February 27, 2009

Coffee talk

Posted by: Karin Hoffman, Communications

During opening weekend the Burke was fortunate to have two coffee connoisseur's
from Portland Roasting walk visitors through a formal coffee cupping. Cupping is the practice of observing tastes and aromas of brewed coffee by sniffing the coffee, then loudly slurping so it spreads to the back of the tongue. The cupping journey provides tasters the tools to measuring the coffee's body, sweetness, acidity, flavor and aftertaste. Take a look at Stephanie and Marie in action.

And make sure not to miss this weekend's coffee events. On Saturday from 11 am - 2 pm, Tully's will be conducting coffee tastings in the exhibit gallery.