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Slow Sip: coffee tasting and presentation
August 23, 2015 • 10:00 am — 12:00 pm
With Slow Food South Bay’s commitment to educate, celebrate and advocate, we present to you a:
“Slow Sip: Coffee Tasting and Presentation”
by Dave Thompson, EPIC Coffee
Sunday morning, August 23, 2015, 10 – 12pm
For so many of us, coffee is one of the first things on our mind every single day.
Sip your morning brew knowing that it is grown sustainability, and that all people involved are treated well – financially and safely.
Take this opportunity to see and hear the behind-the-scenes story, from a local passionately-sustainable roaster: Dave Thompson, owner/founder of EPIC Coffee.
Our morning together will start off with coffee tasting (with a muffin to nibble on) and then Dave will share a slide show presentation of photos and graphics to bring us into the world of coffee.
Join us to sample coffees from around the world and learn about the flavor nuances that come from not only the “terroir” –the environmental influence from the geography, climate, altitude, soil– but also the growing, harvesting, and roasting practices. Dave will lead us through tastings of several coffee beans that he gets direct from growers in Guatemala and around the world.
Dave’s slide show presentation will give us an overview of coffee’s path from grower to cup. He is savvy about the growing practices, the business of importing, fair trade, direct trade and other aspects that revolve around coffee because he has spent quite a bit of time in Guatemala being his wife is from there.
He saw the challenges faced by both small-share farmers and the pickers working on larger estates. Epic Coffee was born out of his love for coffee and a deep commitment to people and our planet. He decided to work directly with coffee growers who have ethical practices, protecting the environment and paying workers fair wages, often two to three times higher than Fair Trade prices!
Event: Slow Sip: Coffee Tasting and Presentation
When: Sunday, August 23, 2015; 10am to 12pm
Where: Private home in Cupertino near Hwy 85 off of Stevens Creek Blvd
(once you sign up, you will receive an email with the address and telephone number)
Maximum number of people: 20
(seating is limited due to a private home setting)
Minimum number of people: 2
(we know that small groups are just as potent as larger ones)
RSVP is required, go here to register now:
Slow Food members: $7
General admission: $10
– Gluten-free muffin
– $5 contribution to Slow Food South Bay
– Slide show presentation
The muffin and butter, the cream and sugar will be organic, grass fed, and local ingredients will be used where possible.
Retail and gift ideas:
Dave will bring coffee for sale (both regular and decaf).
We want to know what you know!
Please call or write if you have questions or suggestions for Slow Sips and Slow Dining Adventures (in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.)
Or contact Joni Sare, Slow Food South Bay leader: