Private Tasting Experience Events

The first time I tried “tasting coffee”, not just “drinking” coffee.  

I took a sip… I thought…really hard. ‘What am I tasting?’ It’s…It’s…  "Coffee." 

 I slumped back in my seat. Dang. I had always heard people talk about these ‘flavors’ they were finding in coffee. They were always very confident too - absolutely assured that this was the description of the coffee.  

I think that’s what made it so challenging (and intimidating) at the beginning. Everyone else who was able to taste these things, they seemed like they were on a completely different level above me, like they had some special ability I didn’t have.  

All I tasted was bitter and…well…coffee. You know that coffee taste.  

What I eventually discovered was that tasting coffee, when it comes down to it, is quite simple.  

If you hear someone express - "This tastes like lemons and chocolate! This tastes like raspberries! This tastes like blueberries! This tastes like roasted walnuts and cocoa! "  

These aren’t added flavors in the coffee. These are flavors which are a result of how the coffee is grown, processed, roasted, and brewed and can be brought out with the simple addition of water to the coffee - nothing else.  

So how do you discover them? We will help you get to the point where you can feel comfortable and confident to drink a coffee and say ‘Oh, awesome, blueberries!’ !

Schedule your own interactive coffee tasting event and we'll introduce you to a simple process that will help you start to identify flavors that YOU can taste in coffee too! 

No skills or special equipment required. 

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Book a Tasting Experience 
Your way

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In Person

Learn how to taste the different flavors found in coffee in the comfort of your own home or business. Invite customers, friends or coworkers for an interactive private coffee tasting experience! Once you place your order, we will contact you within 48 hours to schedule a date. In person events are available in the Sacramento region only.
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Virtual Leader 

Your guests gather in person at your home or office, and a Bean Hoppers professional will lead the tasting experience virtually. We will schedule and invite you and your guests. The host orders all of the tasting kits and provides them to the guests at the time of the event. Once you place your order, we will contact you within 48 hours to schedule a date.
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All Virtual

Host a virtual tasting event.  You and all of your guests will join virtually from your own home, as a Bean Hoppers professional leads you in a tasting experience. We will schedule the event and invite you and your guests. The host orders all of the kits for the participants, and we ship them to each person individually. Shipping fees apply.
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Corporate Event

Customize your own tasting event. Plan large scale events for the entire company. We will adjust the time and details to what fits your group! You can choose full tasting experience, or do a quick fun cold brew workshop. Please inquire @ beanmaster@beanhoppers.com 

Tasting experience kit

Each guest receives:    

  • Coffee tasting terminology brochure  
  • Descriptive flavors worksheet
  • Flavor Wheel 
  • Event checklist flyer  
  • 2 or 3 samples of coffee
  • Tasting cards to track tasting notes  
  • The host will receive a free sampling mug!  

The host provides: 

A few small food samples. Don't worry, you probably have most of them in your cabinet already! And it's not breakfast, just small samples. 

Cost: Only $9.99 - $12.99 per person!

Hosting the event is EASY. The easy instructions will be emailed to you after you schedule your date. 

For in person events, the Bean Hoppers representative will brew coffee for you and provide all of the equipment. 

Coffee Tasting Experience

Corporate Events

Book an event for your employees or a client appreciateion event! 

We can accommodate any size group in a virtual team building event. Choose your event type!    

Times are aproximate and will be based on the desired components you choose for your event. We will custom build your event to fit your needs. 

The Manual Brewing Workshop will teach your participants how to brew coffee using the popular pour-over brewing method. This workshop includes a Hario brewer kit, and can include other items like a grinder, scale or kettle depending on your needs.

The Cold Brew Workshop will teach participants how to make and enjoy cold brew coffee, and teach them how to make a unique drink recipe. It will include all of the hand made ingredients to make the recipe (except dairy) as well as a cute mason jar mug to make it in! 

Prices will vary depening on the package you choose.

Please inquire at beanmaster@beanhoppers.com with your query and we'll get you a full customized quote.

Coffee Tasting Experience

Steps to hosting your tasting event

Order the Tasting Kits
Sign up by ordering one tasting kit per participant/guest (including yourself). Virtual events can be large groups. In person events are prefered to be under 20 participants.
The host purchases all of the kits for the guests, and the guests reimburse the host. Click HERE to order
Confirm a Date
Once you place your order, we will contact you within 48 hours by phone or email to schedule a date. Or feel free to call us at 877-424-2326 anytime!
Provide samples
You will need to provide 4-6 simple food items (most items you probably already have at home). No cooking! Things like 1 apple, 1 orange, almonds, chocolate, you know....easy things! We'll send you the list to choose from along with the easy instructions. For virtual events, each person will gather these items.
Introduction to tasting coffee
We’ll introduce you to the tasting kit, discuss what the word "flavor" means, and walk you through the simple process and what to expect. 
Tasting the Coffee!
This is the fun and interactive part!  We will walk you through the simple process of learning to idenfify flavors that are fresh in your memory to the flavors and textures you are tasting in the coffee.  

Don't worry, we have set up this experience to make this easy! You are sure to discover some interesting and enlightening new words to describe what you're tasting. You will be on your path to confidently describing flavors in no time. 

Testimonials

Look who's talking!

I enjoyed the coffee! And I thought that you made identifying the different elements very approachable. I liked how you made everyone feel that whatever they thought they were sensing was right. No wrong answers...that's a great way to get folks comfortable engaging.

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Linda West

Human Resources

The event was engaging, educational, and interactive. It was well-organized, easy to follow along, and the host was both pleasant and knowledgeable

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Renee Henderson

Designer

Milinda was an enthusiastic and fun host! This event was FUN to do virtually and felt like a step outside of the normal zoom-athon. I plan on referring friends and colleagues to BeanHoppers.

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Kyle Anderson

Programmer

It was very informative. I enjoyed learning about why some coffees have more of a bitter taste due to the burning outer portion of the coffee bean when it falls.

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Vincent Night

Engineer

It was well done and enjoyed the coffee - we are still talking about our favorites.

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Savannah Nguyen

Estimator

The information presented was just the right amount and not overwhelming. It struck the right balance and helped everyone feel comfortable and confident. I was so excited when I tasted oranges in my coffee!

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Jennifer Winchester

Office Administrator

I liked that it was focused on flavor instead of technical details about coffee or brewing. It made it feel more interactive and relaxing and I learned a lot through our conversations and questions.

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Bruce Adkins

Nurse Practitioner

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FAQ

How many guest can I invite?
For in person events, we prefer a group to be under 20 guest because it’s easier to discuss the coffee in a smaller group, and it makes for a more relaxing experience for you as well as your guests. If your event is all virtual we can host a much larger group. Give us a call!
Shipping Charges
Shipping charges are $3.00 per address. As an in-person host, you will order all of the kits for your group and if they ship to ONE address, it's still only $3.00. 

For virtual events, we ship a tasting kit to each participant. We will send you an invoice for $3.00 per address. We will get the addresses from you the old fashioned way, through email and personal interaction! 
What do I need to provide for in person events?
If you're hosting an in-person event you will be asked to purchase a few simple food items. But don't worry, there is very little prep and cost. You may even have them already.
You will also need: cups, pens, paper and filtered water.

The Bean Hoppers professional will bring all of the equipment necessary, and brew the coffee for you.
What do I need for a virtual event?
For virtual events, each participant will need purchase a few simple food items. But don't worry, there is very little prep and cost. You may even have them already.
You will need a brewing method, a way to measure coffee, cups, pens paper and filtered water. We will send the rest of the items needed.

*It's preferable if everyone has a grinder, but we will also send pre-ground (medium/drip only) samples if requested.
Why should I be the host?
As the host of the event, you will receive: 
* A free tasting mug.
* A 30% discount on any in stock product in our store.
* 50% off your first subscription box.
* Our undying appreciation for welcoming us into your home or business.
* The love and admiration of everyone you invited because they will have such a fun time learning this valuable new skill! There's that.