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    Hi fellow Brisbanites, I was wondering if there was someone in our midst that would be willing to lead/educate a cupping workshop, and whether there was any interest in such a beast. I admit to this being totally selfish, as this is an area I am sadly very lacking,  [smiley=embarassed.gif] and in which I would like to get some experience.

    I would be willing to host the workshop at my place in Ormiston, (numbers permitting), and do all the admin logistics etc, but I require mentoring and someone with some credentials to lead the workshop and provide advice.

    My thoughts are that we organise for the attendees to also provide the selection of the roasted beans for cupping.

    Is this a good idea? is it of interest to anyone? is there someone who could lead & mentor? has it been tried before?

    Your views please

    Graham

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    Re: Brisbane - Cupping workshop?

    Originally posted by 06332029202C0A410 link=1278545191/0#0 date=1278545191
    hat would be willing to lead/educate a cupping workshop, and whether there was any interest in such a beast.
    AND

    Originally posted by 06332029202C0A410 link=1278545191/0#0 date=1278545191
    I would be willing to host the workshop at my place in Ormiston, (numbers permitting), and do all the admin logistics etc, but I require mentoring and someone with some credentials to lead the workshop and provide advice.
    Di Bella Coffee and Veneziano Caffe have run some good ones...

    The Veneziano Caffe one ran over 6 or 8 weeks and was a great exposure to many things coffee.


    As to what your suggesting... It comes down to what your expecting / assuming will be the outcome.

    I have done both and still consider my self to be a nube.. My palate and nose have been abused over many years.... Thus I can say what I like.. But dont try to get me to say what side of teh mountain or at what hight the beans were grown... I cheat and look on the bag and trust the bean supplier is not pulling a swiftly.


    A good training session means Lots of hardware... Lots of beans, Charts to help explain, A Special kits of all the aromas to assist with people being able to accurately identify and compare noses etc.

    Then ya need to do it across a wide selection to get a real feel for it.

    A simple home run cupping session can be done by any number of CSér in Brisbane... But you could end up thinking you have it all... When there is much more to it..

    It is not a numbers thing and you need lots of exposure to tune your palate correctly..


    Suggest you make some noise with some of teh Sponsors here in Brisbane and see what happens...

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    • #3
      Re: Brisbane - Cupping workshop?

      Good points AM,

      I suppose my objective is not so much to acquire an overnight palate, but to understand the process and methodology, learn some tricks of the trade and get some hands on experience, which can then be used to practise with individually in order to build of a level of competency.

      I know there is information out there on how to cup, but Im more of a kinesthetic style learner so hands-on would be good.

      graham

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      • #4
        Re: Brisbane - Cupping workshop?

        I think its a great idea. I did a 2 cupping course in Bangkok (after the riots  ;D) and it was a great experience. There is a lot to learn and after that its up to you...as my teacher said...just keep cupping!...I also still need to cheat and look at the label though...lol,

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        • #5
          Re: Brisbane - Cupping workshop?

          Originally posted by 67524148414D6B200 link=1278545191/2#2 date=1278550201
          but Im more of a kinesthetic style learner so hands-on would be good.
          AND

          Originally posted by 44414E4E5948200 link=1278545191/3#3 date=1278553517
          here is a lot to learn and after that its up to you.
          So true..

          Thus get a good grounding and for that I am going to say Sponsors to start with..

          Peter and Anne have both moved on and there experience and understanding of the whole process from the Plantation to the end product was a great loss to Brisbane

          Peter is still around and may still be interested... Suggest some one follow up with him..

          Just do a search on WolffRoasters in Brisbane.. I am sure a fes CSér would be interested in tagging along.. Might depend on Time frames and any potential costs ???

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          • #6
            Re: Brisbane - Cupping workshop?

            Originally posted by 595C535344553D0 link=1278545191/3#3 date=1278553517
            I did a 2 (day?) cupping course in Bangkok (after the riots) and it was a great experience
            That surely makes you eligble to help run the workshop  [smiley=wink.gif]

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            • #7
              Re: Brisbane - Cupping workshop?

              Originally posted by 685D4E474E42642F0 link=1278545191/5#5 date=1278557009
              Originally posted by 595C535344553D0 link=1278545191/3#3 date=1278553517
              I did a 2 (day?) cupping course in Bangkok (after the riots) and it was a great experience
              That surely makes you eligble to help run the workshop  [smiley=wink.gif]

              lol...I think not...2 days of cupping showed me how undeveloped my palate is....why cant I taste the blackberries or walnuts?

              Then again if u wanna fly me down from Phuket  

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              • #8
                Re: Brisbane - Cupping workshop?

                Originally posted by 7F7A757562731B0 link=1278545191/6#6 date=1278557482
                Then again if u wanna fly me down from Phuket  
                Ahhhh that could be a bit of a show stopper  [smiley=smiley.gif]

                Mind you I have run plenty of remote workshops via internet linkups, we could still give you call  [smiley=wink.gif]


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                • #9
                  Re: Brisbane - Cupping workshop?

                  Originally posted by 626768687F6E060 link=1278545191/6#6 date=1278557482
                  lol...I think not...2 days of cupping showed me how undeveloped my palate is....why cant I taste the blackberries or walnuts?
                  Blackberries are soft and squishy and nuts are nuts - Right ?

                  Ya... Dont ya love it when some one look at you and rattles off at least 6 different flavours, 4 aromas and the changes as the oils age in ya mouth..

                  I look back and say... Yep.. Smells just like the fuel soaked dirt out the back of burk and sure does have a that boot leather tartness ;D

                  Supreme Roasters has had first hand experience with my interpretations and descriptors... However they was a special of his that took me back to a lunch time some 25years ago; on a farm in Sicily... The smell and flavours just took me straight to the place and the day.. It was great.....

                  How was teh coffee... Err not bad but the emotional hit was worth more... A great coffee it was

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                  • #10
                    Re: Brisbane - Cupping workshop?

                    If as is being indicated by AM that cupping can become bigger than Ben Hur, We could possibly narrow the scope of the workshop and address specific aspects, and conduct a progressive series of sessions

                    Just an idea [smiley=undecided.gif]

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                    • #11
                      Re: Brisbane - Cupping workshop?

                      doesnt Peter Wolff run sensory development courses in Brisbane?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Brisbane - Cupping workshop?

                        Originally posted by 755A53514679555A55535159515A40340 link=1278545191/4#4 date=1278554034
                        Just do a search on  WolffRoasters in Brisbane..  

                        Originally posted by 5C554E575C5159340 link=1278545191/10#10 date=1278582430
                        doesnt Peter Wolff run sensory development courses in Brisbane?  
                        Yep... Hence my reference in post 4  

                        AND I see by his twitter that courses are soon to be run yet again..

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                        • #13
                          Re: Brisbane - Cupping workshop?

                          The last time I checked, Cup Specialty Coffee in West End were doing public cupping sessions every fortnight on Thursday evening.....havent attended as I know I wouldnt sleep afterwards

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                          • #14
                            Re: Brisbane - Cupping workshop?

                            Try Merlo as well. I know they fly a wine guy up from melbourne regularly for palate training / sensory awareness stuff.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Brisbane - Cupping workshop?

                              Just called into Di Bella Coffee and caught up with Anne  8-)  Lover her work and what she has achieved in such a short time...

                              Besides, a grand sight for old eyes (Great smile) and better than many of the others in the roasting area... 8-)

                              The Di Bella Coffee lab is going and Saturday 10 - 12 it looks like some interesting stuff being done... Drip / pour over etc etc Cold Press ???

                              Suggest you make contact if ya interested, as places are limited..


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