As with wine, finding out about coffee is like space travel: Once you get going there’s no end in sight.
As part of the Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum Now, we’re inviting you deeper into the coffee universe via our cold brew coffee tasting event.
Mimicking a wine tasting, (what barista doesn’t want to give their best sommelier impersonation for an afternoon), let the Single O team charge your glasses with chilled coffee which has been cold immersion brewed. We’ll show you what coffee can offer in terms of acidity, flavour (three times the flavour compounds in wine!), body and aftertaste.
Held in our roastworks in Botany, you’ll go behind the scenes to see our two restored Probat roasters (circa 1965 & 1971), along with espresso training room and coffee lab, where we do our sample roasting, R&D and QC work.
It’s in these locales that, with wine glass in hand, you’ll move from table to table tasting some of our latest single origin harvests on offer, which we’ve sourced, roasted and specially cold brewed.
Travel from Rwanda to Honduras, Ethiopia to Colombia, tasting coffee that mirrors sparkling wine, various whites, reds and dessert wines. Enjoy food pairings too, prepared by our café chefs to complement each key coffee.
What better things to do have you got to do with your afternoon than sample a carbonated champagne style coffee paired with a light, airy hors’ d’oervre? Through to a dessert wine style coffee with a creamy chocolatey morsul?
A tasting wouldn’t be complete without dropping in an awarded plonk or two: Coffee Cellar Door will include a winner from Cup of Excellence, an annual, rigorous coffee growing competition that determines who’s producing the best of the best from around the world. (It’s dubbed the ‘Oscars of coffee’)
Fear not about your caffeine intake, or palate fatigue when it comes to evaluating those later coffees – spittoons will be provided. Though swallow away if you prefer. It’s not like you need to worry about your blood alcohol level.
Coffee Cellar Door is on March 21st, kicking off at 2.30pm. All the tables can be done comfortably within an hour, or for those who find themselves drifting deeper into the coffee universe, stay with us till the doors close at 4.30pm.
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED HERE.