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Our coffee bean subscription really enhances the FCT experience. Each month you will receive two bags of coffee to compare. For example, we often light and dark roast the same single-origin coffee. That way you can taste both versions and see how the different roasting process highlight different natural flavors of the coffee. Other months we provide two different coffees from the same origin but that have been processed differently. In early 2018, we compared two coffees from Costa Rica, one that was from the washed-process and one that was honey-processed.
Each month is a bit different so that you can keep advancing your knowledge and always have some new and exciting coffee to try.
We cover a variety of topics that range from coffee production to preparation/brewing, to origins, varietals, roasting techniques and much more. Coffee is a complex topic and The Coffee Lab is ever growing. The more you learn about coffee that more you will enjoy it!
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One of our favorite things about running the Fancy Coffee Test is the interaction with the members. We love hearing feedback on the coffee that we present and we are always here to answer any questions you may have. You can reach us through the contact form on this website and members can reach us through the Telegram app.
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Dark Roast: A new coffee from Honduras. We tested this one as a sample roast, which is more of a medium roast but we really enjoyed the flavors. We are hoping that it will shine for you as a dark roast. Importer's tasting notes are milk chocolate, almond, apple, cane...read more
Had a nice day on Saturday at the Berkeley CoRoaster sample roasting a few coffees and tasting Bellwether's lovely Colombia. I am not much of barista, but even with my weakly brewed cup, I thought their coffee was excellent. Compared to my own recent experience...read more
Sweet Maria is having a roasting class in Oakland that you may be interested in. The class will cover using an electric air popcorn popper to roast coffee - no joke. This is a super cheap way to try coffee roasting and produce surprisingly good results. [youtube...read more