Upcoming Events, Classes and Tastings

Meet the Grower: Coffee with Daterra Estate

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: $10

We have been working with Brazil’s Daterra Estate since our early days as a micro-roaster occupying a small corner of the Zingerman’s Mail Order warehouse. Over 10 years later, Daterra Estate is still producing some of the finest coffees we have ever tasted, and is the first farm in the world to have been achieved the highest certification on sustainability.

Learn about the story behind the estate, the coffee that is grown there, and why Daterra is one of the most innovative coffee producers in the world. Fernanda Pizol Oliveira and João Carlos Reis are joining us all the way from Brazil to lead a presentation about their farm, and offer a coffee tasting.

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Brewing Methods

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cost: $30

Learn the keys to successful coffee brewing using a wide variety of brewing methods from filter drip to syphon pot. This tasting session will explore a single coffee brewed 6 to 8 different ways, each producing a unique taste. A demonstration of the proper proportions and techniques for each method and a discussion of the merits and differences of each style will take place.

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A History of Coffee in Three Cups, with Historian Casey Lurtz

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cost: Free

Do you know where your coffee came from? If you’re at Zingerman’s Coffee Company, probably yes.

More and more, roasters and coffee shops emphasize how and where they source their beans. But how did coffee get to those places—Costa Rica, Brazil, and Ethiopia—in the first place? And what happened when it got there?

Join us for a conversation with Casey Lurtz, author of the recent book, ‘From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico’. This talk will be paired with sample tastings of three distinctive coffees brewed at Zingerman’s Coffee Company.

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Comparative Cupping

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cost: $30

Sample coffees from the Africa, Central and South Americas, and the Asian Pacific. We will taste and evaluate these coffees using the techniques and tools used by professional tasters. This is an eye-opening introduction of the world of coffee.

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Tea 101

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cost: $30

Tea is the world’s most popular drink (second only to water!), and for good reason. In Tea 101, you will taste and explore the six main types of tea and the most common tisanes (herbal “teas”). We’ll cover the history of tea, how to prepare and select tea, and some of the benefits of drinking tea. The class is also peppered with the colorful stories of espionage, tips for finding new teas you will enjoy, and practical suggestions for incorporating…

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Brewing Methods

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cost: $30

Learn the keys to successful coffee brewing using a wide variety of brewing methods from filter drip to syphon pot. This tasting session will explore a single coffee brewed 6 to 8 different ways, each producing a unique taste. A demonstration of the proper proportions and techniques for each method and a discussion of the merits and differences of each style will take place.

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Yerba Mate Tea & Talk

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cost: $30

Learn about Yerba Mate (“Mate” is pronounced like “Latte”!), a nutrient-dense, caffeine-rich tea treasured in South America. Our tea expert Charles Russman will teach you how to brew it, using a traditional drinking gourd & bombilla (a metal, filtered drinking straw) as used in South America for hundreds of years. The cost of this event includes a traditionally crafted, cured, and seasoned gourd & bombilla to use in class and to take home with you. Following South American tradition, we’ll…

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Tour of Zingerman’s Coffee Company

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cost: $15

Join the Zingerman’s Coffee Company’s Managing Partner, Steve Mangigian, as he takes you on a guided tour of our roastery. Learn all about our approach to coffee! Your ticket price includes the tour and a cup of fresh brewed coffee.

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