel
- Differentiating blending for espresso & filter coffee
Day one of course involves pre-blending and roasting on our Probatino Gas Roasters.
Day two focuses on post-blending, where pre-roasted coffee samples will be supplied for blending purposes.
*We recommend this course for those people who have a solid roasting skill level and have completed our Mastering the Craft of Roasting & Cupping – Beginner Course.
All participants will be required to wear enclosed shoes and sleeved shirts.
This is a group session with a maximum of 8 to 10 people per class. The course runs over 2 days starting at 9.00am and concluding at 3.oopm, with a light lunch provided.
Conducted by Master Roaster, Peter Wolff, in the Wolff College of Coffee and on our two Probatino Gas Roasters.