A few weeks ago I attended one of the The Sunday Club’s coffee cupping courses at the intimate Old Street Dining Room – The Disappearing Dining Club. Run by coffee aficionados Rob Dunne and Vik Frankowski, the weekly courses were started around the idea of attracting like minded people who love coffee, food and flavours, into a beautiful space and to encourage conversation in a fun and educational setting.
For those unfamiliar with coffee cupping, it is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. We spent the evening attempting to measure aspects of the coffee’s taste, specifically the body (the texture or mouthfeel, such as oiliness), sweetness (the perceived sweetness at the sides of the tongue), acidity (a sharp and tangy feeling at the tip of the tongue, like when biting into an orange), flavour (the characters in the cup), and aftertaste by sniffing the coffee, and then loudly slurping the coffee (to oxygenate the coffee much like wine) while enjoying an amazing selection of fruit, nuts, and chocolates.
The Sunday Club courses currently cover Coffee Cupping and Home Brewing. The course lasts for 2 hours, is limited to 6 people and cost £25. For more information check out their website here or follow them on Twitter here