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 a thousand other important points along the way). These flavors can be brought out with the simple addition of water to the coffee - nothing else.  

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

Schedule your own private coffee tasting event and be introduced to a simple process that will help you start to identify flavors that YOU can taste in coffee too! No skills 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 up to 6 friends for an interactive private coffee tasting experience! Once you place your order, we will contact you within 48 hours to schedule a date. Or feel free to reach out to us. 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 the Bean Hoppers professional will lead the tasting experience virtually over zoom. We will schedule the zoom meeting upon booking confirmation, and invite you and your guests as a group.  Limit to 6 guests. The host orders all of the tasting kits and provides them to the guests.
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All Virtual

Host a virtual tasting event.  You and all of your friends will join online as a Bean Hoppers professional leads you in a tasting experience. We will set up your zoom event and invite you and each of your guests. The host can order all of the kits for the participants, or each participant can order individually. 
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Attendee Only

Don't want to book a private event? You can attend a virtual tasting event hosted by Bean Hoppers Coffee. Please inquire by emailing beanmaster@beanhoppers.com about upcoming dates. Public tasting events will be posted on our Facebook page.

What's in the tasting kit?

Each guest receives:    

  • Coffee tasting terminology brochure  
  • Descriptive flavors worksheet 
  • 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. 

Pens / paper, and filtered water

Cost: Only $7.99 - $10.99 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. 

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Steps to hosting your tasting event

Order the Tasting Kits
Sign up by ordering one tasting kit per participant/guest (including yourself). Please limit in person events to 6 guests for in person and 10 guest for all virtual. 
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 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. 
Introduction to tasting coffee
We’ll introduce you to the tasting kit, discuss what the word "flavor" means, and tell you how the simple process will work. 
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. 
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$9.99

FAQ

Why only 6 guests at in person tastings?
We ask this 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 it's ok to have up to 10 guests! 
Shipping Charges
Shipping charges are $3.00 per tasting kit. As an in-person host, you will order all of the kits for your group and 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 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.
* The love and admiration of everyone you invited because they will have such a fun time learning this valuable new skill! There's that.