/ IMPROVING SENSORY AWARENESS
Johanna Montalvo (@jdma18) is the Head Quality Coordinator for Caravela Coffee in North America, where she enjoys being a part of a link in the chain between the origin of coffee and consumers. She took every opportunity to learn more about coffee in her home country - Ecuador. She sees the sensory experience as a journey and a way of connecting to emotions, memories, and stories through a cup of coffee. Johanna wants to remind everyone to take a moment and be present.
/ TASTING WITH YOUR SENSES
Aashifa Hussain (@jalebae - she/her) walks us through using our senses to taste coffee. She explores the importance of smell and hearing related to the sensory experience of coffee tasting.
Aashifa is a Senior Coffee Trainer, Employability coach and accredited AST for Well Grounded Jobs CIC (@wellgroundedhq).
/ SENSORY ANALYSIS
Tim Wendelboe demonstrates how to train your palate and isolate characteristics in coffees with a simple exercise you can do at home.
Tim is the 2004 World Barista Champion, the 2005 World Cup Tasters Champion, eight time winner of the Nordic Roasting Championship, an author, golfer, and runs a world class roastery + espresso bar in Oslo, Norway.
/ INTENTIONAL TASTING
The Barista League
Angela is a coffee professional, a foodie and an amazing teacher, so she is going to coach you to train your palate in every day life and build your flavour bank to become a better coffee taster 👅
Angela is the Communications Director at @thebaristaleague, based in Baltimore. Over the last decade she's been a barista, a coffee educator, a USBC Sensory Judge and coach, and a Cup Tasters competitor. Her greatest achievement to date is making it onto last season's Leaderboard 🙃 (her words not ours)
/ BUILDING YOUR COFFEE TASTING VOCABULARY
Alexander Mills is here to teach you how to better describe what we’re tasting and understand the language used in coffee tasting.
You may know him best from Instagram, but Alex has a history in coffee far beyond the app. He’s very intentional in the way he approaches how we talk about what we talk about in this industry, and the result is building bridges with words.
/ COMPARING COFFEES
Sarah is an Educator at Matchmaker Coffee in Toronto, Canada. In 2019 she won the Canadian Cup Tasters Championship and went on to place sixth in the worlds in Berlin. This girl knows what coffee tastes like.
/ SCORING COFFEES
Kiss The Hippo