One of the most interesting experiences we have in our Food & Beverage class is the “coffee tasting. ”(Coffee tasting, is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. It is a professional practice but can be done informally by anyone or by professionals known as Master Tasters.) The Coffee Club 101 in Laurel East Avenue accommodated our F and B class for our coffee tasting. We were not Master Tasters but somehow we managed to discern whether the flavor, body, acidity and aroma of each coffee we have tasted was pleasant, or unpleasant.
One of the coffee that we've tasted was cappuccino. A cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink prepared with espresso, hot milk, and steamed-milk froth. It is made in a steam producing espresso machine. One third of the cup used is made of espresso, which is poured into the bottom of the cup, a similar amount of hot milk, and the top third is made of firm milk froth that has been prepared a minute or two prior to assembling the drink. The foam is often sculpted to an artistic peaked mound. Shaved chocolate, raw sugar, cinnamon or other spices are often sprinkled onto the top of the finished drink.
(Espresso is a concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee.)
We were coffee drunk afterwards. Nevertheless, the experience gave us enough knowledge about coffee.
Here are our bittersweet memories…
|coffee club 101|
|caramel coffee topped with cinnamon|
|the coffee tasters|
|listening to the barista|
|the group A|
|with sir felix|
|the boys II|