Los Congos Coffee Tasting and Cocktail Mixer: A Case Study in Coffee Varietals and Processing

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Written by Christine Herman

Next Wednesday, May 4th, at 6:30PM, we are hosting a free coffee tasting and cocktail mixer open to the public at our Alberta Street location.  The event will focus on coffees from Finca Los Congos, Nicaragua; a farm that we have fostered a direct partnership with since 2014. We invite you to come taste coffee, drink delicious coffee-inspired cocktails, hang out with the Case Study Crew, and talk coffee.

Wes and Christine with Rina Paguaga of Finca Los Congos

The evening will feature a blind tasting of coffees from Los Congos that differ in either variety or processing method, both of which lead to vast differences in flavor, while still allowing the coffees to show their common terroir and the characteristics unique to the variety.  We will be showcasing a Caturra variety and a line-up of washed, honey, and natural processed Pacamaras. Guests will get a chance to taste the coffees and take a stab at which coffees are which. 

Following the tasting, there will be a reveal and brief discussion about how variety and processing effects the flavor of coffee presented by Dylan McClain, longtime Case Study Alberta barista and recent NW Regional Aeropress Champion.  There will be a raffle with coffee prizes for participants.  There will also be an assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails highlighting these stunning coffees, as well as snacks.

Please come join us for an evening of cocktails, coffee community, and a celebration of this fantastic line-up of coffees available at all the Case Study locations.

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 4th, 6:30 PM

Location: 1422 NE Alberta St.

Type of Event: Free and open to the public.  21+ please

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